14:00 Worcester 18 Sep 2017

R & A Mason Electrical And Heating Handicap Chase (Div 1) (Class 5) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,431 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 7f

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
4127-PP
iT
Purple and orange diabolo, orange and purple diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Jeromes Partnership)

Definitly Grey (IRE)  124 

gr g Daylami - Caroline Fontenail (Kaldounevees)

6 12-0 t
102
6 12-0 t
102

Southwell hurdles winner last autumn, but disappointing both starts this year, including on chasing bow here in May.

Southwell hurdles winner last autumn, but disappointing both starts this year, including on chasing bow here in May.

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2
122P-51
iT
Black, white hoop, black sleeves, white stars (Mr R E R Williams)

Abbeygrey (IRE)  7 

b g Generous - Garw Valley (Mtoto)

8 11-13
101
8 11-13
101

Returning from 4-month absence when landing 7-runner handicap chase at Newton Abbot (25.8f, good to soft) a week ago. Can race off same mark here and holds obvious claims.

Returning from 4-month absence when landing 7-runner handicap chase at Newton Abbot (25.8f, good to soft) a week ago. Can race off same mark here and holds obvious claims.

3
32-8759
iT
Dark blue, grey hoop, grey sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue and grey quartered cap (The McPherson Racing Partnership)

Generous Chief (IRE)  27 

br g Generous - Yosna (Sicyos)

9 11-12 v
100
9 11-12 v
100

Three-time winner last season but been largely disappointing this term and makes limited appeal. Visor back on.

Three-time winner last season but been largely disappointing this term and makes limited appeal. Visor back on.

4
645146
iT
Yellow, red chevron, chevrons on sleeves (Owners For Owners: Thady Quil)

Thady Quil (IRE)  26 

ch g Stowaway - Aunt Sue (Shahanndeh)

7 11-6 t p
94
7 11-6 t p
94

Unreliable sort who finally got off the mark here (20f) in July, but has failed to match that effort twice since, and overall profile is off-putting.

Unreliable sort who finally got off the mark here (20f) in July, but has failed to match that effort twice since, and overall profile is off-putting.

5
3433-74
iT
Dark blue, yellow hoops, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star (The Game Birds)

Royal Chief (IRE)  26 

gr g Royal Anthem - Help Yourself (Roselier)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Improved from return effort when creditable fourth in handicap hurdle at this course (23f, good) 26 days ago. On a career-low mark back over fences and is not discounted. Cheekpieces back on.

Improved from return effort when creditable fourth in handicap hurdle at this course (23f, good) 26 days ago. On a career-low mark back over fences and is not discounted. Cheekpieces back on.

6
1236/4-P
iT
Purple, mauve stars, sleeves and star on cap (Kendari Racing)

Withoutdefavourite (IRE)  84 

b g Oscar - Camden Confusion (Camden Town)

9 11-0
88
9 11-0
88

Possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Southwell, on debut for this yard, in June. Switches back to chasing now and this run should reveal more.

Possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Southwell, on debut for this yard, in June. Switches back to chasing now and this run should reveal more.

7
U785F4
iT
Black, white star, diamonds on sleeves (Mr D Rees & Mr P Evans)

Backoftherock 16 

b g Scorpion - Oscars Vision (Oscar Schindler)

8 10-9 t
83
8 10-9 t
83

Still looking for first success after 7 NH starts and didn't offer much on chasing debut at Newton Abbot earlier this month.

Still looking for first success after 7 NH starts and didn't offer much on chasing debut at Newton Abbot earlier this month.

8
13PP/P3
iT
Red, royal blue sleeves, white cap (Mr Milson Robinson)

Xenophon 30 

b g Phoenix Reach - Comtesse Noire (Woodman)

9 10-6
80
9 10-6
80

Showed he retains ability, on second start for new yard, when third of 10 in handicap chase at Market Rasen (23.9f, good) last month. Remains fairly treated and is one for the shortlist.

Showed he retains ability, on second start for new yard, when third of 10 in handicap chase at Market Rasen (23.9f, good) last month. Remains fairly treated and is one for the shortlist.

9
25486P
iT
Royal blue, white striped sleeves, check cap (Mr Gareth Cheshire)

The Land Agent (IRE)  9 

b g Touch Of Land - La Carlota (Starborough)

6 10-4
78
6 10-4
78

Runner-up in a Newton Abbot bumper on NH debut in June but has looked limited since and is hard to recommend on switch to handicapping.

