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14:00 Worcester

Richard Wright Memorial Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,035 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.10s
  • Off Time: 14:00:08
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap
8/1
  • Form 3154-15
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 118

held up on inside, struggling 4 out, never involved

2
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
  • Form 50-6254
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 110

led, guessed at 1st, mistake 8th, ridden and headed before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out

3
Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap
14/1
  • Form 334-666
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 110

in rear, not fluent 5th, struggling 7th, behind next

4
Silk - Royal blue, orange stars, yellow sleeves, orange diamonds, yellow cap, orange star

Royal Plaza

27 t D
4/1
  • Form 206-343
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 110

2nd or 3rd, led before 4 out, edged left flat, all out

5
Silk - Emerald Green and White (quartered), Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap, White star

Malangen (IRE)

17 bt D
5/1
  • Form 36221F
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 117

chased leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, jumped right 2 out, switched left before last, switched right flat, unable to get to winner, plugged on

6
Silk - Yellow, black disc, yellow sleeves, black stars
15/8
  • Form 0P2647-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 104

2nd or 3rd, every chance before not fluent 4 out, soon 3rd and beaten, plugged on flat

7
NR

River Purple

121 t D
100/1
  • Form 0P3-135
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 59

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Donald McCain and Brian Hughes have been teaming up to good effect lately and MIDDLEBROW will have benefited from a break since finishing last over hurdles at Perth in July. He’d won earlier over fences at Ffos Las, his fourth success over the larger obstacles. Bangor winner Malangen was still travelling well enough when falling here earlier this month and would be a danger with a clear round. Precious Bounty gets blinkers in attempt to manufacture a first victory while Royal Plaza hinted at a revival at Newton Abbot but is fully exposed.

Formwatch

Middlebrow (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway into 3rd before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, last of 5, 25l behind Kaizer (10-10) at Perth 2m (4) gs in Jul.

Precious Bounty (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Pressed winner, led 8th, headed after 4 out, lost 2nd before last, no extra, last of 4, 6l behind Lucky Robin (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Robin Des Mana (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 30 1/2l behind Atlantic Storm (11-5) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Royal Plaza 12-1 (10-13) Led until 9th, 3rd and looked well held 2 out, left close 2nd and hampered last, soon 3rd again and beaten, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Salto Chisco (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp (3) gd in Aug.

Malangen (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, in touch and going well enough when fell 3 out, at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Way Out West (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, in 6th from last, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 16 1/2l behind Earlofthecotswolds (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Feb.

River Purple 12-1 (10-0) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden and lost place after next, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 22 1/2l behind Global Domination (11-9) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.