Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 15:25 Badger Ales Trophy 3m 1f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.90s
  • Off time: 15:25:21
15:25 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Package 5/1
2nd Michel Le Bon (FR) 4/1
3rd West End Rocker (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P1/45PP- White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Diamond Harry 212
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 Nick Williams N Fehily 150 5/16.00
2 22183P- WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Tamarinbleu (FR) 238
Nag me
12 11-11 p D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 149 40/141.00
3 PB/P1FP- Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap West End Rocker (IRE) 196
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-8 A King R Thornton 146 25/126.00
4 1PP/21P- Purple, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Zarrafakt (IRE) 242
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 142 7/18.00
5 P313-51 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 p C L Tizzard J Tizzard 142 5/16.00
6 311/0P1- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Michel Le Bon (FR) 205
Nag me
9 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 4/15.00
7 12U55/4- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots The Package 242
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 139 5/16.00
8 1721P-0 Grey and Dark Blue (quartered), Grey sleeves, Dark Blue cap Triangular (USA) 21
Nag me
7 10-12 pt T R George Gerald Quinn (7) 136 40/141.00
9 221102- Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Mic's Delight (IRE) 209
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-7 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 131 14/115.00
10 33U14-P Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap No Loose Change (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-3 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 127 9/110.00
12 F4131-3 Yellow, Black sash, Emerald Green cap Ballyallia Man (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 10-0 t T R George P J Brennan 122 9/110.00
13 83F250 Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Life Of A Luso (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 10-0 t P Henderson Paul Moloney (ex2) 122 100/1101.00
Non runners
1128/P34-2Aimigayle910-2Miss S SmithC Bolger126

Verdict

Golden Chieftain went some way towards justifying a tall home reputation when winning easily at Worcester and the longer trip shouldn't be a problem. Both West End Rocker and Zarrafakt could figure if in the mood while Paul Nicholls has won this three times in the last four years so Michel Le Bon, a winner over hurdles at Cheltenham in the spring, has to go on the short-list back over fences. He makes more appeal than No Loose Change, who disappointed at Fakenham. Triangular looked in need of the run at Cheltenham while Mic's Delight and the front-running Aimigayle could be well handicapped but we'll take a chance on THE PACKAGE. David Pipe's nine-year-old goes well fresh and was fancied for this Listed handicap in 2010 off an 8lb higher mark. His fourth at Cheltenham in March suggests he retains plenty of ability and Timmy Murphy will be producing him late here in a bid to land the spoils.