13:50 Worcester 27 Jul 2017

Local Parking Security Handicap Chase (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,159 - 13 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
1P34/5P
iT
Royal blue, cerise hoop, armlets and cap (Mrs K R Smith-Maxwell)

Buck Magic (IRE)  4 

b g Albano - Green Sea (Groom Dancer)

11 12-0 b
107
11 12-0 b
107

Dual winning hurdler for Neil Mulholland who landed 3 points for new connections in 2015/16. However, he ran no sort of race on Rules return at Stratford (19.5f) 4 days ago. Blinkers back on.

Dual winning hurdler for Neil Mulholland who landed 3 points for new connections in 2015/16. However, he ran no sort of race on Rules return at Stratford (19.5f) 4 days ago. Blinkers back on.

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2
45-3122
iT
Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap (Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire)

Hepijeu (FR)  8 

b g Palace Episode - Helenjeu (Montjeu)

6 11-13 t p
106 1
6 11-13 t p
106 1

Ended a losing run at Huntingdon (19.8f) in May and solid enough runner-up efforts both starts subsequently. Likely player once more.

Ended a losing run at Huntingdon (19.8f) in May and solid enough runner-up efforts both starts subsequently. Likely player once more.

3
593P-21
iT
Black, black and red diabolo on sleeves (Special Piping Materials Ltd)

Court Dismissed (IRE)  53 

b g Court Cave - Carramanagh Lady (Anshan)

7 11-12 v
105
7 11-12 v
105

None to reliable but put it all together in a first-time visor to score at Fakenham (3m) in June. Merits consideration with a repeat but he's far from certain to be in the same mood.

None to reliable but put it all together in a first-time visor to score at Fakenham (3m) in June. Merits consideration with a repeat but he's far from certain to be in the same mood.

4
38441/0
iT
White, royal blue chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Mr J W Hardy)

Viking Ridge (IRE)  18 

gr g Cloudings - Lady Newmill (Taipan)

10 11-11 v
104
10 11-11 v
104

Lit up in a first-time visor and ultimately offered little on belated Rules return at Market Rasen (19f) earlier this month. Difficult to assess at present.

Lit up in a first-time visor and ultimately offered little on belated Rules return at Market Rasen (19f) earlier this month. Difficult to assess at present.

5
6774-55
iT
Dark blue and emerald green stripes, red cap, dark blue star (Mr Dj Langdon & Mr Aw Morgan)

Ballypoint (IRE)  23 

b g Mahler - Angel Trix (Un Desperado)

6 11-11 t
104
6 11-11 t
104

Hurdles record was mixed and he hasn't kicked on from the promise of his Towcester effort in this sphere. However there was a glimmer of promise in his latest Stratford performance.

Hurdles record was mixed and he hasn't kicked on from the promise of his Towcester effort in this sphere. However there was a glimmer of promise in his latest Stratford performance.

6
6P2-332
iT
Maroon, yellow stripe, light green sleeves, yellow armlets and spots on light green cap (R Morgan Evans Ian Mercer)

Burgess View (IRE)  53 

b g Kayf Tara - Dahara (Take Risks)

7 11-9
102
7 11-9
102

Modest form at best over hurdles/fences for John J. Walsh in Ireland. Arrives fit from a spell between the flags and market probably best guide now chasing for new yard.

Modest form at best over hurdles/fences for John J. Walsh in Ireland. Arrives fit from a spell between the flags and market probably best guide now chasing for new yard.

7
2846-57
iT
Yellow, white chevron, royal blue cap (Nixon, Wharton & Linden Lads)

So Satisfied 21 

b g Aqlaam - Pirouetting (Pivotal)

6 11-8 p
101
6 11-8 p
101

Developing a patchy profile but capable when on-song, as he proved when opening chase account at Ayr (20.5f) in October. Probably in need of Perth effort 3 weeks ago, and likely to strip fitter.

Developing a patchy profile but capable when on-song, as he proved when opening chase account at Ayr (20.5f) in October. Probably in need of Perth effort 3 weeks ago, and likely to strip fitter.

8
P30-784
iT
Dark blue, light blue braces, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr A P Barwell)

No Through Road 11 

b g Grape Tree Road - Pendil's Delight (Scorpio)

10 11-7
100 1
10 11-7
100 1

Fallen plenty in the weights and step back in the right direction when fourth over hurdles at Southwell (3m) 11 days ago. Not dismissed out of hand back over fences.

Fallen plenty in the weights and step back in the right direction when fourth over hurdles at Southwell (3m) 11 days ago. Not dismissed out of hand back over fences.

9
82232-P
iT
White, orange sleeves and cap (Share My Dream)

Quinto 30 

ch g Desideratum - Cruz Santa (Lord Bud)

7 11-5 p1
98
7 11-5 p1
98

Winning pointer/hurdler and performed with credit when reaching the frame 4 times over fences earlier this year. Pulled up at Newton Abbot last month though, so bounce back called for now.

Winning pointer/hurdler and performed with credit when reaching the frame 4 times over fences earlier this year. Pulled up at Newton Abbot last month though, so bounce back called for now.

