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14:00 Worcester

Ladbrokes Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £2,053
  • 2nd: £598
  • 3rd: £299
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 42.50s
  • Off Time: 14:00:34
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
3/1

    1
    Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green and Yellow halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap

    Akbabend

    16 b
    3/1
    • Form 2153P3
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 110

    made all, ridden when mistake 3 out, soon drifted right, went left and not fluent 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on

    2
    Silk - Maroon, White triple diamond, White cap
    100/1
    • Form 78/P-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-12

    unruly before start, held up in 5th, struggling to keep up before 7th, well behind 9th

    3
    Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap
    10/3
    • Form 2-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    tracked leaders, pushed along after 7th, closed next, ridden approaching 3 out, carried right before 2 out, switched left flat, stayed on same pace

    4
    Silk - Pink and grey (quartered), striped sleeves, pink cap
    • Form 422C-22
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    tracked leaders, took keen hold, not always fluent, went 2nd briefly before 3 out, weakened quickly 2 out, eased

    5
    Silk - Maroon, grey hoops and armlets
    7/1
    • Form 0P3-254
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 94

    tracked leader until after 8th, outpaced after next, well held 3rd after 2 out

    6
    NR
    • Form 212F/PP-
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 120

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Getmeouthedoldrums probably has the most scope of these but Charlie Longsdon's former pointer has been on the sidelines for a long time and may need this. Truckers Benefit, another recruit from the point-to-point field, has finished runner-up in a couple of Hereford bumpers and should benefit from the switch to hurdles but AKBABEND can defy a penalty in this. He's worth another chance to recapture the decent form he showed earlier in the summer as long as the ground doesn't deteriorate.

    Formwatch

    Akbabend 11-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, challenged 4th, ridden when stumbled approaching 3 out where mistake, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 36l behind Lady Karinga (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.

    Easter Lad 100-1 (11-4) Held up in 6th, in rear from 4th, slow next, tailed off and pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Not Til Monday (11-11) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 7 ran.

    Getmeouthedoldrums 5-1 (11-7) 2nd of 9, nk behind Clover Rock (12-0) at Bredwardine 3m ptp gd in May '10.

    Truckers Benefit (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dj Milan (11-1) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Aug.

    Vicpol (ITY) 13-2 (10-10) Tracked winner to 5th, ridden 4out, soon beaten, last of 4, 45l behind Rhyton (10-1) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.

    War Of The World (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up in last trio, headway 9th, modest 4th from 10th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Half Cocked (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.