Wetherby

  • 14:00 longshotking.com Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.00s
  • Off time: 14:00:21
14:00 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Lover (FR) 10/3
2nd Woody Waller 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11P/P41- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Woody Waller 251
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J Wade J Reveley 125 10/111.00
2 22321/1- Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Best Lover (FR) 371
Distance Winner
9 11-12 J Ewart B Hughes 125 10/34.33
3 5218-66 Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Cool Operator 11
Distance Winner
8 11-8 P A Kirby R McGrath 121 16/117.00
4 3-11330 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 12
Distance Winner
6 11-4 B Ellison Harry Haynes (3) 117 11/26.50
5 873/15-3 Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Prosecco (IRE) 62
Distance Winner
9 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 113 15/82.88
6 42/2F6-0 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Sophonie (FR) 18
5 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 111 12/113.00
8 F2/6673 Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond Karmadice 18
Distance Winner
9 10-6 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 105 9/25.50
Non runners
73/724-11Cabbyl Doo810-10James MoffattD F O'Regan109

Verdict

Cabbyl Doo went up 8lb for scoring at Perth in May but it made no difference as he completed a double at Hexham the following month. He's been raised another 6lb and this looks tougher. Woody Waller is very versatile and has won five of his 15 races. He is one to note this season but could just need the run, a remark that also applies to the progressive Best Lover, who hasn't been out for a year. Bocciani had little chance at Cheltenham last time and has paid for his earlier victories but Prosecco reverts to his best trip after two runs over further and is just 5lb higher than when scoring easily at Ayr in February. SOPHONIE gets the nod as she won over fences as a four-year-old in France and, though showing only moderate form for Ferdy Murphy, ran well for a long way on her reappearance at Kelso and could prove to be on a very fair mark.