Racecards

13:40 Wetherby

bet365.com Novices' Chase (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places in the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 12.10s
  • Off Time: 13:41:10
  • 7 Ran
1
  • Form: 1540U-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey: Ryan Mania

held up towards rear, went 3rd before 9th, ridden before 4 out, one pace and no impression

2
11/4
  • Form: 2658P-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: R Johnson

tracked leaders, mistake and reminder 5th, soon lost place,mistake 7th, hit 11th, went poor 4th 5 out, never dangerous

3
  • Form: 251/F5-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Trainer: T R Gretton
  • Jockey: Felix de Giles

tracked leaders and keen, weakened from 9th

4

Brady (IRE)

58 BF
7/1
  • Form: 11224
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: J M Maguire

led, headed 3 out, not fluent 2 out, no chance with winner

5

Knockando

191 DCD
16/1
  • Form: 76110P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

held up in rear, pushed along 9th, soon strugling, fell 2 out

6
9/2
  • Form: 858/138-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: Jake Greenall

tracked leader, led 3 out, soon clear, easily

7
  • Form: 12561-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: C Grant
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

in rear and mistakes, never a factor, pulled up

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

It could be worth following Richard Johnson here today and he can steer OUR ISLAND to a second successive victory in this. Tim Vaughan's gelding didn't have a lot of luck over fences last term but put that right on his reappearance at Kelso when beating Micro Mission by three-quarters-of-a-length. The runner-up has an obvious chance of reversing the form on 5lb better terms but that win will have boosted the selection's confidence and he can confirm placings. Fill The Power made a winning start over fences at Sedgefield and can go on to better things but Brady went backwards over hurdles over the summer and the remainder are all returning from a break of sorts.

Formwatch

Fill The Power (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) In touch, went 2nd from 13th, ridden to challenge and bumped 2 out, led before last, kept on well, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May beating Flinty Bay (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.

Our Island (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Tracked leader until 6th, ridden to lead before 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct beating Micro Mission (10-8) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Armedanddangerous (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 9, 43l behind Mountainous (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.

Brady (IRE) 4-7fav (11-5) Led from 2nd, headed before 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 9, 29l behind Quinsman (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.

Knockando 12-1 (11-10) Led until before 3rd, losing place when mistake 8th, behind next, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Papamoa (10-6) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Apr, 9 ran.

Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Held up in mid-division on inside, not fluent 6th, headway before 3 out, soon driven and no impression, poor 8th when eased before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, 44l behind Theologist (9-13) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.

Micro Mission (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 6th, led 12th, headed and mistake next, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on well towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Our Island (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct.