Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 15:25 Read racinguk.com/columnists Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.80s
  • Off time: 15:25:33
15:25 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stormy Weather (FR) 17/2
2nd Knight In Purple 22/1
3rd Dumbarton (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 311454- Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap Pas Trop Tard (FR) 174
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 132 28/129.00
2 410246 Grey, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap Knight In Purple 75
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 vt J Mackie Peter Carberry (3) 127 22/123.00
4 5F21-40 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Dumbarton (IRE) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 James Moffatt B Hughes 125 28/129.00
5 120/221- Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Big Water (IRE) 213
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 G A Swinbank P J Brennan 125 6/17.00
6 0-13121 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Strongly Suggested 46
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 124 5/16.00
7 U90-536 Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 p B Ellison Nathan Moscrop (7) 124 17/29.50
8 1/2212F- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Blackwater King (IRE) 250
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 11/43.75
9 111575- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Coverholder (IRE) 179
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-10 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 116 8/19.00
10 73/6314 White, Black hoop, Red sleeves and cap Taaresh (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 K A Morgan Adam Wedge (3) 114 12/113.00
11 70-1224 Red and white diabolo, white sleeves, red cap Tinseltown 25
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-8 B Rothwell Lucy Alexander 114 8/19.00
12 F5F-343 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Lifetime (IRE) 94
Nag me
5 10-1 B Ellison Aidan Coleman 107 25/126.00
Non runners
330/0321-Lightening Rod811-6M W EasterbyJake Greenall126

Verdict

This looks a competitive affair but you would expect both Big Water and Blackwater King to improve on what they achieved last season while Knight In Purple, Stormy Weather and Tinseltown are all capable of getting involved on their best form. Strongly Suggested has proved a consistent sort over the last few months but Coverholder appeared to be in the handicapper's grip in the spring while Pas Trop Tard starts the new campaign on a high enough mark. Taaresh and Lifetime could find this too tough and Dumbarton finished tailed off on his first start for James Moffat at Cartmel, though did finish ahead of Knight In Purple at Bangor in August. LIGHTENING ROD never figured in this 12 months ago but goes well fresh, usually does well here and still isn't badly treated despite being raised 6lb for his victory over track and trip in April - he gets a tentative vote.