Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 16:20 Piper Heidsieck Novices' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.30s
  • Off time: 16:20:22
16:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seven Woods (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1U6/21-3 ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Oscargo (IRE) 16
Nag me
9 11-5 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 128 7/24.50
3 11/0512- Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Velator 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 A J Honeyball Nick Scholfield 128 5/23.50
4 P342U-6 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Barlow (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 10-12 W Greatrex N Fehily 126 2/13.00
5 2321/37- Light Green and Brown stripes, Light Green sleeves and cap Seven Woods (IRE) 164
Nag me
7 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 123 3/14.00
Non runners
11/1721-FBuck's Bond (FR)711-5P F NichollsNon Runner123

Verdict

Paul Nicholls trained the winner of this last year and has two entered this time around. Both carry penalties with Buck's Bond bidding to atone for a fall here last week when in front and Oscargo trying to bounce back from a reverse at Ludlow. The latter, successful earlier at Chepstow, tended to jump left last time which won't help him here. VELATOR steps up in trip after being beaten half-a-length at Cheltenham but was a stayer over hurdles and gets the vote in a decent novice event. Barlow and Seven Woods have both shown promise over fences and can't be ruled out entirely getting 7lb.