Worcester

  • 17:00 Aidan Gilroy 'Forever The Duke' Memorial Handicap Hurdle2m 7f

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.30s
  • Off time: 17:00:43
17:00 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mexican Bob 8/1
2nd Ricardo's Chance 14/1
3rd Aqualung (FR) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 68/6P1-5 Black, red hollow box Sir Mattie (IRE) 32
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7 11-12 D A Rees A P McCoy 114 8/19.00
2 531P4-2 Pink, white stripe Light The World (FR) 28
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4 11-4 R T Phillips D C Costello 106 4/15.00
3 66/11-52 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Leac An Scail (IRE) 15
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11 11-4 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 106 20/121.00
4 924/14-2 Light Blue, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue spots Aqualung (FR) 29
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8 11-3 t Ian Williams P J Brennan 105 11/26.50
5 163/63-7 Orange, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, White spots, Red cap Ricardo's Chance 28
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13 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies Jonathan England (7) 105 14/115.00
6 P/2370-8 Red and white stripes, dark blue and white striped sleeves Quel Bruere (FR) 22
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8 11-1 bt G McPherson Killian Moore (7) 103 40/141.00
7 221/U4-P Purple, Gold sash and cap, Black sleeves Sir Ronan 34
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9 11-0 t J L Spearing J E Moore 102 16/117.00
9 5/6533-4 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Mexican Bob 29
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9 10-12 H J Evans L Treadwell 100 8/19.00
10 3796-5 White, Black chevrons, White sleeves, Red stars and cap Shades Of Autumn (IRE) 28
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7 10-12 Miss L Blackford A Glassonbury 100 12/113.00
11 41P49P- Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Master Darcy 80
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10 10-11 Mrs L J Mongan C Bolger 99 66/167.00
12 F0P13-F Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Yellow cap Royal Kicks (FR) 21
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11 10-7 bt Miss S Smith James Best (5) 95 7/18.00
13 8731-14 White, Black chevron, Black cap Earcomesthedream (IRE) 12
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9 10-5 b P A Pritchard Jack Doyle 93 14/115.00
14 346/P7-4 Black, orange chevron, sleeves and cap Converti 20
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8 10-2 S C Burrough Aidan Coleman 90 8/19.00
Non runners
86/4380-9Ballyquin Queen (IRE)611-0P J HobbsM G Nolan102

Verdict

Richard Phillips' French import LIGHT THE WORLD has found form nicely on his last two runs and the four-year-old can improve further on that evidence against his elders here, especially as he handles all ground types. Earecomesthedream has claims at his best but has probably done his winning for the time being on past evidence while Sir Mattie scored quite cosily at Ffos Las but his form around that victory is rather patchy. Royal Kicks fell at the last at Stratford last time after a really doughty effort and could be the main danger to the selection if in the same mood here and over that tumble as Aqualung and Leac An Seail are hard to assess as they come here from the pointing arena.