Wincanton

  • 12:55 Bathwick Tyres Salisbury Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.60s
  • Off time: 12:57:05
12:55 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valmari (IRE) 40/1
2nd Notarfbad (IRE) 14/1
3rd Withy Mills 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 5-F2141 Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap Waterunder (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-9 t D Pipe J W Farrelly 6/52.20
2 0 Red, Black hoop, hooped sleeves Engai (GER) 27
Nag me
6 11-2 D G Bridgwater T J Phelan (3) 66/167.00
3 4-700P Yellow, Dark Green hoop and armlets, check cap Ivor's King (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 11-2 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 40/141.00
4 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Mezzanisi (IRE) 959
Nag me
7 11-2 P Bowen A P McCoy 4/15.00
5 Red, emerald green hoop, emerald green sleeves, red armlets, quartered cap New Christmas (USA) 604
Nag me
5 11-2 C J Down J M Davies 33/134.00
6 40 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Notarfbad (IRE) 30
Nag me
6 11-2 J Scott Nick Scholfield 14/115.00
7 Dark green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Rocky Elsom (USA) 38
Nag me
5 11-2 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (5) 14/115.00
8 670 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Omen 50
Nag me
6 11-2 Mrs Caroline Keevil W P Kavanagh (3) 150/1151.00
9 61264 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond The Pretender (FR) 28
Nag me
5 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 3/14.00
10 9 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Fair Breeze 30
Nag me
5 10-9 R T Phillips Matthew Batchelor 100/1101.00
11 07-7 Grey and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves Lynford Nakita 19
Nag me
6 10-9 Mrs Caroline Keevil D Crosse 150/1151.00
12 Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 24
Nag me
9 10-9 T Symonds Felix de Giles 40/141.00
13 777-49 Light Green and White (quartered), halved sleeves Withy Mills 40
Nag me
7 10-9 K Bishop James Best (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Point-to-point winner WATERUNDER got off the mark over hurdles when scoring over C&D last month with a subsequent winner behind and that's much the best form on offer. David Pipe's charge can go in again despite a penalty as The Pretender, a bumper winner in France, has shown little over hurdles so far. A few of these arrive from the Flat though Wolverhampton winner Mezzanisi hasn't raced since 2009 and New Christmas has his first start since 2010. Rocky Elsom and Valmari may prove best of the rest.