14:47 Wetherby

Saturday 15 January 2022

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 3f 154y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:49  |   Winning time: 5m 31.62s
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Horse silk
Ballyandy42
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-12| J: Mr Finn Lambert(10)| T: N A Twiston-Davies| OR:  137| D
9/2
Has several good efforts to his name in strong handicap down the years. Best run this season when 10 lengths fifth of 13 at Aintree last month and this represent a slight drop in grade.
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2
Horse silk
Haafapiece42
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-7| J: Jack Andrews(5)| T: Mrs P Sly| OR:  132| BF| CD
6/1
Consistent handicap hurdler who cashed in off reduced mark on his C&D reappearance in October. Fine third over 2m back here since. Should give another good account.
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3
Horse silk
Bensonp1,t28
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-6| J: Lee Edwards| T: Dr R D P Newland| OR:  131
7/2
Three-time winner around 2m last term, including a listed handicap at Sandown. Respectable efforts on first 2 starts this season but he ran abysmally in a visor at Ascot last time. Cheekpieces on now.
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4
Horse silk
Shannon Bridgeb36
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-6| J: David England| T: D Skelton| OR:  131| CD
9/2
Perked up by blinkers when winning this race and an Ascot handicap early last year. Yet to fire this season but he's back on a winning mark and headgear returns for the first time this term.
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5
Horse silk
Solo Saxophonev63
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5| J: A P Cawley| T: B Haslam| OR:  130| C| D
12/1
Has developed into a useful stayer on the Flat for this yard and he made a sound return to hurdles when second of 8 over C&D in November. Interesting from this mark.
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6
Horse silk
Boss Man Fred28
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-3| J: Katie O'Farrell(5)| T: D Skelton| OR:  128
9/1
Quickly reached a fairly useful level over hurdles in 2019/20, landing 3 of 4 starts. Third over fences on sole run last season but never involved on his 19f Haydock hurdle reappearance 4 weeks ago.
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7
Horse silk
Glentruant25
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-0| J: B S Hughes| T: Mrs A Duffield| OR:  125| D
4/1
Better than ever when dead-heating in 20.5f Ayr handicap just before Christmas on his first outing for Ann Duffield. Likely to remain competitive after a 5 lb rise.
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8
Horse silk
Friary Rockh12
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-11| J: Callum Bewley| T: L Morgan| OR:  122| D
28/1
Fairly useful jumper in Ireland, winning maiden chase in July. Good third in Gowran handicap hurdle in October (final run for Mouse Morris) but ran poorly on his Southwell yard debut 12 days ago.
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Forecasts

Benson (7/2), Glentruan (4/1), Ballyandy (9/2), Shannon Bridge (9/2), Haafapiece (6/1), Boss Man Fred (9/1), Solo Saxophone (12/1), Friary Rock (28/1)

Verdict

SHANNON BRIDGE has blinkers on for the first time this season and might be worth chancing to return to form in a race he won 12 months ago. Solo Saxophone shaped well back hurdling over C&D in November and is feared most ahead of Pam Sly's Haafapiece, who has reached the frame on all 5 visits here.

  1. SHANNON BRIDGE (IRE)
  2. SOLO SAXOPHONE (IRE)
  3. HAAFAPIECE

Previous Winners

2021
Shannon Bridge
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 8
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £8,387.002nd: £3,864.003rd: £1,931.004th: £967.005th: £350.006th: £350.00

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