Wetherby

  • 13:45 William Hill 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

  • Off time: 13:45:19
13:45 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cloudy Too (IRE) 11/4
2nd Tullamore Dew (IRE) 8/1
3rd Cape Tribulation 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1155-P0 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 J M Jefferson Harry Skelton 153 6/17.00
3 4PP-25P LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 19
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 153 25/126.00
4 45F51P- Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 250
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 148 20/121.00
5 1103-10 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 148 11/43.75
6 12175-1 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Sydney Paget (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 145 5/23.50
7 6/656-F8 Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Master Of The Hall (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 Micky Hammond K Renwick 140 33/134.00
8 3116P-1 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Nuts N Bolts 33
Nag me
7 10-11 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 140 4/15.00
10 344U7-3 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 68
Nag me
11 10-0 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 126 8/19.00
Non runners
1P76-52PWayward Prince911-12Mrs H ParrottR McGrath155
956R3-51Alvarado (IRE)810-10F O'BrienNon Runner139

Verdict

Grand National hero Auroras Encore reappears after his failure in the Scottish version a fortnight later and will begin his preparation for Aintree here. It's quite likely his stablemate Cloudy Too will have the edge after running well for a long way in the Hennessy with any further rain aiding his cause. SYDNEY PAGET is the youngest in the line-up but looked a tremendous prospect when beating Silver By Nature at Haydock where he was eased down to a walk after taking the race by the scruff of the neck. He'll improve again and looks the one to beat. Nuts N Bolts also galloped his rivals into the ground at Haydock and an end-to-end gallop is exactly what's required so he is likely to be in the shake-up. Cape Tribulation, who was quietly fancied for the Gold Cup in March, has disappointed but any sign of a return to form will see him in the mix while recent Cheltenham winner Alvarado can go well as he's another with the scope to do better.