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We have three declared runners at Wetherby on Thursday, where the going at the time of writing is soft, heavy in places.

Le Grand Vert is first up at, in the 0-110 handicap chase, over three miles, where he will have the assistance of Conor O'Farrell in the saddle. Le Grand Vert's best run since arriving from France in 2021 was just under a year ago at Newcastle, with Conor O'Farrell on board, when the partnership finished second, from an 8lb higher mark than now, a run which would probably, if repeated, would be good enough to take this. Le Grand Vert wears a visor, replacing the cheek pieces, for the first time.

Geryville is next up at, in the 0-125 handicap chase, over two miles and three furlongs, with his regular rider, the champion jockey Brian Hughes, retaining the ride. Geryville was at the top of his game last winter, when finishing runner up in the Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen, and then backing that up in February, with another solid second at the same track. He hasn't been in quite the same form in five starts since, but his current mark of 114 is beginning to look attractive. Geryville will wear cheek pieces for the first time for us.

Walk My Way makes her handicap debut at, in the 0-100 handicap hurdle, over the extended two miles and three furlongs, with Emma Smith-Chaston taking the ride. Walk My Way who ran in seven Irish point to points in Ireland before joining the yard last summer, has run in three maiden or novice hurdles to get her qualifying mark, with her best run coming at Catterick on New Years Day, when finishing a close up sixth.

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Good luck to the connections, Richard Howard & Ben Howard, and D Lees, D Pollitt & Driving Down Ltd.


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