Wincanton

  • 15:40 Red And Yella Mickey Boley Memorial Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.52s
  • Off time: 15:45:16
15:40 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brick Red 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 109-9F3 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-8 t D Pipe T Scudamore 138 3/14.00
2 1234-13 Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Brick Red 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 135 9/43.25
3 233103 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Notarfbad (IRE) 67
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 h J Scott Nick Scholfield 127 5/16.00
4 6F141-1 White, Royal Blue stars, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Tresor De Bontee (FR) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-6 R Lee R Johnson 122 15/82.88

Verdict

CLOSE HOUSE jumped a lot better at Cheltenham last time and the fact that he only weakened at the last behind the classy Oscar Whisky and Taquin De Seuil suggests he should be competitive in this, despite top weight. Tresor De Bontee returned from a lengthy absence to make a winning start over fences at Uttoxeter and has obvious scope for further improvement. Useful hurdler Brick Red won at Plumpton before a close-up third at Newbury and can't be ignored either but Notarfbad has been a little disappointing since winning at Newton Abbot in October.