Runner-up in a Newton Abbot bumper on NH debut in June but has looked limited since and is hard to recommend on switch to handicapping.

10
5/36356-
iT
Emerald green, black cross belts, yellow sleeves and cap (Mrs Rosemary Gasson)

Irish Octave (IRE)  340 

b g Gamut - Fairytaleofnewyork (Zaffaran)

7 10-0 p
74 3
7 10-0 p
74 3

Remains a maiden after 17 attempts and hasn't been seen since a poor effort at Uttoxeter 11 months ago. 3 lb out of the weights.

Remains a maiden after 17 attempts and hasn't been seen since a poor effort at Uttoxeter 11 months ago. 3 lb out of the weights.

11
4PPP-PP
iT
Maroon, light blue chevron, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, maroon cap, light blue stars (Mr Nigel S Shaw)

Spanish Optimist (IRE)  95 

b g Indian Danehill - La Traviata (Spectrum)

11 10-0 v
74 7
11 10-0 v
74 7

Winner over fences in 2014 for Tim Vaughan but lightly campaigned since, pulled-up on each of his last 5 starts under Rules. Easily opposed from 7 lb out of the handicap.

Winner over fences in 2014 for Tim Vaughan but lightly campaigned since, pulled-up on each of his last 5 starts under Rules. Easily opposed from 7 lb out of the handicap.

Verdict

ABBEYGREY won by 13 lengths last Monday at Newton Abbot and, due to the fact he won a conditional jockeys event rather than a normal handicap, escapes the usual penalty that would be gained. The son of Generous can take full advantage of his trainer's shrewd placement. Xenophon was third on his latest start at Market Rasen and looks the only realistic danger, while Thady Quil looks best of the remainder.

Verdict

XENOPHON showed a lot more on his second start for Nick Kent at Market Rasen last month, and is 2 lb below his last winning mark. He gets the nod in a race where few make much appeal. Abbeygrey is turned out quickly after his Newton Abbot victory, and will be a tough nut to crack if in the same form, whilst Royal Chief is also of interest.

14:30 Worcester 18 Sep 2017

R & A Mason Electrical And Heating Handicap Chase (Div 2) (Class 5) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,431 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 7f

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
26-1126
iT
White, dark blue stars, red sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap (Martin Keighley Racing Club)

Viking Mistress 19 

b m Bollin Eric - Mistress Caramore (Moscow Society)

9 12-0 t p
102
9 12-0 t p
102

Landed back-to-back hurdles (at up to 20.3f) before respectable second in handicap chase at this course (16.5f) in August. 13 lb lower in this sphere and looks sure to go well.

Landed back-to-back hurdles (at up to 20.3f) before respectable second in handicap chase at this course (16.5f) in August. 13 lb lower in this sphere and looks sure to go well.

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2
P24-P05
iT
White, large black spots and sleeves, red cap (Steve Killalea & Richard & Maralyn See)

Conteur d'Histoire (FR)  33 

b g Le Fou - Page D'histoire (Video Rock)

5 11-12 t b1
100
5 11-12 t b1
100

Not disgraced when fifth of 11 in handicap chase at Bangor (17.4f, good) last month. Still looking for first success, though, and hopes may rest on application of first-time blinkers.

Not disgraced when fifth of 11 in handicap chase at Bangor (17.4f, good) last month. Still looking for first success, though, and hopes may rest on application of first-time blinkers.

3
4/73364
iT
Maroon and beige (quartered), maroon sleeves, beige armlets (Govier & Brown)

Seeanythingyoulike (IRE)  25 

b g Fruits Of Love - California Dreamin (Slip Anchor)

6 11-7 h
95
6 11-7 h
95

Shaped better than bare result when 11¼ lengths fourth of 9 to Hardtorock in handicap chase at Fontwell on debut over fences last month, but remains a maiden and others more persuasive.

Shaped better than bare result when 11¼ lengths fourth of 9 to Hardtorock in handicap chase at Fontwell on debut over fences last month, but remains a maiden and others more persuasive.

4
510-P43
iT
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), checked sleeves (Mr John Cole)

Who Am I 26 

b g Tamayaz - Short Fuse (Zaffaran)

11 11-4 p
92
11 11-4 p
92

Dual scorer over hurdles here (both 23f) last summer and posted creditable third in that sphere at this course last time. Yet to really impress over fences, however, and makes limited appeal.

