Wetherby Racecourse Family Sunday - 28th April Handicap Chase 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 22.40s
- Off time: 16:30:18
|2nd||3 Leac An Scail||1½||17/2|
|3rd||1 The Thirsty Bricky||1¼||25/1|
The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 22
|11||166 11-12||D Thompson||Tony Kelly (5)||120||25/1|
Whats Up Woody (IRE) 53
|8||162 11-8||J Wade||K Renwick||116||5/1|
Leac An Scail (IRE) 13
|12||161 11-7||Miss J E Foster||Samantha Drake (7)||115||17/2|
Categorical (ex7) 9
|10||160 11-6||K G Reveley||J Reveley||107||11/4f|
Et Maintenant (FR) 37
|11||153 10-13||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Grant Cockburn (7)||107||11/1|
Rebel Swing 22
|7||153 10-13||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||107||13/2|
Bertie Milan (IRE) 49
|8||152 10-12||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||106||4/1|
|10||144 10-4 p||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||98||6/1|
Categorical dropped into this grade for the first time in a while at Southwell last week and could hardly have won more easily. He runs with a 7lb penalty but it will be a surprise if he isn't in contention at the finish. BERTIE MILAN, a winning point-to-pointer, gained his first success over regulation fences at Carlisle and he's a real mudlark. He'll be even better suited by this longer trip and can make good use of the 8lb he receives from Categorical. The veteran Leac An Scail generally jumps well so it was a surprise when he unseated his rider in the Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham. He'll be staying on at the finish while Et Maintenant has been racing over trips too short and scored from this mark at Newcastle a year ago. Whats Up Woody should do best of the remainder.
Dermatologiste 12-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 7th, headway on outside 13th, ridden after next, weakened 4 out, pulled up after next, in a race won by Alderluck (11-5) at Bangor 3m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Leac An Scail (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Big Shu (10-5) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gs, 16 ran.
The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, 38l behind Devotion To Duty (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Bertie Milan (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Prominent, ridden before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb beating Billy Cuckoo (11-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Rebel Swing 16-1 (11-6) In rear, reluntant to race, headway to chase leaders after 3rd, headway from 3 out, left 3rd before last, stayed on to take 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Papamoa (11-7) at Newcastle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Categorical 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, went 2nd after 3 out, led before next, clear before last, easily, won at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Hodgson (11-0) by 24l, 6 ran.
Whats Up Woody (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, went 2nd after 5 out, one pace from 3 out, 6th of 10, 36l behind Cloudy Too (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Feb.
Et Maintenant (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Held up, ridden 12th, never on terms, 8th of 13, 28l behind Billy Cuckoo (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.