Wetherby Wednesday 26th December

  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places   Surface: Turf
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Wetherby course guide

12:35 Betfair Brings You Better Value Novices' Handicap Chase

12:35 Betfair Brings You Better Value Novices' Handicap Chase Wednesday 26th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
2 110P-F7 Knockando
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey: P Buchanan
  • Course and Distance Winner
7 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 2/1
3 252-54P Avenging Ace (IRE)
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: P O'Brien
  • Beaten Favourite
6 11-9 t D McCain Jnr P O'Brien (10) 5/4f
4 04F/3-U5 Mannered
  • Trainer: J Wade
  • Jockey: J Dawson
7 11-7 J Wade J Dawson (7) 9/4
1 13300-4 Soudain (FR)
  • Trainer: S Gollings
  • Jockey: 2nd Preference
6 12-0 p1 S Gollings 2nd Preference NR
5 3P2531 Roi De Garde (FR)
  • Trainer: C C Bealby
  • Jockey: 2nd Preference
  • Course and Distance Winner
6 11-5 C C Bealby 2nd Preference NR

Formwatch

Soudain (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Close up, ridden 8th, weakened 10th, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Changing Times (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.

Roi De Garde (FR) 9-2 (10-5) Held up and raced wide, pushed along and headway 10th, chased leaders 5 out, went 2nd before next, led approaching 3 out, clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Eyre Apparent (11-5) by 8l, 10 ran.

Mannered 125-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 5th of 7, 32l behind Yurok (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft.

Knockando 18-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, weakened before 4 out, last of 7, 39l behind Honest John (11-12) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.

Avenging Ace (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Led until approaching 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Classical Mist (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f beg chs (4) gs, 9 ran.

13:10 Check Betfair Before You Bet Novices' Handicap Hurdle

13:10 Check Betfair Before You Bet Novices' Handicap Hurdle Wednesday 26th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
2 22 Jameel (USA)
  • Trainer: J P Ferguson
  • Jockey: J Quinlan
4 11-11 J P Ferguson J Quinlan (3) 10/3f
3 34-5552 Saroque (IRE)
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: A Coleman
5 11-9 Miss V Williams A Coleman 7/2
4 0-646 Glenford Dorie
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: K Woods
5 11-3 C E Longsdon K Woods (3) 7/1
5 135U4U- Bob's Ticket (IRE)
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Jockey: R McGrath
7 11-2 P A Kirby R McGrath 16/1
6 3575-7 Justjoe (IRE)
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver
6 11-2 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 12/1
7 57P Jack Albert (IRE)
  • Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Jockey: J Reveley
5 10-13 Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 16/1
9 1/0-60P Moscow Ivan (IRE)
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Jockey: Miss H Bethell
5 10-6 P A Kirby Miss H Bethell (7) 14/1
10 11P/P-64 Blazing Bull (IRE)
  • Trainer: J Wade
  • Jockey: J Dawson
8 10-6 J Wade J Dawson (7) 11/1
11 55P7-32 Prince Blackthorn (IRE)
  • Trainer: W Amos
  • Jockey: H Haynes
6 10-3 W Amos H Haynes 13/2
12 54338/3 Lukey Luke
  • Trainer: J R Turner
  • Jockey: P Buchanan
9 10-0 J R Turner P Buchanan 8/1
1 1322-59 Swaledale Lad (IRE)
  • Trainer: R Ford
  • Jockey: H Challoner
5 11-12 R Ford H Challoner (5) NR
8 830712 Bravo Bravo
  • Trainer: Mark Gillard
  • Jockey: 2nd Preference
  • Distance Winner
5 10-12 b Mark Gillard 2nd Preference NR

Formwatch

Swaledale Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 16, 36l behind Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.

Bravo Bravo 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leader until ridden 3 out, keeping on one pace when left 2nd at last, 2nd of 11, 11l behind Okafranca (10-4) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.

Saroque (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led until 4th, disputed lead until led again before 2 out, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 6, nk behind Aye Well (11-3) at Catterick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

Lukey Luke 16-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, in 3rd and staying on when not much room after last, one pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

Blazing Bull (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 12, 18l behind Beeves (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.

Jack Albert (IRE) 80-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, behind 4th, mistake next, tailed off 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Buthelezi (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft, 12 ran.

Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, blundered 6th, raced wide from before 7th, ridden and headed last, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind One For Harry (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.

Moscow Ivan (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft, 12 ran.

Glenford Dorie 9-1 (10-12) Towards rear, plugged on before 2 out, never involved, 6th of 15, 30l behind Ardkilly Witness (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Justjoe (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 15, 41l behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy.

Jameel (USA) 11-4 (10-9) Towards rear, headway going well 6th, tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, went 2nd last, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Bob's Ticket (IRE) 22-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not always fluent, mistake and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Power Pack Jack (10-3) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Sep '11, 12 ran.

