16:20 Wetherby Tue 19 March 2019

  • Watch Irish Racing On Racing TV Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 2m 5f 75y, Soft (Good to soft in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£4,616.002nd£1,355.003rd£678.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 39.2sOff time:16:20:48
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1
911-12OR: 122
6/1

Finished runner-up on debut for Phil Kirby over an extended 2m3f here on Boxing Day; twice disappointing since; slowly edging down the weights, albeit still plenty high enough; stamina reservations with best form for Ann Hamilton at 2m.

2
811-5OR: 115C
2/1

A regular at his local track having competed here on no fewer than six occasions since October; twice narrowly beaten over 3m (by My Old Gold and Minella For Me) so the handicapper continues to inch him ever so steadily up the weights.

3
811-4OR: 114C
4/1

A six-time winner over fences, including twice off near identical marks to today's at this track (2m3f+). However, badly out of form for almost 12 months now, so it's difficult to envisage that a revival is on the cards.

4
811-2OR: 112C
6/1

Has generally run well at Wetherby throughout his racing career, including when surviving a truly shocking late mistake to score over 3m in December 2017; back from a short break seeking to regain some form of positive momentum.

5
711-0OR: 110
11/4

Brother to the Grand National winner Ballabriggs; has finished runner-up on all three starts over fences; a final fence mistake proved pivotal when beaten a neck by Wishfull Dreaming at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in January; up in trip and 2lb higher.

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Allmyown710-45/2
T: P A KirbyJ: A Nicol

Betting

Forecast

Lough Salt (2/1), Ballasalla (11/4), Caraline (4/1), Captain Mowbray (6/1), Oak Vintage (6/1)

Verdict

BALLASALLA appeared to be a most unlucky loser when finishing runner-up for the third time in succession over fences (in-front when making a mistake at the final fence) at Doncaster in January. A brother to the 2011 Grand National winner Ballabriggs, this marginal step up in trip is neither here nor there at a sharp track like Wetherby. With the likeliest danger, the Wetherby regular Lough Salt continuing to steadily inch up the weights without managing to force his head to the front, granted a safe round of fencing this promises to be Ballasalla's day.
  1. Ballasalla
  2. Lough Salt
  3. Captain Mowbray
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