Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 15:05 Bathwick Tyres Taunton Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 7.30s
  • Off time: 15:05:51
15:05 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 3/1
2nd Sail By The Sea (IRE) 6/5
3rd Holmwood Legend 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 57-69 Grey and maroon stripes, grey sleeves, maroon armlets Further More (IRE) 69
Nag me
6 10-12 t Miss E C Lavelle Mr D F Bourke (7) 33/134.00
2 P42260 Yellow, Orange braces, Grey and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Glenwood Prince (IRE) 10
Nag me
7 10-12 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 40/141.00
3 03856-0 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Holmwood Legend 30
Nag meCourse Winner
12 10-12 t1 N P Mulholland N Fehily 120 14/115.00
4 232 ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 125
Nag me
5 10-12 t1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 3/14.00
5 4-62356 White, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Royal Native (IRE) 30
Nag me
5 10-12 A J Honeyball Jack Doyle 7/18.00
6 61 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sail By The Sea (IRE) 110
Nag me
5 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 6/52.20
7 1-3 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Stone 36
Nag me
6 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 4/15.00
8 U07278 White, Royal Blue braces, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star West Bay Hoolie 30
Nag me
7 10-12 t Mrs H R J Nelmes A P Cawley 68 66/167.00

Verdict

Minellahalfcentury and Sail By The Sea both arrive on the back of form in the point-to-point field. Neither should be far away in what looks a modest heat. Royal Native was placed in a couple of bumpers and was third at Towcester in November but it looks like SWINCOMBE STONE is Anthony Honeyball's stable pick. Rachael Green can steer the gelding to victory on his hurdling debut as he'll be all the better for his run in a bumper at Huntingdon last month, his first start since October 2011. Further More may be better than he's shown so far while winning chaser Holmwood Legend had a pipe-opener in a jumpers' bumper recently, though isn't getting any younger.