Worcester

  • 20:00 Dave Veysey Happy 50th Birthday Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.20s
  • Off time: 20:00:55
20:00 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Colebrooke 7/1
2nd Tuscan Gold 25/1
3rd Scales (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F/P261U- Dark Blue, Grey hoop, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap Great Value (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
9 11-12 t G McPherson Wayne Hutchinson 120 14/115.00
2 1/00787- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisky Yankee (IRE) 95
Distance Winner
7 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 118 6/42.50
3 26/D473- Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Tuscan Gold 53
7 11-9 p Mrs L J Mongan Tom Cannon 117 25/126.00
4 9/P5336- Light blue, pink striped sleeves Divers (FR) 25
Distance Winner
10 11-7 b D McCain Jnr T Scudamore 115 11/112.00
5 213305/ Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Purple sleeves, Emerald Green cap Fade To Grey (IRE) 23
Course Winner
10 11-7 t S Lycett D Elsworth 115 50/151.00
6 301963- Purple, Red sash, armlets and cap Neston Grace 23
6 11-5 h S Hodgson J M Davies 113 16/117.00
7 7P4603- White, black stars, royal blue sleeves, black cap Colebrooke 14
6 11-2 D Skelton Harry Skelton 110 7/18.00
8 022645- White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Scales (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
8 11-1 R Lee Jake Greenall (3) 109 16/117.00
9 604546- Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Dan's Wee Man 18
5 11-0 b1 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 108 20/121.00
11 S3842/9- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), BLACK sleeves No Likey (IRE) 42
7 10-11 t P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 105 7/18.00
12 21P165- Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), royal blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue star Anton Dolin (IRE) 242
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-9 p Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 103 16/117.00
13 062704- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Steel Summit (IRE) 16
5 10-9 David Dennis A Freeman (5) 103 14/115.00
14 545616/ Purple, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap My Farmer Girl 613
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-1 K A Morgan Adam Wedge 95 33/134.00
Non runners
1035/253-Yabadabadoo610-13Miss E C LavelleAidan Coleman107

Verdict

A market move for the returning Anton Dolin would have to be taken seriously. Divers, a former Cheltenham Festival winner, can't get much lower in the weights but Scales still looks too high in the handicap. The better ground could suit Whisky Yankee, however, while Neston Grace has been running well on Polytrack. Yabadabadoo has shown promise and makes his handicap debut but may need more time. COLEBROOKE ran his best race for a while when third at Southwell two weeks ago. He's on a fair mark now and could be the one to beat if reproducing that latest effort here. Fade To Grey is a course winner and may be best of the rest.