Wetherby

  • 16:30 Spinal Research 21st Anniversary At Wetherby Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 1.40s
  • Off time: 16:32:56
16:30 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benefique (IRE) 3/1
2nd Chac Du Cadran (FR) 8/1
3rd Trojan Gift (USA) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 33P2-17 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, white star Milano Supremo (IRE) 101
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 t C Grant A L Voy (5) 99 11/112.00
2 31-4028 Orange and Black diamonds, Black sleeves, Orange and White striped cap Benefique (IRE) 12
6 10-12 D M Fogarty Paul Moloney 106 3/14.00
3 2 Yellow, Maroon braces Bennys Well (IRE) 156
5 10-12 B G Powell A P McCoy 4/15.00
4 98P42- Red, large Yellow spots Bunratty (IRE) 199
5 10-12 Mrs E Slack Jonathon Bewley (7) 105 12/113.00
5 45-1 Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Chac Du Cadran (FR) 170
5 10-12 C C Bealby T Messenger 8/19.00
6 52FU/38 Brown, Yellow stars, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dar Es Salaam 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-12 p James Moffatt B Hughes 90 12/113.00
7 P42584- Mauve and White stripes, Mauve sleeves, Black cap Freckle Face 248
4 10-12 W G M Turner Mr T O'Connor (5) 104 16/117.00
8 Dark blue, yellow stripe, hooped sleeves, yellow cap French Applause (IRE) 48
5 10-12 t1 M E Sowersby Mr E D Linehan (7) 125/1126.00
9 P0- White and Royal Blue diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Polebrook 326
4 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 100/1101.00
10 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Trojan Gift (USA) 43
4 10-12 Miss J A Camacho D C Costello 33/134.00
11 50/5-26 Mauve, Light Blue stars Pampelonne (IRE) 22
5 10-5 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 3/14.00
12 1/988- Maroon and Pink diamonds, Maroon sleeves Silvers Spirit 116
5 10-5 M E Sowersby K Mercer 100/1101.00

Verdict

BENEFIQUE carries a penalty for her win in a maiden hurdle at Tramore in April but ran well when second at Downpatrick in August and was taking on better opposition at Gowran last month. Daniel Fogarty's mare could easily be good enough for this. Bennys Well was just touched off in a Towcester bumper in May and could be interesting on his hurdles bow, while Chac Du Cadran has won a point-to-point and makes more appeal than the disappointing Pampelonne and Dar Es Salaam. Bunratty and Freckle Face have place claims on their best form, however, and Milano Supremo won over C&D in May though was well beaten in a handicap company at Southwell in July and hasn't been seen since.