Wetherby

  • 18:30 Wetherbyracing.co.uk Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.62s
  • Off time: 18:30:12
18:30 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dereks (IRE) 7/4
2nd Everaard (USA) 11/1
3rd Hippolytus 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/PP22-4 Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Sharadiyn 15
Distance Winner
7 11-12 C A Mulhall James Halliday (5) 95 10/111.00
2 33296P/ Light Blue, Black Cross Of Lorraine And Armlets, white cap Dereks (IRE) 461
8 11-11 Jim Best J M Maguire 94 7/42.75
4 98-5 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Hippolytus 15
5 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 87 17/29.50
5 P4-6 YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, YELLOW diamond Barbarian 15
4 11-4 A D Brown K Mercer 90 18/119.00
6 09/8-PP7 Royal Blue, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap Danehill Silver 5
6 11-2 B Storey Ryan Mania (3) 85 33/134.00
7 07-9 Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Everaard (USA) 15
4 11-2 p1 Mrs K Walton G Lee 88 11/112.00
8 75634-6 Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Night Knight (IRE) 22
4 11-2 p C Grant Miss L Horner (5) 88 16/117.00
9 040-065 Pink, emerald green stars, emerald green and pink striped sleeves, pink cap Hernando Cortes 5
6 11-1 p M Todhunter D F O'Regan 84 12/113.00
10 9F/PP-U0 Red and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap Perez (IRE) 7
8 10-7 vt W Storey Lucy Alexander (7) 76 16/117.00
11 9307-P0 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Qaasi (USA) 7
8 10-5 t I Brown K James (7)(ex1) 74 50/151.00
13 P80-53 Grey and purple (quartered), diamonds on sleeves, purple cap King's Chorister 22
Beaten Favourite
4 10-2 t F P Murtagh C I Gillies (3) 74 4/15.00
14 47487P/ Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow diabolo on sleeves Mulligan's Pride (IRE) 602
Distance Winner
9 10-0 v James Moffatt Mr James Smith (10) 66 25/126.00
15 07U-5P8 Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Archie's Wish 7
6 10-0 Micky Hammond F Keniry 66 40/141.00
Non runners
37895-Adage711-7Jim BestTimmy Murphy90
120090/Tyrana (GER)710-4Ian WilliamsB Hughes73
16P/06414Risk Challenge (USA)810-0M F HarrisE Cookson65

Verdict

In a wide open race HIPPOLYTUS gets the tentative vote; Risk Challenge, Tyrana and King's Chorister can fight it out for minor honours. Our selection is a mile and a quarter flat winner who is rated 73 in that sphere. With that in mind he's been disappointing in three tries over timber but there was some encouragement to be drawn from his fifth at Kelso last time and if he can keep improving this mark of 87 could appear very generous. With the drop down to two miles and quick ground set to be in his favour, today could be the day he comes good for these connections. That said, his profile is one that doesn't inspire maximum faith and there are a host of dangers, headed by Tyrana. Ian Williams' mare struggled over hurdles when last sent over them back in 2008 but she's been at the top of her game on the level of late, winning two from her last three. As with our selection, if she can translate that improvement across to hurdling a race like this should come her way. Risk Challenge has no such questions to answer and has real claims if repeating his emphatic last time out success. That was in selling company however and he's struggled in the past off this sort of mark in handicaps, so our inclination is to take him on for win purposes. King's Chorister attracted support at Perth last time and ran reasonably to take third. Off a pound lower mark and with conditions ideal, he's another to consider in a wide open affair. Graham Lee's booking aboard Everaard catches the eye and this horse could be thrown in if the cheek-pieces spark a return to his best so a market check is advised whilst Night Knight should go well if putting an abhorrent display behind him, but we like the handicap mark of Hippolytus and he's taken to exploit it.