• 19:35 32Red.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.20s
  • Off time: 19:35:51
19:35 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Slim Pickens (IRE) 2/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12212-1 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Degooch (IRE) 33
5 11-5 D McCain Jnr K Renwick 7/24.50
3 0664-21 Red and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white stars Slim Pickens (IRE) 7
6 11-5 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 2/51.40
4 490-4 Dark blue, pink chevron Jackthejourneyman (IRE) 30
5 10-12 T R Gretton D C Costello 25/126.00
5 6/641-3 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Vodka 'n Tonic (IRE) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 h N J Henderson A Tinkler 8/19.00
Non runners
229/884-1Master Malt611-5Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy122
604/3078-Indiefront510-5Miss J S DavisW T Kennedy


Slim Pickens was a very smooth winner of a maiden hurdle at Southwell last week and his yard is in terrific form. But this is a much more competitive affair and Master Malt, who got off the mark at Exeter last month, and Stratford third Vodka 'n Tonic should make their presence felt representing powerful stables. DEGOOCH has a bit to find on the form book but showed a very willing attitude to beat a previous winner at Carlisle, despite making a few mistakes. His jumping will improve with experience and he should have the speed for this having won and been placed in bumpers.