Wetherby

  • 15:00 William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.40s
  • Off time: 15:00:16
15:00 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Firth Of The Clyde 9/5
2nd Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 213116- Dark Blue, Emerald Green spots and sleeves, Red cap Sacre Toi (FR) 221
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 p J Ewart Dale Irving (7) 125 5/16.00
2 6451-42 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 122 7/18.00
3 72265-2 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Firth Of The Clyde 28
Nag me
8 11-7 J M Jefferson B Hughes 120 9/52.80
4 3213-43 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Granville Island (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 120 11/43.75
5 7-2U334 White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap Rhymers Ha' 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 117 6/17.00
7 935-65B MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Alpha One (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 C Grant D F O'Regan 107 16/117.00
Non runners
6212F-84Blackwater King (IRE)511-2D McCain JnrJ M Maguire115

Verdict

Rhymers Ha' will almost certainly take advantage of a tumbling handicap mark sooner rather than later and today could be his day. But we are going to give a tentative vote to the more reliable TAHITI PEARL, who may be suited by the drop back to 2m having found little off the bridle over further at Sedgefield last time. Sue Smith's charge still finished ahead of Granville Island that day, however, and may enjoy a fitness advantage over the returning Sacre Toi. Firth Of The Clyde finished a long away ahead of the disappointing Blackwater King when only beaten a length in a novices' handicap at Carlisle last month and is another with decent claims.