Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 12:35 bet365.com Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places in the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.40s
  • Off time: 12:36:08
12:35 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ulysse Collonges (FR) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 79249/2- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Exotic Man (FR) 556
Nag me
7 11-1 J Wade John Dawson (7) 15/28.50
2 318010/ Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Heez A Cracker (FR) 637
Nag me
6 11-1 T R George P J Brennan 125 5/42.25
3 907- Yellow, beige stars on sleeves, white cap Little Jimmy 279
Nag me
5 11-1 T R Gretton Felix De Giles 33/134.00
5 31011 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Ulysse Collonges (FR) 110
Nag me
4 11-0 C Grant D F O'Regan Evs2.00
Non runners
4111232-Overturn (IRE)811-1D McCain JnrJ M Maguire

Verdict

This is all about whether OVERTURN can safely negotiate these tricky fences. Donald McCain's eight-year-old, winner of the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle around this time last year and a brave second in the Champion Hurdle in March, should win this in a hack canter if the fences don't get in the way. Ulysee Collonges, successful over hurdles and fences in France over the summer, looks the one for forecast-backers as Exotic Man and Heez A Cracker have both been off the track for a while and Little Jimmy has yet to show any sign of ability.