Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 15:55 Bathwick Tyres Midsomer Norton Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m 1f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 10.30s
  • Off time: 15:55:07
15:55 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gurtacrue (IRE) 5/2
2nd Minella Stars (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2163/25 Yellow, Red star, Light Green sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-5 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 132 13/27.50
2 11/13-33 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Minella Stars (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-8 b1 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 121 9/43.25
3 2231-53 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Gurtacrue (IRE) 63
Nag me
7 10-8 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 121 5/23.50
4 P2-4513 Beige, dark green sleeves, beige and dark green hooped cap Satou (FR) 21
Nag me
6 10-5 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 115 13/27.50
5 95UF11 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Sarika (FR) 20
Nag me
6 10-5 Nick Williams Brendan Powell (5) 111 7/24.50

Verdict

The front-running Sarika has won his last two starts at Exeter but he's gone up a further 6lb and, like recent Warwick third Satou, will be forced to carry more than his allotted weight in this. Gurtacrue has claims on his third to Neptune Equester over 3m4f at Haydock in November but there is almost certainly more to come from MINELLA STARS now upped in distance. He couldn't quicken when third to Penny Max over 3m at Newbury last month but this test will be more to his liking. Stablemate The Gossmoor Yank is unexposed over fences but looks to be facing a stiff task at the weights.