Wincanton

  • 13:50 Higos Insurance Services Platinum Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner £7,820 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,155 4th £578
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.00s
  • Off time: 13:51:24
13:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bennys Mist (IRE) 27/10
2nd Forest Walker (IRE) 9/2
3rd Mic's Delight (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 133-6PP Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 130 12/113.00
2 5111-23 Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Denali Highway (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 128 7/24.50
3 PF1P-60 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Bennys Mist (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 11-9 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 127 27/103.70
4 11-6146 Maroon, white chevron, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white stars Forest Walker (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-8 t1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 126 9/25.50
5 4-68P54 Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Falcon Island 21
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-6 p C L Tizzard J Tizzard 124 22/123.00
6 2/P84-02 Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Mic's Delight (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 120 9/25.50
7 U411F-P Aquamarine, Black cap Marie Des Anges (FR) 76
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-9 A J Honeyball R Thornton 113 10/111.00
8 R37-7P3 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Paddy The Stout (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 10-5 t P Henderson T J O'Brien 109 12/113.00

Verdict

On reflection, the 3m2f of the Mandarin at Newbury last time may have been a shade too far for DENALI HIGHWAY. Caroline Bailey's gelding won twice over this trip last season and has improved since so there's no reason why he won't go close again. The others arrive in indifferent form with Frontier Spirit, Benny's Mist and Falcon Island particularly disappointing so far this term. Forest Walker did win at Uttoxeter, when favourite Marie Des Anges was pulled up, in November but has been well beaten in two starts since. Paddy The Stout probably needs to have his sights lowered but Mic's Delight has dropped to a fair mark judged on his second at Taunton, however, and could be a danger.