Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 15:35 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.60s
  • Off time: 15:38:18
15:35 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harry Topper 5/1
2nd Wayward Prince 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 051155- WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 212
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 J M Jefferson D C Costello 160 15/28.50
2 13/2132- Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 192
Nag me
8 11-10 p N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 171 4/51.80
3 21P76-5 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 t Mrs H Parrott Jack Doyle 147 50/151.00
4 7/111UB- MAROON, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Harry Topper 193
Nag me
6 11-6 K C Bailey J M Maguire 152 5/16.00
5 113114- YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Unioniste (FR) 234
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-6 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 153 13/27.50
6 12411P- Emerald Green and Red stripes, Red sleeves, quartered cap Benefficient (IRE) 42
Nag me
7 11-5 h A J Martin A P McCoy 157 17/29.50
7 R16/656- Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Master Of The Hall (IRE) 266
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 Micky Hammond D Elsworth 148 66/167.00

Verdict

Long Run, a former Gold Cup winner and successful in last year's King George, is undoubtedly the class act here but usually needs his first run of the season and will be plenty short enough against rivals who could exploit any lack of fitness. Unioniste is only a five-year-old but had some decent form last season, though disappointed in the RSA Chase on his final start. Harry Topper is another with plenty of scope and beat Benefficient over this trip at Newbury a year ago while Wayward Prince was second in this last year when Master Of The Hall finished last. CAPE TRIBULATION was behind Long Run when only fifth in the Gold Cup but an earlier defeat of Imperial Commander at Cheltenham was smart form and he won the Rowland Meyrick here last season under a big weight. At the likely odds, Malcom Jefferson's charge may be the value in this Grade 2.