• 14:45 John Smith's Hurdle 3m 1f

  • Winner £18,224 2nd £6,838 3rd £3,424 4th £1,706
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 15.40s
  • Off time: 14:45:33
14:45 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Restless Harry 7/2
2nd Fair Along (GER) 11/2
3rd What A Friend 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/1934-U Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 176
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-8 p P J Hobbs R Flint 152 11/26.50
2 10214-3 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Carlito Brigante (IRE) 22
5 11-4 t G Elliott T Scudamore 157 5/16.00
3 11-2F55 Purple and White quartered, Purple sleeves, White cap Russian War (IRE) 15
8 11-4 t G Elliott A P Cawley 142 25/126.00
4 1/48510- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Ashkazar (FR) 226
7 11-0 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 160 5/16.00
5 2412- Gold, White hoops, Emerald Green cap Cantlow (IRE) 204
6 11-0 P R Webber D Elsworth 139 15/28.50
6 614P00- LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Mobaasher (USA) 30
Distance Winner
8 11-0 b B R Millman D C Costello 145 33/134.00
7 337339- Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 226
7 11-0 R Dickin H Oliver 153 7/24.50
8 11/524P- White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap What A Friend 203
Distance Winner
8 11-0 b P F Nicholls R Walsh 145 4/15.00


FAIR ALONG seems to go well fresh and has won this for the last two years. Philip Hobbs' game front-runner has to concede weight all round but it will take a good one to pass him up the home straight and this season's race possibly lacks the class of recent renewals. Carlito Brigante is a possible danger, however, as he was much improved when upped in trip last year, finishing fourth at Aintree and third at the Punchestown Festival after turning the Coral Cup at Cheltenham into a procession. Ashkazar is a decent stayer on his day, while it will be interesting to see how Grade 1 winning chaser What A Friend fares back over hurdles.