Wincanton

  • 15:20 Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 28.90s
  • Off time: 15:24:22
15:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alwaystheoptimist 11/4
2nd My Brother Sylvest 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 00620-0 Black, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Oscar Prairie (IRE) 145
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 128 14/115.00
4 4-83441 YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN spots and armlets, DARK GREEN cap Multitude Of Sins 17
Nag me
6 11-5 p C L Tizzard J Tizzard 123 5/16.00
5 26-5151 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap, White star My Brother Sylvest 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-2 b D Pipe T Scudamore 120 7/42.75
6 18/ Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Right Step 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 A P Jarvis J E Moore 119 33/134.00
7 121541 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 8 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-11 P W Middleton Ryan Hatch (7) 108 11/43.75
8 252113 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-5 t P Henderson T J O'Brien 109 4/15.00
Non runners
11/61P19-Minella Definitely (IRE)611-12N P MulhollandN Fehily130
3555116-Jumps Road611-9C L TizzardBrendan Powell127

Verdict

Alwaystheoptimist had the proverbial ton in hand when scoring at Ludlow last week and should figure again, despite the penalty. Mount Vesuvius rarely runs a bad race and My Brother Sylvest is useful on his day, though it's more than two years since he last won over hurdles. Joe Tizzard has chosen the race-fit MULTITUDE OF SINS ahead of Jumps Road and last month's easy Newton Abbot winner can vindicate his decision if handling the quicker surface. Right Step lost his way on the Flat this summer and Minella Definitely and Oscar Prairie have both been off for a while.