Racecards

18:20 Wetherby

Armstrong Massey 'National Hunt' Intermediate Hurdle (Class D)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 13.60s
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap
28/1
  • Form 46151-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12

in rear, hit 5th, pushed along 8th, outpaced from 4 out, kept on to take remote 2nd at last

2
Silk - Emerald Green, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap
  • Form 15/F41-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner approaching 4 out, ridden approaching next, soon beaten, hit last and lost 2nd

3
Silk - Royal Blue, White spots, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue and Pink quartered cap
  • Form FF2210-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6

led, headed after 6th, reminder soon after, led again 7th, clear 3 out, unchallenged

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white triple diamond and sleeves, royal blue cap
50/1
  • Form 00-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

tracked winner, led after 6th, headed next, weakened from 4 out

In depth

Verdict

An interesting little contest opens the card at Wetherby and it looks to be another good opportunity for Paul Nicholls to gather a further indication as to how much Fair Prospect will live up to his name. The seven-year-old barley came out of first gear when adding to his tally here last week, and a similar performance this evening should see him have too much class for Wildfield Rufo and Brush A King. Fair Prospect looks to be a staying chaser in the making and has a bright future ahead of him. Wildfield Rufo reverted to hurdles at the start of the year and has run up to a decent standard so far. However, as a previous point-to-point winner in Ireland before he joined his current yard, it would be no surprise to see him back over fences before too long. Brush A King may be one for a bit of value in the race but lacks the scope of the Nicholls horse. Top Guard is an unknown quantity but he showed little in three Irish bumpers prior to this.