Wetherby

  • 13:35 Wilmot-Smith Memorial Cup 3m 1f

  • Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 54.90s
  • Off time: 13:36:54
13:35 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Palypso De Creek (FR) 2/1
2nd Benefit Night (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 64412/3 Yellow, emerald green stars, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Benefit Night (IRE) 20
13 12-4 bt Mrs Polly Stockton Ryan Hatch (7) 125 8/19.00
2 61/133-2 White, royal blue star, halved sleeves and star on cap Dammam 36
Distance Winner
8 12-4 F O'Brien Mr S Drinkwater (3) 112 10/34.33
3 813P-37 Royal Blue, Pink hoop On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
10 12-4 p Mrs A Rucker Mr T Weston 135 9/25.50
4 3111-14 Purple, Yellow cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Special Portrait (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 12-4 t Mark Hughes Mr W Kinsey (3) 109 9/25.50
5 P5/141-U Silver, brown cross belts and hoop on cap Supreme Plan (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
10 12-0 E Cameron Mr G R Smith (7) 111 22/123.00
6 5417/P Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves My Mate Vic (IRE) 30
8 11-10 J Wade Colm McCormack (3) 66/167.00
7 321-311 Orange, Black sash, Black cap, Orange spots Palypso De Creek (FR) 20
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-10 Mrs J Dawson Mrs Claire Hardwick (7) 105 2/13.00

Verdict

On Borrowed Wings boasts the highest official rating but hasn't raced over regulation fences since May last year. BENEFIT NIGHT has the more recent form with a third at Kelso where Special Portrait was six lengths further back and Supreme Plan unseated. Polly Stockton's veteran gets the nod though Palypso De Creek has been in winning form in point-to-points and has the past form to go close. Dammam makes more appeal than My Mate Vic on his belated return to chasing.