Wetherby

  • 14:20 Follow totepool On Facebook And Twitter Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.30s
  • Off time: 14:20:35
14:20 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mwaleshi 4/1
2nd Fleet Dawn 7/1
3rd Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113F-4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Perpetually (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J P Ferguson Joseph Akehurst (7) 130 8/19.00
2 0509P5 Red, Yellow braces, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Capellanus (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
6 11-9 B Ellison Felix de Giles 127 16/117.00
3 11310-7 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 21
Distance Winner
7 11-8 B Ellison K James (5) 126 20/121.00
4 6-07084 Purple, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap Unknown Rebel (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
4 11-7 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 125 16/117.00
5 2-74501 Yellow, Purple chevron, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple star Trucking Along (IRE) 52
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-7 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Pogson 125 16/117.00
6 58-6113 Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Fleet Dawn 21
Distance Winner
6 11-5 B Ellison Danny Cook 123 7/18.00
7 325011 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mwaleshi 57
Distance Winner
7 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 122 4/15.00
8 80-2U Red, Royal Blue armlets, check cap Herostatus 35
Distance Winner
5 10-11 p D O'Meara R McGrath 115 25/126.00
9 31704-3 Pink, Purple cross belts, quartered cap Minsky Mine (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 10-5 M Appleby C Wallis (5) 109 6/17.00
10 424- Royal blue, red hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap War Poet 28
5 10-4 D O'Meara B Hughes 108 9/43.25

Verdict

Flat winner War Poet is potentially well treated over timber and it would be no surprise to see him step up on his form to date at the winter game now going handicapping. The stable also run fellow novice Herostatus while Brian Ellison has three entered, the ex-Irish Capellanus joining the versatile Dontpaytheferryman and the unexposed Fleet Dawn. Mwaleshi has won easily at Kelso and Carlisle in his last two starts but October's course winner Trucking Along needs further while Unknown Rebel needs to recapture his best form to figure. PERPETUALLY in another who has been racing over further but his two wins last autumn came over 2m and he should be factor here with a 7lb claimer on board. The top weight is preferred to Leicester third Minsky Mine and gets a tentative vote.