14:50 Wetherby 21 Mar 2017

Watch Racing UK In Glorious HD Novices' Chase (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Winner £6,498 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

3m 45y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality70%
Position
1
4-44141
iT
Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (McGoldrick Racing 3)

Delusionofgrandeur (IRE)  21 

b g Mahler - Olivia Rose (Mujadil)

7 11-8
136
7 11-8
136

Useful chaser who disappointed in the Grade 2 Towton Chase over C&D last month but bounced straight back at Catterick 3 weeks ago. Looks to have been found another good opportunity.

Useful chaser who disappointed in the Grade 2 Towton Chase over C&D last month but bounced straight back at Catterick 3 weeks ago. Looks to have been found another good opportunity.

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Delusionofgrandeur Score: 405

1
2
3255/PP
iT
Red, emerald green epaulets and sleeves, red and royal blue check cap (Lynn Siddall Racing II)

I Know The Code (IRE)  16 

b g Viking Ruler - Gentle Papoose (Commanche Run)

12 10-12
75
12 10-12
75

Has finished well held both starts over hurdles since returning from an absence last month and he has plenty to prove switched back to fences.

Has finished well held both starts over hurdles since returning from an absence last month and he has plenty to prove switched back to fences.

I Know The Code Score: 230

4
3
25531-0
iT
Light blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap (Ktda Consultancy Limited)

Petethepear (IRE)  150 

br g Pierre - Rockababy (King's Ride)

7 10-12
-
7 10-12
-

Fourth in a maiden point in 2015. Has made up into a fairly useful hurdler for this yard and is of interest now sent chasing. Market can guide.

Fourth in a maiden point in 2015. Has made up into a fairly useful hurdler for this yard and is of interest now sent chasing. Market can guide.

Petethepear Score: 304

2
4
PFP37/
iT
Emerald green, red hoop, white sleeves, red cap (Fresh Start Partnership)

Thedfactor (IRE)  1078 

b g Kalanisi - Insan Magic (Insan)

8 10-12
-
8 10-12
-

Maiden pointer who never landed a blow in Carlisle bumper in 2014. Hasn't been seen since and likely best watched on belated return making chase debut.

Maiden pointer who never landed a blow in Carlisle bumper in 2014. Hasn't been seen since and likely best watched on belated return making chase debut.

Thedfactor Score: 242

3
Verdict

Sue Smith's DELUSIONOFGRANDEUR got back to winning ways last time out at Catterick, having had his sights raised the time before in a Grade 2 over course and distance, and will be difficult to beat in this class three contest. Petethepear is in receipt of 10lb from the selection on his chase debut but will have to improve on his first racecourse appearance since October. I Know The Code and Thedfactor look up against it.

Verdict

DELUSIONOFGRANDEUR sets a pretty high standard and it will be disappointing if he doesn't record his third win over fences. Petethepear is a fairly useful hurdler and looks the danger now making his chase debut.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good to Soft 3 Ballyculla 9 11 5 - 427-51F 24 days W Greatrex (113 miles) G Sheehan 8/13 6:19.92
2015 Good 3 Carole's Destrier 7 11 12 - 0-21P41 31 days N Mulholland (231 miles) Michael Byrne 8/13 6:06.87
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