Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 14:05 totepool Enter The Ten To Follow Elite Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.90s
  • Off time: 14:05:55
14:05 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Melodic Rendezvous 9/2
2nd Far West (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12/2111- Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap Melodic Rendezvous 272
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 J Scott Nick Scholfield 150 9/25.50
2 1U3/2F8- Black, black and maroon striped cap Cotton Mill 218
Nag me
6 11-8 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 148 10/34.33
3 3121-41 Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 b Dr R D P Newland A P McCoy 147 10/111.00
4 2/0111-1 White, Light Blue cross belts, White cap, Red spots Karinga Dancer 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 t H Fry N Fehily 147 11/43.75
5 3/11112- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 239
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 146 5/23.50
7 022356 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Ruler of All (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 P Winks Mr R Winks (7) 130 20/121.00
Non runners
61F39-FSwnymor (IRE)410-11Miss R Curtis2nd Preference137

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has won three of the last four renewals. Time will tell whether FAR WEST is up to the standard of the likes of Celestial Halo and Zarkandar but his only defeat last season came at the hands of Champion Hurdle prospect Our Conor in the Triumph Hurdle in March and he's probably worth chancing in this. Melodic Rendezvous won the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown in January and followed up at Exeter but he was forced to miss Cheltenham and Aintree and is probably best watched here under a big weight. Karinga Dancer is progressive and still relatively unexposed but will have to improve again to get involved here while the others are solid handicappers who will probably run up to their mark without being quite good enough.