Rowland Meyrick Chase
Grade 3 Handicap, Wetherby 14:10
£45,000 added, 4yo plus,
3m 45y, Class 1  
Wednesday 26th December 2018


1 Lake View Lad 5/1
2 Captain Chaos 7/2F
3 Takingrisks 5/1
8 ran Distances: 4l, 7l, nse
Time: 6m 26.30s (slow by 29.30s)

Henry Brooke wins a third Rowland Meyrick Chase in a row as Lake View Lad scores

Lake View Lad
© Grossick Photography
Lake View Lad

Lake View Lad won for the second time since being bought by owner Trevor Hemmings when seeing off his old adversary Captain Chaos.

A 2lb pull for a two-and-three-quarter-length beating in the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle was not enough for Captain Chaos, who was again put in his place by the Nick Alexander-trained eight-year-old.

Henry Brooke always had Lake View Lad nicely positioned in third place, as Captain Chaos led from Wakanda, before making his move in the straight.

Hitting the front between the final two fences, the 5-1 chance pulled clear on the run-in to score by four lengths. Takingrisks snatched third spot by a nose from Wakanda. 

“I was very pleased with him. He’s a very honest and brave horse. It was very good to win off a weight like that,” said Alexander. 

“He’s improving. We’ve always given them plenty of time to come to themselves and you often get paid back in the end if you do the right thing by the horse.

“Now Mr Hemmings has bought him I’m very much in their camp. I’m delighted to be part of that camp.

“They have plenty of good horses and we will fit in with what they want to do.

“He might end up in a Grand National. Who knows where he will end up? But as long as he’s all right we’ll just keep pottering away with him and find another race before too long.

“It is fantastic to win a race like the Rowland Meyrick.”


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

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Lake View Lad (IRE) 5/1 Henry Brooke
N W Alexander 8
2nd 4 Captain Chaos (IRE) 7/2f Harry Skelton
D Skelton 7
3rd 7 Takingrisks (IRE) 5/1 Danny McMenamin (7)
N G Richards 9
4th nse Wakanda (IRE) 11/2 Danny Cook
Mrs S J Smith 9
5th 15 Crosspark 9/2 R T Dunne
Mrs Caroline Bailey 8
6th 13 Crievehill (IRE) 14/1 Jamie Bargary
N A Twiston-Davies 6
PU Baywing (IRE) 16/1 Ryan Day
N G Richards 9
PU Allysson Monterg (FR) 11/2 A Nicol
Richard Hobson 8