10
423-24P
iT
Red, white star, emerald green sleeves, white stars, emerald green cap, white star (Mr Paul Evans Racing)

Celtic Tune (FR)  31 

b g Green Tune - Kerry Rose (Tel Quel)

6 11-5 p
98
6 11-5 p
98

Generally consistent during the spring, good second at Fontwell (25.5f) in May. Lesser efforts have followed more recently though, and temperament now under suspicion.

Generally consistent during the spring, good second at Fontwell (25.5f) in May. Lesser efforts have followed more recently though, and temperament now under suspicion.

11
P/23P-22
iT
Emerald green and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, yellow star (Mr Kevin Price)

Eaton Rock (IRE)  56 

b g Rocamadour - Duchess of Kinsale (Montelimar)

8 11-3 t p
96
8 11-3 t p
96

Mixed record since making a winning chase debut but has twice filled the runner-up spot in recent months, albeit making hard work of things. Still, he's an each-way player.

Mixed record since making a winning chase debut but has twice filled the runner-up spot in recent months, albeit making hard work of things. Still, he's an each-way player.

12
74177-8
iT
Purple, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap (Carbon Racing)

Oscar Lateen (IRE)  70 

b g Oscar - Storm Call (Celestial Storm)

9 10-2 t1 p
81
9 10-2 t1 p
81

Scored at Musselburgh (26.6f) in March but in nothing like the same form in 3 subsequent outings for Victor Thompson. Joined yard adept at rejuvenating such types and feasible to see him bounce back.

Scored at Musselburgh (26.6f) in March but in nothing like the same form in 3 subsequent outings for Victor Thompson. Joined yard adept at rejuvenating such types and feasible to see him bounce back.

13
4-524P4
iT
White, red diamond, striped sleeves, red cap (Culm Valley Racing)

Culm Counsellor 17 

ch g Erhaab - Miss Counsel (Leading Counsel)

8 10-0
79 3
8 10-0
79 3

Won twice over hurdles in the autumn but record mixed since. Not entirely disgraced over hurdles here (20f) 17 days ago but others preferred back over fences. 3 lb out the weights.

Won twice over hurdles in the autumn but record mixed since. Not entirely disgraced over hurdles here (20f) 17 days ago but others preferred back over fences. 3 lb out the weights.

Verdict

COURT DISMISSED arrives here off the back of a good effort at Fakenham when landing the spoils at the beginning of June. A 5lb rise seems very fair for the son of Court Cave and he looks more than capable of defying it. Eaton Rock has been consistent on his last couple of starts having placed the last twice and has to enter calculations along with Quinto, who has first-time cheekpieces, and Hepijeu.

Verdict

OSCAR LATEEN ended his time with previous connections in disappointing fashion, but he has joined a yard quite adept at rejuvenating such types, so he is a token choice to defy a basement mark after a short break. Hepijeu arrives in good form and along with Eaton Rock heads the dangers.

14:20 Worcester 27 Jul 2017

localparkingsecurity.co.uk Handicap Chase (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,859 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

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
9335-2P
iT
Red, royal blue epaulets, royal blue sleeves, red armlets, white cap (Mr A W Carroll)

Kings Cross (FR)  50 

b g King's Theatre - Ladies Choice (Turgeon)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Best effort for a while when close of second of 8 in handicap chase at Warwick in May but merely underlined unpredictability next time. However, back down in class and tongue strap applied.

Best effort for a while when close of second of 8 in handicap chase at Warwick in May but merely underlined unpredictability next time. However, back down in class and tongue strap applied.

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2
235-344
iT
Red, white diamond (Livvys Racing Group)

Thyne For Gold (IRE)  27 

b g Robin Des Pres - My Name's Not Bin (Good Thyne)

6 11-12
100
6 11-12
100

Won 3 times over hurdles in 2016 but has made an underwhelming start over fences.

Won 3 times over hurdles in 2016 but has made an underwhelming start over fences.

3
8319-22
iT
Black, red triple diamond, black and white hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mr Carl Price)

Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE)  32 

b g Carroll House - Ean Eile (Callernish)

11 11-12 t p
100
11 11-12 t p
100

Won a point in March and made a satisfactory start for predominantly Flat stable when second both starts here last month. Cheekpieces refitted.

Won a point in March and made a satisfactory start for predominantly Flat stable when second both starts here last month. Cheekpieces refitted.

4
8740-32
iT
Green, plum sleeves, hooped cap (Mr E G Bevan)

Bold Duke 49 

b g Sulamani - Dominant Duchess (Old Vic)

9 11-8
96
9 11-8
96

Fair performer over hurdles and ran to similar level when placed both starts over fences. Player back down in class.

Fair performer over hurdles and ran to similar level when placed both starts over fences. Player back down in class.

5
0/3403-P
iT
Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap (Market Avenue Racing Club Ltd)

Jump And Jump (IRE)  16 

br m Oscar - My Twist (Flemensfirth)

7 11-5
93
7 11-5
93

Hinted at ability over hurdles and offered something to work on when 9 lengths third on Plumpton chase debut in January. Might have needed the run last time.

Hinted at ability over hurdles and offered something to work on when 9 lengths third on Plumpton chase debut in January. Might have needed the run last time.

