Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 14:25 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 22.90s
  • Off time: 14:25:21
14:25 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 15/2
2nd Grand Vision (IRE) 12/1
3rd Drop Out Joe 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1125-4F Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap African Gold (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 148 8/19.00
2 32113/P YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Grand Vision (IRE) 10
Nag me
8 11-4 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 140 12/113.00
3 131-32P Pale blue, cherry spots, blue cap Seymour Eric 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-2 p M Keighley Ian Popham 138 25/126.00
4 31-3114 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Yellow cap Ballyculla (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 10-11 W Greatrex J M Maguire (3) 133 10/111.00
5 281-234 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 57
Nag me
7 10-11 P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (10) 133 15/28.50
6 141-114 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Oscar Fortune (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 10-9 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 131 10/111.00
7 0-8111P Orange and emerald green check, orange sleeves and cap Cyrien Star 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-8 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 130 17/29.50
8 75-1162 Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves Drop Out Joe 28
Nag me
6 10-7 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 129 20/121.00
9 211-355 WHITE, DARK BLUE sleeves Billy Twyford (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 10-3 t Mrs L Hill D Bass 125 10/111.00
10 3P0-63F Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star Who Owns Me (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (7) 121 22/123.00
11 32/3224- Black, Pink cross belts, Black sleeves, Pink stars Tidal Dance (IRE) 312
Nag me
7 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 121 5/23.50
12 F-56721 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE star Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 22
Nag me
8 10-0 p D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 118 10/111.00

Verdict

African Gold hasn't really taken to fences and it's no surprise to see the formerly useful novice back over hurdles. Seymour Eric and Who Owns Me are others who have been chasing lately but Ascot scorer Bygones Sovereign must have a chance. The longer trip shouldn't be a problem and, though 4lb wrong in the weights, Kieron Edgar claims a valuable 7lb. DROP OUT JOE, representing last year's winning trainer, is worth a second look having only given best close home when trying to give Warden Hill 6lb at Doncaster. A mark of 129 looks manageable on his handicap debut and he'll be helped by Kielan Woods' claim. Oscar Fortune also tackles handicap company for the first time but his stable has been going through a lean spell and Haydock fourth Ballyculla is probably in the assessor's grip now. Cyrien Star was chasing a four-timer when odds-on at Uttoxeter last month but didn't appear to handle the heavy going and conditions here will be similar.