Dual scorer over hurdles here (both 23f) last summer and posted creditable third in that sphere at this course last time. Yet to really impress over fences, however, and makes limited appeal.

5
430431
iT
Black, yellow cross belts, black and maroon halved sleeves (Mr S A Morgan)

Dotties Dilema (IRE)  21 

b g Pierre - Tellarue (Rhoman Rule)

9 11-2 t b
90
9 11-2 t b
90

Ended long losing run when taking 10-runner handicap hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Respectable effort over fences previously and likely to be on the premises again.

Ended long losing run when taking 10-runner handicap hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Respectable effort over fences previously and likely to be on the premises again.

6
272FPP-
iT
Light green, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap (Eight Ball Partnership)

Replacement Plan (IRE)  203 

b g Flemensfirth - Shannon Pearl (Oscar)

8 10-10 t p
84
8 10-10 t p
84

Hurdles winner who was placed on several occasions over fences in 2016. However, not seen since running poorly earlier this year and is probably best watched.

Hurdles winner who was placed on several occasions over fences in 2016. However, not seen since running poorly earlier this year and is probably best watched.

7
15-P6F5
iT
Dark blue, white star, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (Favourites Racing (syndication) Ltd 5)

Fled Or Pled (IRE)  46 

b g Shantou - Desert Gail (Desert Style)

5 10-8 t
82
5 10-8 t
82

Dual hurdles winner who showed a little more in this sphere when fifth of 8 in handicap chase at Stratford (22.6f, good) last month. More required to figure here, though.

Dual hurdles winner who showed a little more in this sphere when fifth of 8 in handicap chase at Stratford (22.6f, good) last month. More required to figure here, though.

8
71P664-
iT
White, maroon star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue and white quartered cap (Oceans Racing)

Galros Lady (IRE)  148 

b m Alhaarth - Alleged Touch (Alleged)

7 10-5 p
79
7 10-5 p
79

Readily took advantage of low mark in Lingfield handicap chase (20f) on yard debut in November, but has struggled since and was well held when last seen at Stratford in April.

Readily took advantage of low mark in Lingfield handicap chase (20f) on yard debut in November, but has struggled since and was well held when last seen at Stratford in April.

9
PUP-U61
iT
Red, white star, white sleeves, light green stars, white cap, light green star (Mr N A Eggleton)

Hardtorock (IRE)  25 

b g Mountain High - Permissal (Dr Massini)

8 10-1 t p
75
8 10-1 t p
75

May have been fortunate when belatedly opening account under Rules in Fontwell handicap chase (21.6f, good) last month. Not been with this yard long, though, and can't be ruled out.

May have been fortunate when belatedly opening account under Rules in Fontwell handicap chase (21.6f, good) last month. Not been with this yard long, though, and can't be ruled out.

10
06-P665
iT
Black, white spots, cerise cap (Mrs M J Wilson)

Seymour Legend 26 

b g Midnight Legend - Rosehall (Ardross)

11 10-0 b
74 3
11 10-0 b
74 3

Won twice over hurdles in spring of 2015 but has offered little in more recent starts and tries a return to the larger obstacles here. 3 lb out the weights.

Won twice over hurdles in spring of 2015 but has offered little in more recent starts and tries a return to the larger obstacles here. 3 lb out the weights.

Verdict

VIKING MISTRESS was no match for Get Ready Freddy when running here over 2m early last month and the daughter of Bollin Eric should be able to cope with the step up in trip. Dotties Dilema returns chasing after a win at Cartmel last month and looks one worthy of consideration along with recent Fontwell winner Hardtorock who may just have benefited from that success.

Verdict

VIKING MISTRESS may be in the handicapper's grip over hurdles but looks on an attractive mark back in this discipline and should appreciate the return to this longer trip. She is fancied to resume winning ways. Recent winners Dotties Dilema and Hardtorock may be the principal dangers.

15:00 Worcester 18 Sep 2017

Worcester News Beginners' Chase (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,064 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 4f

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
PP7-62R
iT
Emerald green, large red spots, sleeves and spots on cap (Mrs Gloria Jessop)

Blazing Glen (IRE)  30 

ch g Beneficial - Kofiyah's Rose (Roselier)

9 11-4
85
9 11-4
85

Unreliable maiden who looked particularly temperamental in handicap at Market Rasen last time, tailed off when refused sixth, possibly amiss. Impossible to fancy in this grade.

