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14:50 Worcester

Shakespeare Stone Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,000 added
  • Winner: £6,963
  • 2nd: £2,057
  • 3rd: £1,028
  • 4th: £515
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 39.40s
  • Off Time: 14:50:23
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Grey, red disc, hooped sleeves, red cap
  • Form 6243-11
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 132

held up in rear, not much room 6th, headway 8th, soon lost place, mistake 9th, not fluent then outpaced 12th, rallied when mistake 4 out, weakened next

2
Silk - Yellow, Red chevrons, Yellow cap

Al Alfa

39 CD
7/1
  • Form 0/413-25
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 129

led 1st until 8th, led 9th, headed 12th, weakened before 4 out

3
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 269-114
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 128

chased leaders, pushed along 11th, switched right before 3 out, not fluent next, no extra

4
Silk - Dark Blue, White star, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star
9/2
  • Form 212P-32
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 127

held up in rear, headway 11th, 2nd 4 out, challenged next, led and jumped right 2 out, jumped right when asserting last, easily

5
Silk - White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap
13/2
  • Form 6543-25
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 127

led until 1st, led 8th, headed next, led again after 12th, headed 2 out, beaten when mistake last

6
Silk - Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves
  • Form 64905-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, challenged 11th, led next, soon headed, no extra from 3 out

7
Silk - Yellow, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap
17/2
  • Form P424-46
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 123

slow 1st, in touch 4th, jumped right and lost place 6th, switched right after 8th, behind next, pulled up before 4 out

In depth

Verdict

A Good Skin continues to let down supporters while Rebel Rebellion does his winning in hunter chases nowadays. Wadswick Court has been well beaten in two starts since finishing third at Chepstow in April but AL ALFA is better than he showed at Uttoxeter last month. He wouldn’t want persistent rain but finished ahead of Fort Worth at Kempton earlier on similar terms. The latter was beaten fair and square by Super Scorpion at Ffos Las when Tinker Time was well behind but Jonjo O’Neill’s charge is now a massive 12lb better off and could well turn the tables.

Formwatch

Super Scorpion (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Patiently, ridden and held up in rear, smooth headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders before next, led approaching last, quickened clear run-in, easily, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun beating Fort Worth (11-9) by 8l, 10 ran.

Al Alfa 4-1 (11-7) Mid-division, towards rear 11th, some headway from 14th, 5th and weakening from 4 out, 5th of 10, 26l behind In The Rough (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (3) gs in May.

Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, 2nd before 2nd, not fluent 11th (water), mistake 12th, led 2 out, headed on home bend, 3rd and fading when mistake last, 4th of 10, 13 1/2l behind Young Hurricane (12-0) at Stratford 3m 4f (2) gd in Jun.

Fort Worth (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 11th, 2nd 3 out, every chance next, ridden and chased winner approaching last, unable to quicken run-in, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Super Scorpion (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun.

Wadswick Court (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Chased leaders, lost place before 9th, outpaced when mistake 3 out, well beaten after, 5th of 7, 10 3/4l behind Mont Royale (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in May.

A Good Skin (IRE) 13-8 (10-13) Held up in touch in 4th, closed after 4 out, ridden before next, 3rd and unable to quicken 2 out, kept on flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Robin The Raven (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f (4) gs in Jun.

Tinker Time (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced 4 out, plugged on run-in, 6th of 10, 19 1/4l behind Super Scorpion (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun.