Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 15:25 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 in the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.40s
  • Off time: 15:25:21
15:25 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silviniaco Conti (FR) 11/10
2nd Wayward Prince 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6F/1R16- Red, White spots, Red Sleeves, White Cap Master Of The Hall (IRE) 205
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 N J Henderson A Tinkler 151 12/113.00
2 15/F317- BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 232
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 N P Mulholland D C Costello 163 9/110.00
3 5/25145- Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 232
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 P R Webber D F O'Regan 157 3/14.00
4 4/31241- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Silviniaco Conti (FR) 204
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 P F Nicholls R Walsh 156 11/102.10
5 135/230- Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap Planet of Sound 203
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 154 5/16.00
6 34/P47P- Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 259
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 Mrs H Parrott Jack Doyle 142 33/134.00

Verdict

Silviniaco Conti has been all the rage in the ante-post market for this, with punters believing he can build on his victory in a Grade 2 novice chase at Aintree in April which finally dispelled doubts about his stamina. Time For Rupert was runner-up to Weird Al in this 12 months ago and should be thereabouts again but Master Of The Hall probably has a bit to find at the weights and has been a little erratic over fences so far while wayward Prince lost his way last season. Midnight Chase is a reliable sort, however, and no mug as he proved when beating Tidal Bay at Cheltenham in January. His only subsequent run came in the Gold Cup. PLANET OF SOUND began last season with a second in the Hennessy so obviously goes well fresh. He's a Grade 1 winner over fences so is well treated here at the weights and should take all the beating.