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17:20 Worcester

Worcester News Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 40.10s
  • Off Time: 17:20:16
  • 9 Ran
1
  • Form: F/U520-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-1
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Jockey: R Johnson

made all, not fluent 4 out, driven out flat, stayed on

3

Brave Helios

47 pt
8/1
  • Form: P82307-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: R T Phillips
  • Jockey: Daniel Hiskett

chased leaders, 2nd after 4 out, close up when mistake 2 out, held after, stayed on

4
13/2
  • Form: 635/89-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 96
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

tracked winner until 3rd, lost place 6th, mistake 7th, soon closed, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next

5

Renewing

11 b
20/1
  • Form: 3478P-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: R Brotherton
  • Jockey: J E Moore

chased leaders, 2nd 3rd, not fluent next, pushed along after 6th, ridden 7th, weakened after 4 out

6
9/2
  • Form: F1/07P-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: David Dennis
  • Jockey: N D Fehily

held up towards rear, headway on inside after 4 out, mistake and weakened next

7
  • Form: PPP2P-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: Sheila Lewis
  • Jockey: Benjamin Poste

led into start, chased leaders, ridden after 7th, weakened from next

8
8/1
  • Form: F527-5P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened

9
15/2
  • Form: PF75-53
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 82
  • Trainer: M Scudamore
  • Jockey: L Treadwell

behind, mistake 4th, not fluent and pushed along next, headway from 8th, 3rd 3 out, no extra next

10
6/1
  • Form: 06PP/5P-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6
  • Official Rating: 79
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

chased leaders, lost place 3rd, struggling 4 out, well beaten when not fluent 3 out

2
NR
10/1
  • Form: 23U87-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: Mrs S Leech
  • Jockey: Patrick Cowley

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

A pretty desperate contest in which few of shown any recent worthwhile form. PRINCESSE FLEUR is an exception though and, though raised a pound since her latest third here, two of her four career victories have come around here. Dropping down a grade, Vendredi Trois would probably figure if anywhere near his best while Star Trouper has the ability to get involved in a race like this. Baby Sherlock is making his handicap debut but is returning from a break.

Formwatch

Vendredi Trois (FR) 10-3 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced soon after 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 22l behind Pongo Twistleton (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

Brave Helios 9-1 (11-12) Always in rear, struggling 6th, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Redbridge Miller (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) gf in Apr.

Baby Sherlock 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced when mistake 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off from next, last of 9, dist behind Peter The Mayo Man (10-12) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Sep.

Renewing 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, challenged 3rd, led after next, headed before 5th, weakened 7th, tailed off, 6th of 10, dist behind Take To Heart (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jun.

Padawan (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, struggling from 4 out, 6th of 9, dist behind Gustave Mahler (10-12) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in May.

Westerly Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, lost place before next, behind when hampered 9th, tailed off, 10th of 15, dist behind Gingili (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Mister Dick (FR) 11-2 (11-6) Prominent, bumped 1st, reminder after 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.

Princesse Fleur 11-1 (10-8) Towards rear, mistake 2nd, headway before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 13, 11 1/4l behind Viking Mistress (11-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.

Light Breaks (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Always towards rear on outer, weakened 2 out tailed off when pulled up before last, at Stratford 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Star Trouper (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) In rear, headway before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 10, 8l behind Swinton Diamond (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in May.