• 15:40 Stirrups Restaurant Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:33
15:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Book Of Excuses (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 62-5117 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Book Of Excuses (IRE) 20
6 10-12 t D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 5/23.50
2 6/74P Light blue, white spots, armlets, white cap Grissom (FR) 47
6 10-12 J D Frost Bryony Frost (7) 66/167.00
4 41 Pink and White diabolo, Pink sleeves, White cap Paloma's Prince (IRE) 31
Course Winner
5 10-12 R T Phillips R Johnson 115 10/111.91
5 2277-2 Black, red cross of lorraine, black and white check sleeves, red cap Aglaophonos 14
4 10-9 p D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 110 3/14.00
Non runners
379-5Maria's Choice (IRE)510-12Jim BestBrendan Powell
697-3Poetic Presence (IRE)410-2A WintleAidan Coleman


Winning pointer Book Of Excuses came home seventh of ten on his hurdling debut for Donald McCain at Perth but wasn't beaten that far and will come on for the outing with AP McCoy aboard. Aglaophonos has had quite a few chances over hurdles now and whilst his overall profile brings him into contention, PALOMA'S PRINCE makes greater appeal. A dual winner on the level for Jim Boyle, he's shaped very nicely on both hurdle starts, fourth to Huff And Puff on debut at Kempton before overcoming Grey Blue next time here in a right battle. He seems sure to improve again, should stay the longer trip and is taken to follow up with Richard Johnson an excellent booking.