Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 13:05 Star Sports Cheltenham Preview Night - 4th March Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.60s
  • Off time: 13:06:47
13:05 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fourjacks 3/1
2nd Poole Master 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3211-F1 Black and Orange (halved), Black sleeves, Black cap, Orange stars Rapidolyte De Ladalka 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 S Shirley-Beavan F Keniry 20/121.00
2 U4-P103 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Saphir River (FR) 34
Nag me
7 11-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 132 13/27.50
3 3641/0-1 Black, Orange chevron, hooped sleeves Ballybriggan (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 10/34.33
4 940-267 Light Blue, Maroon stripe Bandanaman (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 11-0 G A Swinbank F Davis 112 100/1101.00
5 26P42-6 Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Burnthill (IRE) 228
Nag me
8 11-0 t Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 90 200/1201.00
6 22/2141 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Fourjacks 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 T D Easterby B Harding 3/14.00
7 110F-32 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Poole Master 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 139 11/82.38

Verdict

POOLE MASTER was the best of these over hurdles and made a promising start to his chasing career when runner-up to Real Milan at Carlisle. He'll improve for that experience and is preferred to Saphir River, who scored on his chasing bow at Uttoxeter but has been below par in a couple of subsequent starts over 3m. Ballybriggan won over timber on his reappearance at Haydock and will be in the mix if taking to fences but this is tougher than the chase won at Catterick by Rapidolyte De Ladalka last week. Fourjacks has won a couple of novice hurdles and is another to note on his first start over fences.