Unreliable maiden who looked particularly temperamental in handicap at Market Rasen last time, tailed off when refused sixth, possibly amiss. Impossible to fancy in this grade.

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2
224030-
iT
Light blue, brown cross of lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap (Chris Stedman & Mark Albon)

Duke Street (IRE)  142 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Act of The Pace (King's Theatre)

5 11-4 p
-
5 11-4 p
-

Flat/useful hurdles winner who has plenty of time on his side now making chase debut aged just 5 and well worth considering.

Flat/useful hurdles winner who has plenty of time on his side now making chase debut aged just 5 and well worth considering.

3
312P3/P
iT
Orange, maroon disc, maroon sleeves, orange spots, orange and maroon hooped cap (Mr Damien G Wingrove)

Fernando (IRE)  127 

b g Fruits Of Love - Dancing Venus (Pursuit of Love)

13 11-4 t h1
-
13 11-4 t h1
-

A winning pointer, but little promise in 4 starts under Rules over 7 years. Hood fitted first time.

A winning pointer, but little promise in 4 starts under Rules over 7 years. Hood fitted first time.

4
013/U-43
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Matorico (IRE)  21 

gr g Mastercraftsman - Hashbrown (Big Shuffle)

6 11-4 t
-
6 11-4 t
-

Useful hurdler who has won twice in that sphere, including big-field Cheltenham handicap over this trip. Interesting chase debutant.

Useful hurdler who has won twice in that sphere, including big-field Cheltenham handicap over this trip. Interesting chase debutant.

5
2UF62/1
iT
Dark blue and white stripes, checked sleeves (Castle Farm Racing)

Mile House (IRE)  26 

b g Close Conflict - Clogheen Lass (Capricorn Line)

9 11-4
129
9 11-4
129

Winning pointer who has been let down by jumping over fences previously, though did make a very pleasing return from 22 months off with success in handicap hurdle here.

Winning pointer who has been let down by jumping over fences previously, though did make a very pleasing return from 22 months off with success in handicap hurdle here.

6
5P0-714
iT
Red, yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond (Steve & Jackie Fleetham)

Oscarteea (IRE)  71 

b g Oscar - Miss Arteea (Flemensfirth)

8 11-4 t b
133
8 11-4 t b
133

Difficult ride but did land a second win over hurdles back with this yard at Market Rasen (23f) in June. Not so good last time and tricky to guess what he'll make of chasing on belated first go.

Difficult ride but did land a second win over hurdles back with this yard at Market Rasen (23f) in June. Not so good last time and tricky to guess what he'll make of chasing on belated first go.

7
65091-2
iT
Royal blue, white star, royal blue sleeves, white stars and stars on cap (Mr Andrew L Cohen)

Wait For Me (FR)  16 

b g Saint Des Saints - Aulne River (River Mist)

7 11-4 t h
-
7 11-4 t h
-

Useful hurdler who contested some hot 2m handicaps last season and made pleasing return at Newton Abbot a fortnight ago up in trip. Looks a good chasing prospect.

Useful hurdler who contested some hot 2m handicaps last season and made pleasing return at Newton Abbot a fortnight ago up in trip. Looks a good chasing prospect.

8
P14-43P
iT
Royal blue and white (quartered), red and royal blue striped sleeves, red cap (The Midnight Legends)

Midnight Gypsy 25 

b m Midnight Legend - Romany Dream (Nomadic Way)

7 10-11 h
86
7 10-11 h
86

Hurdles winner over this trip last season but let down by her jumping in a strongly-run race on chase debut at Fontwell last month. Should learn from that.

Hurdles winner over this trip last season but let down by her jumping in a strongly-run race on chase debut at Fontwell last month. Should learn from that.

Verdict

WAIT FOR ME never really fulfilled the promise he threatened to deliver from his bumper days over timber but there is every chance he will respect his obstacles more now going chasing for the first time. That said, he does face a very solid assignment with other decent hurdlers in the shape of Duke Street, Oscarteea, and Matorico also making their debuts over fences. The first two named look the most likely threats.

Verdict

WAIT FOR ME could be an exciting one in the novice chase division this season and the useful hurdler can make a successful start in this sphere. Duke Street is another interesting sort starting out over fences and is one to keep an eye on along with Matorico. Mile House made a pleasing return over hurdles here last month but hasn't convinced when chasing previously.