6
48084-3
iT
Purple, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap (Carbon Racing)

Firmount Gent (IRE)  87 

b g Beneficial - Tinkers Lady (Sheer Grit)

11 11-4 t p1
92
11 11-4 t p1
92

Modest maiden handicap chaser but has joined a good yard so bold show wouldn't surprise in first-time headgear.

Modest maiden handicap chaser but has joined a good yard so bold show wouldn't surprise in first-time headgear.

7
2300-46
iT
Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap (Lost In Space)

Straits Of Messina (IRE)  51 

b g Mountain High - Scylla (Rock City)

8 11-3 t1 p1
91
8 11-3 t1 p1
91

Placed twice in handicap hurdles around the turn of the year but well held since, including over fences. Tongue strap/headgear applied.

Placed twice in handicap hurdles around the turn of the year but well held since, including over fences. Tongue strap/headgear applied.

8
0PP9-55
iT
Black, emerald green hoop, armlets and cap (Mr Kenny Johnson)

King Golan (IRE)  72 

b g Golan - Crimson Bow (Night Shift)

6 10-11 t p
85
6 10-11 t p
85

Maiden pointer who has offered little in bumper/4 starts over hurdles and not much better on chase bow.

Maiden pointer who has offered little in bumper/4 starts over hurdles and not much better on chase bow.

9
61P/24P-
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, red cap (Dunn & Dusted)

Jerusalem Bells (IRE)  408 

b g Kalanisi - Quit The Noise (Un Desperado)

8 10-6 t
80
8 10-6 t
80

Poor maiden hurdler in Ireland for Philip Fenton. Point winner but well held on debut for this yard when last seen 13 months ago.

Poor maiden hurdler in Ireland for Philip Fenton. Point winner but well held on debut for this yard when last seen 13 months ago.

10
F505-33
iT
Dark blue, yellow star, checked sleeves, yellow cap (Ownaracehorse Ltd (ownaracehorse co uk)

Primo Rossi 43 

b g Primo Valentino - Flaming Rose (Roselier)

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

Hurdles winner who was close to his best when third at Market Rasen on second start back and showed aptitude for chasing at the first attempt when third here (2m) last month.

Hurdles winner who was close to his best when third at Market Rasen on second start back and showed aptitude for chasing at the first attempt when third here (2m) last month.

11
56238-5
iT
Grey, pink star, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Mr A Randle)

Carobello (IRE)  60 

b g Luso - Vic's Queen (Old Vic)

10 10-0 t b
74 1
10 10-0 t b
74 1

Not much to shout about since Ludlow victory in 2014, though at least managed to hit the frame a couple of times last season.

Not much to shout about since Ludlow victory in 2014, though at least managed to hit the frame a couple of times last season.

12
28663/8
iT
Emerald green and purple (quartered), hooped sleeves (Mrs Kelly Hazeldine)

Highland River 43 

b g Indian Creek - Bee One (Catrail)

11 10-0
74 6
11 10-0
74 6

Hurdle/chase winner earlier in career but lost his way and offered little on first outing since leaving Dave Roberts after 24 months off.

Hurdle/chase winner earlier in career but lost his way and offered little on first outing since leaving Dave Roberts after 24 months off.

13
PPFP-89
iT
Black, orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap (Hanford's Chemist Ltd)

Away Down West (IRE)  43 

b g Stowaway - Western Starlight (Shahanndeh)

Non Runner

Non Runner

No form over jumps.

No form over jumps.

Verdict

FIRMOUNT GENT has been contesting point-to-points recently and wasn't entirely disgraced when third on his latest start but has since switched to Dan Skelton's yard and he has a fair record with bringing out improvement from older horses joining his team. Romeo Is Bleeding was no match for Murray Mount over C&D last month but is respected here, while Bold Duke completes the shortlist.

Verdict

FIRMOUNT GENT was just a modest maiden handicap chaser when trained in Ireland but he's a point winner (third last time) and a bold show can be expected on debut for Dan Skelton. Kings Cross is capable at this sort of level and is next best ahead of Bold Duke and Romeo Is Bleeding.

14:55 Worcester 27 Jul 2017

Local Parking Security Ltd Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,599 - 11 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
032-9P4
iT
Dark blue, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, dark blue cap, beige star (Mr Simon Davies)

Intifadah (IRE)  42 

b g Intikhab - Cuilaphuca (Danetime)

5 11-12 t p
99
5 11-12 t p
99

2m maiden hurdle winner in Ireland and placed on a couple of occasions for this yard in handicaps. Stamina to prove for this trip.

2m maiden hurdle winner in Ireland and placed on a couple of occasions for this yard in handicaps. Stamina to prove for this trip.

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2
F04/733
iT
Maroon and beige (quartered), maroon sleeves, beige armlets (Govier & Brown)

Seeanythingyoulike (IRE)  30 

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

6 11-9 h
96
6 11-9 h
96

Maiden who is threatening to come good soon, again shaping well behind Clearly Capable at Newton Abbot last time, faring best of those held up. One to consider back up in trip.

Maiden who is threatening to come good soon, again shaping well behind Clearly Capable at Newton Abbot last time, faring best of those held up. One to consider back up in trip.

