Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 14:45 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £9,682 2nd £3,633 3rd £1,819 4th £906
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.80s
  • Off time: 14:45:30
14:45 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 5/2
2nd Cadoudoff (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Ainsi Fideles (FR) 188
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-6 D Pipe T Scudamore 5/23.50
2 7-2 Emerald green, white hoop, halved sleeves, emerald green and white hooped cap Cadoudoff (FR) 139
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-6 C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 4/15.00
3 P-12351 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Kitchapoly (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 12/113.00
4 1 Pink, Royal Blue cap Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/23.50
5 646-1 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Keltus (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-4 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 125 5/16.00
6 64 White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red stars Hazza The Jazza 16
Nag me
3 10-12 p R C Guest K Renwick 66/167.00
7 Emerald Green, Orange chevron, quartered cap Zamoyski 114
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3 10-12 S Gollings R Johnson 12/113.00

Verdict

This is easily the most competitive juvenile hurdle of the season so far and Royal Irish Hussar will have to jump better than he did at Market Rasen to follow up in this higher grade. Paul Nicholls won this last year with Sametegal and relies on another French import, Keltus, who made all on his first start in the UK at Chepstow. Kitchapoly had Hazza The Jazza behind when winning easily at Kelso but was well behind Royal Irish Hussar earlier, though is 8lb better off now. Cadoudoff's form in France was only modest but AINSI FIDELES showed a fine turn of foot at Bordeaux in the spring and new connections hold him in some regard. He's a half-brother to last year's winner and can follow in his sibling's hoofprints by landing this nice prize. Zamoyski won twice on the Flat but will almost certainly improve on whatever he achieves today.