15:35 Worcester 18 Sep 2017

Sparkling Anja Potze Fine Jewellery Handicap Chase (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £12,512 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 110y

Good

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Weighed In - Result Stands
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
223-11P
iT
White, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, dark blue star (Mr R L Baker & Mr Richard Lee)

Definite Future (IRE)  29 

b g Definite Article - Miss Marilyn (WELSH TERM)

8 11-12 b
139
8 11-12 b
139

Took form up another notch when scoring in good style over 20 here in June. Far too free off this mark at Southwell since and drop in trip a slight concern here.

Took form up another notch when scoring in good style over 20 here in June. Far too free off this mark at Southwell since and drop in trip a slight concern here.

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2
5F0-161
iT
Light blue and orange diamonds, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, orange star (J C & S R Hitchins)

Mad Jack Mytton (IRE)  15 

b g Arcadio - Gilt Ridden (Heron Island)

7 11-8 t
135
7 11-8 t
135

Useful sort who ended a lengthy losing run in 2m Aintree handicap hurdle in June. Made most of good opportunity to land a C&D novice chase latest, and mark remains a workable one.

Useful sort who ended a lengthy losing run in 2m Aintree handicap hurdle in June. Made most of good opportunity to land a C&D novice chase latest, and mark remains a workable one.

3
4-P1123
iT
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap (Foxtrot Nh Racing Partnership Vi)

Vosne Romanee 26 

ch g Arakan - Vento Del Oreno (Lando)

6 11-7 t p
134
6 11-7 t p
134

Good strike rate over hurdles and won first 2 starts over fences. Continued in good heart in defeat, close-up third over C&D last month. Highly likely to be in the shake-up once more.

Good strike rate over hurdles and won first 2 starts over fences. Continued in good heart in defeat, close-up third over C&D last month. Highly likely to be in the shake-up once more.

4
31-3311
iT
Dark green and light green stripes, white sleeves (Mrs K B Gunn)

Adrrastos (IRE)  25 

b g Areion - Laren (Monsun)

5 11-5
132
5 11-5
132

Uncomplicated sort who already looks a much better chaser than hurdler, making it 2-2 in this sphere at Stratford (17f) recently, making all. Further progress still, not out of the question.

Uncomplicated sort who already looks a much better chaser than hurdler, making it 2-2 in this sphere at Stratford (17f) recently, making all. Further progress still, not out of the question.

5
3P2-13P
iT
Royal blue and red (halved), white sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap (Glass Half Full)

Altiepix (FR)  76 

ch g Fragrant Mix - Naltiepy (Dom Alco)

7 11-0 t
127
7 11-0 t
127

Got his act together for present connections in the spring, scoring convincingly at Stratford in May. Solid third next time and clearly not 100% given how tamely he checked out in July.

Got his act together for present connections in the spring, scoring convincingly at Stratford in May. Solid third next time and clearly not 100% given how tamely he checked out in July.

6
PU-1232
iT
Dark blue, yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap (D P Barrie & D Redhead)

Cape Caster (IRE)  57 

br g Cape Cross - Playboy Mansion (Grand Lodge)

6 10-5
118
6 10-5
118

C&D winner in May who has filled the frame all 3 starts subsequently. However, jumping often proved his Achilles' heel and that will need to be kept in check if he's to feature here.

C&D winner in May who has filled the frame all 3 starts subsequently. However, jumping often proved his Achilles' heel and that will need to be kept in check if he's to feature here.

7
232-343
iT
Emerald green, white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap (Mr F Michael)

Lord Ben (IRE)  16 

b g Beneficial - Lady Bluebell (Mister Lord)

12 10-0 p
113 9
12 10-0 p
113 9

In good heart during the spring but been below that level in recent weeks, well held in third at Newton Abbot (2m) 16 days ago. No easy task on from 9 lb out the weights here either.

In good heart during the spring but been below that level in recent weeks, well held in third at Newton Abbot (2m) 16 days ago. No easy task on from 9 lb out the weights here either.

Verdict

Mad Jack Mytton will undoubtedly be a popular selection based on his first success over fences over C&D at the beginning of the month. However, the son of Arcadio wouldn't be the most reliable of conveyances and ADRRASTOS arrives in fantastic form having won his last couple of starts here and at Stratford. He gets the vote over Vosne Romanee and Cape Caster who are both in consistent form.