13:45 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

13:45 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3) Wednesday 26th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
2 312-U0P Auroras Encore (IRE)
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey: P Buchanan
  • Distance Winner
10 11-12 Mrs S J Smith P Buchanan 20/1
3 0411-05 Cape Tribulation
  • Trainer: J M Jefferson
  • Jockey: J Doyle
  • Distance Winner
8 11-10 J M Jefferson J Doyle 7/2
4 07-2360 Mr Moonshine (IRE)
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey: S Byrne
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Course Winner
8 11-8 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 3/1
6 2/4110-P Going Wrong
  • Trainer: Ferdy Murphy
  • Jockey: J Reveley
9 11-7 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 14/1
7 8011-59 Merigo (FR)
  • Trainer: A Parker
  • Jockey: R McGrath
  • Distance Winner
11 11-4 A Parker R McGrath 16/1
8 2-16085 Zitenka (IRE)
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Jockey: H Haynes
  • Course and Distance Winner
10 10-13 b T D Easterby H Haynes 10/1
9 221-212 Ballyoliver
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: A Coleman
8 10-7 Miss V Williams A Coleman 13/8f
1 1/82FP-1 Junior
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: 2nd Preference
  • Distance Winner
9 12-12 b D Pipe 2nd Preference NR
5 12U1-PU Helpston
  • Trainer: Mrs P Sly
  • Jockey: Miss G Andrews
  • Course and Distance Winner
8 11-8 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (5) NR

Formwatch

Junior 3-1 (11-12) Made all, ridden before 3 out, kept on well from last, won at Newcastle 3m listed hcp chs (1) hvy beating Benny Be Good (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.

Helpston 12-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, in 5th when blundered and unseated rider 13th, in a race won by Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs, 16 ran.

Cape Tribulation 9-2 (11-4) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 45l behind Tidal Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.

Mr Moonshine (IRE) 9-2fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway on inner before 11th to chase leaders, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 16, 39l behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs.

Ballyoliver 4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, steady headway from 5 out, every chance when not fluent 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on after last, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Harris Hawk (9-13) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.

Auroras Encore (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Jumped right, in rear, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Bless The Wings (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov, 11 ran.

Zitenka (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked winner, ridden before 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 39l behind Easter Meteor (11-6) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs.

Merigo (FR) 33-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, lost place before and mistake 11th, 9th of 11, well behind Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.

Going Wrong 14-1 (11-12) Always behind, soon pulled up, in a race won by Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov, 11 ran.

14:20 Better Prices On Betfair Mobile Handicap Hurdle

14:20 Better Prices On Betfair Mobile Handicap Hurdle Wednesday 26th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 150450- Neptune Equester
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Jockey: K James
  • Course Winner
9 11-12 B Ellison K James (5) 8/1
3 U0-7622 Ski Sunday
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: A Coleman
7 11-10 t Tim Vaughan A Coleman 6/4f
4 12/2146- My Arch
  • Trainer: Ollie Pears
  • Jockey: R McGrath
  • Course Winner
10 11-10 Ollie Pears R McGrath 8/1
5 4311-P Rosairlie (IRE)
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver
4 11-0 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 7/1
6 2UFU62 Green Wizard (IRE)
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey: J England
6 10-11 Mrs S J Smith J England (7) 11/4
7 5334-55 Tricky Tree (IRE)
  • Trainer: Mrs P Sly
  • Jockey: Miss G Andrews
6 10-10 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (5) 9/1
2 3511-70 Hada Men (USA)
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: A Coleman
7 11-12 Miss V Williams A Coleman NR

Formwatch

Hada Men (USA) 10-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway into mid-division and reminder 4th, lost place 4 out, soon ridden, no danger after, 11th of 18, 37l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Neptune Equester 100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hampered and carried wide 8th (canal turn), soon behind, reminders 17th, no danger after, 13th of 40, well behind Neptune Collonges (11-6) at Aintree 4m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gd in Apr.

My Arch 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 4 out, weakened from next, 6th of 8, 27l behind Theologist (10-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.

Ski Sunday 9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, every chance 2 out, soon outpaced, stayed on strongly after last, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Stow (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.

Green Wizard (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, took keen hold, led 7th, ridden and headed before last, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Rosairlie (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders after 3rd, jumped slowly next, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Kentford Grey Lady (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft, 10 ran.

Tricky Tree (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Pressed leader, reminders 2nd, ridden 14th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Savant Bleu (11-1) at Fakenham 3m beg chs (4) sft.

