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14:10 Worcester

'Swansea Bay' Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 50.30s
  • Off Time: 14:10:14
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves
7/4
  • Form 415/35-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5

led, ridden after 2 out, headed towards finish

2
Silk - Black, Yellow disc, Yellow cap

Exactly

11
150/1
  • Form PP/UP-U7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd, hit 5th, not fluent and lost place 7th, losing touch when mistake 9th, tailed off

3
Silk - Sky Blue, Scarlet quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 111280-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

held up, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd next, not fluent 4 out or 3 out, 3rd when went left and mistake 2 out, soon edged right, one pace last

4
Silk - Black and white check, halved sleeves, black cap
7/4
  • Form 2317F-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway next, mistake 4 out, went 2nd next, not fluent 2 out, stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish

5
Silk - Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap
  • Form 2096P-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, ridden after 10th, one pace before 4 out

6
Silk - Red, Purple hoop, Purple cap
  • Form CF4P2-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leader, hit 1st and 4th, mistake 8th, weakened next, tailed off

7
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, WHITE spots, armlets and cap
100/1
  • Form P51-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, jumped left 4th, soon pushed along and dropped rear, behind from 7th, tailed off

8
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap
66/1
  • Form 55843P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 97

held up, lost touch 7th, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Prince Tom is lightly-raced for his age and jumped really well when beating the frustrating Battle Group on his fencing bow at Newton Abbot. But he may struggle to concede 7lb to the mare IXORA, who was his equal over hurdles and just as impressive over the larger obstacles at Huntingdon last month. Lion On The Prowl was third over a longer trip here four weeks ago and should find a small race over fences while Geneva Geyser will have needed his run at Kempton in April and has won twice here over timber and five times on the Flat.

Formwatch

Prince Tom 9-4 (11-0) Jumped well, led, narrowly headed 10th, in lead again next, in command and clear from 4 out, kept up to work final 100 yards, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (5) gf in May beating Battle Group (11-0) by 5l, 4 ran.

Exactly 100-1 (10-7) Held up behind, took keen hold, mistake 2nd, ridden and weakened from 9th, soon tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Caddie Master (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gs.

Geneva Geyser (GER) 28-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 14th of 20, well behind Valento (10-11) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.

Ixora (IRE) 8-11fav (10-5) Tracked leader, led approaching last, drew clear flat, easily, won at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (4) gd in May beating Art Broker (10-7) by 14l, 4 ran.

Lion On The Prowl (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 6th, not fluent next, every chance 3 out, 3rd and no extra when jumped left last, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Top Smart (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gd in May.

Perfectly Willing (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Not fluent, chased winner, ridden along after 15th, tired and no chance from 17th, mistake when lost 2nd 3 out, tailed off, last of 3, well behind Flaming Gorge (10-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in May.

Top Green (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch towards rear, lost place approaching 7th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Littledean Jimmy (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

Total Victory (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) In rear, struggling 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Valley View (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov, 13 ran.