Worcester

  • 14:25 St Richards Hospice Valerie Lewis Memorial Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.20s
  • Off time: 14:27:02
14:25 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Romford Pele (IRE) 6/4
2nd Deciding Moment (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F19621/ Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves Pilgrims Lane (IRE) 671
Distance Winner
10 11-12 vt A Middleton Sam Twiston-Davies 132 28/129.00
2 632U20/ Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Head Of The Posse (IRE) 893
Distance Winner
11 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill W T Kennedy 130 14/115.00
3 2/16U2-1 Light blue, dark blue stripe, dark blue and light blue striped sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue star Deciding Moment (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 11-8 t B De Haan Jack Doyle 128 4/15.00
4 33246-3 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-8 b1 Miss R Curtis J E Moore 128 6/42.50
5 412338- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Temple Lord (FR) 217
Course Winner
8 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 11/26.50
6 3U566/2 Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap Kauto Relko (FR) 22
Distance Winner
10 11-0 ct C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 120 4/15.00
8 38P860- Dark green and pink diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Save My Blushes 176
8 10-5 S-J Davies T Scudamore 111 10/111.00
Non runners
7P1572-3Spock (FR)910-10A DunnMrs Alex Dunn116

Verdict

Temple Lord won off a 5lb lower mark over a shorter trip here last year and could go close if fully wound-up for his first run since November. Spock is a course and distance winner while Deciding Moment arrives off the back of a victory at Stratford and has claims. THE ROMFORD PELE has been very frustrating to follow but has been taking on decent opposition and again ran well when third at Punchestown last time- he deserves a first success over the larger obstacles and the blinkers might help. Kauto Relko made a promising comeback at Aintree and could figure if improving on that.