Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 1f

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 46.20s
  • Off time: 13:45:38
Full result
Result 13:45 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Cape Tribulation 7/2
2nd 4 Mr Moonshine 11 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 312-U0P
Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 54
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 312-U0P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 Mrs S J Smith P Buchanan 144 20/1
3 0411-05
WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 53
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 0411-05
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 J M Jefferson Jack Doyle 142 7/2
4 07-2360
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mr Moonshine (IRE) 11
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:S Byrne
  • Form: 07-2360
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 140 3/1
6 2/4110-P
Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Going Wrong 32
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 2/4110-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 139 14/1
7 8011-59
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Merigo (FR) 32
  • T:A Parker
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 8011-59
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
11 158 11-4 A Parker R McGrath 136 16/1
8 2-16085
Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Zitenka (IRE) 11
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 2-16085
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13b
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 b T D Easterby Harry Haynes 131 10/1
9 221-212
Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 8
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 221-212
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 13/8f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 1/82FP-1
Junior 25
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 1/82FP-1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-12b
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
9 1212 b D Pipe 2nd Preference 158 NR
5 12U1-PU
Helpston 11
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs P Sly
  • J:Miss G Andrews
  • Form: 12U1-PU
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 118 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews 140 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   According To Pete
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
10 10-0 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 33/1
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In depth

Verdict

The consistent Ballyoliver should run his usual game race although he's 9lb higher than his latest win and upped in class today. CAPE TRIBULATION makes more appeal back over fences as he can race of a 16lb lower mark having won a couple of hurdle races at the end of last season. Malcolm Jefferson's charge is also preferred to Mr Moonshine whose form has tapered off after a second over these fences in October and not much has gone right for Going Wrong since his earlier double at Sedgefield. Helpston fell after being hampered at Doncaster last time but has claims on his victory at Newcastle back in February and dual Scottish Grand National hero Merigo is not easily dismissed if back to his best. Junior has a huge burden to carry if taking part but has a first preference in the King George at Kempton today.

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.