Verdict

ADRRASTOS has quickly made into a better chaser than hurdler, comfortably defying a 7 lb lower mark at Stratford last month. He's very much the type to do better still and gets the nod to complete the hat-trick. Vosne Romanee and Mad Jack Mytton are 2 of the likelier threats in a pretty competitive contest, however.

16:05 Worcester 18 Sep 2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Of Commerce Intermediate Open NH Flat Race (Class 6) (4YO to 6YO)

Winner £2,404 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
321-
iT
Yellow, royal blue braces, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars and stars on cap (Mr P H Betts)

Hatcher (IRE)  154 

b g Doyen - African Keys (Quws)

4 11-7 h
-
4 11-7 h
-

Bred to be useful over jumps and confirmed the promise of his first 2 starts when successful at Huntingdon in April. Keen-going sort but more than capable of defying a penalty.

Bred to be useful over jumps and confirmed the promise of his first 2 starts when successful at Huntingdon in April. Keen-going sort but more than capable of defying a penalty.

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2
PP-
iT
White, dark blue and red halved sleeves (Mrs Ali Stronge)

Fair Westerner (IRE)  142 

b g Westerner - Fair Milan (Milan)

5 11-0 t1
-
5 11-0 t1
-

Westerner gelding. Dam, unraced, half-sister to useful hurdler/chaser (stayed 3m) Mount Clerigo. Pulled up in a couple of points ahead of this debut under Rules. Wears tongue strap.

Westerner gelding. Dam, unraced, half-sister to useful hurdler/chaser (stayed 3m) Mount Clerigo. Pulled up in a couple of points ahead of this debut under Rules. Wears tongue strap.

3
0-
iT
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap (Andrew Brooks & Oliver Atkin)

Guiding Stars (FR)  314 

b g Bonbon Rose - Furika (Kadalko)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

€16,000 3-y-o, Bonbon Rose gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including French hurdlers Deception Island and Worldly Wise. Strong in the betting but merely hinted at ability on debut in November.

€16,000 3-y-o, Bonbon Rose gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including French hurdlers Deception Island and Worldly Wise. Strong in the betting but merely hinted at ability on debut in November.

4
iT
Black, red chevrons and armlets (Mr G Fierro)

Rambling River 

b g Revoque - Just Beth (Carlingford Castle)

6 11-0
-
6 11-0
-

Revoque gelding. Dam (h120) 21f-3m hurdle winner.

Revoque gelding. Dam (h120) 21f-3m hurdle winner.

5
iT
Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap (Burnham P & D Ltd)

Rumor 

ch g Windsor Castle - Whispering Wind (Sunshine Street)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Windsor Castle gelding. Dam (h89) bumper/2m hurdle winner (stayed 2½m), also 11f/1½m winner on Flat.

Windsor Castle gelding. Dam (h89) bumper/2m hurdle winner (stayed 2½m), also 11f/1½m winner on Flat.

6
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

Sunader (FR)  

ch g Creachadoir - Suerte Loca (Peintre Celebre)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

£40,000 3-y-o, Creachadoir gelding. Half-brother to 7f-1½m winner Sveltezza. Dam 7f winner. Highly respected on debut.

£40,000 3-y-o, Creachadoir gelding. Half-brother to 7f-1½m winner Sveltezza. Dam 7f winner. Highly respected on debut.

7
6
iT
Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap (Mr Fergal O'brien)

Vintage Paradise (IRE)  33 

b g Pour Moi - Cru Paradis (Kendor)

4 11-0
-
4 11-0
-

Pour Moi gelding. Half-brother to Italian hurdle winner Rivi Freddi. Dam 1¼m/11f winner. Strong in the betting but produced a laboured effort at Newton Abbot last month.

Pour Moi gelding. Half-brother to Italian hurdle winner Rivi Freddi. Dam 1¼m/11f winner. Strong in the betting but produced a laboured effort at Newton Abbot last month.

8
PPU-4
iT
Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (Mr Gethyn Mills)

Shadow's Girl 20 

gr m Fair Mix - Special Beat (Bustino)

5 10-7
-
5 10-7
-

Related to a few winners but failed to complete in 3 points and didn't achieve a great deal on recent bumper debut.

Related to a few winners but failed to complete in 3 points and didn't achieve a great deal on recent bumper debut.

Verdict

HATCHER is improving between runs and is expected to remain competitive under a penalty for his distance victory at Huntingdon in April. Vintage Paradise should be all the wiser for the experience gained on debut at Newton Abbot, when attracting support before finishing sixth, and is the one expected to put up most resistance. The pick of the remainder may be Harry Whittington's Guiding Stars, who has Bryan Cooper booked.

