Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 15:50 Hatherleigh Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 14.85s
  • Off time: 15:53:02
15:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Haze 8/1
2nd Dune Raider (USA) 12/1
3rd Laudamus 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 86-4P12 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Midnight Haze 88
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 115 8/19.00
2 32P/U-11 Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Tank Buster 63
Nag me
10 11-3 C J Gray R J Killoran 106 15/28.50
3 P72F3F Black and white diamonds, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Oncle Kid (FR) 12
Nag me
8 11-2 P Henderson Jimmy Derham (3) 105 7/18.00
5 P04334 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Dune Raider (USA) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-12 b P D Evans K James (5) 101 12/113.00
6 456B31 LIGHT BLUE, RED star, RED sleeves, LIGHT BLUE armlets and star on RED cap Wizard of Edge 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-9 R J Hodges Harry Skelton 98 4/15.00
7 25/24P3- Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue cap Laudamus 323
Nag meCourse Winner
12 10-7 R H & Mrs S Alner Giles Hawkins (3) 96 5/16.00
8 P/6243U Black, Pink triple diamond and diamonds on cap Treasulier (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-4 p N J Hawke M J Quinlan (5) 93 5/23.50
9 53P1P0 LIGHT BLUE, RED stars, striped sleeves and cap Outside Investor (IRE) 156
Nag me
10 10-0 b P R Rodford K Burke (3) 87 33/134.00
Non runners
451P/PP2Black Ven (IRE)911-2O SherwoodS P Jones105

Verdict

TANK BUSTER may have got away lightly with a 5lb rise for his wide-margin Market Rasen win and gets the vote here ahead of Wizard Of Edge, Midnight Haze and Black Ven. The selection has returned from a lengthy absence in excellent form, winning on his return last summer at Newton Abbot before that Market Rasen success in early December. The latter was aided by the fall of his sole challenger just as things were getting serious, so it is hard to say confidently that he would have won, but he was still 31 lengths clear of the rest of the field and the form looks smart enough in the context of this race to think he can defy a 5lb rise. Wizard Of Edge loves it here, having recorded four course wins including two over this trip. He was a very comfortable Taunton scorer last time, but has gone up 10lbs as a result and we can see him running well without managing to follow up from what his CV suggests is a tough mark. Midnight Haze carries topweight and is open to improvement after just four starts over fences, one of which resulted in a 2m 5f Kempton win on good going. Although he has handled cut on one previous occasion, his best form appears to be on drier ground and so we will take him on with that big racing weight to shoulder. Black Ven relishes getting his toe in and returned to something like form at Folkestone last time. He has not yet shown that he stays beyond 2m 4f, but pedigree suggests that this trip is ideal and market support would be very interesting. Oncle Kid has some ability but he has serious jumping issues to address and, as a maiden after 30 starts is not difficult to oppose, so we'll take Tank Buster to blow them away.