Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 14:55 Read Nicholls & McCain Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.90s
  • Off time: 14:56:25
14:55 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st McMurrough (IRE) 4/1
2nd Whats Up Woody (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 934123 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap No Planning 25
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-11 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 126 15/82.88
3 7201-44 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Devotion To Duty (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 p1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 125 8/19.00
4 52-6671 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 122 4/15.00
5 U73-U60 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Tyrone House (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 J Wade John Dawson (7) 121 13/27.50
6 P88-712 Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap Whats Up Woody (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 J Wade Aidan Coleman 118 4/15.00
7 57-23PP WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Pyracantha 54
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 113 16/117.00
8 32313-P Beige, Dark Blue triple diamond, Dark Blue cap Willie Hall 199
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 W Amos J Reveley 112 12/113.00
Non runners
12210-63Mr Syntax (IRE)811-12T J FitzgeraldR McGrath127

Verdict

Mcmurrough is up 7lb for his recent win at Newcastle where he beat today's rival Whats Up Woody a couple of lengths. The latter is weighted to take revenge but both may find top weight MR SYNTAX too good. Tim Fitzgerald's charge finished a respectable third on his reappearance at Doncaster last month and won't need to improve much on that to go close in this. No Planning can be given a chance on his best form notably a second to Buck Mulligan at Sedgefield in November and he makes more appeal than Devotion To Duty though the latter is dropping back down into a more suitable grade today.