There was top class jumps action in the UK over the weekend and Irish bred horses dominated the main action. Weird Al (IRE) lead home an Irish bred 1-2-3 in the Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday. The lightly raced 8yo, having his first start for Donald McCain had too many gears for Time For Rupert (IRE) with Gordon Elliott’s Chicago Grey (IRE) running a sound race in third. Weird Al has always had the talent but has been slightly injury prone to date and if his trainer can get a clear run with the horse he can continue to mix it with the best chasers in Ireland and Britain. He was ridden to great effect by Timmy Murphy who reported; “Funnily enough he’s still a bit green, but he has plenty of gears and that’s usually the sign of a decent horse.” Weird Al is another top class horse by Accordion and was bred by C Ronaldson. He was sold as a foal in Tattersalls Ireland to Redpender Stud for €21,000 and resold at the same venue’s Derby Sale as a 3yo when bought by Jeremy Brummitt for €60,000.