Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 15:45 Royal Artillery Gold Cup 3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £6,070 2nd £1,896 3rd £948 4th £474
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 57.82s
  • Off time: 15:47:08
15:45 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Savant Bleu (FR) 9/2
2nd Benedictus (IRE) 3/1
3rd Jack Bene (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-FF51P Brown, Yellow disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Buck's Bond (FR) 97
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 12-5 bt P F Nicholls Lbdr Jody Sole (3) 124 4/15.00
2 1114-6F Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Danimix (IRE) 276
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 12-5 t A J Honeyball Mr Richard Spencer (7) 127 2/13.00
3 14P662 Red, Black Cross of Lorraine, White cap Savant Bleu (FR) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-5 K C Bailey Capt Harry Wallace (7) 125 9/25.50
4 11-3523 Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Benedictus (IRE) 26
Nag me
9 12-0 Jack Barber Major Alex Michael (5) 126 3/14.00
5 865/P6-2 Gold, White hoops, white cap Bolachoir (IRE) 335
Nag me
12 12-0 P R Chamings Lt Col Erica Bridge (7) 94 66/167.00
6 25-7617 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves Jack Bene (IRE) 26
Nag me
8 12-0 p1 Miss L Allan Mr A Vaughan-jones (7) 115 28/129.00
7 653605 Gold, White hoops, Emerald Green cap Marley Roca (IRE) 26
Nag me
10 12-0 P R Webber Max Chenery (7) 119 16/117.00
9 P-P3P24 Bottle green, purple disc and cap Offshore Account (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
14 12-0 vt Tracey Bailey Mr Dominic Sutton (7) 110 33/134.00
10 8UP/14-P Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Red cap Qualypso D'allier (FR) 26
Nag me
10 12-0 R Woollacott Mr Robert Skinner (7)(ex3) 89 100/1101.00
11 126-PR5 Dark Blue and Beige diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Vintage Class (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
11 12-0 bt Mrs Kayley Woollacott Capt Charles O'shea (7) 99 100/1101.00
Non runners
812-1235Nipper John (IRE)1312-0L M PowerMiss B Hampson105

Verdict

SAVANT BLEU came right back to form at Newbury 12 days ago and did win over a similar trip at Wetherby a year ago. He may be a more reliable prospect that Jody Sole's mount Buck's Bond, though the course and distance winner had excuses on a return visit. Hunter chaser Benedictus can't be ignored after a close third at Leicester but Danimix has his first start since falling in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter last June and is probably best watched. Marley Roca and Jack Bene were both well beaten behind Bradley at Sandown last month and it's difficult to make a case for many of the others at the weights.