Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 14:50 Higos Motor Deal Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 57.10s
  • Off time: 14:50:25
14:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thedeboftheyear 6/1
2nd Mobaasher (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P8P14-5 Yellow, Orange braces, Yellow and Grey halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Mystic Appeal (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 p J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 105 3/14.00
2 21637-0 YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap Ctappers 7
Nag me
5 11-12 M Madgwick R Johnson 105 14/115.00
3 2P-5P22 Royal blue, white chevron, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap Mobaasher (USA) 24
Nag me
11 11-10 Mrs P Shaw Miss L Gardner (5) 103 20/121.00
4 26/57F Emerald green, scarlet hooped sleeves and cap Prasina Russata (IRE) 70
Nag me
7 11-9 h D Pipe T Scudamore 102 9/43.25
5 9-P4463 Maroon and Dark Blue (quartered), Dark Green sleeves West End Classic (IRE) 224
Nag me
7 11-7 Miss T Watkins Benjamin Poste (5) 100 10/111.00
6 408044 Brown, light blue braces Minella Gathering (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 11-2 P Henderson T J O'Brien 95 7/24.50
7 2F-9853 White, Red diamond, striped sleeves, Red cap Thedeboftheyear 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 10-8 p1 C J Down J M Davies 87 6/17.00

Verdict

Thedeboftheyear was beaten a long way when favourite at Exeter earlier this month and it's almost two years since she was last in the winner's enclosure. Mobaasher is not the force of old and his recent placed form has been in point-to-points while West End Classic has a long absence to overcome. Mystic Appeal is interesting, however, as he will appreciate the return to a longer trip having got slightly outpaced at Exeter last time. Minella Gathering could also be a factor but PRASINA RUSSATA makes his handicap debut off a potentially lenient mark and can take advantage of that fact.