• 12:10 Countryside Day On Wednesday 28th November Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £3,080 2nd £898 3rd £449
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.40s
  • Off time: 12:10:57
12:10 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stormy Weather (FR) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 136-631 Dark blue and pink (quartered), hooped sleeves Fintan 30
Distance Winner
9 11-7 B R Summers T Messenger (5) 120 13/27.50
2 1137-13 Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap Houston Dynimo (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
7 11-7 N G Richards J Reveley 128 9/25.50
3 52097-5 Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 11-0 D McCain Jnr B Harding 139 15/82.88
4 462112- Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 p1 B Ellison D F O'Regan 5/42.25


An interesting novice contest as Fintan did the job nicely over fences at Uttoxeter last time and Houston Dynimo also has a chase success to his name after obliging at Worcester in September. Winning form and experience over fences is important but both Desert Cry and STORMY WEATHER were significantly superior to the aforementioned pair over hurdles and may have too much speed for them around here on decent ground if fencing with sufficient fluency. Desert Cry is tempting as the McCain winning machine has cranked into action but Stormy Weather is taken to make a winning chase debut. Trip and ground are ideal and he's had a nice break since finishing in mid-division in the Cesarewitch.