3
08-1PP1
iT
Royal blue and yellow check, diamonds on sleeves and cap (Mr G Hitchins)

Clearly Capable (IRE)  30 

b g Bienamado - Spout Road (Dr Massini)

8 11-7 t p
94
8 11-7 t p
94

Has won both his starts at Newton Abbot for new yard this season, having the run of the race last time. Doubts over whether he'll back that up here raised 5 lb.

Has won both his starts at Newton Abbot for new yard this season, having the run of the race last time. Doubts over whether he'll back that up here raised 5 lb.

4
3P7-953
iT
White, royal blue star, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, white star (G P And Miss S J Hayes)

Magical Thomas 17 

ch g Dylan Thomas - Magical Cliche (Affirmed)

5 11-5 t p
92
5 11-5 t p
92

Respectable third to Shanksforamillion in over C&D a fortnight ago but clearly needs more to defy even this mark.

Respectable third to Shanksforamillion in over C&D a fortnight ago but clearly needs more to defy even this mark.

5
89084-2
iT
Purple, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap (Carbon Racing)

Free Scorpion (IRE)  87 

b m Scorpion - Free Dreamer (Turtle Island)

6 11-3 t
90
6 11-3 t
90

Maiden hurdler in Ireland and second in a point latest start. The subject of a very interesting stable switch and any market support would have to be taken seriously.

Maiden hurdler in Ireland and second in a point latest start. The subject of a very interesting stable switch and any market support would have to be taken seriously.

6
44U-P25
iT
White, light green hoops, white sleeves (Mr H A Brown)

Moontripper 9 

b m Doyen - Moon Spinner (Elmaamul)

8 11-2
89
8 11-2
89

Placed a couple of times in maiden hurdles but likely to fall short again back in a handicap.

Placed a couple of times in maiden hurdles but likely to fall short again back in a handicap.

7
9087/0-3
iT
Yellow, royal blue hoop, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars (Mr Paul Drinkwater)

Rif Raftou (IRE)  17 

b m Shantou - Sanadja (Slip Anchor)

7 11-2
89
7 11-2
89

Showed a bit more than previously for new yard after 14 months off when third over C&D 3 weeks ago but must back that up now.

Showed a bit more than previously for new yard after 14 months off when third over C&D 3 weeks ago but must back that up now.

8
060/P-42
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Turkey Creek (IRE)  34 

b g Scorpion - Emesions Lady (Bigstone)

8 11-0
87
8 11-0
87

Hasn't stood much racing, though top owner is persevering and stepped up on his Market Rasen comeback run back there last time, albeit after shaping only third best. More needed.

Hasn't stood much racing, though top owner is persevering and stepped up on his Market Rasen comeback run back there last time, albeit after shaping only third best. More needed.

9
1/990P-9
iT
Light blue, dark blue spots, sleeves and cap (Mr Oliver Greenall)

Come On Louis 11 

b g Grape Tree Road - Seamill (Lafontaine)

9 10-12 t b1
85 5
9 10-12 t b1
85 5

Winning pointer but continues to show little over hurdles. Blinkers go on.

Winning pointer but continues to show little over hurdles. Blinkers go on.

10
PP368/1
iT
Light blue, dark blue hoop, dark blue and light blue halved sleeves, light blue and dark blue hooped cap (Bw & Re Mansell)

Shanksforamillion 17 

b g Needle Gun - Cool Connie (Commanche Run)

8 10-9
82
8 10-9
82

Much improved form to get off the mark on first outing since leaving David Rees after 20 months off in C&D handicap a fortnight ago, looking an altogether different model. Big shout again up 8 lb.

Much improved form to get off the mark on first outing since leaving David Rees after 20 months off in C&D handicap a fortnight ago, looking an altogether different model. Big shout again up 8 lb.

11
4113PP/
iT
Red, royal blue sleeves, white cap (Mr Milson Robinson)

Xenophon 462 

b g Phoenix Reach - Comtesse Noire (Woodman)

9 10-8
81
9 10-8
81

Had lost his way badly over fences when last seen in April 2016 and best watched for another new handler now.

Had lost his way badly over fences when last seen in April 2016 and best watched for another new handler now.

Verdict

CLEARLY CAPABLE got back to winning ways when landing the odds at Newton Abbot on his latest start and can continue in that vein of form here despite carrying a 5lb higher mark. Turkey Creek ran on well to grab second when last seen at Market Rasen and has to enter calculations on that effort, while Shanksforamillion improved on his first start for Debra Hamer after a fair amount of time off the track when winning over C&D earlier in the month.

Verdict

FREE SCORPION has joined a stable enjoying a fantastic summer and could be capable of much better for her new yard. Shanksforamillion looked an altogether different model when scoring over C&D a fortnight ago and seems sure to go close again if in the same form, while Seeanythingyoulike also has to enter calculations.

15:30 Worcester 27 Jul 2017

Local Parking Security Ltd Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £2,599 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

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
46313/4
iT
White, pink disc, hooped sleeves (Mrs Heidi Tinkler)

Always Managing 62 

b m Oscar - Sunshine Rays (Alflora)

8 11-12
98
8 11-12
98

Bumper/handicap hurdle winner and shaped well after 21 months off over C&D in May. Couldn't be dismissed if building on that.

