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Wetherby

  • 13:45 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 22.50s
  • Off time: 13:47:20
13:45 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st According To Pete 33/1
2nd Helpston 10/1
3rd Midnight Chase 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11115-F BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 51
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 N P Mulholland D C Costello 161 16/117.00
2 11134-P Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 Ian Williams Timmy Murphy 150 8/19.00
3 12F2-1F Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 pt P R Webber D F O'Regan 149 14/115.00
4 1/2113-1 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Always Right (IRE) 22
Nag me
9 10-13 J Wade J Reveley 148 2/13.00
5 2145-02 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 143 5/16.00
6 F-73215 White, light blue cap Halley (FR) 16
Nag me
4 10-6 T R George L Heard 141 20/121.00
7 105-151 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Lackamon 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-4 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (10) 139 9/25.50
8 4230-31 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 37
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-3 B Ellison Danny Cook 138 17/29.50
9 8F82-70 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Merigo (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-3 A Parker K Renwick 138 66/167.00
10 PP-2023 Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star The Hollinwell 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-3 be Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (7) 138 25/126.00
11 1P50-PP EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap King Fontaine (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-0 J M Jefferson B Hughes 130 40/141.00
12 8/32-211 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Helpston 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (5) 128 10/111.00
13 0722-37 Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap According To Pete 37
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-0 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes (3) 127 33/134.00

Verdict

The Hollinwell has threatened to win a decent race on several occasions but never quite managed it though Lucy Alexander's claim is a bonus here. Helpston makes his handicap debut over fences and this looks too tough and though John Wade has done very well with the former hunter Always Right, an 8lb rise for his Kelso victory looks harsh. MIDNIGHT CHASE was in incredible form last year numbering three victories at Cheltenham amongst his tally. He was quietly fancied for the Gold Cup in March and ran well enough and a recent run at Down Royal will have put him straight for this. Sarando was an easy winner at Carlisle before falling when still in contention in the Hennessy and he must be considered along with the tough stayer Neptune Equester and Knockara Beau, who is likely to be finishing strongest of all.