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16:45 Worcester

Youthcomm Radio Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,035 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.70s
  • Off Time: 16:49:20
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Brown, Yellow epaulets, sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 113-486
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-13
  • Official Rating 106

led into start, challenged 2nd, led or close 2nd until after 4 out, lost place before 3 out, tailed off

2
Silk - Dark Green, Beige stripe
9/1
  • Form P/0257P-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 105

mid-division, headway on inside 4th, not fluent 8th, lost place before 4 out

3
Silk - Dark blue and royal blue (quartered), dark blue sleeves, white cap
7/2
  • Form F-27422
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 102

jumped right at times, led or close, headed before 2 out, weakened last

4
Silk - Emerald Green and Pink check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form F8F-32P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 102

mid-division, headway from 6th, every chance 2 out, no impression on winner final 150 yards

5
Silk - Beige, maroon spots
3/1
  • Form 4310-21
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 100

held up towards rear, slow 1st and 3rd, pushed along briefly after 8th, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, drew clear final 150 yards

6
Silk - Grey, red spots

Tempuran

11 b D
5/1
  • Form PP-2675
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 93

chased leaders, ridden and stayed on same pace 2 out, 3rd before last, no extra flat

7
Silk - Royal blue and light blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap
7/1
  • Form 36-2516
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 87

chased leader until 2nd, lost place 6th, well beaten 8th, tailed of

8
Silk - Light Blue, White hoops and armlets
28/1
  • Form 69P-547
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

in rear, not always fluent, closed 7th, lost place before 4 out, went remote 4th flat

9
Silk - White, maroon hoops, grey sleeves, maroon armlets, grey cap
100/1
  • Form P4544P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 62

towards rear, struggling 6th, well behind 8th, pulled up before 3 out

In depth

Verdict

Alexander The Grey was headed right on the line by Topofthecotswolds at Stratford at the start of the month and the winner took a better race at that track last week. But Graeme McPherson’s 11-year-old is now 0-24 and is clearly not straightforward. Topofthecotswolds’ trainer, Nigel Twiston-Davies, runs DOUBLE COURT (NAP) in this and he’s an improving chaser judged on his victory over track and trip last month. Tempuran last ran over the larger obstacles in 2015 and he was beaten in a seller last time over hurdles. Pointed And Sharp has yet to complete in three runs over fences.

Formwatch

Deise Vu (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Reluctant to line up and led in, in touch when mistake and hampered 2nd, challenged 7th until after 4 out, no extra 2 out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Overtoujay (11-6) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Master Vintage 10-1 (11-6) Pulled hard, headway to lead 3rd, clear after 5th, jumped right and hit 7th, headed after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, at Southwell 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Alexander The Grey 5-2jfav (10-6) Pressed leader, led before 3rd, headed next, led after 5th, 4 lengths clear home turn, not fluent last, driven flat, headed last stride, 2nd of 6, nk behind Topofthecotswolds (11-11) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Pointed And Sharp (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Held up and behind, progress 10th, outpaced 12th, modest 4th when carried right 2 out, pulled up before last, at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Double Court (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, slightly outpaced before 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, led last, drew clear flat, won at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gs in Jul beating Grand Coureur (10-4) by 5l, 9 ran.

Tempuran 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, driven after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never threatened leaders, 5th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Capitoul (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (5) gd in Aug.

Hillview Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Not that fluent, chased leaders, lost place before 4 out, soon well held, 6th of 14, dist behind Samson (12-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

St Merryn (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) In rear, mistake 10th, tailed off, 7th of 10, 37 1/4l behind Code Of Law (10-4) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Triggywinkle (FR) 100-1 (10-0) Always behind, tailed off 4 out, pulled up after, at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jun.