Wetherby

  • 14:10 Read Aidan Coleman Every Friday At racinguk.com Selling Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.35s
  • Off time: 14:10:49
14:10 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Pippin (IRE) 6/4
2nd Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 830 Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Art School (IRE) 138
Nag me
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 11/112.00
2 065P00 Pink, Light Blue stars, armlets and stars on cap Exit To Freedom 45
Nag me
7 11-0 p J S Wainwright Mr C Bewley (7) 65 40/141.00
3 947-089 White, Red spots, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Garryowen Oscar (IRE) 235
Nag me
7 11-0 t Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 105 3/14.00
4 342720 Red, Grey epaulets, Black sleeves, Grey and Red quartered cap Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 11-0 p R Ford Harry Challoner (5) 96 5/23.50
5 624924 Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Prince Pippin (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-0 t Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 95 6/42.50
6 664-F7P Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Royal And Ancient (IRE) 54
Nag me
6 11-0 p D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 75 22/123.00
7 89-6PPP Pink, large Black spots, sleeves and cap Teeiygee 51
Nag me
5 11-0 p M E Sowersby Lucy Alexander 100/1101.00

Verdict

Low-key stuff but an interesting contender in GARRYOWEN OSCAR for the thriving team of Jo Foster and Samantha Drake. The ex-Irish gelding has his first run for the yard since joining the Foster operation from Charlie Swan, bringing with him some useful hurdling form in the context of this race, including the landing of a 2m4f Sligo hurdle in 2011. Hopefully he will be straight enough to do himself justice and receives a tentative vote. Prince Pippin is solid in this grade and seems sure to be on the premises after a couple of respectable Towcester efforts, whilst Kingdom Of Munster would have excellent claims if reproducing his second to Coverholder at Doncaster earlier this year. However, he does find winning extremely difficult but completes the shortlist along with the lightly-raced Art School.