Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Tips 2021

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When is The Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase 2020?

 

The 888sport Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase takes place on Boxing Day and gets underway at 2.10pm at Wetherby Racecourse, as part of the William Hill Yorkshire Christmas Meeting.

 

The race is run over a distance of 3 miles, 1 and a half furlongs, and is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Leading trainer for this race is Neville Crump who notched up 7 wins between 1960 and 1982. 

The race is often cancelled or abandoned due to the poor weather in December.

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Previous Winners

No race 2009, 20010 & 2015 adverse weather

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Wetherby3m1fSoft879/211-61420(0)28d
Wetherby3m1½fSoft1073/111-111545(4)26d
Wetherby3m1fGood To Soft885/111-101472(2)25d
Wetherby3m1fSoft87100/3010-71330(0)15d
Wetherby3m1fGood To Soft1079/211-01412(1)30d
Wetherby3m1fGood To Soft11714/111-41390(0)20d
Wetherby3m1fSoft8711/411-01485(1)26d
Wetherby3m1fHeavy787/211-101422(0)53d
Wetherby3m1fSoft131033/19-111352(1)37d
Wetherby3m1fSoft877/110-81531(0)61d
Wetherby3m1fGood To Soft682/110-71191(0)32d
Wetherby3m1fSoft1069/110-01281(0)31d
Wetherby3m1fSoft1089/19-101491(1)16d
Wetherby3m1fGood To Soft798/111-21434(2)22d
Wetherby3m1fGood To Soft81110/110-01362(1)28d
Wetherby3m1fGood To Soft1265/211-101530(0)26d
Wetherby3m1fSoft499/49-111325(0)21d
Wetherby3m1fSoft4113/110-101370(0)20d

 

Keith has poured over the stats from previous Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase races and has found some interesting trends for you below:

9 Year Trends and Statistics (No race 2009, 20010 & 2015 adverse weather)

  • Age – 8 of the last 9 winners were aged either 7 or 8.
  • Sex – All of the last 9 winners were geldings. None of the mares that have run have even managed to get placed.
  • Trainer – Malcolm Jefferson has saddled the winner twice in the last 9 years. Sdly Malcolm is no longer with us but any runner saddled by his daughter Ruth merits consideration.
  • Horse – No horse has won more than once in the race. 
  • Country – 4 of the last 9 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in Great Britain and 2 in France.
  • Colour – 6 of the last 9 winners were bay.
  • Weight Carried – 8 of the last 9 winners carried at least 10st 7lb.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 7 of the last 9 winners returned a SP of 7/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 2 of the last 9 winners started as favourite and 6 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 7 of the last 9 winners did not wear any headgear.
  • Days Since Last Run – 7 of the last 9 winners had run between 25 and 53 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form –2 of the last 9 winners had won last time out, just 4 of them finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Official Rating – 7 of the last 9 winners had a rating of 139 or higher.

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Tips

This Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase has cut up to 9 runners and with 3 more days before they line up at Wetherby further non-runners are likely especialy if the rain contunes. SPRINGTOWN LAKE who was well beaten at Aintree last time could bounce back to form. WANDERING STAR goes well on any going and WINDSOR AVENUE, who never traveled at Cheltenham last time after being hampered at the start, make up the shortlist.

Keith's Selection

WINDSOR AVENUE 14:05 Wetherby 11/1 each way –  The Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase has cut up to 9 runners. SPRINGTOWN LAKE who was well beaten at Aintree last time could bounce back to form. WANDERING STAR goes well on any going and WINDSOR AVENUE, who never travelled at Cheltenham last time after being hampered at the start, make up the shortlist. My trusty pin has landed on WINDSOR AVENUE who will be better suited to this track and should run a big race.

How we got on

WINDSOR AVENUE did us proud and kept on make the frame after being left in third 4 from home.

