Wetherby

  • 14:25 bet365.com Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.80s
  • Off time: 14:25:21
14:25 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valco De Touzaine (FR) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 218/2PP- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap It's A Gimme (IRE) 232
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 137 6/42.50
3 3141-U1 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Fair Trade 125
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-8 A King R Thornton 129 3/14.00
4 32633-2 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Valco De Touzaine (FR) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-6 t1 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 135 6/42.50
Non runners
11/3001-1Claret Cloak (IRE)611-5Miss E C LavelleNon Runner140
57-76115Dartford Warbler (IRE)610-5Mrs S J SmithRyan Mania125

Verdict

Valco De Touzaine raced much too freely on his chasing bow at Newton Abbot and will need to settle better to make an impression in this higher grade. Fair Trade has plenty of speed so it will be interesting to see how he takes to fences. He may prefer a faster surface so we'll stick with CLARET CLOAK, who jumped well when scoring in modest company at Towcester. It's A Gimme has ability but rather lost his way over hurdles in the spring and is probably best watched until showing signs of a revival. Dartford Warbler made his chasing debut in a decent race at Uttoxeter but was soon beaten and is a pound out of the handicap here.