Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 16:05 King Henry's Taverns Steaks Handicap Hurdle3m 1f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 55.50s
  • Off time: 16:05:19
16:05 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whenever 15/2
2nd Well Mett (IRE) 2/1
3rd Earcomesthedream (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 225232 Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap Briefcase (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-12 G F Edwards Mr D Edwards (7) 110 6/17.00
3 9-965 Pink, purple cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Ripoff 26
Nag me
7 11-8 R Dickin C Poste 106 8/19.00
4 450 PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap My Mate Max 133
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-5 p R Hollinshead Nick Scholfield 103 12/113.00
5 P-11708 Yellow, Red disc, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Free Falling 23
Nag me
6 11-2 Miss S West M Goldstein (3) 100 22/123.00
6 154271 Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Manadam (FR) 24
Nag me
9 11-2 v Ian Williams Harry Skelton 100 7/18.00
7 57-5756 Purple, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Purple star Whenever 32
Nag me
8 11-2 v1 R T Phillips R Johnson 100 15/28.50
8 016-365 Yellow, Purple seams, striped cap Madame Jasmine 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 Miss S Smith Tom Cannon (3) 96 6/17.00
9 1450P2 Pink, light blue epaulets and sleeves Well Mett (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 10-7 p1 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 91 2/13.00
10 430687 White, Black chevron, Black cap Earcomesthedream (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 b P A Pritchard S Twiston-Davies 78 33/134.00
Non runners
211-1U39Horsham Lad (IRE)811-11F M O'BrienN Fehily109

Verdict

Briefcase has been going well in novice handicaps but faces a stiffer task against seasoned rivals and looks high enough in the weights. Manadam won comfortably at Towcester last month but a 10lb rise in the weights looks a little harsh and Horsham Lad hasn't run over hurdles since 2008. Whenever has been well beaten when tackling this trip over hurdles but he should have no problems staying having won over 2m on the Flat. Free Falling could bounce back to form on this quicker going but it's WELL METT who gets the nod. Lucy Wadham's charge, a winning bumper in Ireland, came in for support on his handicap debut at Plumpton and might have won but for swerving in the closing stages. Compensation awaits here.