Today's racecards

Wincanton

  • 13:05 Bathwick Tyres Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.10s
  • Off time: 13:05:42
13:05 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Exemplary 4/1
2nd Pertinent (FR) 14/1
3rd Agapanthus (GER) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21/1PR-5 Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Pertinent (FR) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-12 t C Whittaker Miss Alice Mills (7) 100 14/115.00
2 335-788 Royal Blue and White check, Orange sleeves Duke's Affair 35
Nag me
5 11-12 h J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 100 5/16.00
3 00-3603 Royal blue, white seams, halved sleeves and star on cap Exemplary 8
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 Marc Barber Nick Scholfield 100 4/15.00
4 189554 White, Orange epaulets, hooped sleeves, Orange cap Vexillum (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 11-10 t S Hodgson Mr F Mitchell (7) 98 25/126.00
5 2222/6 White, Black chevrons, White sleeves, Red stars and cap Chance Encounter (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-9 Miss L Blackford Mr C Smith (7) 97 6/17.00
6 68/47-97 Brown, light blue braces Two Mile Bridge (IRE) 29
Nag me
7 11-7 P Henderson T J O'Brien 95 10/111.00
8 7/563-05 Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves River Dancing (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-6 Andrew Turnell Aidan Coleman 94 7/24.50
9 P667/P-2 BEIGE, DARK GREEN sleeves and cap Agapanthus (GER) 24
Nag me
8 11-0 p N P Mulholland Brendan Powell 88 7/24.50
Non runners
7F44841Cash Injection411-7R Woollacott2nd Preference88
105-000Spunky410-11Marc BarberP J Brennan85

Verdict

This looks tricky as Cash Injection was all out to win a weak-looking amateur riders' race at Exeter last week and has a preferred engagement at Fontwell. Agapanthus was raised 7lb after finishing second at Plumpton but Exemplary races off the same mark as when third at Ludlow and Two Mile Bridge may do better now going handicapping. DUKE'S AFFAIR hasn't pulled up any trees over hurdles so far but this is a marked drop in grade and he ran well here in a bumper in the spring. Jeremy Scott's charge gets a tentative vote with Matt Griffiths' claim a plus.