Read Nicholls & McCain Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 34.90s
  • Off time: 14:56:25
Full result
Result 14:55 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 McMurrough 4/1
2nd 6 Whats Up Woody 1 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 934123
White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap No Planning 25
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:S Byrne
  • Form: 934123
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 126 15/8f
3 7201-44
Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Devotion To Duty (IRE) 17
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 7201-44
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10p1
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 p1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 125 8/1
4 52-6671
RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 25
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 52-6671
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 122 4/1
5 U73-U60
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Tyrone House (IRE) 16
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: U73-U60
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 J Wade John Dawson (7) 121 13/2
6 P88-712
Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap Whats Up Woody (IRE) 25
  • T:J Wade
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: P88-712
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 J Wade Aidan Coleman 118 4/1
7 57-23PP
WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Pyracantha 54
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 57-23PP
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 113 16/1
8 32313-P
Beige, Dark Blue triple diamond, Dark Blue cap Willie Hall 199
  • T:W Amos
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 32313-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 W Amos J Reveley 112 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 2210-63
Mr Syntax (IRE) 26
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:T J Fitzgerald
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 2210-63
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 1112 t T J Fitzgerald R McGrath 127 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Tyrone House (IRE)
  • T:J Wade
  • J:J Reveley
7 11-9 J Wade J Reveley 9/1
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In depth

Verdict

Mcmurrough is up 7lb for his recent win at Newcastle where he beat today's rival Whats Up Woody a couple of lengths. The latter is weighted to take revenge but both may find top weight MR SYNTAX too good. Tim Fitzgerald's charge finished a respectable third on his reappearance at Doncaster last month and won't need to improve much on that to go close in this. No Planning can be given a chance on his best form notably a second to Buck Mulligan at Sedgefield in November and he makes more appeal than Devotion To Duty though the latter is dropping back down into a more suitable grade today.

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.