Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 15:20 totepool.com Towton Novices' Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner £17,370 2nd £6,518 3rd £3,264 4th £1,626
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 48.30s
  • Off time: 15:20:39
15:20 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goulanes (IRE) 12/5
2nd Super Duty (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 0F-6418 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 p1 R Dickin H Oliver 137 17/29.50
3 F12-221 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Super Duty (IRE) 50
Nag me
7 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 139 5/23.50
4 U-13222 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Fill The Power (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 135 10/111.00
5 2/21411 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Fourjacks 21
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-0 T D Easterby B Harding 140 4/15.00
6 211-1 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Goulanes (IRE) 77
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 12/53.40
7 6-132F1 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Fentara 20
Nag me
8 10-7 p T D Walford P Buchanan 127 10/111.00
Non runners
146-1142Houblon Des Obeaux (FR)611-7Miss V Williams2nd Preference148

Verdict

The consistent HOUBLON DES OBEAUX is proven in this company. He's gone close on a couple of occasions since winning a Grade 2 novice event at Wincanton in November and is just preferred to Super Duty if lining up here rather than at Sandown. The latter has improved with every start over fences, however, culminating in victory at Cheltenham in December and in turn makes more appeal than Fourjacks. Tim Easterby's charge is worth a try at this level having won his chasing bow over a shorter trip here three weeks ago while Goulanes was a Listed winner over hurdles at Cheltenham in November and could go well on his first start over fences. Restless Harry was below par when stepped up in trip last time but has superior form to both Fill The Power and Fentara.