Wetherby

  • 13:40 bet365.com Novices' Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places in the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 12.10s
  • Off time: 13:41:10
13:40 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 9/2
2nd Brady (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1540U-1 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Fill The Power (IRE) 164
Nag me
6 11-8 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 3/14.00
2 2658P-1 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Our Island (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 p Tim Vaughan R Johnson 128 11/43.75
3 251/F5- Beige, maroon armlets Armedanddangerous (IRE) 297
Nag me
7 11-3 T R Gretton Felix de Giles 50/151.00
4 11224 Emerald green, white triple diamond, armlets and star on cap Brady (IRE) 58
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/18.00
5 76110P- White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Knockando 191
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell D F O'Regan 16/117.00
6 858/138- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 281
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-3 t D O'Meara Jake Greenall (5) 9/25.50
7 12561-2 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Micro Mission (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-10 C Grant P J Brennan 115 7/24.50

Verdict

It could be worth following Richard Johnson here today and he can steer OUR ISLAND to a second successive victory in this. Tim Vaughan's gelding didn't have a lot of luck over fences last term but put that right on his reappearance at Kelso when beating Micro Mission by three-quarters-of-a-length. The runner-up has an obvious chance of reversing the form on 5lb better terms but that win will have boosted the selection's confidence and he can confirm placings. Fill The Power made a winning start over fences at Sedgefield and can go on to better things but Brady went backwards over hurdles over the summer and the remainder are all returning from a break of sorts.