Worcester

  • 17:00 Pershore Plum Festival Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,989 2nd £878 3rd £439 4th £350
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.60s
  • Off time: 17:03:16
17:00 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Torhousemuir 10/1
2nd Skinflint (IRE) 11/4
3rd Vexillum (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4P-0312 Grey, White seams, Grey sleeves and cap Isle Road (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
10 11-12 D J Jeffreys C Brace (5) 100 9/25.50
2 702/FP-3 Grey and dark blue diamonds, dark blue sleeves and cap Viva Rafa (IRE) 104
9 11-11 t R T Phillips Daniel Hiskett (3) 99 16/117.00
3 1F2242 Yellow, Dark Blue chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Skinflint (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
7 11-10 p D Pipe Bryan Carver (7) 98 11/43.75
5 22-2235 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Scartare (IRE) 29
8 11-1 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste 89 10/111.00
6 5P-9604 Yellow, dark blue stripe Kingston (GER) 34
Distance Winner
10 11-0 p A W Carroll James Nixon (5) 88 12/113.00
7 F437U4 Dark blue, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap Auld Sod (IRE) 7
6 10-12 b J M Bradley Sean Houlihan (3) 86 10/111.00
8 43-6PF4 Dark blue, red stars, emerald green sleeves, red cap Torhousemuir 27
8 10-8 p1 Sam Thomas Charlie Deutsch 82 10/111.00
9 33-5433 White, Orange epaulets, hooped sleeves, Orange cap Vexillum (IRE) 22
10 10-7 pt N P Mulholland Harry Reed (3) 81 10/111.00
10 23/045-5 Purple, white stars, white and purple hooped sleeves, white cap, purple star Bring Back Charlie 31
9 10-5 N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary 79 28/129.00
11 604-P22 Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Emerald Green spots Grand Coureur (FR) 22
Beaten Favourite
7 10-2 b Oliver Greenall Henry Brooke 76 13/27.50
12 6/P76P6- Pink, dark blue star and sleeves Eddies Pearl (IRE) 127
9 10-0 B Forsey James Best 64 66/167.00
Non runners
475/136-2Cropley (IRE)1011-6D BurchellNon Runner94

Betting

Forecast

Skinflint (11/4), Isle Road (9/2), Grand Coureur (13/2), Auld Sod (10/1), Scartare (10/1), Torhousemuir (10/1), Vexillum (10/1), Kingston (12/1), Viva Rafa (16/1), Bring Back Charlie (28/1), Eddies Pearl (66/1)

Verdict

Cheekpieces could have a positive impact on long-standing maiden Torhousemuir and he’s not the only one among these who struggle to get their head in front. Vexillum is another but should be thereabouts again. Skinflint has finished second in three of his last four starts and Grand Coureur has been runner-up the last twice but ISLE ROAD came out on top over hurdles at Newton Abbot last month and was then third reverting to fences at the same track - Connor Brace’s claim will aid his cause.