Wetherby

  • 15:10 'Enjoy The Craic' On Saturday 5th February Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £1,952 2nd £573 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.88s
  • Off time: 15:10:35
15:10 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 2/1
2nd Ubi Ace 14/1
3rd Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 445-1P Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Chief Bucaneer (IRE) 261
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-10 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 11/112.00
2 2 Red and White stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 63
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 P R Webber A P McCoy 2/13.00
3 70-8U Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Aitch Factor 40
5 11-4 H Hogarth P Kinsella 100/1101.00
4 96P EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Beano Boy 41
6 11-4 B Storey James Halliday (5) 150/1151.00
5 4 Royal blue, white hollow box, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on white cap Danehillsundance (IRE) 10
7 11-4 P A Kirby F Keniry 50/151.00
6 0-46 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Harris Hawk 73
6 11-4 J Wade Mr J Dawson (7) 50/151.00
7 78 WHITE, DARK BLUE chevron, WHITE and RED hooped sleeves, DARK BLUE and RED quartered cap Lava Steps (USA) 6
5 11-4 P T Midgley T Siddall 100/1101.00
8 54/7- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Northern Cross (IRE) 636
7 11-4 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 33/134.00
9 F Black and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Omokoroa (IRE) 41
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 2/13.00
10 P Royal Blue, Pink epaulets, hooped sleeves Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 23
5 11-4 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 50/151.00
11 Purple, beige and purple hooped sleeves, quartered cap Salto Des Mottes (FR)
5 11-4 N P Mulholland D C Costello 50/151.00
12 7142-23 Yellow, Light Green chevrons, Light Green cap Sweet Sugar (FR) 231
5 11-4 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 8/19.00
13 6 Red and white diabolo, white sleeves, red cap Tinseltown 8
5 11-4 B Rothwell P Aspell 40/141.00
14 Purple, Orange star, White sleeves, Orange stars, White cap, Orange star Ubi Ace 132
5 11-4 T D Walford R Walford 14/115.00
15 09 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 227
5 11-4 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 100/1101.00
16 06U Mauve, pink hoops, mauve sleeves Matilda's Folly (IRE) 11
6 10-11 B Haslam A Thornton 200/1201.00
17 5- YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE Cross of Lorraine and armlets Mytara 301
6 10-11 Mrs P Sly Sean Quinlan 16/117.00
18 Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap Red Valerian Two (IRE) 23
4 10-7 G M Moore Matt O'connor (5) 100/1101.00

Verdict

A Bridge Too far was second in a Ludlow bumper on his racecourse debut and could be interesting, though will probably improve for the experience. Danehillsundance won seven times on the Flat but the fact that he began his hurdling career in a seller tempers enthusiasm over his chances here and more interesting is OMOKOROA. A decent stayer on the level, Donald McCain's charge would almost certainly have been placed on his debut under NH Rules at Catterick had he not crashed out at the final flight. He can gain compensation in this if his confidence hasn't been dented. Ubi Ace won twice in a relatively light career on the Flat and may be worth noting for future reference, along with French import Sweet Sugar.