14:55 Read Nicholls & McCain Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Chase

14:55 Read Nicholls & McCain Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Chase Wednesday 26th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
2 934123 No Planning
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey: S Byrne
  • Course Winner
5 11-11 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 15/8f
3 7201-44 Devotion To Duty (IRE)
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey: P Buchanan
  • Distance Winner
6 11-10 p1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 8/1
4 52-6671 McMurrough (IRE)
  • Trainer: J M Jefferson
  • Jockey: H Haynes
  • Distance Winner
8 11-7 J M Jefferson H Haynes 4/1
5 U73-U60 Tyrone House (IRE)
  • Trainer: J Wade
  • Jockey: J Dawson
  • Course and Distance Winner
8 11-6 J Wade J Dawson (7) 13/2
6 P88-712 Whats Up Woody (IRE)
  • Trainer: J Wade
  • Jockey: A Coleman
  • Distance Winner
7 11-3 J Wade A Coleman 4/1
7 57-23PP Pyracantha
  • Trainer: Jennie Candlish
  • Jockey: S Quinlan
  • Distance Winner
7 10-12 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 16/1
8 32313-P Willie Hall
  • Trainer: W Amos
  • Jockey: J Reveley
  • Distance Winner
8 10-11 W Amos J Reveley 12/1
1 2210-63 Mr Syntax (IRE)
  • Trainer: T J Fitzgerald
  • Jockey: R McGrath
  • Course and Distance Winner
8 11-12 t T J Fitzgerald R McGrath NR

Formwatch

Mr Syntax (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Kings Grey (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.

McMurrough (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) With leaders, led and blundered 4 out, ridden last, kept on well, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating Whats Up Woody (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.

Whats Up Woody (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Led, headed 4 out, every chance before last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Mcmurrough (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.

No Planning 9-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 13th, until one pace before last, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Red Rocco (11-2) at Newcastle 3m Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) hvy.

Pyracantha 11-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 5th, reminder after 6th, lost place next, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Cool Operator (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 7 ran.

Devotion To Duty (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Held up in 5th, slow and dropped to last at 2nd, went modest 4th 2 out, (normal 4 out), 4th of 6, 29l behind Douglas Julian (10-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) sft.

Willie Hall 25-1 (11-3) Took keen hold towards rear, weakened 4 out, behind and pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Makhzoon (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jun, 10 ran.

Tyrone House (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, lost place 9th, tailed off 5 out, 12th of 14, well behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.

15:30 Visit betfair.com/racingoffers Handicap Hurdle

15:30 Visit betfair.com/racingoffers Handicap Hurdle Wednesday 26th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 571763- Embsay Crag
  • Trainer: Mrs K Walton
  • Jockey: R McGrath
  • Course and Distance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 7/1
2 7-4P450 Groomed (IRE)
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: A Coleman
4 11-11 Tim Vaughan A Coleman 17/2
4 4544-42 Chicklemix
  • Trainer: Mrs P Sly
  • Jockey: Miss G Andrews
  • Distance Winner
6 11-8 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (5) 4/1
5 2-21129 Tinseltown
  • Trainer: B Rothwell
  • Jockey: P Buchanan
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Course and Distance Winner
6 11-7 p B Rothwell P Buchanan 7/2f
6 F30-647 Aegean Destiny
  • Trainer: J Mackie
  • Jockey: E Whillans
  • Distance Winner
5 10-11 J Mackie E Whillans (3) 4/1
7 467-4 Pertuis (IRE)
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver
6 10-8 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 6/1
9 P36P-3 Goodlukin Lucy
  • Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Jockey: Miss E C Sayer
5 10-3 h Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (5) 10/1
10 48664-5 Mootabar (IRE)
  • Trainer: C W Fairhurst
  • Jockey: F Keniry
5 10-0 v C W Fairhurst F Keniry 11/1
3 5695/16- Lakeman (IRE)
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Jockey: K James
6 11-9 B Ellison K James (5) NR
8 765002 Kusadasi (IRE)
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: 2nd Preference
  • Beaten Favourite
7 10-7 b D Pipe 2nd Preference NR

Formwatch

Lakeman (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Tracked leader until not fluent 4th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 9, 44l behind One For Joules (10-4) at Perth 2m clm hdl (4) gd in Sep '11.

Kusadasi (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, kept on, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Bathwick Brave (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.

Chicklemix 5-1 (11-5) Keen held up, headway to challenge 2 out, ridden and kept on to go 2nd flat, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Dark Energy (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Nov.

Pertuis (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, soon with winner, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 9l behind Sam Lord (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.

Groomed (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, niggled along 6th, soon lost place and no impression, last of 20, well behind Muzak (11-4) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 sft in Aug.

Embsay Crag 22-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear and keen, headway before 2 out, stayed on before last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Red Merlin (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.

Goodlukin Lucy 25-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3 out, mistake next, lost 2nd after last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.

Mootabar (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd before last, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, 28l behind Rupert Bear (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Tinseltown 4-1fav (10-1) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 2 out, weakened next, 9th of 14, 19l behind Hi Dancer (10-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Aegean Destiny 9-2 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 4th, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, 32l behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.