188Bet Rowland Meyrick Chase
Grade 3 Handicap, Wetherby 13:50
£40,000 added, 4yo plus,
3m 45y, Class 1  
Monday 26th December 2016

William Hill

1 Definitly Red 9/2
2 Wakanda 12/1
3 Blaklion 2/1F
10 ran Distances: 7l, 3½l, 18l
TIME 6m 25.30s (slow by 28.30s)

Definitly Red
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Definitly Red

Brian Ellison's Definitly Red was third behind Otago Trail and Bristol de Mai in the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle last time but he came out of that race in great shape to clinch the Wetherby festive highlight.

Always travelling well in the hands of Henry Brooke, Definitly Red cruised through the contest while others made mistakes and loomed up ominously on the outside of Wakanda rounding the home turn.

Blaklion couldn't go with the front two, but what ewas a duel turned into a one-horse show as Definitly Red scooted clear between the last two obstacles.

A good jump at the last sealed it, with Wakanda staying on for second and Blaklion taking third.

William Hill

William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase
£40,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 45y, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Good to Soft

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Definitly Red (IRE) 9/2 Henry Brooke
11-0
B Ellison 7
2nd 7 Wakanda (IRE) 12/1 Danny Cook
11-8
Mrs S J Smith 7
3rd Blaklion 2/1f Jamie Bargary (3)
11-12
N A Twiston-Davies 7
4th 18 Yala Enki (FR) 7/2 Charlie Deutsch (3)
11-8
Miss V Williams 6
5th 13 Ballyculla (IRE) 20/1 G Sheehan
10-9
W Greatrex 9
6th 13 Silver Tassie (IRE) 40/1 Finian O'Toole (5)
10-5
Micky Hammond 8
PU Actinpieces 12/1 Miss G Andrews (3)
10-4
Mrs P Sly 5
F Seventh Sky (GER) 25/1 Jake Greenall
11-8
C J Mann 9
UR Henri Parry Morgan 7/1 David Noonan (3)
11-7
P Bowen 8
UR Our Kaempfer (IRE) 14/1 R P McLernon
10-11
C E Longsdon 7