Worcester

  • 20:20 32RedPoker.com Novices' Hurdle2m 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 48.70s
  • Off time: 20:20:38
20:20 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Academy General (IRE) 20/1
2nd Mongress Boy (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13F/F4-1 Dark green and beige (quartered), dark green and red check sleeves and cap I'm The Article (IRE) 20
7 11-5 H Fry Mr J Barber (7) 123 11/102.10
2 53/U363- Light Blue, Maroon stars Academy General (IRE) 81
7 10-13 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 20/121.00
4 311/469- Royal blue, white hoops and armlets, white cap, royal blue diamond In The Binyanis (IRE) 91
6 10-13 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 8/19.00
5 98P7F-P Dark green, red seams, striped sleeves, red cap Mongress Boy (IRE) 9
8 10-13 A Hobbs Sean Quinlan 105 33/134.00
6 1/65282- Maroon and White check, White cap Sandanski (IRE) 29
5 10-13 t Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 115 11/82.38
8 0 Yellow, Maroon sash, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Otto Nicolai 13
4 10-7 S Curran M D Grant 100/1101.00
Non runners
32-4Brians Well (IRE)610-13B G PowellBrendan Powell
744/364-Willoughby Hedge610-13A KingWayne Hutchinson118

Verdict

Bumper winner Sandanski has been knocking on the door over hurdles and Patrick Corbett is good value for his 7lb claim. But we'll give another chance to WILLOUGHBY HEDGE, who has been competing in decent novice company and should find this a little easier. I'm The Article can't be ignored as he showed plenty of resolution to hold off hot favourite Captain Kelly at Taunton on only his second start under Rules, though he does have a penalty to contend with now. In The Binyanis won a Punchestown bumper last year but has shown little since joining Jonjo O'Neill.