Worcester

  • 19:20 Roy & Caroline Hirons And Vale Technical Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.40s
  • Off time: 19:21:37
19:20 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orthodox Lad 5/6
2nd Hallings Comet 20/1
3rd Swift Escape 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Epic Storm (IRE) 28
5 11-0 ht S Curran M Hamill (10) 7/18.00
2 55 Dark Green, Yellow hoops, White sleeves and cap Gavi 13
7 11-0 Karen George A Thornton 100/1101.00
3 Royal blue, red chevron, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Leader Of The Land (IRE) 760
6 11-0 Robert Stephens P J Brennan 16/117.00
4 35 Pink, purple cross of lorraine, pink sleeves, white armlets, pink and purple striped cap Mayan Flight (IRE) 28
5 11-0 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 33/134.00
5 651/1-32 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Moscow Me (IRE) 16
6 11-0 Henry Oliver H Oliver 20/121.00
7 368/323 Red and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white stars Orthodox Lad 10
5 11-0 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 105 5/61.83
8 29/9508- Beige, Emerald Green stripe, quartered cap Prince Freddie 204
5 11-0 R Brotherton Jonathan England (5) 88 100/1101.00
9 31/6- BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Swift Escape 263
6 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 5/16.00
10 09693- Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap Who Am I 226
7 11-0 D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 99 33/134.00
11 Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Hallings Comet 348
4 10-12 A Wintle Aidan Coleman 20/121.00
12 7- Dark blue and light blue (quartered), checked sleeves, dark blue cap King Of Forces 154
4 10-12 D P Quinn Michael Byrne (3) 33/134.00
13 U-7 Yellow, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves No No Cardinal (IRE) 71
4 10-12 Mark Gillard Tom Cannon 66/167.00
14 Dark Blue, Mauve stars, Dark Blue cap, Mauve star Tempuran 30
4 10-12 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 10/111.00
15 2231-56 Royal blue, violet hooped sleeves, red cap Drombeg West 13
6 10-7 Mrs A E Brooks C Poste 50/151.00
Non runners
67On The Cusp (IRE)611-0Violet JordanAdam Wedge

Verdict

Sam Twiston-Davies is picking up some nice mounts for Dr Richard Newland with the stable enjoying its customary successful summer, notably with chasers who are delivering a 39% strike rate. The stable has garnered a reputation for improving horses from other yards so it will be interesting to see how ORTHODOX LAD gets on. He wasn't disgraced behind a useful pair in Life And Soul and Sidney Melbourne last time and must have good claims in a contest housing plenty of dead wood. He looks a solid choice as previous hurdling efforts were satisfactory in the context of this race. Check out any support for Swift Escape on his first run since November 2012 and keep the bumper winner on the right side whatever his fate here, whilst the ex-German Tempuran could be one to watch on his hurdling debut for the Bridgwater team, along with Epic Storm.