Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 14:50 F.J. Chalke Desert Orchid Handicap Chase 3m 3f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 40.48s
  • Off time: 14:50:07
14:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gone To Lunch (IRE) 6/1
2nd Intac (IRE) 20/1
3rd Cullahill (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22/41F9- RED, YELLOW stars and armlets Gullible Gordon (IRE) 222
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 P F Nicholls David Prichard (7) 140 13/27.50
2 127511- WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Ballycarney (IRE) 379
Nag me
7 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 135 5/16.00
3 132136 Emerald Green and Pink check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Templer (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-3 p P J Hobbs Matt Griffiths (5) 131 8/19.00
4 538110 Yellow, black diamond, yellow sleeves, black spots, yellow cap, black diamond Intac (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-2 b C L Tizzard S Clements (7) 130 20/121.00
5 312274 Dark Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap, Red star Frosted Grape (IRE) 8
Nag me
5 11-1 vt D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 129 16/117.00
6 54412-2 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Ballyvesey (IRE) 119
Nag me
6 10-12 v P Bowen D F O'Regan 126 4/15.00
7 243P1-P White, emerald green stars, grey sleeves Drybrook Bedouin 170
Nag me
9 10-11 Nick Mitchell D A Jacob 125 10/111.00
8 1167-4P Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Gone To Lunch (IRE) 119
Nag me
11 10-8 v J Scott Nick Scholfield 122 6/17.00
9 U13413 White, red cross of lorraine and armlets, red cap Ethiopia 8
Nag me
8 10-8 b R H Buckler A Glassonbury 122 10/111.00
10 P31P26 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Cullahill (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-2 pt R H Buckler Mr J A Best (7) 116 10/111.00
Non runners
118P/4P68-Fortification (USA)810-1K BurkeJ W Farrelly115

Verdict

Gullible Gordon had a run under his belt and was racing off a 6lb lower mark when winning last year's renewal while Ballycarney hasn't been seen at the track for over a year now, though he beat today's rival Templer at Chepstow last October. The latter returned to action in August with a win at Ffos Las, but he has plenty to find on latest running with ETHIOPIA. Bob Buckler's chaser has looked an improved performer in a couple of starts this month, winning at Chepstow and posting another good effort when third at Cheltenham last week. He's preferred to stablemate Cullahill and gets the vote ahead of Ballyvesey, who finished second at Uttoxeter in June and should be winning soon off his current mark.