Bumper/handicap hurdle winner and shaped well after 21 months off over C&D in May. Couldn't be dismissed if building on that.

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2
770P-52
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

State The Obvious (IRE)  17 

ch g Presenting - New Vega (Blushing Flame)

5 11-8
94
5 11-8
94

Much improved in second behind Shanksamillion (runs in the first division of this) in C&D handicap a fortnight ago, not fluent last, still having more to give at the line. Up 6 lb but leading claims.

Much improved in second behind Shanksamillion (runs in the first division of this) in C&D handicap a fortnight ago, not fluent last, still having more to give at the line. Up 6 lb but leading claims.

3
156P6-7
iT
Black, yellow seams, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star (Sarah & Wayne Dale 1)

Irish Hawke (IRE)  65 (50F) 

b g Montjeu - Ahdaab (Rahy)

5 11-7 t
93
5 11-7 t
93

Has struggled since winning Bangor novice handicap hurdle last summer. New trip.

Has struggled since winning Bangor novice handicap hurdle last summer. New trip.

4
7737-61
iT
Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), royal blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue star (Mrs Ml Trow, Ap Barwell, Cj Sanders)

Mr Caffrey 11 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Quest For Eternity (Sadler's Wells)

5 11-6 p
92 6
5 11-6 p
92 6

Finally off the mark on first run for Richard Newland at Stratford (18.7f) 11 days ago, though made very hard work of it. Does go unpenalised at least.

Finally off the mark on first run for Richard Newland at Stratford (18.7f) 11 days ago, though made very hard work of it. Does go unpenalised at least.

5
55/9557-
iT
Brown and white (quartered), orange and brown halved sleeves, white and orange quartered cap (Mr J T Brown)

Miss Feistypants 304 

br m Virtual - Fu Wa (Distant View)

5 11-4
90
5 11-4
90

Well held in bumpers and mares novice/maiden hurdles. Handicap mark looks stiff up in trip.

Well held in bumpers and mares novice/maiden hurdles. Handicap mark looks stiff up in trip.

6
2U2-34P
iT
Black and white stripes, white sleeves, quartered cap (The Affordable (3) Partnership)

Code Of Law 32 

ch g Papal Bull - Fyvie (Grand Lodge)

7 11-3
89
7 11-3
89

Maiden who again failed to justify support in handicap chase here last month and beginning to prove both frustrating and tripless.

Maiden who again failed to justify support in handicap chase here last month and beginning to prove both frustrating and tripless.

7
089P-21
iT
Light blue, white seams and sleeves, red cap (Mr John Hobbs)

Willyegolassiego 36 

br f Kheleyf - Kryena (Kris)

4 11-2
91
4 11-2
91

Dual Flat winner who opened her account over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month, not fluent last but edging ahead dying strides. This tougher up 8 lb but could progress again.

Dual Flat winner who opened her account over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month, not fluent last but edging ahead dying strides. This tougher up 8 lb but could progress again.

8
545-362
iT
Purple, white stars, white and purple hooped sleeves, white cap, purple star (Mr D D Genner)

Bring Back Charlie 11 

b g Green Card - Nafertiti (Bob Back)

7 11-0 p
86 4
7 11-0 p
86 4

Won 2m Uttoxeter handicap hurdle last autumn and bounced back to his best when second at Stratford a fortnight ago. Not proven over this far.

Won 2m Uttoxeter handicap hurdle last autumn and bounced back to his best when second at Stratford a fortnight ago. Not proven over this far.

9
680955-
iT
Black, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap (Frost Racing Club)

Gilly Grace 126 

b m Morpeth - Miss Grace (Atticus)

7 10-13
85
7 10-13
85

Maiden who might need to fall a tad more in the weights if she's to land a handicap.

Maiden who might need to fall a tad more in the weights if she's to land a handicap.

10
855-36F
iT
Royal blue and light blue (quartered), royal blue sleeves, light blue armlets (Blacklock Simpson)

Mr Witmore (IRE)  34 

b g Whitmore's Conn - Bright Future (Satco)

7 10-10 b1
82
7 10-10 b1
82

Still looking for first success under Rules and well held in novice handicap chases the last twice. Blinkers replace cheekpieces/tongue tie worn last time.

Still looking for first success under Rules and well held in novice handicap chases the last twice. Blinkers replace cheekpieces/tongue tie worn last time.

11
23/7-P82
iT
White, black chevron, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Advantage Chemicals Holdings Ltd)

Table Bluff (IRE)  11 

ch g Indian Haven - Double Deal (Keen)

8 10-9
81 5
8 10-9
81 5

Had the benefit of an enterprising ride and showed some ability remains when close second in 3m Southwell handicap hurdle a fortnight ago. Could go well again off same mark.

Had the benefit of an enterprising ride and showed some ability remains when close second in 3m Southwell handicap hurdle a fortnight ago. Could go well again off same mark.

