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12:45 Wetherby

Racing UK Your Racing Home From Home Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 20.40s
  • Off Time: 12:45:23
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 4-23414
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 117

led, pushed along before 4 out, mistake and headed next, jumped left and not fluent 2 out, well held by winner last

2
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets
33/1
  • Form 222527
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 103

tracked leaders, went 2nd 11th until before 4 out, well held in 3rd from 3 out, not fluent next

3
Silk - Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3

held up, not fluent 7th, in touch when not fluent 9th, mistake and struggling 12th, well beaten when not fluent 5 out, soon pulled up

4
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 1/11111-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3

held up on inside, not fluent 6th, headway 8th, went 2nd before 4 out, led next, jumped left 2 out and when clear last, eased towards finish

5
Silk - Yellow, dark blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves and diamond on cap
12/1
  • Form 52F0-60
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 116

tracked leader, not fluent 3rd or 9th, lost 2nd 11th, outpaced from 5 out, well held from 4 out

6
Silk - Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds
4/5
  • Form 515416-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 135

chased leaders, awkward 2nd, slipped badly and almost fell, dropped into last, jumped left next, not fluent 4th, fell 7th

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Mendip Express has won seven times between the flags but fell when odds-on for his only previous start under Rules when trained by Paul Nicholls. Now with Harry Fry, he will probably be placed to good effect before long but SIXTY SOMETHING makes more appeal here. Paul Webber's grey won three times over hurdles in decent company last season, including first-time up at Aintree. Bracken House was beaten a long way under his penalty at Carlisle last time while Attycran has already had 12 runs over the larger obstacles and is thoroughly exposed.

Formwatch

Bracken House (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4 out, rallied 2 out, stayed on, 4th of 7, 36l behind Beeves (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Oct.

Attycran (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, reminder after 6th, ridden 8th, lost place 2 out, last of 7, 20l behind Rossini's Dancer (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

Grey Shadow (IRE) Tikkanen gelding out of Prospect Lady.

Mendip Express (IRE) 4-5 (12-7) (tt) ap; led 2 out; impressive, won at Berkeley 3m ptp gs in Apr beating On Borrowed Wings (12-7) by 8l, 5 ran.

Royal Sam (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Close up and disputed lead, headed and no extra from before 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.

Sixty Something (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, one pace 2 out, no extra last, 6th of 21, 24l behind Battle Group (10-9) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.