• 17:00 E.B.F. Stallions Ladbrokes 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,444 2nd £1,011 3rd £506 4th £253
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.10s
  • Off time: 17:00:53
17:00 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st New Year's Eve 1/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/110- Purple and White check, Purple sleeves Alphabetical Order 187
Distance Winner
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 7/42.75
4 9/220-22 Black, black and maroon striped cap New Year's Eve 45
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 123 1/21.50
Non runners
2132-John Reel (FR)410-12D SkeltonHarry Skelton
32/65-F5SMinellaforlunch (IRE)610-12Henry OliverH Oliver


Second in four of his five starts over hurdles, NEW YEAR'S EVE is surely up to winning a race like this. Alphabetical Order and John Reel make their hurdling debuts but both were decent performers in bumpers, though not in the same league as the selection who was second in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham 18 months ago. Minellaforlunch has ability but needs further than this.