Verdict

HATCHER is clearly an exuberant type, but he's made a positive start to his career and is capable of defying a penalty on his return to action. Sunader fetched £40,000 last year and represents a yard with a particularly good record around this time of year, while Guiding Stars and Vintage Paradise were presumably thought capable of better last time.

16:35 Worcester 18 Sep 2017

Worcester News Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £7,507 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 7f

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
2810-34
iT
Maroon, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap (Birrafun 2)

Nautical Nitwit (IRE)  21 

b g Let The Lion Roar - Mrs Pugwash (Un Desperado)

8 12-0
132
8 12-0
132

Won 3 times last season. Better for reappearance when creditable 4 lengths fourth of 6 at Cartmel last month. Each-way claims.

Won 3 times last season. Better for reappearance when creditable 4 lengths fourth of 6 at Cartmel last month. Each-way claims.

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4150/00-
iT
Royal blue, pink star and star on cap (Mrs Margaret J Wilson)

Mister Fizz 184 

b g Sulamani - Court Champagne (Batshoof)

9 11-12
130
9 11-12
130

Took form to a new level when striking at Newton Abbot (21f) in August 2015, but has offered little on Flat/over hurdles since. First run for 6 months.

Took form to a new level when striking at Newton Abbot (21f) in August 2015, but has offered little on Flat/over hurdles since. First run for 6 months.

3
6221-
iT
Purple, light blue stripe (Deep Sea Partnership)

Forza Milan (IRE)  205 

b g Milan - Nonnetia (Trempolino)

5 11-10
128
5 11-10
128

Runner-up first 2 starts over hurdles prior to justifying short-priced favouritism in a big-field maiden at Chepstow in February. Highly likely there's more to come from him this term.

Runner-up first 2 starts over hurdles prior to justifying short-priced favouritism in a big-field maiden at Chepstow in February. Highly likely there's more to come from him this term.

4
S-21145
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Emerald green, black cross belts, yellow sleeves and cap (Mrs Rosemary Gasson)

Mr Mcguiness (IRE)  26 

b g Kalanisi - Maig Mandy (Mandalus)

7 11-8
126
7 11-8
126

Won twice over 20f here but the handicapper has looked in charge on last 2 starts. Ought to give his running but needs to pull out a bit more for the longer trip if he's to resume winning ways.

Won twice over 20f here but the handicapper has looked in charge on last 2 starts. Ought to give his running but needs to pull out a bit more for the longer trip if he's to resume winning ways.

5
415U-66
iT
Dark blue, emerald green star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, dark blue cap, emerald green stars (Local Parking Security Limited)

Mr Shantu (IRE)  26 

b g Shantou - Close To Shore (Bob Back)

8 11-7 t p
125
8 11-7 t p
125

Fairly useful hurdler (4-time winner) who scored on chase debut here last summer. No real promise in a couple of comeback runs here in recent months but mark is on the slide.

Fairly useful hurdler (4-time winner) who scored on chase debut here last summer. No real promise in a couple of comeback runs here in recent months but mark is on the slide.

6
3202-P4
iT
Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap (Walters Plant Hire & Spiers & Hartwell)

Verygoodverygood (FR)  62 

b g Yeats - Rose d'Or (Polish Precedent)

6 11-6 t
124
6 11-6 t
124

In-and-out form since landing back-to-back handicap hurdles last November, not taking to fences here (tailed-off last of 4) when last seen in July.

In-and-out form since landing back-to-back handicap hurdles last November, not taking to fences here (tailed-off last of 4) when last seen in July.

7
64-4537
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

Luccombe Down 50 

b g Primo Valentino - Flaming Rose (Roselier)

7 11-5
123
7 11-5
123

Completed hat-trick on joining this stable last summer. Form levelled off since, but did run well when close third over C&D in July. Worth ignoring run since (reportedly lost shoe and finished sore).

Completed hat-trick on joining this stable last summer. Form levelled off since, but did run well when close third over C&D in July. Worth ignoring run since (reportedly lost shoe and finished sore).

8
23-9665
iT
Black, yellow seams, yellow and black chevrons on sleeves, check cap (P Middleton, M Lowther)

Holly Bush Henry (IRE)  12 

b g Yeats - Maslam (Robellino)

6 11-4 b1
122
6 11-4 b1
122

Three-time winner over hurdles for Graeme McPherson in 2015/16 and successful over fences in February. Well held all 3 starts for this yard, however. Blinkered first time.

