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16:40 Worcester

Placed For Your Convenience Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,300 added
  • Winner: £2,794
  • 2nd: £820
  • 3rd: £410
  • 4th: £205
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 33.40s
  • Off Time: 16:40:13
  • 6 Ran
1st
13/8

      1
      • Form: 445P-48
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-2
      • Official Rating: 111
      • Trainer: P J Hobbs
      • Jockey: R Johnson

      led, pushed along and headed when not fluent 2 out, ridden and weakened last

      2
      • Form: F4/2-48
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-2
      • Trainer: J R Jenkins
      • Jockey: Brendan Powell

      held up and behind, effort after 9th, pushed along and weakened after 3 out

      3

      Hattaab

      28
      13/8
      • Form: 23-3246
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-2
      • Official Rating: 107
      • Trainer: G McPherson
      • Jockey: Kielan Woods

      chased leader, not fluent 8th, going well when slight lead 2 out, soon shaken up, ridden clear flat, ran on well

      4
      8/1
      • Form: 3840-85
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-2
      • Official Rating: 89
      • Trainer: R A Teal
      • Jockey: Harry Teal

      held up in touch, pushed along and every chance 2 out, hit last, soon ridden and beaten

      5
      • Form: 654
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 11-2
      • Official Rating: 98
      • Trainer: S Lycett
      • Jockey: M Goldstein

      prominent until ridden and weakened after 9th, eased and pulled up before 3 out, broke blood vessel

      7
      • Form: U-09
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-7
      • Trainer: Christian Williams
      • Jockey: Jack Tudor

      held up, mistake 4th, last when blundered and unseated rider 5th

      6
      NR
      • Form: 1
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 11-0
      • Trainer: J C McConnell
      • Jockey: Non Runner

      In depth

      Verdict

      BALLYGOWN BAY looks the pick of those with experience. He is the highest rated and reverts to maiden company having competed in handicaps over the last 12 months. Thre is still stamina to prove over this trip but he is rated 4lb higher than Hattaab, who nevertheless looks the main threat. Jonnigraig had bits and pieces of form in Ireland but hasn't shown much for new connections while Weekly Gossip has been well beaten in all starts.

      Formwatch

      Ballygown Bay (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Pressed winner, driven and lost place before 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 10, 22l behind Sizing At Midnight (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in May.

      Champagne Vintage (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leader until 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, dist behind Heart Of A Lion (11-0) at Southwell 2m (5) gd in Jul.

      Hattaab 9-2 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 8th, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 16 1/2l behind Get An Oscar (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.

      Jonnigraig (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Behind, headway on inside 4 out, weakened 3 out, 5th of 14, dist behind Rasasee (11-4) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

      Weekly Gossip (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up, well beaten before 3 out, 4th of 5, dist behind Sunset Showdown (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f (4) gd in Aug.

      Charlotte Du Berry 100-1 (10-12) Always in rear, not fluent 5th, struggling approaching 3 out, 9th of 11, dist behind Teeton Power (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Aug.

      Make The Switch (IRE) 15-8fav (11-1) Soon chased leaders, 4th after 3rd, improved and on terms before 3 out, soon gained narrow lead and bumped slightly, joined approaching 2 out, led again and stayed on best from over 100yds out, won at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn gd in Aug beating Zalika (10-8) by 5l, 11 ran.