• 16:40 Worcester News Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 43.80s
  • Off time: 16:40:41
16:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toe To Toe (IRE) 15/2
2nd Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 14/1
3rd Walls Way 100/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 323-671 Yellow, royal blue seams, pink sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap Trend Is My Friend (USA) 10
Distance Winner
5 11-12 h D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 100 3/14.00
2 7P66-65 Dark Blue, Grey hoop, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap Hollywood All Star (IRE) 21
5 11-7 G McPherson Paul Moloney 95 8/19.00
3 33233P- Red, dark blue sleeves, white armlets and star on dark blue cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
7 11-7 b Mrs A L M King A P McCoy 95 5/16.00
4 49080-0 Emerald Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Red cap Maxi Mac (IRE) 15
4 11-5 T Wall Josh Wall (7) 95 100/1101.00
5 905-344 WHITE, BLACK chevron, BLACK sleeves, WHITE stars, BLACK cap, WHITE star Table Bluff (IRE) 31
5 11-4 J L Spearing Nico de Boinville (3) 92 6/17.00
6 6F88-88 Dark Green, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Gizzit (IRE) 3
Distance Winner
8 10-9 p Karen George Nick Scholfield 83 9/110.00
7 305/058 Dark blue, white diamond, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, white diamond Sweet Sugar (FR) 31
8 10-6 t1 J R Jenkins Aidan Coleman 80 20/121.00
8 7686-10 Yellow, emerald green star, armlets and star on cap Midnight Thomas 35
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-6 ht M Keighley Ian Popham 80 10/111.00
9 46-7878 White and Orange check, hooped sleeves and cap Moaning Butcher 24
4 10-4 b Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 80 33/134.00
10 34P0-05 Maroon, yellow stars Toe To Toe (IRE) 31
6 10-4 t Lucy Jones Sam Twiston-Davies 78 15/28.50
11 5669-09 Red and yellow check, white sleeves Robber Stone 7
6 10-0 ht Mrs D A Hamer T E Whelan (3) 74 12/113.00
12 64/268R- Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Richo 308
8 10-0 S A Harris D Crosse 72 66/167.00
13 P64277/ Dark Green, Yellow braces and armlets, quartered cap Mix N Match 643
Distance Winner
10 10-0 Mrs C J Ikin Mikey Ennis (7) 70 25/126.00
14 3/P376-4 Black, light green hoop Walls Way 61
10 10-0 Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt J Stevenson (7) 69 100/1101.00
15 8/P86-65 Black, Gold hooped sleeves, Pink cap Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 10
6 10-0 A Whitehead James Banks (5) 69 14/115.00


Walter De La Mare is becoming frustrating because he clearly has ability under both codes but his sole success over timber only came in selling company and recent runs on the Flat haven't been inspiring. At his best he'd be a main consideration and connections have booked the champion jockey but he isn't one for maximum faith. Table Bluff remains a maiden over timber but has gone well enough on each of his last three starts to play a leading role off a mark of 92 with trip and ground to suit and the claim of Nico De Boinville another plus. The sole win of Midnight Thomas came on the soft so TREND IS MY FRIEND is taken to follow-up a decisive Perth win for which he incurs no penalty. Nick Slatter maintains the partnership and he looks on a workable enough mark to post back-to-back successes.