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17:00 Worcester

Pershore Plum Festival Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,130 added
  • Winner: £2,989
  • 2nd: £878
  • 3rd: £439
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 57.60s
  • Off Time: 17:03:16
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
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1
Silk - Grey, White seams, Grey sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form 4P-0312
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

tracked leaders to 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened 2 out

2
Silk - Grey and dark blue diamonds, dark blue sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 702/FP-3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 99

held up behind, headway into mid-division 5th, tracked leaders after 5 out, ridden after 2 out, never on terms, weakened flat

3
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap
11/4
  • Form 1F2242
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 98

tracked leader, challenged 3 out, soon ridden, led next, kept on until headed and no impression with winner closing stages

5
Silk - Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap
10/1
  • Form 22-2235
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 89

held up behind, headway under pressure on inside 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms

6
Silk - Yellow, dark blue stripe
12/1
  • Form 5P-9604
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 88

mid-division, lost place 3 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - Dark blue, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap
10/1
  • Form F437U4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 86

mid-division, driven and lost place before 4 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - Dark blue, red stars, emerald green sleeves, red cap
10/1
  • Form 43-6PF4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 82

held up behind, headway on outside 4 out, hit next, ridden after last, led closing stages, ran on

9
Silk - White, Orange epaulets, hooped sleeves, Orange cap
10/1
  • Form 33-5433
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 81

led, headed 2 out, ridden after last, no impression with front pair flat

10
Silk - Purple, white stars, white and purple hooped sleeves, white cap, purple star
  • Form 23/045-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 79

in touch, lost place after 5 out, no impression from next

11
Silk - Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Emerald Green spots
13/2
  • Form 604-P22
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 76

held up towards rear, headway on outside 5 out, chased leaders next, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, never on terms

12
Silk - Pink, dark blue star and sleeves
  • Form 6/P76P6-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

chased leaders to 7th, soon behind and struggling, tailed off when pulled up after 5 out

4
NR
  • Form 75/136-2
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 94

NonRunner

In depth

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.

Formwatch

Isle Road (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led until after 2nd, chased leader, led 4 out, hard ridden after 2 out, headed last, soon beaten, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Gentleman Moore (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Viva Rafa (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, good headway chasing leaders before 11th, went 2nd 3 out until pushed along before 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, dist behind Vaxalco (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gd in May.

Skinflint (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Not that fluent, soon rear of mid-division, headway 3 out, went 2nd from next, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Black Anthem (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Scartare (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway under pressure after 4 out, plugged on from next, never nearer, 5th of 11, 14 1/4l behind Doitforjoe (12-0) at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Kingston (GER) 11-2 (11-3) Held up mid-division, chased leaders turning in, ridden bypassing omitted 2 out, kept on same pace, never a threat, 4th of 10, 14l behind Buckeye Shan (10-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Auld Sod (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, rider unbalanced 3rd, headway 7th, no impression when mistake 2 out, 4th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Black Anthem (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Torhousemuir 7-2 (11-0) Led, clear 8th until before 3 out, ridden and 2 out, headed weakened, 4th of 8, 19 3/4l behind Midnight Gem (10-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Vexillum (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Jumped left, kept wide, led, ridden and headed last, bumped and lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 9, 7 3/4l behind Double Court (11-8) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gs in Jul.

Bring Back Charlie 16-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden 9th, mistake 4 out, well beaten after, 5th of 8, 31 1/4l behind Game Line (10-11) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Grand Coureur (FR) 9-4fav (10-4) Prominent, went 2nd 7th until driven after 2 out, hung left and went 2nd again flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Double Court (11-8) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gs in Jul.

Eddies Pearl (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) In rear, effort after 11th, outpaced before 4 out, no impression after, 6th of 10, 20 3/4l behind Tudors Treasure (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Apr.

Cropley (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders on outside, lost place 2nd, outpaced after 9th, rallied home turn, left 2nd last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Camaplu (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Aug.