Today's racecards

Wetherby

  • 14:20 Wear A Hat Day Supporting braintumourresearch.org Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.35s
  • Off time: 14:20:38
14:20 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nesterenko (GER) Evs
2nd Villoresi (IRE) 5/1
3rd Masquerade 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-23135 Maroon, White epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Dark Blue star Masquerade 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 120 7/18.00
2 234144 Black, red disc, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Nesterenko (GER) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 h N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (3) 125 Evs2.00
3 09 Brown, fawn sash Mighty Cliche (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-0 Mrs Dianne Sayer Colm McCormack 100/1101.00
4 5 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Mr Maynard 28
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5 11-0 Mrs P Robeson Tom Bellamy (3) 66/167.00
5 U35562 Light green, black triple diamond, black cap, light green diamonds Quick Brew 12
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6 11-0 ht M A Barnes Daragh Bourke (3) 102 14/115.00
6 3 Light blue, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Villoresi (IRE) 28
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5 11-0 J J Quinn Dean Pratt (6) 5/16.00
7 PB612 Royal blue, yellow braces, sleeves and cap Waddingstown (IRE) 20
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5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox (3) 20/121.00
8 5/ White, Orange disc, striped sleeves, check cap Catchthemoonlight 734
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6 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell Joe Colliver 100/1101.00
10 9-5P7 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Pennine Josie 43
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5 10-7 James Moffatt Tony Kelly 100/1101.00
11 941 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Flute Bowl 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-6 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 7/24.50
Non runners
97Miss Bella Rose710-7R C GuestJake Greenall

Verdict

Neither Warren Greatrex nor Nicky Henderson are frequent visitors to Wetherby so previous winners Masquerade and Nesterenko are well worth a second look in this. The latter's latest fourth behind subsequent Festival winner Lac Fontana at Cheltenham is just about the best form on offer. But there is undoubtedly more to come from VILLORESI, who actually led two out before finishing third to Betfair Hurdle hero Splash Of Ginge at Aintree in December. He's had a run on the all-weather since and should be ready for this. Quick Brew's latest second at Carlisle was easily his best run to date while Taunton scorer Flute Bowl gets all the allowances and can't be ignored.