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12:35 Wetherby Racecards Wednesday 26th December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
2 110P-F7 Knockando Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner Miss Lucinda V Russell 7 11-12 p P Buchanan
18-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, weakened before 4 out, last of 7, 39l behind Honest John (11-12) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
3 252-54P Avenging Ace (IRE) Beaten Favourite D McCain Jnr 6 11-9 t Paul O'Brien (10)
2-1fav (11-0) Led until approaching 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Classical Mist (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f beg chs (4) gs, 9 ran.
4 04F/3-U5 Mannered J Wade 7 11-7 John Dawson (7)
125-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 5th of 7, 32l behind Yurok (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft.
1 13300-4 Soudain (FR) S Gollings 6 12-0 Non-runner
5 3P2531 Roi De Garde (FR) C C Bealby 6 11-5 Non-runner

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13:10 Wetherby Racecards Wednesday 26th December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
2 22 Jameel (USA) J P Ferguson 4 11-11 Jack Quinlan (3)
11-4 (10-9) Towards rear, headway going well 6th, tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, went 2nd last, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
3 34-5552 Saroque (IRE) Miss V Williams 5 11-9 Aidan Coleman
9-2 (11-12) Led until 4th, disputed lead until led again before 2 out, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 6, nk behind Aye Well (11-3) at Catterick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
4 0-646 Glenford Dorie C E Longsdon 5 11-3 Kielan Woods (3)
9-1 (10-12) Towards rear, plugged on before 2 out, never involved, 6th of 15, 30l behind Ardkilly Witness (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
5 135U4U- Bob's Ticket (IRE) P A Kirby 7 11-2 R McGrath
22-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not always fluent, mistake and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Power Pack Jack (10-3) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Sep '11, 12 ran.
6 3575-7 Justjoe (IRE) Micky Hammond 6 11-2 Joe Colliver (7)
12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 15, 41l behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy.
7 57P Jack Albert (IRE) Mrs Dianne Sayer 5 10-13 J Reveley
80-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, behind 4th, mistake next, tailed off 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Buthelezi (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft, 12 ran.
9 1/0-60P Moscow Ivan (IRE) P A Kirby 5 10-6 Miss H Bethell (7)
66-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft, 12 ran.
10 11P/P-64 Blazing Bull (IRE) J Wade 8 10-6 John Dawson (7)
66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 12, 18l behind Beeves (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
11 55P7-32 Prince Blackthorn (IRE) W Amos 6 10-3 Harry Haynes
8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, blundered 6th, raced wide from before 7th, ridden and headed last, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind One For Harry (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
12 54338/3 Lukey Luke J R Turner 9 10-0 P Buchanan
16-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, in 3rd and staying on when not much room after last, one pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
1 1322-59 Swaledale Lad (IRE) R Ford 5 11-12 Non-runner
8 830712 Bravo Bravo Mark Gillard 5 10-12 Non-runner

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13:45 Wetherby Racecards Wednesday 26th December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
2 312-U0P Auroras Encore (IRE) Distance Winner Mrs S J Smith 10 11-12 P Buchanan
28-1 (11-5) Jumped right, in rear, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Bless The Wings (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov, 11 ran.
3 0411-05 Cape Tribulation Distance Winner J M Jefferson 8 11-10 Jack Doyle
9-2 (11-4) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 45l behind Tidal Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.
4 07-2360 Mr Moonshine (IRE) Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner Mrs S J Smith 8 11-8 S Byrne (3)
9-2fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway on inner before 11th to chase leaders, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 16, 39l behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs.
6 2/4110-P Going Wrong Ferdy Murphy 9 11-7 J Reveley
14-1 (11-12) Always behind, soon pulled up, in a race won by Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
7 8011-59 Merigo (FR) Distance Winner A Parker 11 11-4 R McGrath
33-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, lost place before and mistake 11th, 9th of 11, well behind Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
8 2-16085 Zitenka (IRE) Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner T D Easterby 10 10-13 b Harry Haynes
33-1 (11-2) Tracked winner, ridden before 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 39l behind Easter Meteor (11-6) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs.
9 221-212 Ballyoliver Miss V Williams 8 10-7 Aidan Coleman
4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, steady headway from 5 out, every chance when not fluent 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on after last, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Harris Hawk (9-13) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
1 1/82FP-1 Junior D Pipe 9 12-12 Non-runner
5 12U1-PU Helpston Mrs P Sly 8 11-8 Non-runner

