Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 13:20 Bathwick Tyres Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.20s
  • Off time: 13:20:55
13:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Matako (FR) 8/1
2nd Perception (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 147/P-38 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 21
Nag me
6 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 102 11/26.50
3 1U3-1P3 Maroon, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and cap Matako (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (5) 101 8/19.00
4 633566- Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Stagehand (IRE) 221
Nag me
6 11-8 C J Down L Heard 100 10/111.00
5 046- Dark blue and light blue stripes, white sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Perception (IRE) 76
Nag me
4 11-8 A King Peter Hatton (10) 100 7/24.50
6 555244 Royal Blue, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Mangonel 7
Nag me
6 10-0 v H S Howe R Greene 76 9/25.50
7 3P5231 Purple, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Ruby Valentine (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 A J Wilson Michael Murphy (5) 72 2/13.00
Non runners
17880-26Cardinal James (IRE)611-12Miss Tor SturgisD Bass104

Verdict

Ruby Valentine escapes a penalty for her win at Hereford in a conditional jockeys' handicap earlier this month but is 6lb out of the handicap proper so may struggle to win again and preference is for PERCEPTION. Alan King's filly has not run over hurdles for some time but comes here fit and in form from the flat having won at Kempton recently and she looks worth siding with now that the stable is in such good heart. The Tor Sturgis-trained Cardinal James disappointed last time but has claims on his showing at Exeter previously, while the consistent Mangonel looks booked for a place at best. Ballyoliver could be of interest first time out in a handicap for Venetia Williams but preference is for another making their first start in a handicap in Perception.