Worcester

  • 15:20 Phil Sharp 50th Birthday Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 30.80s
  • Off time: 15:20:26
15:20 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cole Harden (IRE) 7/2
2nd Western Way (IRE) 14/1
3rd Anger Management (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3P-7431 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Anger Management (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-8 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 11/82.38
2 1- Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Cole Harden (IRE) 159
4 11-7 W Greatrex G Sheehan (5) 7/24.50
3 0/ Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Charles Onze (FR) 494
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 25/126.00
4 00 Emerald Green and White (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Nick The Dove (IRE) 56
5 11-1 C Nenadich Freddie Mitchell (7) 200/1201.00
5 23 Light green, black epaulets, yellow cap Snapchat (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 S Durack C O'Farrell 10/34.33
6 4/3 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap State Department 38
6 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 8/19.00
7 Maroon, white epaulets, white sleeves, maroon armlets, maroon cap, white star Septenarius (USA)
4 11-0 B P J Baugh T J Phelan 28/129.00
8 33 Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap Western Way (IRE) 15
4 11-0 D E Cantillon D F O'Regan 14/115.00
9 4 Red and white stripes, white sleeves, red diamonds, striped cap Multiview 15
4 10-7 D G Bridgwater Jake Hodson (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

This looks an above-average bumper for the time of year and Snapchat should be winning soon judged on placed efforts at Uttoxeter and Stratford. State Department returned from a lengthy absence to finish third at Newton Abbot and should strip fitter here but Western Way and Multiview appear to have something to find to overturn course and distance running with Anger Management. Like the latter, COLE HARDEN has a penalty to carry but he looked one to follow when making all on heavy ground at Sedgefield in March and can maintain his unbeaten record.