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14:20 Wetherby Racecards Wednesday 26th December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 150450- Neptune Equester Course Winner B Ellison 9 11-12 K James (5)
100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hampered and carried wide 8th (canal turn), soon behind, reminders 17th, no danger after, 13th of 40, well behind Neptune Collonges (11-6) at Aintree 4m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gd in Apr.
3 U0-7622 Ski Sunday Tim Vaughan 7 11-10 t Aidan Coleman
9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, every chance 2 out, soon outpaced, stayed on strongly after last, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Stow (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
4 12/2146- My Arch Course Winner Ollie Pears 10 11-10 R McGrath
6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 4 out, weakened from next, 6th of 8, 27l behind Theologist (10-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
5 4311-P Rosairlie (IRE) Micky Hammond 4 11-0 Joe Colliver (7)
12-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders after 3rd, jumped slowly next, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Kentford Grey Lady (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft, 10 ran.
6 2UFU62 Green Wizard (IRE) Mrs S J Smith 6 10-11 Jonathan England (7)
50-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, took keen hold, led 7th, ridden and headed before last, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
7 5334-55 Tricky Tree (IRE) Mrs P Sly 6 10-10 Miss G Andrews (5)
11-2 (11-1) Pressed leader, reminders 2nd, ridden 14th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Savant Bleu (11-1) at Fakenham 3m beg chs (4) sft.
2 3511-70 Hada Men (USA) Miss V Williams 7 11-12 Non-runner

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14:55 Wetherby Racecards Wednesday 26th December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
2 934123 No Planning Course Winner Mrs S J Smith 5 11-11 S Byrne (3)
9-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 13th, until one pace before last, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Red Rocco (11-2) at Newcastle 3m Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) hvy.
3 7201-44 Devotion To Duty (IRE) Distance Winner Miss Lucinda V Russell 6 11-10 p1 P Buchanan
14-1 (10-3) Held up in 5th, slow and dropped to last at 2nd, went modest 4th 2 out, (normal 4 out), 4th of 6, 29l behind Douglas Julian (10-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) sft.
4 52-6671 McMurrough (IRE) Distance Winner J M Jefferson 8 11-7 Harry Haynes
14-1 (11-12) With leaders, led and blundered 4 out, ridden last, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating Whats Up Woody (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
5 U73-U60 Tyrone House (IRE) Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner J Wade 8 11-6 John Dawson (7)
25-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, lost place 9th, tailed off 5 out, 12th of 14, well behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
6 P88-712 Whats Up Woody (IRE) Distance Winner J Wade 7 11-3 Aidan Coleman
9-1 (11-12) Led, headed 4 out, every chance before last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Mcmurrough (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
7 57-23PP Pyracantha Distance Winner Jennie Candlish 7 10-12 p S Quinlan
11-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 5th, reminder after 6th, lost place next, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Cool Operator (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 7 ran.
8 32313-P Willie Hall Distance Winner W Amos 8 10-11 J Reveley
25-1 (11-3) Took keen hold towards rear, weakened 4 out, behind and pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Makhzoon (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jun, 10 ran.
1 2210-63 Mr Syntax (IRE) T J Fitzgerald 8 11-12 Non-runner

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15:30 Wetherby Racecards Wednesday 26th December 2012
No Form Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey
1 571763- Embsay Crag Course and Distance Winner Mrs K Walton 6 11-12 R McGrath
22-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear and keen, headway before 2 out, stayed on before last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Red Merlin (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
2 7-4P450 Groomed (IRE) Tim Vaughan 4 11-11 Aidan Coleman
20-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, niggled along 6th, soon lost place and no impression, last of 20, well behind Muzak (11-4) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 sft in Aug.
4 4544-42 Chicklemix Distance Winner Mrs P Sly 6 11-8 Miss G Andrews (5)
5-1 (11-5) Keen held up, headway to challenge 2 out, ridden and kept on to go 2nd flat, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Dark Energy (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Nov.
5 2-21129 Tinseltown Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner B Rothwell 6 11-7 p P Buchanan
4-1fav (10-1) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 2 out, weakened next, 9th of 14, 19l behind Hi Dancer (10-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
6 F30-647 Aegean Destiny Distance Winner J Mackie 5 10-11 E Whillans (3)
9-2 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 4th, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, 32l behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
7 467-4 Pertuis (IRE) Micky Hammond 6 10-8 Joe Colliver (7)
5-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, soon with winner, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 9l behind Sam Lord (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
9 P36P-3 Goodlukin Lucy Mrs Dianne Sayer 5 10-3 h Miss E C Sayer (5)
25-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3 out, mistake next, lost 2nd after last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
10 48664-5 Mootabar (IRE) C W Fairhurst 5 10-0 v F Keniry
6-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd before last, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, 28l behind Rupert Bear (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
3 5695/16- Lakeman (IRE) B Ellison 6 11-9 Non-runner
8 765002 Kusadasi (IRE) D Pipe 7 10-7 Non-runner