Wincanton

  • 16:15 Country Gentleman's Association Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.30s
  • Off time: 16:15:31
16:15 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jumps Road 4/1
2nd Headly's Bridge (IRE) 16/1
3rd South Stack 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 447-491 Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Arrayan 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 p1 A Dunn P J Brennan 124 14/115.00
3 3282 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Maxi Chop (FR) 9
Nag me
5 11-8 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 120 7/24.50
4 11245-6 Beige and Red diamonds, Red cap Double Handful (GER) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 t Mrs L Hill D Bass 118 8/19.00
5 3P-3555 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Jumps Road 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 115 4/15.00
6 FUU1F-4 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Scoter Fontaine (FR) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (7) 115 17/29.50
7 3P1232 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap South Stack 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 115 11/112.00
8 0511-12 Light green, black epaulets, yellow cap Diamond's Return (IRE) 253
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-2 p D Pipe C O'Farrell 114 9/25.50
9 12P-P52 Light Blue, Black and Light Blue halved sleeves, Black cap Headly's Bridge (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 Simon Earle Gerard Tumelty 113 16/117.00
10 16-5543 Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Dragon's Den (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-10 C J Down A Glassonbury 108 17/29.50
11 08845P Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Rior (IRE) 104
Nag me
6 10-4 P Henderson T Scudamore 102 25/126.00
12 7354 Emerald green, red spots on sleeves, red cap Arch Event 16
Nag me
8 10-0 p B J Llewellyn M J Quinlan (3) 97 66/167.00
Non runners
23-P0953Dreambrook Lady (IRE)711-9J ScottMatt Griffiths121
134P06-05Zulu Principle610-0Mrs H R J NelmesA P Cawley95

Verdict

Arrayan got back to winning ways in a Taunton claimer earlier this month but this is a bit more competitive. Dreambrook Lady would have a chance on her best form while Maxi Chop won three times on the Flat in France and was second on his UK debut over hurdles at Taunton nine days ago. Diamond's Return made giant strides last spring and could figure if fully wound-up while South Stack is usually thereabouts and Dragon's Den is well enough handicapped, though struggles to get his head in front. Scoter Fontaine has never won over hurdles whereas JUMPS ROAD landed a novice event at Ffos Las just over a year ago and went on to run in Grade 2 and Grade 3 contests. Back over the smaller obstacles, he ran a nice race at Ffos Las earlier this month and could be the value in this.