Wetherby

  • 16:25 Stowford Press Cider Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.80s
  • Off time: 16:25:26
16:25 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wilde Pastures (IRE) 9/4
2nd Jack The Gent (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-1124 Red, yellow and red halved sleeves, black and yellow striped cap Noble Legend 46
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 120 9/43.25
2 33-1473 Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots Be Definite (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 b1 T R George P J Brennan 117 5/16.00
3 53/3842 Orange, dark blue chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond Jack The Gent (IRE) 12
Nag me
9 11-7 G M Moore F Keniry 115 11/43.75
4 393-231 Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Wilde Pastures (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 p J Ewart Dale Irving (10) 115 9/43.25
5 213-FP7 Mauve, Pink stars, Mauve cap, Pink star Zazamix (FR) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 b1 A Crook Mr A Voy (3) 103 25/126.00

Verdict

WILDE PASTURES was having just his third start over fences when making all for a very impressive victory at Catterick and though this is tougher and he's 10lb higher he's progressing nicely and can go in again. Jack The Gent was caught in the dying strides by Memorabilia at Doncaster and today's shorter trip may help him prevail though he went up 5lb and that may be enough to prevent him going one better. Be Definite is very consistent but rarely wins so connections try him in blinkers for the first time and Noble Legend is undoubtedly better than he showed at Lingfield last time when beaten a long way at odds-on. Zazamix is on the same mark as when scoring at Catterick a year ago but arrives badly out of form.