Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 25.00s
  • Off time: 13:40:15
Full result
Result 13:40 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Prize Fighter 100/1
2nd 6 Highland Love 25/1
3rd 7 Pertuis 3 5/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 669-611
Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Sam Lord 17
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 669-611
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 James Moffatt B Harding 108 9/2
2 70/35P-8
Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Caught By Witness (IRE) 28
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 70/35P-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 t A Middleton James Banks (7) 107 20/1
3 334-556
DARK GREEN and YELLOW (halved), hooped sleeves, BROWN cap Tricky Tree (IRE) 17
  • T:Mrs P Sly
  • J:Miss G Andrews
  • Form: 334-556
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9b1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 b1 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (5) 105 11/1
4 8513F2
Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Swiss Art (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 8513F2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 105 9/4f
5 1-45226
Maroon and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Stanley Bridge 32
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 1-45226
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 F P Murtagh Peter Carberry (5) 103 10/1
6 2P58FP
Mauve, Purple striped sleeves, quartered cap Highland Love 38
  • T:Jedd O'Keeffe
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 2P58FP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4b1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 b1 Jedd O'Keeffe R McGrath 100 25/1
7 467-42
White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Pertuis (IRE) 17
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 467-42
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 Micky Hammond J M Maguire 98 5/2
8 64239
Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Forster Street (IRE) 38
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 64239
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 T D Easterby Harry Haynes 108 9/1
9 082-627
Black and Red stripes, White and Black striped sleeves, Red and White striped cap Prize Fighter (IRE) 64
  • T:Miss L C Siddall
  • J:T Siddall
  • Form: 082-627
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 71 100/1

In depth

Verdict

Sam Lord made all on both occasions to land a double at Sedgefield last month and should make another bold bid. He has the beating of Pertuis, who has since run well over C&D, on latest running and had earlier beaten a below-par Stanley Bridge. However, SWISS ART found only one too good at Haydock three weeks ago in a higher grade than this and Sue Smith's charge can take advantage of the drop in class and get his head back in front. Forster Street looks best of the rest.

Formwatch

Prize Fighter (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, some headway before last, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 49l behind Livvy Inn (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (4) sft in Nov.

Highland Love 20-1 (11-11) Always in rear, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Brave Spartacus (10-13) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Dec, 12 ran.

Pertuis (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Held up, ridden 3out, stayed on well from next, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Chicklemix (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.

Stanley Bridge 9-2 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 7, 44l behind Sam Lord (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Tricky Tree (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon well behind, last of 6, well behind Neptune Equester (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Caught By Witness (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, effort 3 out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Tanerko Emery (12-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Swiss Art (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Led, hard ridden when headed after last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Ballybriggan (11-10) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.

Sam Lord 3-1 (11-12) Made all, ridden before last, kept on well, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec beating Phase Shift (11-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Forster Street (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3 out, soon lost place, 9th of 14, 42l behind Ruacana (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.