Worcester

  • 16:00 worcester-racecourse.co.uk Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £3,903 2nd £1,146 3rd £573 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.90s
  • Off time: 16:03:54
16:00 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strumble Head (IRE) 4/1
2nd Fade To Grey (IRE) 8/1
3rd Red Not Blue (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 09-0246 Brown, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Brown spots Raslan 18
Distance Winner
8 11-12 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 135 40/141.00
2 17FF/05- Black, Black and Pink check cap Kangaroo Court (IRE) 70
7 11-11 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 134 15/28.50
3 2/6215-4 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap E Major 46
6 11-4 Mrs P Robeson Jimmy McCarthy 127 14/115.00
4 132P-12 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Invisible Man (FR) 25
Course Winner
6 11-4 t Ian Williams P J Brennan 127 9/25.50
5 4110-11 Emerald Green, Maroon spots Red Not Blue (IRE) 15
8 11-3 Simon Earle A Thornton 126 15/28.50
7 P800-13 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap I'm The Decider (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 120 20/121.00
8 641-11F Dark blue and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star Home 18
Beaten Favourite
6 10-9 B G Powell L P Aspell 118 8/19.00
9 61107-4 Light Blue and Maroon stripes, Light Blue sleeves, hooped cap Great Mates (IRE) 18
Course Winner
7 10-8 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 117 7/18.00
10 0461/0-P Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Estate 18
9 10-7 Ian Williams Wayne Hutchinson 116 50/151.00
11 583F-12 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Purple sleeves, Emerald Green cap Fade To Grey (IRE) 17
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-4 t S Lycett D Elsworth 113 8/19.00
12 101P-12 Yellow, Red triple diamond, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Strumble Head (IRE) 6
6 10-1 b P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 110 4/15.00
13 F20F-74 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Go Amwell 17
8 10-1 v J R Jenkins Timmy Murphy 110 33/134.00
14 F1P9-FP Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Balustrade (IRE) 13
5 10-0 t1 C Gordon Tom Cannon (5)(ex1) 104 66/167.00
Non runners
622PF1/P-Cracboumwiz (FR)1111-3L CorcoranMr S Clements126

Verdict

Raslan makes no appeal in his current form and it's a while since Kangaroo Court troubled the judge, though he ran a little better at Cheltenham in April. Go Amwell is well handicapped nowadays and Timmy Murphy rode him into second off a higher mark at Newbury in February while Invisible Man, I'm The Decider and Home have both been in good form over fences and shouldn't be ignored. Red Not Blue has won four of his last five starts and both Fade To Grey and Strumble Head are capable of making their presence felt off a low weight but this may be best left to GREAT MATES. Already successful twice here over 2m4f, he looked ready for a step up in trip when fourth here at the start of the month and is still on a decent mark.