Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 14:20 Rachel Wright Memorial Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £1,713 2nd £499 3rd £250
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.85s
  • Off time: 14:20:29
14:20 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bring Sweets (IRE) 11/2
2nd Makbullet 12/1
3rd Venture Girl (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6 Yellow, Blue disc and hoop on cap Acol 10
Nag me
3 10-12 A G Foster A L Voy (7) 80/181.00
2 33 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Bring Sweets (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 10-12 B Ellison F Davis (3) 97 11/26.50
3 Red, Yellow seams and cap Crushing (IRE) 123
Nag me
3 10-12 Miss J A Camacho D C Costello 80/181.00
4 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE chevron, ORANGE sleeves, WHITE cap, ORANGE spots Danceintothelight 8
Nag me
3 10-12 Micky Hammond F Keniry 5/16.00
5 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Green For Luck (IRE) 65
Nag me
3 10-12 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 12/113.00
6 53 Yellow, Black sash and sleeves Henry Havelock 10
Nag me
3 10-12 C Grant P Buchanan 8/19.00
7 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Makbullet 55
Nag me
3 10-12 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 12/113.00
8 Red and Royal Blue (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red star Manxman (IRE) 196
Nag me
3 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 17/29.50
9 Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, hooped cap North Shadow 51
Nag me
3 10-12 A D Brown James Halliday (5) 40/141.00
10 5 White, Black stripe, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap Red Barcelona (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 10-12 M H Tompkins D Crosse 11/112.00
11 6 Emerald Green, White armlets Always Roses 10
Nag me
3 10-5 C C Bealby T Messenger 40/141.00
12 White, Royal Blue stars, checked sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Gorgeous Annie (IRE) 56
Nag me
3 10-5 t1 J G Carr W Kennedy 25/126.00
13 Yellow, Orange star Magic Millie (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 10-5 D O'Meara D F O'Regan (ex1) 3/14.00
14 6 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE chevron and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON spots Venture Girl (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 10-5 T D Easterby R McGrath 25/126.00

Verdict

It's perplexing that John Carr sends Gorgeous Annie over the water from Ireland after some unsatisfactory performances over shorter trips. It is hard to fancy her on a first jumps start but any market movement in her favour would be notable. Henry Havelock was three places in front of Acol at Kelso last time out and it's hard to see a reversal of that order home. Chris Grant trained the winner of the race last year and Henry Havelock has claims as he continues to develop his jumping. Magic Millie has reasonable flat ability and this will be a first runner over the jumps for David O'Meara. We'll watch her on this occasion but it will be interesting to see how she does. Ferdy Murphy knows how to get a winner in this sphere and Manxman has shown good flat efforts and if transferring that over the timber then he could be a danger to our selection as could Danceintothelight who also makes a debut over hurdles. BRING SWEETS is the pick for a trainer with a 36% strike-rate at the course. Although he has shown only moderate flat efforts, he has finished third in each of his two starts over timber and the trip and ground should also be suitable. Bring Sweets gets the vote.