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14:20 Worcester

Mealcheapen Street Novices' Hurdle (Class E)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 48.01s
  • 17 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Maroon armlets
3/10
  • Form 2236-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7

in touch, headway to track leader 5th, with leader 3 out, led 2 out, eased flat

3
Silk - White, Black chevron, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap
100/1
  • Form 00/P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

keen and behind, tailed off from 4th, pulled up before next

4
Silk - White, Royal Blue diamond, striped sleeves
100/1
  • Form PP-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon weakened

5
Silk - Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap
100/1
  • Form P0-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

in touch, ridden and weakened quickly after 5th, pulled up before 3 out

6
Silk - Brown and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 5/056-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

held up, headway 3rd, ridden 5th soon behind

7
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap
100/1
  • Form 0/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

in rear when pecked first, ridden 5th, weakened next

8
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, sleeves and star on cap
100/1
  • Form 0P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

always towards rear, tailed off from 2 out

9
Silk - Orange and Royal Blue diamonds, Orange cap, Royal Blue star
100/1
  • Form 3/P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

behind, ridden halfway, ran on onepaced

10
Silk - Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black stars
  • Form 00PPPP/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

keen, led, soon clear, not fluent 2nd, headed after 5th, weakened 3 out, onepaced next

11
Silk - Dark Blue, Red diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
100/1
  • Form R/FPP-P6
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders until weakened after 5th, pulled up before next

12
Silk - Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue seams
100/1
  • Form 1/P0-P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, pecked 2nd, ridden and weakened 4th, pulled up before 5th

14
Silk - Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green seams, Emerald Green cap, White star
33/1
  • Form 00-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, ridden 4th, behind when slipped up after 5th

15
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
  • Form 0404-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

held up in touch, kept on when ridden from 3 out, never dangerous

16
Silk - Red, Dark Blue epaulets and sleeves
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

towards rear, never a danger

17
Silk - Red, Black hollow box, sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Form 60-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

always towards rear

18
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

keen, held up towards rear, headway 4th, ridden and weakened 3 out

19
Silk - Primrose, Black winning post, Primrose and Purple quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 5043-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

tracked leaders, led after 5th, headed after 3 out, onepaced next

13
NR
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

2
NR
  • Form P-00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A large turnout would suggest a competitive affair, but that is not the case here as Thesis looks head and shoulders above the rest with only Montoya and the newcomer Istanbul expected to provide any opposition. It was no surprise that Thesis came good over hurdles at Worcester, having previously been thought good enough to contest a Grade 2 affair at Aintree. Twice a winner on the Flat, he should have more than enough speed to see off these rivals despite having to shoulder a penalty. Montoya is gradually getting the hang of things and looks a banker for the frame, while Charlie Mann can get them ready to run well first time so Istanbul, sold out of Brian Meehan's yard, should be noted.