Verdict

WILLYEGOLASSIEGO has proven to be very consistent over the past couple of months under both codes which includes a recent success at Uttoxeter back in June. The daughter of Kheleyf has an 8lb rise to contend with but won with a fair amount in hand despite the narrow margin last time. Mr Caffrey got the job done on his first start for Dr Richard Newland when winning at Stratford last Sunday and is one to consider along with State The Obvious.

Verdict

STATE THE OBVIOUS posted a much-improved display in second over C&D a fortnight ago and could be hard to beat if building on that. Mr Caffrey still looked hard work when making a successful start for a new yard at Stratford but his mark remains unchanged at least. Willyegolassiego could progress again having opened her account at Uttoxeter last time.

16:00 Worcester 27 Jul 2017

localparkingsecurity.co.uk Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,379 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m

Good

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
221
iT
Purple, purple and orange check sleeves and cap (The Plan)

Lovato (GER)  25 

br g Lauro - Larella (Anabaa)

5 11-5 p
118
5 11-5 p
118

Useful on Flat in Germany and struck at the third time of asking over hurdles for new connections in 2m Uttoxeter novice (good to firm) at the start of this month. Open to further progress.

Useful on Flat in Germany and struck at the third time of asking over hurdles for new connections in 2m Uttoxeter novice (good to firm) at the start of this month. Open to further progress.

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2
U1
iT
Black, yellow chevrons, checked sleeves, quartered cap (The General Asphalte Company Ltd)

Novis Adventus (IRE)  22 

b g New Approach - Tiffed (Seattle Slew)

5 11-5
-
5 11-5
-

Useful recruit from the Flat who was going well when unseating 4 out at Hexham on hurdling debut and made no mistake over this C&D next time, beating reopposing Gibson Park 1¼ lengths. Big player.

Useful recruit from the Flat who was going well when unseating 4 out at Hexham on hurdling debut and made no mistake over this C&D next time, beating reopposing Gibson Park 1¼ lengths. Big player.

3
91-22
iT
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)

Gibson Park 22 

b g Poet's Voice - Fifty (Fasliyev)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Winning start over hurdles for new trainer Dan Skelton in Fontwell maiden in May and even better form when 1¼ lengths second to Novis Adventus over C&D last time. 7 lb better off with that rival now.

Winning start over hurdles for new trainer Dan Skelton in Fontwell maiden in May and even better form when 1¼ lengths second to Novis Adventus over C&D last time. 7 lb better off with that rival now.

4
21-7366
iT
Maroon, yellow triple diamond, yellow sleeves, maroon armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap (Mr & Mrs K B Snook)

Breaking Ground (IRE)  17 

b g Echo Of Light - Mayfair (Green Desert)

5 10-12 t1
-
5 10-12 t1
-

Point winner who has been comfortably held in 3 outings over C&D this summer and likely booked for another struggle here.

Point winner who has been comfortably held in 3 outings over C&D this summer and likely booked for another struggle here.

5
5-4
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Captain Morley 63 

b g Hernando - Oval Office (Pursuit of Love)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Useful on Flat (stays 12.5f). Has caught the eye a bit on both outings over hurdles and likely has a bigger performance in him before much longer.

Useful on Flat (stays 12.5f). Has caught the eye a bit on both outings over hurdles and likely has a bigger performance in him before much longer.

6
iT
Dark blue, maroon stars, dark blue cap, maroon star (Davis Phelps Nicholls Atkins)

Excellent Puck (IRE)  (33F) 

b g Excellent Art - Puck's Castle (Shirley Heights)

7 10-12
-
7 10-12
-

Fair at up to 2m on Flat. Below par when well-held third at Newmarket last month and probably best watched setting out over hurdles in what looks a decent race.

Fair at up to 2m on Flat. Below par when well-held third at Newmarket last month and probably best watched setting out over hurdles in what looks a decent race.

7
577/
iT
Light green, white stripe and armlets (Green, Chapman, Corbett)

Ferngrove (USA)  667 

gr g Rockport Harbor - Lucky Pipit (Key Of Luck)

6 10-12 t h
89
6 10-12 t h
89

Modest maiden on Flat who looked a non-stayer on his 3 previous attempts over hurdles. Starts out for new stable after a 22-month absence and can only be watched.

Modest maiden on Flat who looked a non-stayer on his 3 previous attempts over hurdles. Starts out for new stable after a 22-month absence and can only be watched.

8
P/4-54
iT
White and royal blue (quartered), royal blue sleeves, white diamonds, quartered cap (Blue Blood Syndications & W B B)

Minella Voucher 29 

b g King's Theatre - All Rise (Goofalik)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Fourth on the second on 2 starts in Irish points but well held in a couple of outings over hurdles last month.

Fourth on the second on 2 starts in Irish points but well held in a couple of outings over hurdles last month.

9
55/15-8
iT
Royal blue, red disc, white and royal blue hooped sleeves, red and royal blue hooped cap (P Robinson, D Woodhead & L Egerton)

Patience Tony (IRE)  17 

b g Windsor Knot - Johar Jamal (Chevalier)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Sedgefield bumper winner in May 2016, but offered little on recent C&D hurdling debut for new trainer after 11 months on the sidelines.

