Wetherby

  • 16:30 wetherbyracing.co.uk Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £14,076 2nd £4,158 3rd £2,079 4th £1,040
  • Going: Good (Watered in the home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.00s
  • Off time: 16:30:28
16:30 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lost Glory (NZ) 7/1
2nd De Boitron (FR) 9/2
3rd Pigeon Island 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 174PP-2 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 156 15/28.50
2 11611P- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Lost Glory (NZ) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 139 7/18.00
3 142FP-4 Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Garleton (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-9 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 139 7/24.50
4 2/3845-1 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves De Boitron (FR) 15
Nag me
9 10-6 Ferdy Murphy N Fehily 136 9/25.50
5 355614- EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Pigeon Island 29
Nag me
10 10-5 bt N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 135 15/28.50
6 35/3U63- White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 110
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-2 Nick Williams T Scudamore 132 5/23.50
7 34117-6 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Rolecarr (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-0 Mrs A Hamilton K Renwick 130 28/129.00
8 5P15P-9 Red, black stars, halved sleeves and star on cap O Crotaigh (IRE) 13
Nag me
9 10-0 b A D Brown R McGrath 121 80/181.00

Verdict

Junior is only a pound higher than when winning the Rehearsal Chase back in December and hinted at a revival at Huntingdon last month. Lost Glory had won four of his previous five starts before being pulled up in the Grand National while De Boitron scored at Kelso last month on only his second try over 3m and has a few more options now. PIGEON ISLAND is also generally thought better over shorter but was given a superb ride by Sam Twiston-Davies to beat subsequent winner Fruity O'Rooney at Ascot last month. Fourth at Perth next time when the race wasn't run to suit, the grey gets a tentative vote here as Alfie Spinner became disappointing over the winter and Garleton and Rolecarr may have a few pounds too much at present.