William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 1f

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 13:45:19
Full result
Result 13:45 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Cloudy Too 11/4
2nd 10 Tullamore Dew 10 8/1
3rd 2 Cape Tribulation 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 1155-P0
WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 26
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 1155-P0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 J M Jefferson Harry Skelton 153 6/1
3 4PP-25P
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 19
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 4PP-25P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 153 25/1
4 45F51P-
Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 250
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 45F51P-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
11 159 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 148 20/1
5 1103-10
Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 1103-10
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 148 11/4
6 12175-1
Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Sydney Paget (IRE) 33
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 12175-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 145 5/2f
7 6/656-F8
Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Master Of The Hall (IRE) 26
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 6/656-F8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 Micky Hammond K Renwick 140 33/1
8 3116P-1
White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Nuts N Bolts 33
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 3116P-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 140 4/1
10 344U7-3
Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 68
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 344U7-3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 126 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 P76-52P
Wayward Prince 19
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs H Parrott
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: P76-52P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
9 1112 t Mrs H Parrott R McGrath 155 NR
9 56R3-51
Alvarado (IRE) 40
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 56R3-51
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
8 1010 F M O'Brien Non Runner 139 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Cape Tribulation
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Jack Doyle
8 11-10 J M Jefferson Jack Doyle 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Grand National hero Auroras Encore reappears after his failure in the Scottish version a fortnight later and will begin his preparation for Aintree here. It's quite likely his stablemate Cloudy Too will have the edge after running well for a long way in the Hennessy with any further rain aiding his cause. SYDNEY PAGET is the youngest in the line-up but looked a tremendous prospect when beating Silver By Nature at Haydock where he was eased down to a walk after taking the race by the scruff of the neck. He'll improve again and looks the one to beat. Nuts N Bolts also galloped his rivals into the ground at Haydock and an end-to-end gallop is exactly what's required so he is likely to be in the shake-up. Cape Tribulation, who was quietly fancied for the Gold Cup in March, has disappointed but any sign of a return to form will see him in the mix while recent Cheltenham winner Alvarado can go well as he's another with the scope to do better.

Formwatch

Wayward Prince 9-1 (11-10) Slithered badly on landing 1st, last after, mistake 3rd, lost touch 7th, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Unioniste (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f lst chs (1) gs, 6 ran.

Alvarado (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear on inside, switched outside and headway before 3 out, 5th and ridden approaching last, stayed on to lead flat, ran on, won at Cheltenham 3m 3f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov beating Knockara Beau (10-13) by 2l, 13 ran.

Cloudy Too (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 10th, hit 15th, went 2nd after 17th, led 4 out, mistake and headed 3 out, weakened quickly next, 12th of 21, 29l behind Triolo D'Alene (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.

Tullamore Dew (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up, not fluent 8th, headway before next, 3rd and one pace 2 out, stayed on flat, no impression on winner, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Balthazar King (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs (2) gd in Oct.

Cape Tribulation 50-1 (11-12) Slightly hampered 14th, pushed along and struggling after 16th, always towards rear,, 16th of 21, well behind Triolo D'Alene (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.

Junior 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders on outside, blundered badly 6th (chair), soon lost place, jumped slowly 8th, tailed off 12th, pulled up before 13th (bechers brook), in a race won by Chance Du Roy (10-6) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp chs G3 (1) sft, 22 ran.

Auroras Encore (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, hampered 2nd, blundered 7th, headway after 17th, weakened 7 out, pulled up, in a race won by Godsmejudge (11-3) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 24 ran.

Sydney Paget (IRE) 5-1fav (10-13) Always prominent, jumped well, led 6th, clear after 4 out, very easily, eased close home, won at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov beating Silver By Nature (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.

Master Of The Hall (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Held up behind, struggling 5 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Hey Big Spender (11-4) at Newcastle 3m listed hcp chs (1) gd in Nov.

Nuts N Bolts 8-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway 16th, chased leaders 6 out, hit 4 out, led next, mistake 2 out, hard ridden, stayed on strongly, won at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov beating Red Rocco (11-9) by 6l, 11 ran.