Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 15:55 Yorkshire Post Ladies Day - 20th May Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.00s
  • Off time: 15:55:53
15:55 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Agglestone Rock 5/2
2nd Le Roi Rouge (FR) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 131-114 Orange and White diamonds, Orange sleeves Agglestone Rock 10
Nag me
5 11-10 P A Kirby J Reveley 127 5/23.50
3 9-771F9 Light Blue, Primrose hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Le Roi Rouge (FR) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-3 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 120 20/121.00
4 4-18403 Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Cast Iron Casey (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-2 P Monteith Ryan Mania (3) 119 7/24.50
5 275543 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Camden George (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-1 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier 118 5/23.50
7 926-P13 Red, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves Jimmy Bond 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-12 b1 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 115 5/16.00
8 311U/25- Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Hold The Bid (IRE) 542
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-12 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 115 9/110.00
9 1U1U0F RED, YELLOW star, hooped sleeves, check cap Dawn Ride (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-6 p Micky Hammond F Keniry 109 16/117.00
Non runners
128-676PAkilak (IRE)911-12J Howard JohnsonD F O'Regan129
669P611Award Winner711-1B G PowellR P Mclernon118

Verdict

AKILAK has been given a chance by the handicapper and he can see off the claims of Jimmy Bond and Le Roi Rouge. This represents a massive drop in grade for the Alan Shearer owned horse and while his performances this season have been little to write home about, he is now 11lb lower than he was at this time last year. Jimmy Bond had a hard race at Carlisle last month. That said, the veteran should be at home in the testing ground conditions. Le Roi Rouge stayed on from a mile back to win a handicap over two miles at this course in December. He did this despite looking notably burly in the paddock so could have improved still. Award Winner bids for the hat-trick having scored at Bangor and Carlisle. The ground is markedly different from what he will have experienced there. Agglestone Rock has proven form on soft going. He should have stripped fitter for a very decent run on the flat at Doncaster. Dawn Ride is something of a standing dish around here although her recent runs have suggested that the handicapper is probably getting the better end of the argument. Hold The Bid has shown solid form around Market Rasen though has a bit to prove on the basis of his recent assignments. Camden George looks a future Grand National type. He stays three miles with few issues and Tjade Collier rides. Akilak is a real puzzle for punters today. If he turns up anywhere near his best, he should win it but he really does need to leave behind all of his form this term.