ANOTHER HERO was significantly well supported on debut at Worcester and didn't disappoint. That wasn't a great race but he'll have benefited from the experience and may be good enough to see off Fakenham scorer Kettlewell and Are They Your Own, who is closely matched with the latter on collateral form but didn't impress last time under a penalty. Bear Island Flint and Colin Tizzard's Buckhorn Timothy, who is closely related to a winning hurdler, look the best of the newcomers on breeding.
Are They Your Own (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Led, taken right off home bend and nearly took wrong course, soon pressed, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Little Dotty (10-1) at Worcester 2m cond NH flat (6) gd.
Another Hero 10-11fav (10-13) Held up, headway 9f out, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd beating Dr Dalwhinny (10-13) by 2l, 9 ran.
Kettlewell 11-1 (11-0) Took keen hold early, tracked leader, led 5f out, headed 3f out, soon ridden, led again 1f out, stayed on well, won at Fakenham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd beating Talented Kid (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bear Island Flint Overbury gelding out of Chippewa.
Much A Doo Act One gelding out of Cos I Do.
Sarsari (IRE) Redback gelding out of Annahala.
Another Journey 50-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 12, 20l behind Amisfield Lad (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Dec.
Buckhorn Timothy Tamure gelding out of Waimea Bay.
Take The Crown 8-1 (10-11) Mid div, mstk 1st, 5th 4out, disp 2nd 3out, rdn to hold pl 2out, eff to jn ldr last, not match wnr flat, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Magheral Express (11-7) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp fm in May.
All Riled Up Dr Massini mare out of Martha Reilly.