Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 15:15 Bathwick Tyres Dorchester Novices' Handicap Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 16.40s
  • Off time: 15:15:39
15:15 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sulpius (GER) 10/3
2nd The Big Freeze (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8-85213 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Big Freeze (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-12 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 110 5/23.50
2 5396-53 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Time Do (FR) 30
Nag me
6 11-6 t Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (3) 104 7/24.50
3 08-44P7 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 33
Nag me
7 11-2 pt J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 100 20/121.00
4 341P/P3 Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves Russian Song (IRE) 6
Nag me
9 11-2 pt C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 100 5/23.50
5 91F112 Beige and red check, red sleeves, beige cap Sulpius (GER) 15
Nag me
8 10-8 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 92 10/34.33

Verdict

SULPIUS was predictably no match for Simonsig at Ascot but is much improved over fences this season and has won three of his last five. Bob Buckler's charge may well be the one here getting 18lb from The Big Freeze, though Michael Byrne takes 3lb off Tim Vaughan's novice who was taking on better company at Cheltenham last time. Russian Song was pulled up behind The Big Freeze at Exeter but did better at Taunton next time and makes more appeal than Sapphire Rouge, though Time Do's third over a shorter trip here last time has worked out well.