Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 17:20 Bathwick Tyres Salisbury Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,439 2nd £716 3rd £358 4th £179
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.50s
  • Off time: 17:21:29
17:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Smad Place (FR) 1/4
2nd Jump City (FR) 6/1
3rd Aragall (GER) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 90 Purple, large orange spots Aragall (GER) 122
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6 11-2 George Baker M Bradburne 66/167.00
3 6864 Yellow, Black sash, Orange cap, Royal Blue spots Hawkaller 28
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6 11-2 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 110 9/110.00
4 8000 Purple and Grey check, Grey sleeves and cap Haydens Mount 17
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6 11-2 J D Frost T O'Connor (5) 100/1101.00
5 5P0-U Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap History Lesson 102
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5 11-2 p1 A E Jones J M Davies 66/167.00
6 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Jump City (FR) 618
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5 11-2 P F Nicholls Ian Popham (3) 6/17.00
7 P Royal Blue and Yellow check, halved sleeves, Black cap Rageon (IRE) 104
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8 11-2 M F Harris C Poste 100/1101.00
8 Royal blue, light blue chevron, sleeves and cap Rajeeva (IRE) 131
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5 11-2 Miss V Williams S Thomas 12/113.00
9 0 Purple, beige and purple hooped sleeves, quartered cap Salto Des Mottes (FR) 26
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5 11-2 N P Mulholland D C Costello 100/1101.00
10 06 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Sanctuary 14
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5 11-2 M Scudamore C O'Farrell (5) 28/129.00
11 0-00 Emerald green and black stripes, black sleeves Tenitemsplustoast 30
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5 11-2 P R Rodford L Heard 100/1101.00
12 0-080 White and Black diamonds, White cap, Black diamond Victory Bay 18
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6 11-2 t S C Burrough Nathan Sweeney (7) 100/1101.00
13 6213 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Smad Place (FR) 42
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4 11-0 A King R Thornton 147 1/41.25
14 9 Dark green, grey stripe Fran's Folly 18
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5 10-9 N P Mulholland M J Quinlan (7) 80/181.00
15 050 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Admission 16
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4 10-7 t Mrs S Leech J W Farrelly 103 50/151.00
16 00 Pink, Maroon star Rare Symphony (IRE) 44
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4 10-0 t1 P J Hobbs C P Geoghegan (3) 20/121.00
Non runners
2PDont Worry511-2N R MitchellD Crosse

Verdict

Unless Paul Nicholls' French recruit Jump City or Venetia Williams' Rajeeva, another import from France, are special this should be no problem for SMAD PLACE. Alan King's juvenile made a spectacular start to his career in this country with a facile victory over Nicholls' hot-pot Dolatulo at Newbury and showed the value of that success with a cracking effort in the Grade 1 Future Champions Finale Hurdle at Chepstow last month. None of the remainder have remotely similar level of form and this should prove a nice preliminary for Cheltenham where he's in the Triumph Hurdle and the Neptune Investment Novice Hurdle.