bet365 West Yorkshire Hurdle
|Grade 2, Wetherby 15:05
3m 26y, Class 1
|Saturday 2nd November 2019|
1 The Worlds End 7/2
2 Unowhatimeanharry 7/2
3 Two Taffs 20/1
7 ran Distances: 5l, ¾l, 4l
Time: 6m 24.07s (slow by 36.07s)
However, given the lack of strength in depth in the staying hurdling division, owner Max McNeil admits he is now very tempted to have a crack at Paisley Park for the rest of the season.
His novice chase campaign began well, winning two of his first three, but it was downhill after that.
Treated for kissing spines in the off-season, he looked rejuvenated under Adrian Heskin, beating the veteran Unowhatimeanharry by five lengths, with the returning Two Taffs running an eyecatching race in third. Ballyandy failed to see out three miles in fourth.
“We had been worried about the ground, as in his younger days he liked it firmer, but we had a feeling today – he did a piece of work recently and went really well,” said McNeill of his 7-2 winner.
“Tom said to me last week at Wincanton he’d never had the horse in better shape, so we were confident and as he’s got older he can handle softer ground.
“He’s had a few issues, he’s been treated for kissing spines and a lot of work has gone into him to get him back to his best.
“Adrian said he thinks we should go down the three-mile hurdle route. We might give Paisley Park a run for his money.”
Bet365 West Yorkshire Hurdle
£45,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 26y, Class 1
1 - The Worlds End 8 11-0 Tom George A P Heskin 7/2
2 5 Unowhatimeanharry 11 11-6 Harry Fry Aidan Coleman 7/2
3 ¾ Two Taffs 9 11-0 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 20/1
4 4 Ballyandy 8 11-0 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 11/8F
5 31 Teescomponents Lad 6 11-0 Gillian Boanas Joe Williamson 50/1
PU - Lord Napier 6 11-4 Peter Bowen James Bowen 12/1
PU - Le Breuil 235 7 11-0 Ben Pauling Richard Johnson 7/1