Three-time winner over hurdles for Graeme McPherson in 2015/16 and successful over fences in February. Well held all 3 starts for this yard, however. Blinkered first time.

9
311355-
iT
White, light blue disc, white sleeves, yellow armlets, light blue cap (Doom Bar Beach Club)

Desert Sensation (IRE)  212 

b g Authorized - Awwal Malika (Kingmambo)

5 11-4 t p
122
5 11-4 t p
122

Three-time winner at the end of 2016. Not at best when last seen in February but no surprise to see him bounce back to form on return to action.

Three-time winner at the end of 2016. Not at best when last seen in February but no surprise to see him bounce back to form on return to action.

10
231031/
iT
Dark blue and pink (quartered), checked sleeves, dark blue cap (Mr Graeme P McPherson)

Werenearlyoutofit (IRE)  783 

b g Asian Heights - Ballerina Laura (Riot Helmet)

9 10-9
113
9 10-9
113

Course novice hurdle winner when last seen in July 2015. Seemingly not easy to train but that success came on the back of a long absence so clearly capable when fresh.

Course novice hurdle winner when last seen in July 2015. Seemingly not easy to train but that success came on the back of a long absence so clearly capable when fresh.

11
35522-6
iT
Emerald green and yellow check, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets, quartered cap (Daydream Believers)

Altesse De Guye (FR)  48 

ch m Dom Alco - Mascotte De Guye (Video Rock)

7 10-9
113
7 10-9
113

Likeable hurdler who was also runner-up twice over fences at the end of 2016. Not disgraced on C&D reappearance last month should strip fitter with that behind her.

Likeable hurdler who was also runner-up twice over fences at the end of 2016. Not disgraced on C&D reappearance last month should strip fitter with that behind her.

12
1223P-5
iT
Light blue, yellow star and star on cap (North Star Partnership)

Robert's Star (IRE)  25 

b g Oscar - Halona (Pollerton)

7 10-8
112
7 10-8
112

C&D winner early last season. Shaped as if in need of first run for 8 months at Fontwell 25 days ago and likely to be sharper now.

C&D winner early last season. Shaped as if in need of first run for 8 months at Fontwell 25 days ago and likely to be sharper now.

13
P3-3122
iT
Maroon, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Ednyfed & Elizabeth Morgan)

Lime Street (IRE)  48 

b g Presenting - Specifiedrisk (Turtle Island)

6 10-6 t
110
6 10-6 t
110

Justified strong market support in 23f Uttoxeter handicap in June on debut for Peter Bowen. Creditable second twice since (here latterly) and likely to in thick of things again. Cheekpieces off.

Justified strong market support in 23f Uttoxeter handicap in June on debut for Peter Bowen. Creditable second twice since (here latterly) and likely to in thick of things again. Cheekpieces off.

Verdict

Jonjo O'Neill representative FORZA MILAN has been off the track since scoring in a maiden hurdle at Chepstow in February but is worth monitoring closely in the betting as he makes his handicap bow off a mark of 128. Verygoodverygood didn't take to fences here last time but could fare better now sent back over the smaller obstacles. Lime Street, who is only 2lb higher than when second over 2m4f here latest, is also expected to go well now stepped back up in trip.

Verdict

It's highly likely there'll be more to come from FORZA MILAN this term and it's worth taking a chance on his fitness back from nearly 7 months off. Lime Street has made a solid start for new handler Peter Bowen and should figure again, while Werenearlyoutofit has won after an absence before so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him go well on his belated return.

17:05 Worcester 18 Sep 2017

7bets4free.com Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,029 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
2P47-22
iT
Black, red stripe, white sleeves, black cap, red diamond (Shaw Racing Partnership 2)

Amanto (GER)  20 

b g Medicean - Amore (Lando)

7 11-2 b
119
7 11-2 b
119

Fairly useful dual-purpose performer who was successful twice on the Flat for this yard earlier in the year and made a solid return to hurdling with a brace of runner-up finishes last month.

Fairly useful dual-purpose performer who was successful twice on the Flat for this yard earlier in the year and made a solid return to hurdling with a brace of runner-up finishes last month.

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2
53-
iT
Royal blue, white hoops, yellow and white halved sleeves, yellow cap (Buxted Partnership)