Wetherby

  • 12:25 Christmas Party Nights Places Still Available Conditional Jockeys' Claiming Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £1,779 2nd £519 3rd £259
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 29.70s
  • Off time: 12:25:53
12:25 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ockey De Neulliac (FR) 7/2
2nd Grand Art (IRE) 10/3
3rd Dakota Boy (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0U222/3- YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Penn Da Benn (FR) 369
Distance Winner
8 11-8 p B J Llewellyn Aodhagan Conlon 135 14/115.00
2 564P-31 BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond Ockey De Neulliac (FR) 19
Distance Winner
9 11-4 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (6) 112 7/24.50
3 U-U4670 Pink, Light Blue stars, armlets and stars on cap Exit To Freedom 26
5 11-0 J S Wainwright Joe Colliver (5) 81 200/1201.00
4 52-1831 Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Grand Art (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
7 10-12 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 105 10/34.33
5 6/187P-3 White, Emerald Green braces Dakota Boy (IRE) 212
9 10-10 bt A M Hales Peter Carberry 100 16/117.00
6 Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Hada Men (USA) 79
6 10-10 p Miss T Jackson K James 125/1126.00
7 51646/2- Dark blue, red hoop, dark blue sleeves, light blue armlets, red cap Otto des Pictons (FR) 324
9 10-10 J L Flint Mr T J Flint (8) 125 9/43.25
8 212344 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Golden Dream (IRE) 15
7 10-8 B Ellison Henry Brooke 100 5/16.00
9 4354-P8 Yellow, large Dark Blue spots and armlets, hooped cap I Got Music 17
4 10-1 K G Reveley Lucy Alexander (3) 90 22/123.00

Verdict

Ockey De Neulliac had been chasing without success last season and though reverting to hurdles with an easy victory at Hexham it was only a seller and this is tougher. Penn Da Benn was also in action over fences last year and has a long absence to overcome, while Otto Des Pictons' only victory came in 2007. The last time Golden Dream ran over timber in July he won a novices' handicap at Uttoxeter and he's since been successful over the bigger obstacles. He can pose a threat but GRAND ART looks the one to be on. He was having his first run for Dave Roberts when Lee Edwards steered him to victory over American Art, who was on a five-timer, at Southwell two weeks ago with the remainder well beaten off.