Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 13:10 Star Sports Cheltenham Preview Night Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.90s
  • Off time: 13:10:36
13:10 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yesyoucan (IRE) 5/6
2nd My Idea 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 235613 Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 105 22/123.00
2 817-413 Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Yesyoucan (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 B Ellison W Hutchinson 139 5/61.83
3 0544-67 White, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Royal Blue star Alf The Audacious 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 12/113.00
4 34412-0 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mitchell's Way 56
Nag me
7 11-0 G A Swinbank P J Brennan 122 15/28.50
5 211P-43 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts and armlets Pistol (IRE) 36
Nag me
5 10-9 b P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 130 9/43.25

Verdict

Brian Ellison has his horses firing on all cylinders and YESYOUCAN should can enhance the yard's recent record. A useful handicap hurdler, he easily landed a novice chase at Newcastle over today's trip before finding 2m too short at Carlisle and this looks his for the taking. Pistol looks the main threat despite a less than convincing chasing debut at Exeter as he was a progressive hurdler who will have learned from that experience. My Idea won a novices' handicap at Musselburgh in November but is untested in these conditions while chasing debutants Mitchell's Way and Alf The Audacious have plenty to find on hurdles form, though the former looks a likely type for the bigger obstacles.