Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 14:20 European Breeders' Fund Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.75s
  • Off time: 14:20:21
14:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Way Back When 6/4
2nd Dream Function (IRE) 15/8
3rd Genny Wren 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 57-0F Black and yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, check cap Apalachicola (IRE) 70
Nag me
5 11-0 E M O'Sullivan Paul Moloney 18/119.00
2 Mauve, Dark Blue epaulets, hooped sleeves Arctic Fashion (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-0 J W Mullins Mr Kevin Jones (7) 150/1151.00
3 43-4P88 Black, pink epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, pink star Big Knickers 14
Nag me
6 11-0 N P Mulholland D C Costello 66/167.00
4 84 Pink and White diamonds, White sleeves, Pink cap China Sky (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 14/115.00
5 031/37 Pink, Dark Blue seams, Pink cap Didbrook 130
Nag me
9 11-0 Mrs Mary Hambro W Hutchinson 50/151.00
6 33 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, Red sleeves and cap Dream Function (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-0 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 15/82.88
7 4-5043 Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Genny Wren 34
Nag me
5 11-0 Mrs P Robeson S P Jones 105 12/113.00
8 7-0 Royal Blue, Light Blue sash and sleeves, Royal Blue and White check cap Lady Exe 77
Nag me
6 11-0 pt C J Down K Burke (5) 200/1201.00
9 4-74 Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Lost Two Stars (IRE) 35
Nag me
6 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 28/129.00
10 00 Dark Blue, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue cap Menepresents (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 11-0 Miss H C Knight Hadden Frost 100/1101.00
11 P- Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Poshki 298
Nag me
6 11-0 N J Hawke D R Dennis 150/1151.00
12 20-4P3 Blue, White stripe and cap Some Secret 24
Nag me
6 11-0 C J Down J M Davies 66/167.00
13 51R66 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Spe Salvi (IRE) 24
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7 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 20/121.00
14 346 Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Tech Zinne 74
Nag me
5 11-0 George Baker Trevor Whelan (7) 50/151.00
15 52-57 White, black cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Tsarinova 49
Nag me
6 11-0 A King R Thornton 12/113.00
16 32-2242 White, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap Way Back When 34
Nag me
6 11-0 A King Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 108 6/42.50

Verdict

Way Back When is knocking on the door and had Genny Wren well adrift when runner-up to Alverstone at Warwick last time. Sam Waley-Cohen's mount looks a better bet than Alan King's other runner, Tsarinova. Taunton fourth China Sky has scope for improvement but Didbrook is probably best watched after a lay-off and more interesting is Irish raider Apalachicola, who had just hit the front when falling at the second-last at Thurles in November. DREAM FUNCTION gets the nod here, however, on the basis that the switch to hurdling is likely to bring about massive improvement. Philip Hobbs' mare is a full sister to the stable's classy hurdler/chaser Captain Chris and two runs in bumpers should have taught her enough to make a winning start over timber.