Worcester

  • 15:35 Ladbrokes Intermediate Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 41.70s
  • Off time: 15:37:42
15:35 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st All Force Majeure (FR) 9/4
2nd Magheral Express (IRE) 6/4
3rd Hannah Just Hannah 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 F/1- Red, large Black spots, Black cap Magheral Express (IRE) 354
5 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/42.50
2 Red, Dark Blue spots, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Pass On The Mantle
6 11-2 J S Smith M D Grant 40/141.00
3 7- Red, White striped sleeves, Red cap, White star Ryde By Knight 60
6 11-2 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (3) 7/18.00
4 Pink, Light Blue armlets Woodywhisper
5 11-2 Mrs A Clarke Paul Moloney 40/141.00
5 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap All Force Majeure (FR)
4 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 9/43.25
6 Purple, white stars, white and purple hooped sleeves, white cap, purple star Bring Back Charlie
4 10-12 Miss I Pickard R T Dunne (3) 20/121.00
7 Red, Dark Blue star and armlets, Yellow cap Call Her Tara (IRE)
5 10-9 J W Mullins R Mahon 8/19.00
8 5- Dark Blue, Light Blue chevrons, Light Blue and Dark Blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Hannah Just Hannah 147
5 10-9 A J Lidderdale James Banks (5) 33/134.00
9 Emerald green and yellow check, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets, quartered cap Altesse De Guye (FR)
4 10-5 M Keighley Ian Popham 14/115.00

Verdict

Magheral Express landed a point-to-point at Tattersalls Farm last May and was purchased for £50,000 at the Newbury Sales in November. Ryde By Knight was easily brushed aside at Kempton in March but should have come on though this could go to the newcomer ALL FORCE MAJEURE. David Pipe's French-bred is by the top-class stallion Dom Alco - the sire of Silviniaco Conti, Al Ferof and Grands Crus among others - and wouldn't need to be a world-beater to make a successful start. The filly Altesse De Guye is also by that prolific stallion but her pedigree suggests she'll do better when sent over fences.