Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 13:20 Higos Insurance Services Glastonbury Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 49.10s
  • Off time: 13:20:35
13:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Jack By The Hedge
-1 Green Hackle (IRE)
1st Bob Tucker (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 411-007 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisky Yankee (IRE) 27
Nag me
7 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill M Linehan (5) 125 12/113.00
2 32-3U53 Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Kilmurvy (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 11-9 pt J Scott Nick Scholfield 122 5/16.00
3 0/11-012 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Weather Babe 52
Nag me
6 11-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 122 14/115.00
4 650-0P2 Dark Blue, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Old Tricks (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-7 p C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 120 9/110.00
5 2321-6 Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 71
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 118 3/14.00
7 4-15512 Royal blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, red cap Kilrush (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 11-4 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 117 12/113.00
8 4-21466 White, light blue triple diamond, light blue sleeves, white diamonds, white cap, light blue diamond Halifax (IRE) 35
Nag me
6 11-3 p A G Newcombe A Tinkler 116 25/126.00
9 322/41-9 Red and White (quartered), Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap, White star Barton Stacey (IRE) 52
Nag me
9 11-1 p1 D Pipe Mr M Heard (7) 114 33/134.00
10 137-48P Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Xaarcet (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 114 16/117.00
11 8514-03 Dark green, beige cross belts and sleeves, beige and dark green striped cap Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 11-0 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 113 20/121.00
12 6-3P205 Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Westaway (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot T Cannon 113 10/111.00
13 9-23133 Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap Golanova 51
Nag me
6 10-13 G L Moore Joshua Moore 112 12/113.00
14 22-204P Mauve, purple triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Bravo Bravo 85
Nag me
7 10-11 b Mark Gillard T J O'Brien 110 33/134.00
15 731663 Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Bob Tucker (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 10-11 B G Powell J Banks (5) 110 8/19.00
Non runners
655-153Jack By The Hedge511-5Mrs Caroline KeevilIan Popham118
16435FP0-Green Hackle (IRE)910-9O SherwoodS P Jones108

Verdict

A tricky start to a competitive card. Kilrush has been in decent form, winning at Fontwell before going close at Warwick. But he's gone up another 7lb and Old Tricks was still beaten 10 lengths when second over course and distance three weeks ago. Joe Tizzard also seems to prefer the chances of stablemate Xaarcet. Kilmurvy has been harshly raised in the weights since his third at Ascot and Weather Babe's second to Highland Retreat in a Listed race at Kempton has done her mark few favours, though she has developed into a decent mare. MINELLAHALFCENTURY won a novice event over track and trip just under a year ago and was having his first start since when sixth at Chepstow in November. The form of that race has worked out well and, as he has more scope than these, Paul Nicholls' charge gets the nod. Jack By The Hedge and Tolkeins Tango may be best of the rest.