Wetherby kick off their 2022-2023 jumps season on Wednesday on ground described as good, good to firm in places, and predictably there is no race with more than eight declared runners.
We send two to the West Yorkshire venue, with Not What It Seems going in search of a hat-trick when he contests the 4.15.pm, which is a novices hurdle over the extended two miles and three furlongs, where he will once again be partnered by Emma Smith-Chaston. Not What It Seems who has to carry a double penalty certainly found his form in the spring, and although there are one or two unexposed types in the line up, it is probably a weak race for the track.
Mac Suibhne will make his chase debut at 4.50.pm, where he will face a maximum of four rivals in a 0-110 novices handicap chase over two miles and five furlongs, with Conor O'Farrell in the saddle for the first time.Mac Suibhne got off to the best possible start when winning on his yard debut at Market Rasen in July, and ran at least as well next time when fourth at Worcester, but his last three runs haven't come up to that standard. This switch to fences could well be the answer, in what is another weak looking event.
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Good luck to the connections, Ryder And Alex Sugden, and Phil Ellerby.