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15:15 Wetherby

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Wetherby Long Distance Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6865.3
  • 3m 6f 193y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Wetherby Long Distance Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

11/4 (Won)

Form: -24232

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Point and 3m1f novice hurdle winner who is 0-5 over fences but has run some good races over fences, most recently staying on for a 7l second at Sandown (3m, good) when shaping as though a marathon test would suit.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Your Own Story

10st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last year's Scottish Grand National having proved his stamina with a 3m7f Wetherby success; runner-up in races over just short of 3m at Newcastle and Kelso in recent months; acts on soft/heavy but better suited by good ground.

12/1

22

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Your Own Story

10st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Second reserve; 4lb out of the handicap today but he's run well in defeat over 2m7f on his two starts this spring and could build on those runs now back up in trip, having won over 3m7f last March; not ruled out.

20/1

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:30 Kelso

Your Own Story

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Respectable sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National at Ayr (4m, good) in April; handles slower ground and entitled to come on for his second in a small field at Newcastle (2m7f); chance.

11/4

Form: 62P7P1

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

11yo who has been inconsistent this season but he won a four-runner race at Hereford (3m1f, good) eight days ago and is proven over marathon distances; likely player if he's again on a going day.

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3

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Dennis

Good stalwart over the years, with nine wins on his CV; inconsistent nowadays and no longer the force of old but will be suited by today's trip/ground; no surprise if he goes well for Harry Cobden.

10/1

4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

Did win earlier this season but this 12yo is not as good as he was and has become hard to predict; ran poorly last time.

25/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

held up in rear, raced wide and in touch with leaders after 5th, dropped to last 7th, detached and reminder after 10th, pulled up before 16th

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: -56451 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won at Exeter (3m6f) in December 2021 and returned to form to score over that same C&D (good) ten days ago; his inconsistency between those wins is a concern but his staying credentials aren't in doubt and he's a strong contender if repeating that latest form.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

22nd May 2023

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 4

15:20 Ffos Las

Gwencily Berbas

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Inconsistent nowadays but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February and is now only 2lb above that mark; could have a say.

5/1

7th

12

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Gwencily Berbas

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Thorough stayer who proved he retains a significant chunk of ability as a 12yo when winning Devon National at Exeter (3m6f, good) in February; again ran well over that C&D last month but is not very consistent and may not be seen to the same effect here.

16/1

3rd

8

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Gwencily Berbas

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made it 2-2 over C&D when emerging from off the pace to win ridden out last month; for one who struggles with his consistency, it was encouraging that he posted the same RPR when third to a progressive winner at Wetherby (3m7f); back here he has to be of strong interest.

7/1

Form: 41-54P

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won easily over 3m5f at Bangor (soft) last February and found to have an irregular heartbeat when pulled up in that same race last month; however, he needs to bounce back and his best form has come on soft/heavy ground, so today's forecast good going could be a negative.

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6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Don Herbager

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Venetia Williams

Dual chase winner last season, latterly at Bangor (3m5f, soft); not in same form this term but might have found good ground too lively when last of four finishers at Wetherby (3m7f) this month; might be the answer.

11/2

4th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 6f 193y

Class 3

15:15 Wetherby

Don Herbager

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, went second 5th, hit 14th, pushed along and lost position 5 out, ridden and beaten before 4 out

10/1

5

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Don Herbager

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Tends to race rather lazily but came from off the pace to win this race by 16l last year (soft ground; second-time cheekpieces) and has made late headway on both outings this season (3m6f/3m; no headgear); no surprise if he makes a bold defence of his crown with the cheekpieces now refitted.

8/1

Form: 2-3422 C BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Course winner who was a good second of 15 when upped to 3m3f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day, and he's again been runner-up there since (3m); every chance this trip will be within range and he's firmly in calculations.

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2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Geryville

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

9/2

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Geryville

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

made all, jumped well

6/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Geryville

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won over C&D in October 2021 on British debut and he's well handicapped on last season's form; encouraging fourth on his reappearance at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) in October but he's struggled the last twice (3m3f/3m) and has something to prove now back down in trip.

10/1

Form: 3-4982 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

No match for the winner when 25l second at Chepstow (3m2f, good to soft) last month but he beat the rest and it was a step back in the right direction; won at Chepstow (3m6f, good) last March and should be suited by today's test; could be involved.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 12lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Tim Vaughan

Thorough stayer who was creditable second in Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft; good ground also suits) a year ago; posted another good effort in the autumn but has lost his way a bit since.

4/1

4th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

3m winner last year and went close in the Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft); only effort of note this winter was his fifth at Doncaster (3m, good) and he was entitled to run better back in the mud last time (3m5f); hard to be overly confident about him but he's better equipped than most to cope with a test of this nature.

8/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Innisfree Lad

The Times:

Your Own Story

SPOTLIGHT:

Geryville

TOPSPEED:

Don Herbager

WEST COUNTRY:

Gwencily Berbas

Telegraph:

Your Own Story

The Guardian:

Your Own Story

The Sun:

Your Own Story

Daily Mail:

Geryville

Daily Record:

Geryville

POSTDATA:

Innisfree Lad

D Express:

Innisfree Lad

Daily Mirror:

Innisfree Lad

The Star:

Innisfree Lad