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18:50 Worcester

Pershore Plum Festival Land O'Plums Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,330
  • 2nd: £1,870
  • 3rd: £935
  • 4th: £468
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 53.80s
  • Off Time: 18:50:26
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 4-226P3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 129
  • Trainer T Coyle
  • Jockey D C Costello

tracked leaders, effort 4 out, driven 2 out, one pace approaching last, no chance with leaders flat

2
Silk - Red, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 067P-47
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 125
  • Trainer M Scudamore
  • Jockey Benjamin Poste

disputed lead until driven and lost place approaching 4 out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off

3
Silk - Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond
  • Form 24-3114
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 118
  • Trainer N J Hawke
  • Jockey A P McCoy

took keen hold, disputed lead, tended to jump right, hit 8th, went on approaching 4 out, driven next, ridden and ran on flat

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), BLACK sleeves
6/4
  • Form 2/9-7121
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 118
  • Trainer P J Hobbs
  • Jockey T J O'Brien

tracked leaders, driven 3 out, effort next, not fluent last, ridden and no impression with front pair flat

5
Silk - Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap
10/1
  • Form 134636-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 110
  • Trainer B G Powell
  • Jockey Brendan Powell

held up in rear, headway and effort 3 out, went 2nd last, ridden and ran on flat, not reach winner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

No Likey has taken well to fences and had too much toe for Groomed when landing a cosy success on just his second chasing start at Uttoxeter. He already looks a better chaser than hurdler and seems certain to be in the shake-up. Similar comments apply to SEDGEMOOR EXPRESS though. He looked a good recruit to fences when scoring on chase debut at Uttoxeter, following up in convincing fashion when returned to hurdling at Ffos Las. Things didn't go so smoothly at Uttoxeter the last day back over fences and, in the circumstances, he did well to get within four lengths of the winner. He should have more to offer over fences and the booking of the champion jockey indicates connections mean business. Lucky Landing continues to run well enough and completes the shortlist. He's far more experienced than the aforementioned pair and also handles the ground well but there's a slight concern about his ideal trip at present.

Formwatch

Lucky Landing (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up, headway 8th, pushed along before 3 out, every chance last, unable to quicken flat, no extra close home, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Skint (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf.

Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Chased leaders until jumped slowly 1st and dropped to rear, never going after, tailed off and struggling before 7th, last of 7, well behind Teenage Dream (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf.

Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before last, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 7, 4l behind River Purple (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.

No Likey (IRE) 9-4fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, good headway before 3 out, led last, ran on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun beating Groomed (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.

Violets Boy (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, badly hampered 4th, soon struggling well behind, 6th of 7, well behind Workbench (10-9) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.