Sedgefield bumper winner in May 2016, but offered little on recent C&D hurdling debut for new trainer after 11 months on the sidelines.

10
PPR-5B0
iT
Black, beige chevron and armlets (Mr Oscar Singh & Miss Priya Purewal)

Supreme Ambition (IRE)  53 

gr g Acambaro - Supreme Argument (Supreme Leader)

5 10-12
82
5 10-12
82

Well held both completed starts over hurdles in Ireland and likely outsider on debut for new stable

Well held both completed starts over hurdles in Ireland and likely outsider on debut for new stable

11
76-6
iT
Beige, white sleeves and cap (Newstead Priory Racing Club)

Oregon Gold (FR)  55 

b g Confuchias - Gold Wine (Holst)

4 10-10
-
4 10-10
-

Well held in 2 bumpers and a novice hurdle to date.

Well held in 2 bumpers and a novice hurdle to date.

12
iT
Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond (Mr Richard Prince)

Oyster Pearl (IRE)  (23F) 

gr f Thousand Words - Rectify (Mujadil)

4 10-3 t
-
4 10-3 t
-

Poor maiden on Flat who would be a shock winner on hurdling debut.

Poor maiden on Flat who would be a shock winner on hurdling debut.

13
8-44
iT
Purple, large white spots and sleeves, yellow cap (The Brambles)

Rubys Cube 35 

b f Multiplex - Cresswell Ruby (Rashar)

4 10-3
-
4 10-3
-

Well held in a bumper last term and distant fourth in a couple of novice hurdles at Ffos Las since returning to action.

Well held in a bumper last term and distant fourth in a couple of novice hurdles at Ffos Las since returning to action.

Verdict

LOVATO, Novis Adventure and Gibson Park all arrive here carrying penalties for winning novice hurdles and it looks between the trio with the rest of the field, including classy Flat performer Captain Morley, all having a lot to find on what they have achieved so far. Preference of the aforementioned trio goes to the former as he continues to go the right way over timber and can continue improving. Novis Adventure and Gibson Park both merit plenty of respect having been closely matched when last meeting.

Verdict

The Dan Skelton-trained GIBSON PARK is 7 lb better off with Novis Adventus for a 1¼-length defeat over C&D last time and might be up to turning the tables on that rival. Lovato has made a solid start for new handler Dr Richard Newland and is unlikely to be far away, while Captain Morley remains with the potential for better in this sphere given his Flat ability.

16:35 Worcester 27 Jul 2017

Local Parking Security Ltd Fixed Brush Hurdle Series Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,509 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 4f

Good

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1/11
iT
White, black seams, red and black hooped sleeves, black and red hooped cap (Eventmasters Racing)

Monbeg Legend 29 

b g Midnight Legend - Reverse Swing (Charmer)

7 11-12
134
7 11-12
134

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 1/5, won 5-runner novice hurdle at this C&D (good) 29 days ago, pushed out. Very much respected under double penalty.

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 1/5, won 5-runner novice hurdle at this C&D (good) 29 days ago, pushed out. Very much respected under double penalty.

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74P1-21
iT
Light green, white stripe and armlets (Mr T Green)

Ahead Of The Curve (FR)  16 

b g Ballingarry - Jasla (Highest Honor)

5 11-5 t p
115
5 11-5 t p
115

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, won 9-runner novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (22.2f, good to soft, 5/4) 16 days ago, kept up to work. Needs to find a little more.

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, won 9-runner novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (22.2f, good to soft, 5/4) 16 days ago, kept up to work. Needs to find a little more.

3
234-321
iT
Dark blue and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap (Birch, Djivanovic & Doel)

Burrows Lane (FR)  25 

b g Astarabad - Condoleezza (Mansonnien)

6 11-5 t p
119
6 11-5 t p
119

Fairly useful hurdler. 6/4, didn't need to improve to win 12-runner novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (19.9f, good to firm) 25 days ago, all out. Leading form contender.

Fairly useful hurdler. 6/4, didn't need to improve to win 12-runner novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (19.9f, good to firm) 25 days ago, all out. Leading form contender.

4
2-
iT
Light blue, grey stars on sleeves, light blue cap, grey star (Bailey, Jessup, Lloyd & Varley)

Reckless Behavior (IRE)  432 

b g Gold Well - Wee Wallis (Windsor Castle)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

€10,000 3-y-o, £27,000 4-y-o, Gold Well gelding. Dam, unraced, half-sister to fair hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 4m) Leading Man. Use market for clues.

€10,000 3-y-o, £27,000 4-y-o, Gold Well gelding. Dam, unraced, half-sister to fair hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 4m) Leading Man. Use market for clues.

5
FBP2/86
iT
Black, white sleeves, yellow cap (Mr N A Twiston-Davies)

Templepoint 16 

b g Fair Mix - Flamebird (Mukaddamah)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 37¾ lengths sixth of 9 to Ahead of The Curve in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (22.2f, good to soft, 16/1) on hurdles bow 16 days ago. Unappealing.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 37¾ lengths sixth of 9 to Ahead of The Curve in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (22.2f, good to soft, 16/1) on hurdles bow 16 days ago. Unappealing.

