Wetherby

  • 13:50 racinguk.com Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.50s
  • Off time: 13:50:23
13:50 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imperial Acolyte 5/1
2nd The Very Thing (IRE) 11/8
3rd Regarde Moi 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 0-0 Grey, large Purple spots, Purple cap Darry Desbois (FR) 203
5 10-12 M Todhunter Henry Brooke 1001
2 5 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, striped sleeves and star on cap Dew Pond 11
Distance Winner
6 10-12 T D Easterby C R King 1001
3 5- Black, White stars, striped sleeves, Black cap Imperial Acolyte 215
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary 1001
4 /- SALMON PINK, WHITE check cap Lopes Dancer (IRE) 22
6 10-12 Harriet Bethell Danny Cook 1001
5 57 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Regarde Moi 38
10 10-12 t M A Barnes Dale Irving (3) 1001
6 /- Red, dark blue stripe, dark blue armlets, white cap Steccando (IRE) 404
5 10-12 Rebecca Menzies C O'Farrell 1001
7 4-3 Dark blue, white epaulets, striped sleeves and diamond on cap The Very Thing (IRE) 28
4 10-12 Olly Murphy Aidan Coleman 1001
8 2800 Purple, royal blue armlets Up The Drive (IRE) 29
5 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 1001
9 5 Emerald green, purple chevrons, purple sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, purple stars Drumochter 60
4 10-5 Sam England Jonathan England 1001

Verdict

Dew Pond, a four-times Flat winner, made his hurdling debut in a Class 2 contest here 11 days ago but never figured and will need to improve. The Very Thing was third to a promising novice at Fakenham but the second has been beaten since. LOPES DANCER recorded a third success on the level at Redcar earlier this month. Harriet Bethell has booked Danny Cook to ride her hurdling debutant, who may have too much speed for some of these. Imperial Acolyte has a nice pedigree and has only had one career start so any market interest should be noted.