Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 13:50 Bathwick Tyres Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.90s
  • Off time: 13:52:00
13:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chesil Beach Boy 11/10
2nd Minella Special (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/26U-6 Black, Red chevron, armlets and cap Spirit D'armor (FR) 74
Nag me
6 11-12 Miss V Williams S Thomas 109 7/18.00
2 24/0-741 Red, White epaulets, Red sleeves, Black stars and stars on cap Chesil Beach Boy 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 M J Coombe Mrs M Roberts (7) 109 11/102.10
3 212124 Royal Blue, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Argaum (IRE) 54
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-9 pt Evan Williams Adam Wedge (5) 106 9/25.50
4 85371P Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Minella Special (IRE) 55
Nag me
6 11-3 P Henderson T J O'Brien 100 8/19.00
6 54/3453 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Wine 'n Dine 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 b1 B J Llewellyn Mr R J Williams (7) 97 9/25.50
7 2U/P503- Grey and Red (quartered), Grey sleeves, Red cap Holden Caulfield (IRE) 272
Nag me
7 10-7 N G Ayliffe J W Farrelly 90 25/126.00
Non runners
57-3971Rigid511-1A W CarrollLee Edwards98

Verdict

CHESIL BEACH BOY has been raised 9lb for last month's win over C&D under today's rider. John Coombe's charge won by five lengths, however, and today's rivals will need to improve on their form to date to prevent him following up. Argaum may do so though both hurdle wins last year came on fast ground, while Rigid will find this tougher than the race he won at Uttoxeter last time off an 8lb lower mark. Spirit D'Armor is a bumper winner on soft ground, but he'll need a big step up on his efforts over hurdles if he's to trouble the selection.