Wetherby

  • 15:55 Book Online At Wetherbyracing.co.uk Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,398 2nd £699 3rd £350
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.44s
  • Off time: 15:55:53
15:55 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moon Indigo 11/8
2nd Bless The Wings (IRE) 7/1
3rd Tricky Tree (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 17 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Dark Ranger 28
4 11-5 T J Pitt B J Toomey (7) 22/123.00
2 6P-331 RED, BLACK armlets Icy Colt (ARG) 31
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-0 v P R Webber W T Kennedy 107 9/25.50
3 4/0U DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Belmore Baron 7
8 10-12 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (5) 100/1101.00
4 644- RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 252
5 10-12 A King Gerard Tumelty 7/18.00
5 22-33 White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap Classic Contours (USA) 18
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 J J Quinn A Tinkler 110 18/119.00
6 54-7 Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap Exotic Man (FR) 41
5 10-12 J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 40/141.00
7 322R4/9 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Kingman Reef (IRE) 20
6 10-12 C C Bealby T Messenger 125/1126.00
8 PP-38 White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap Mind Shower (IRE) 20
4 10-12 R D Wylie P Aspell 125/1126.00
9 2 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Moon Indigo 43
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 11/82.38
10 72252-3 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Pegasus Prince (USA) 11
6 10-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 110 6/17.00
11 5P-6 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Rationing (IRE) 132
4 10-12 t T D Easterby R McGrath 66/167.00
12 0 Light Blue, Maroon cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Smart Command (IRE) 183
6 10-12 Ferdy Murphy Paul Gallagher (7) 100/1101.00
13 7336-44 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (halved), hooped sleeves, BROWN cap Tricky Tree (IRE) 22
4 10-12 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (7) 105 14/115.00
14 PR4-1 Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Under The Stars (IRE) 160
5 10-12 N G Richards F Davis (3) 28/129.00

Verdict

MOON INDIGO was very useful on the flat when earning a rating as high as 96 at his best and, while beaten on his hurdling debut at Hexham last month, it was still a promising debut that he put up so can build on that and go one better here. Alan King's Bless The Wings has shown ability in three runs in bumpers and has to be considered first time up over hurdles, while Paul Webber's Icy Colt may struggle under the penalty for his course and distance success last month. John Quinn's Classic Contours has run to a consistent level of form and should be thereabouts again, while Keith Reveley's Pegasus Prince will need to run better here than on the flat at Catterick recently.