Wincanton

  • 14:50 32Red 10 Free Bonus Maiden Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.40s
  • Off time: 14:51:13
14:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paradise Valley (IRE) 11/4
2nd Very Noble (FR) 7/4
3rd Free Of Charge (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 50 Emerald Green and Pink check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Free Of Charge (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 18/119.00
2 8 Dark blue, yellow disc, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap King's Ciel 38
Nag me
5 11-0 h S Curran M D Grant 100/1101.00
3 23 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Paradise Valley (IRE) 81
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5 11-0 M R Channon D Elsworth 11/43.75
4 04-13 Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Prouts Pub (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 3/14.00
5 806 Beige and brown (quartered), black sleeves and cap Rocket Scientist 21
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5 11-0 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 80/181.00
6 9/F Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Black cap The Wonga Coup (IRE) 39
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7 11-0 P Phelan Paddy Bradley (10) 100/1101.00
7 920-1P4 Royal blue, red epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Vauban Du Seuil (FR) 21
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5 11-0 t H Fry R Mahon 8/19.00
8 395713 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Very Noble (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 117 7/42.75
9 Maroon, emerald green chevron and armlets Mutashabek (USA) 179
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4 10-8 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 66/167.00
10 56 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Smart Motive 53
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4 10-8 A King R Thornton 14/115.00
11 07 Red and Light Blue diamonds, halved sleeves, Red cap Italian Symphony (IRE) 10
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4 10-1 B G Powell A Tinkler 66/167.00

Verdict

All-weather bumper winner Very Noble went the closest yet to opening his account over timber when third at Taunton last month. PROUTS PUB is similar in that he too won a bumper on the Polytrack before making the frame at Stratford. But collateral form just gives him the edge over Very Noble and he gets the vote. Paradise Valley was a well beaten third on his hurdling bow at Southwell but is expected to do better on this faster surface while Smart Motive is also worth a second glance hurdling for the first time today.