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16:40 Worcester

Central Group Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,384
  • 2nd: £2,772
  • 3rd: £1,386
  • 4th: £693
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 52.26s
  • Off Time: 16:40:05
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Royal blue, red star, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, royal blue star
  • Form 773-111
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-3
  • Official Rating 131

tracked leader, pushed along before 3 out, challenged last, every chance last 75 yards, kept on and held towards finish

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
Evs
  • Form 3P/F5-13
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 126

towards rear, headway before 2 out, every chance last, led last 100 yards, held on well towards finish

3
Silk - Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap

Sykes (IRE)

183 CD
25/1
  • Form 216F45-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 126

towards rear, headway before 2 out, every chance last, kept on same pace

4
Silk - Emerald green and red stripes, emerald green sleeves, red stars
  • Form 51231-4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 126

led, ridden before 3 out, headed last 100 yards, no extra

5
Silk - Light blue, brown chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap

Mont Choisy (FR)

11 bt CCD
12/1
  • Form 6331U7
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 123

tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden after 4 out, soon lost place

6
Silk - Red and white diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, red cap, white diamond
20/1
  • Form 45-2825
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 120

held up in touch, headway 4 out,, kept on same pace from 2 out, no impression

7
Silk - Royal blue and white stripes, diamonds on sleeves
10/1
  • Form 2443-15
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 119

in rear, headway 4 out, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, weakened run-in

In depth

Verdict

Henllan Harri won the Grade 3 bet365 Gold Cup off this mark over fences in the spring and was fourth in a Listed chase at Uttoxeter in July on his only start since. He shouldn't be far away in this while Terry The Fish could not be in better form, though has shot up the ratings as a result off his hat-trick. Bendomingo is still on a fair mark, however, and makes more appeal than Kalifourchon and Mont Choisy. Sykes has left Philip Hobbs for Nicky Martin and may struggle against former stablemate SCOOP THE POT off level weights. The latter went up 6lb for winning over course and distance in August but only weakened on the run-in when third at Fontwell earlier this month.

Formwatch

Terry The Fish (IRE) 11-8fav (12-0) Led to 6th, led again before 8th, clear before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on strongly, won at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Jul beating Lime Street (11-2) by 5l, 10 ran.

Scoop The Pot (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up, headway and every chance 2 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Buckhorn Timothy (11-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Sykes (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, outpaced 4 out, no extra 2 out, 5th of 7, 22 1/4l behind Minellacelebration (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Henllan Harri (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Prominent, led after omitted 3 out, joined next, soon headed, no extra flat, 4th of 20, 13l behind Tempestatefloresco (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp lst (1) gd in Jul.

Mont Choisy (FR) 13-2 (11-2) Led 1st, with leader until hit 3 out pecked badly and rider lost iron, no chance after, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Buckhorn Timothy (11-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Kalifourchon (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 15 3/4l behind Going For Broke (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Bendomingo (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway on outside 6th, 4th and staying on same pace when not fluent last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Mr Mcguiness (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Jun.