Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 16:20 Higos Insurance Services Ltd Crewkerne 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.50s
  • Off time: 16:20:29
16:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 1/5
2nd Big Casino 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 111-31 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 1/51.20
2 1 Dark Green and White check, striped sleeves Big Casino 63
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 K Burke Nick Scholfield 7/18.00
3 731-70 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 102
Nag me
5 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 20/121.00
4 PP Pink and dark green stripes, black sleeves, pink cap Fanjos Luck (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-4 A E Jones Gary Derwin (7) 150/1151.00
5 Light Blue, Yellow chevrons on sleeves Runaway Green (FR)
Nag me
7 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 14/115.00
6 F-05 Black, emerald green cross belts, black and white striped sleeves, white cap Wak A Turtle (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 11-4 R Woollacott M G Nolan (5) 80/181.00
7 770 Red, Light Green star and star on cap Paupers Present (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 10-11 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 50/151.00

Verdict

Big Casino was a 33/1 chance when making a winning racecourse debut in a Ludlow bumper in November but obviously has some ability. However, he'll need to be useful to get the better of SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR, who showed the benefit of a first run over timber when winning easily at Uttoxeter on his second start. A very smart bumper horse last season, he should defy a penalty in this before going on to bigger and better things. Stablemate Dreamsoftheatre has won a point-to-point but shown little so far over timber and the others appear modest with Runaway Green making a belated debut at the age of seven.