Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 19:45 Watch Racing UK On Sky 432 Novices' Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 35.12s
  • Off time: 19:45:35
19:45 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sidney Melbourne (USA) 2/5
2nd Qoubilai (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/2261- Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Sidney Melbourne (USA) 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 118 2/51.40
3 7/70- White, emerald green cross of lorraine, armlets and cap Cardinal Richelieu (IRE) 75
Nag me
5 10-12 T R Gretton D C Costello 33/134.00
5 192/6-U Pink, Light Blue armlets Panache 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 Mrs A Clarke M G Nolan (3) 16/117.00
6 5/4U4F4- Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Qoubilai (FR) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 117 9/43.25
7 Dark blue, red stars on sleeves Sid 77
Nag me
5 10-12 Mark Gillard T J Phelan (7) 50/151.00
9 Yellow, Black epaulets, Black cap Bedibyes 37
Nag me
5 10-5 N R Mitchell S Twiston-Davies 25/126.00
Non runners
2P-Actodos (IRE)910-12R WoollacottJames Best
469P-Hard House610-12Mark GillardT J Phelan
855-Jack By The Hedge410-8Mrs Caroline KeevilIan Popham

Verdict

SIDNEY MELBOURNE should be another for the Nicholls' team as he won a maiden hurdle by 11 lengths over course and distance last month. Previously hard to win with, blinkers have clearly sharpened up his ideas and are in place again today. Qoubilai did show promise over fences last season and that's where his future lies. This will be his first run over hurdles since 2010. Jack By The Hedge didn't run badly in an Ascot bumper in February and may prove the pick of the remainder.