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: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 46.20s
  • Off time: 13:45:38
13:45 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cape Tribulation 7/2
2nd Mr Moonshine (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 312-U0P Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 Mrs S J Smith P Buchanan 144 20/121.00
3 0411-05 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 53
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 J M Jefferson Jack Doyle 142 7/24.50
4 07-2360 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mr Moonshine (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-8 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 140 3/14.00
6 2/4110-P Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Going Wrong 32
Nag me
9 11-7 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 139 14/115.00
7 8011-59 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Merigo (FR) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-4 A Parker R McGrath 136 16/117.00
8 2-16085 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Zitenka (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-13 b T D Easterby Harry Haynes 131 10/111.00
9 221-212 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 8
Nag me
8 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 13/82.62
Non runners
11/82FP-1Junior912-12D Pipe2nd Preference158
512U1-PUHelpston811-8Mrs P SlyMiss G Andrews140

Verdict

The consistent Ballyoliver should run his usual game race although he's 9lb higher than his latest win and upped in class today. CAPE TRIBULATION makes more appeal back over fences as he can race of a 16lb lower mark having won a couple of hurdle races at the end of last season. Malcolm Jefferson's charge is also preferred to Mr Moonshine whose form has tapered off after a second over these fences in October and not much has gone right for Going Wrong since his earlier double at Sedgefield. Helpston fell after being hampered at Doncaster last time but has claims on his victory at Newcastle back in February and dual Scottish Grand National hero Merigo is not easily dismissed if back to his best. Junior has a huge burden to carry if taking part but has a first preference in the King George at Kempton today.