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17:30 Worcester

Go Fun Yourself With Westlands Toyota Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,800 added
  • Winner: £3,119
  • 2nd: £916
  • 3rd: £458
  • 4th: £229
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 6.60s
  • Off Time: 17:30:17
  • 5 Ran
1st
2nd
10/3

      1

      My Direction

      15 BF
      3/10
      • Form: 2112
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 11-11
      • Official Rating: 135
      • Trainer: J P Ferguson
      • Jockey: A P McCoy

      tracked leader, not fluent 4th, led before 3 out, clear after next, comfortably

      2

      Macarthur

      23 p CD
      10/3
      • Form: 462421
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 11-5
      • Official Rating: 115
      • Trainer: D A Rees
      • Jockey: T Scudamore

      tracked leaders, went 2nd from 3 out, shaken up and no impression after next, stayed on same pace

      3
      100/1
      • Form: UF55
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: Mrs D A Hamer
      • Jockey: Mr Byron Moorcroft

      led, not always fluent, jumped right 6th, headed before 3 out, weakened approaching next

      4
      16/1
      • Form: 2F-14P5
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: D A Rees
      • Jockey: L P Aspell

      held up in rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon beaten, weakening when not fluent 3 out

      5
      33/1
      • Form: 9-3F135
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-5
      • Trainer: Alexandra Dunn
      • Jockey: Mr David Prichard

      prominent, lost place 2nd, pushed along after 4 out, well held 3 out, jumped left and went 3rd 2 out, no impression

      In depth

      Verdict

      It took Macarthur 18 attempts to get off the mark over timber. There isn't a lot of scope for further improvement and he's unlikely to be good enough to get the better of MY DIRECTION, despite receiving 6lb. John Ferguson's charge was surprisingly beaten by Man Of Plenty at Sedgefield last time but maybe his jockey rode him with a little too much confidence that day. The remaining trio are very hard to fancy on their form under Rules.

      Formwatch

      My Direction 1-4fav (11-8) Tracked leader, led 2 out, challenged when blundered last, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Man Of Plenty (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gd.

      Macarthur 8-1 (11-4) Held up behind, smooth headway and in touch before 3 out, went 2nd before last, shaken up to lead flat, ridden out towards finsh, won at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug beating Empire Levant (11-10) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

      Market Mal 100-1 (10-12) In rear, lost touch 3rd, well tailed off when jumped right and mistake 8th, last of 5, well behind Patsys Castle (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gf.

      Nimbus Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear and keen, headway 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 10, 21l behind Seranwen (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.

      Annaroe (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Chased leaders to 3rd, soon behind, no danger after, 5th of 6, 50l behind Upsanddowns (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f cond mdn hdle (5) gd.