188Bet Rowland Meyrick Chase
Grade 3 Handicap, Wetherby 14:10
£40,000 added, 4yo plus,
3m 45y, Class 1  
Tuesday 26th December 2017


1 Get On The Yager 10/3F
2 Wakanda 7/2
3 Delusionofgrandeur 7/1
8 ran Distances: hd, nk, hd
Time: 6m 48.80s (slow by 51.80s)

Henry Brooke claims his second consecutive Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase steering Get On The Yager to victory

Get On The Yager
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Get On The Yager

Dan Skelton's Get On The Yager doubled his tally of victories over fences when backing up his previous success at Fontwell with a hard-fought win in the Grade Three Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase.

Skelton said: "He was brilliant. The whole way up the straight I was hoping the post was going to get further and further away as I knew he would just keep getting there.

"It was a great performance and the horse is obviously going the right way. I don't know what I was doing in those first two runs. He was all at sea, but he has got it together now.

"Immediately afterwards we talked about the Classic Chase at Warwick, but I think that will come too soon.

"I think we will end up leaving him for the Midlands National as he looks the ideal type for that race."


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

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Get On The Yager 10/3f Henry Brooke
D Skelton 7
2nd hd Wakanda (IRE) 7/2 Danny Cook
Mrs S J Smith 8
3rd nk Delusionofgrandeur (IRE) 7/1 Sean Quinlan
Mrs S J Smith 7
4th hd Actinpieces 8/1 Miss G Andrews (3)
Mrs P Sly 6
5th Baywing (IRE) 7/1 Ryan Day (3)
N G Richards 8
PU Shantou Flyer (IRE) 10/1 J Reveley
Richard Hobson 7
PU Dedigout (IRE) 50/1 Joe Colliver
Micky Hammond 11
PU Aloomomo (FR) 4/1 B Hughes
W Greatrex 7