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Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Results

William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
Distance: 3m1f (5325 yards +228 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £17085 Direction: Left Handed
Runners: 8    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 7 mins 10.41s   Avg OR: 142     Median OR: 141.5

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
41stCanelo (IRE)711-6CkPc142King, ABellamy, Tom9/26.202.04
close up, left 3rd 4 out, joined leader 2 out, ridden to lead towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 6.2
92nd0.75Snow Leopardess810-13135Longsdon, C EONeill, Jonjo (Jr)100/30 (Fav)4.731.90
tracked leaders, went 2nd 5 out, left in lead 4 out, ridden and joined 2 out, headed towards finish BF IP MIN 1.58 BF IP MAX 1000
23rd3.5Windsor Avenue (IRE)811-11147Ellison, BQuinlan, Sean5/16.402.48
in touch, headway when left 3rd 4 out, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace BF IP MIN 2.16 BF IP MAX 1000
14th13Spiritofthegames (IRE)811-12CkPc148Skelton, DanielAndrews, Bridget9/26.672.30
in touch, headway 4 out, ridden next, kept on same pace BF IP MIN 6.2 BF IP MAX 1000
65th15Springtown Lake (IRE)811-5CkPc141Hobbs, P JOBrien, T J11/27.762.42
tracked leaders, not fluent 12th, dropped to rear 14th, hampered 4 out BF IP MIN 7.8 BF IP MAX 1000
56th20Wandrin Star (IRE)911-5TT141Bailey, K CBass, David14/118.004.62
tracked leader, pushed along 5 out, soon weakened, hampered next BF IP MIN 12.5 BF IP MAX 1000
3FThe Dutchman (IRE)1011-9CkPc TT145Davidson, TristanDowson, Thomas11/112.003.10
led, looked to be going well when fell 4 out BF IP MIN 4.5 BF IP MAX 1000
7FBeau Bay (FR)910-13Hood TT138Newland, Dr R D PHammond, Charlie (3)14/119.004.50
in touch in rear, headway when fell 4 out BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000

Non Runners  Guitar Pete (IRE)

888Sport Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Distance: 3m1½f (5325 yards +240 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £25628 Direction: Left Handed
Runners: 10    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 7 mins 1.50s   Avg OR: 143     Median OR: 141.5

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21stTop Ville Ben (IRE)711-11Hood154Kirby, P ADowson, Thomas3/1 (Fav)4.101.76
held up, closed on inside 6th, 2nd before next, led 10th, clear last, stayed on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 5.7
102nd8Didero Vallis (FR)69-10132Williams, Miss VenetiaTurner, Miss L M (7)5/16.142.18
led 2nd, headed 6th, challenged 4 out, no impression on winner from last BF IP MIN 4.9 BF IP MAX 1000
13rd3.25Lake View Lad (IRE)911-12155Alexander, N WBrooke, Henry6/19.132.67
mid-division, headway 12th, outpaced after 15th, stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd towards finish BF IP MIN 4.9 BF IP MAX 520
34thSHWakanda (IRE)1011-6149Smith, Mrs S JCook, Danny20/134.007.00
held up in rear, headway from 15th, one pace and beaten from 4 out BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
45th4Bennys King (IRE)811-2145Skelton, DanielAndrews, Bridget5/16.292.29
held up, pecked 6th, closed 11th, not fluent next, 3rd and beaten last, weakened flat BF IP MIN 2.2 BF IP MAX 1000
56th21Jonniesofa (IRE)910-13142Dobbin, Mrs RNichol, Craig8/19.452.96
chased leaders, led 6th, headed 10th, every chance when mistake 4 out, blundered next, soon weakened BF IP MIN 3.8 BF IP MAX 1000
67th4.5Guitar Pete (IRE)910-12141Richards, N GDay, Ryan D7/19.673.25
not that fluent, in touch on outside 2nd, blundered 9th, mistake 12th, struggling 14th BF IP MIN 9.4 BF IP MAX 840
9PURocco (IRE)610-4133Twiston-Davies, N ABargary, J P7/110.603.17
not fluent, led after 1st until slow 2nd, mistake and lost place 8th, headway before 11th, mistake 13th, struggling 14th, behind after next, pulled up before 4 out BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
8PULachlan Bridge (GER)1110-5CkPc137Hammond, MickySmith, Becky (3)100/1456.4155.00
virtually refused to race and pulled up after 1st BF IP MIN 460 BF IP MAX 1000
7PUI Just Know (IRE)910-11140Smith, Mrs S JFox, Derek R33/1100.0017.00
led until after 1st, chased leaders, lost place before 3rd, well beaten 15th, pulled up before 4 out BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000

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