6
P6-1546
iT
Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap (Mr Fergal O'brien)

Wells Gold (IRE)  11 

b g Gold Well - Exit Baby (Exit To Nowhere)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Once-raced maiden. 10/1, last of 6 in novice hurdle at Stratford (16.3f, good to firm) on NH debut 11 days ago. Up in trip. Has it all to do.

Once-raced maiden. 10/1, last of 6 in novice hurdle at Stratford (16.3f, good to firm) on NH debut 11 days ago. Up in trip. Has it all to do.

Verdict

MONBEG LEGEND is very well treated at these weights having earned a rating of 134 with two wins over hurdles (has also won between the flags) and, with proven C&D form to boot, he is difficult to oppose. Burrows Lane certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Uttoxeter and hopefully he can kick on now, while Ahead of The Curve has won and finished runner-up in two starts over hurdles thus far and should have a bright future ahead of him. Reckless Behavior, who placed in a point-to-point last May, looks a shade vulnerable on his NH debut.

Verdict

An interesting little novices' hurdle, with MONBEG LEGEND selected to defy a double penalty and complete the hat-trick under Rules. However, Burrows Lane will be no easy pushover with his Uttoxeter success likely to have boosted his confidence, while any market support for Reckless Behaviour must be treated with the upmost respect for a positive trainer and jockey combination.

17:05 Worcester 27 Jul 2017

Local Parking Security Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,379 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m

Good

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
2/36P08-
iT
White, dark green hoops and armlets (Mr Peter Conway)

Barizan (IRE)  172 (14F) 

b g Kalanisi - Behra (Grand Lodge)

11 11-12 t v
120
11 11-12 t v
120

Very useful on his day but hard to get excited by what he achieved in this sphere last season. Arrives fit from some in-frame efforts on the Flat but others still preferred.

Very useful on his day but hard to get excited by what he achieved in this sphere last season. Arrives fit from some in-frame efforts on the Flat but others still preferred.

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2
4142-46
iT
White and black check, royal blue sleeves and cap (Mr Malcolm Olden)

Excellent Team 47 

b g Teofilo - Seradim (Elnadim)

5 11-12 t
120
5 11-12 t
120

Routed the opposition in Stratford novice in April. Below par in a couple of handicaps at the start of the summer but perhaps a short break will have done him some good.

Routed the opposition in Stratford novice in April. Below par in a couple of handicaps at the start of the summer but perhaps a short break will have done him some good.

3
P71-132
iT
Purple, royal blue armlets (Mr Dan Skelton)

Free Stone Hill (IRE)  11 

b g Beneficial - Claramanda (Mandalus)

7 11-9 t
117 4
7 11-9 t
117 4

Won handicaps at Exeter and Stratford this spring. Showed he's still on the up when narrowly denied back at Stratford 11 days ago (would have won but for mistake last). Obvious chance off same mark.

Won handicaps at Exeter and Stratford this spring. Showed he's still on the up when narrowly denied back at Stratford 11 days ago (would have won but for mistake last). Obvious chance off same mark.

4
57196-P
iT
Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap (Bryan Drew)

Chic Theatre (IRE)  17 

gr g King's Theatre - La Reine Chic (Balleroy)

7 11-7 t b1
115
7 11-7 t b1
115

Dual winner over hurdles but below par all 3 starts since returning from a break in April. Back to last winning mark but need to see more before lending support.

Dual winner over hurdles but below par all 3 starts since returning from a break in April. Back to last winning mark but need to see more before lending support.

5
1U54-13
iT
Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star (S Such & Cg Paletta)

Little Pop 35 

b g Pasternak - Flagship Daisy May (Kahyasi)

9 11-4 h
112
9 11-4 h
112

Multiple hurdles winner who notched second chase success in Southwell handicap last month. Respectable third back hurdling at Ffos Las since.

Multiple hurdles winner who notched second chase success in Southwell handicap last month. Respectable third back hurdling at Ffos Las since.

6
3/2253-4
iT
Purple, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves (Mr Joe Moran)

Full (FR)  17 

b g Mr Sidney - Funny Feerie (Sillery)

5 11-4
112
5 11-4
112

Disappointing third when heavily backed on debut for this yard in April but took step back in right direction when fourth over C&D last time. Player if he can build on that having been dropped 3 lb.

Disappointing third when heavily backed on debut for this yard in April but took step back in right direction when fourth over C&D last time. Player if he can build on that having been dropped 3 lb.

7
6318-78
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Borderlinedecision (IRE)  35 

b g King's Theatre - Dani California (Beat All)

5 11-0
108
5 11-0
108

Maiden hurdle winner at Tramore last summer but failed to progress in handicaps since, including when well backed on last month's stable debut.

Maiden hurdle winner at Tramore last summer but failed to progress in handicaps since, including when well backed on last month's stable debut.

8
260-
iT
Black, gold hooped sleeves, pink cap (Mr A J Whitehead)

Marlais 217 

b g Dylan Thomas - Super Motiva (Motivator)

Non Runner

Non Runner

French impost who ran to a fair level on course stable debut last autumn. Failed to progress twice since but wouldn't be a shock to see him get back on track now handicapping after 7 months off.

French impost who ran to a fair le