Wincanton

  • 16:15 32Red Welcomes Microgaming Players Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.98s
  • Off time: 16:17:26
16:15 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Generous Ransom (IRE) 11/2
2nd Henryville 5/2
3rd Kalmbeforethestorm 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-28312 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Henryville 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 h H Fry N D Fehily 125 5/23.50
2 4-22113 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Carlton Jack 17
Nag me
7 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 125 14/115.00
3 361U1/6 Yellow, Purple stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Fountains Flypast 112
Nag me
10 11-9 t A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 122 33/134.00
4 122 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap V Neck (IRE) 104
Nag me
5 11-7 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 120 5/16.00
5 581-42P Dark green and emerald green diabolo, quartered cap Patsys Castle (IRE) 102
Nag me
7 11-6 K C Bailey Sam Twiston-Davies 119 25/126.00
6 24/1983 Maroon, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, maroon armlets, yellow cap Sinbad The Sailor 18
Nag me
9 11-5 t George Baker Trevor Whelan (3) 118 28/129.00
7 174793 YELLOW, large red spots, red cap Invicta Lake (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 p Miss S Smith P J Brennan 117 10/111.00
8 6331/4-3 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Bayonet 32
Nag me
7 11-4 A King R Thornton 117 8/19.00
9 2-55361 Chocolate, Old Gold hooped sleeves, Old Gold cap Generous Ransom (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 11-3 N J Gifford R Johnson 116 11/26.50
10 2F3U24 Light Blue, Chocolate sash Phare Isle (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 pt B I Case Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 115 16/117.00
11 5-92235 Orange, black chevron and armlets, quartered cap Kalmbeforethestorm 151
Nag me
6 11-1 Mrs H R J Nelmes Paul Moloney 114 33/134.00
12 2-82564 White, Mauve stripe, striped cap Back In June 15
Nag me
6 10-9 P Henderson T J O'Brien 108 33/134.00
14 6631F5 Yellow, black stripe, diabolo on sleeves Rior (IRE) 33
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 P Henderson J E Moore 105 14/115.00
15 7-50627 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Steel Summit (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 10-6 David Dennis D C Costello 105 40/141.00
Non runners
138-4463PRussie With Love810-9C J DownJ M Davies108
16496363Marie Deja La (FR)810-0C GordonTom Cannon93

Verdict

This is a competitive handicap but the assessor probably has Carlton Jack in his grip. Generous Ransom won at Exeter last month while Kings Bayonet made a promising reappearance at Newbury and his yard won this last year. Henryville arrives in terrific form while it would be no surprise to see Invicta Lake go well. He beat Henryville at Plumpton in November and had Phare Isle behind when third at Market Rasen last month. V NECK has to be the one despite still being a maiden. The horse that beat him at Exeter in November has won twice since, including a Listed contest, and the five-year-old is unlikely to have reached his potential yet. Sinbad The Sailor is probably best of the rest.