14:45 Wetherby

Saturday 31 October 2020

All12:2513:0013:3514:1014:4515:2015:55

    bet365 Hurdle (Registered As The West Yorkshire Hurdle) (Grade 2)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 26y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:45  |   Winning time: 6m 19.28s
1st
Horse silk
9
810-7
13/8f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
In rear, smooth progress to chase leaders 3 out, quickened to lead before last, ran on strongly under pressure flat, cosily tchd 7/4
2nd
Horse silk
8 ½
6
6/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up in touch, still in contention when ridden 2 out, outpaced by winner last, ran on tchd 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
3
5
9/1
T: B PaulingJ: J McGrath
Midfield, headway to chase leaders 3 out, ridden and close up before 2 out, outpaced before last, faded flat op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ½
1
9/2
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Adam Wedge
Held up in midfield, headway on outside to press leader before 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, headed before last, weakened flat tchd 5/1
5th
Horse silk
19
8
11/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Midfield, blundered 1st, not fluent 3rd, awkward 4th, not fluent 8th, ridden before 3 out where not fluent, weakened before last op 5/1
6th
Horse silk
10
7
80/1
T: T DavidsonJ: Thomas Dowson
Led, headed narrowly 3rd, led before 8th, not fluent 4 out, joined 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakened before last op 50/1
7th
Horse silk
26
2
11/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, weakened quickly soon after op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
12/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Adrian Heskin
Pressed leader, led narrowly 3rd, awkward 6th, headed before 8th, not fluent 4 out and ridden, rapidly lost ground before home turn, tailed off before 3 out, soon pulled up tchd 11/1

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Non-Runners

4
Horse silk
Decor Irlandais70
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: N C Kelly  J: S Bowen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.10Pl:£1.10, £2.10, £2.60EX:£11.40Trifecta:£77.10Tricast:£65.50SF:£11.70Swingers:£2.80, £3.70, £8.50

Forecasts

Roksana (13/8), Lisnagar Oscar (9/2), Wholestone (11/2), Next Destination (6/1), Kildisart (9/1), Decor Irlandais (10/1), Chapmanshype (11/1), Copperhead (12/1), The Dutchman (80/1)

Verdict

ROKSANA has a good record fresh, should relish the return to this trip, and gets weight all round, so she makes plenty of appeal in an open-looking Grade 2. Stayers' Hurdle winner Lisnagar Oscar is an obvious danger and Decor Irlandais can't be ruled out given he's still on the up.

  1. ROKSANA (IRE)
  2. LISNAGAR OSCAR (IRE)
  3. DECOR IRLANDAIS (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
The Worlds End
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 8
7/2

Prize Money

1st: £19,932.002nd: £7,480.003rd: £3,745.004th: £1,866.005th: £938.006th: £469.00

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