Wincanton

  • 14:15 totepool Rising Stars Novices' Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.30s
  • Off time: 14:15:34
14:15 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 9/1
2nd Poungach (FR) 7/4
3rd Court In Motion (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 71046-1 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 17
Nag me
5 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 142 9/110.00
2 11110/ Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Aegean Dawn 605
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 R Walford D A Jacob 7/24.50
3 12123F/ Black, Black and Pink check cap Court In Motion (IRE) 582
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 7/24.50
4 U2758/ Royal blue, orange sleeves, black cap Fairwood Dante (IRE) 748
Nag me
8 11-2 Simon Earle A Thornton 100/1101.00
5 F0/114-3 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star King Of The Night (GER) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 H Fry N D Fehily 10/111.00
6 41621P- Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Old Tricks (IRE) 210
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-2 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 25/126.00
7 31/125-F Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 28
Nag me
6 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 7/42.75
8 645-213 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 14
Nag me
5 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 12/113.00

Verdict

Neither Aegean Dawn nor Court In Motion has seen the racecourse since spring last year, while Fairwood Dante has been out of action even longer. Old Tricks also makes his debut over fences after a break while Poungach slipped and fell at the first at Chepstow four weeks ago and may need his confidence rebuilding. Houblon Des Obeaux won easily at Worcester last month and looks a nice prospect but is now giving weight to better horses over a shorter trip and he may find KING OF THE NIGHT too strong. He wasn't entirely foot-perfect at Cheltenham last month but was still only beaten five lengths behind the smart Carlito Brigante and will know more today. Tony Star is a very decent handicap hurdler and could also go well if his jumping holds up.