May 11 / 16.00 Worcester

16.00 Worcester

Good

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  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 11220- D

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Won twice in novice company at Stratford towards end of last summer (2m/2m2f, good) and was close second off today's mark in a subsequent C&D handicap; not seen since November but still features prominently in calculations.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Worcester

Percy’s Word

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

made all, soon clear, reduced lead 4th, pushed along 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in (trainer's rep said, on the improvement in form, the gelding appreciated the return to hurdling and benefited from the easier ground)

6/4

2nd

3

18th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Warwick

Percy’s Word

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won this his head in his chest at Worcester a week ago, on return from six months off; hasn't always looked entirely straightforward but hard to beaten under a penalty if repeating that effort.

8/11

1st

2

11th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

Percy’s Word

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won twice in novice company at Stratford towards end of last summer (2m/2m2f, good) and was close second off today's mark in a subsequent C&D handicap; not seen since November but still features prominently in calculations.

7/2

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 4/881- D

Last run: 311 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Evidently suited by switch to front-running tactics when making all for fairly comfortable success in Tramore maiden (2m, good) last summer, his third run over hurdles; not seen again since but has obvious scope for further progress in handicaps for new stable.
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2nd

5

11th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

Wewillgowithplanb

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Evidently suited by switch to front-running tactics when making all for fairly comfortable success in Tramore maiden (2m, good) last summer, his third run over hurdles; not seen again since but has obvious scope for further progress in handicaps for new stable.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 21110- D

Last run: 180 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Did well after joining Fergal O'Brien last summer, winning three times (2m-2m2f); gave it a pretty good shot from the front in big-field Cheltenham handicap on latest outing in November and is a big player here if fully tuned up after six-month break.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Samba Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield, lost position halfway, awkward jump 4 out, weakened and lost touch 3 out

16/1

6th

3

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

17:10 Newton Abbot

Samba Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

didn't jump well, took keen hold, prominent, mistake and dropped to last when jockey lost iron briefly 2nd, became detached and mistake 3rd, well held from 3 out, lost shoe

4/1

4th

1

28th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

19:00 Ffos Las

Samba Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

13/8

Form: 13144- D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner, the last twice in early part of last season; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but returned from break with very encouraging fourth at Kempton (2m, good) last month.
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10

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:05 Worcester

First Quest

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, fell 1st

14/1

4th

3

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

13:45 Newton Abbot

First Quest

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

3/1

4th

6

11th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

First Quest

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Neil Mulholland

Four-time hurdle winner, the last twice in early part of last season; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but returned from break with very encouraging fourth at Kempton (2m, good) last month.

11/2

Form: 1185- D

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Nothing special on the Flat but began hurdling career with two good-ground wins against own age-group last autumn; safely held on handicap hurdle debut in November, though, and others in this line-up appeal more.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

4

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Mister Allegro

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

prominent, mistake 4th, disputed lead 6th, headed before 4 out, soon ridden, weakening when blundered 2 out

5/1

4

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:50 Newton Abbot

Mister Allegro

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

pressed leader, briefly led 2nd, led 4th, hit 11th, ridden when headed after 3 out, 2 lengths down but keeping on when blundered and unseated rider 2 out

6/1

5th

4

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:45 Fontwell

Mister Allegro

11st 1lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

held up in behind leaders, pushed along after 6th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

12/1

Form: 31136- CD

Last run: 209 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner on good ground last summer; not seen since running as though something was amiss in October but current mark is workable if he's back on song, and the return to this track is an obvious plus.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

14th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

17:50 Worcester

Wasdell Dundalk

12st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

raced in last throughout, outpaced and detached when not fluent 6th, some headway after 8th, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance)

6/4

1st

2

16th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Ffos Las

Wasdell Dundalk

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, stumbled when mistake 4th, made challenge after 4 out, ridden to lead after 2 out, clear last, kept on strongly

2/1

2nd

3

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:20 Worcester

Wasdell Dundalk

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

made all, faced strong challenge from 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well

13/8

Form: 51P48- D

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Non-runner.
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4

11th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

Progressive

11st 8lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Nicky Henderson

Non-runner.

6th

6

(3)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Progressive

8st 12lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Nicky Henderson

4th

3

(8)

14th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Progressive

9st 8lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Nicky Henderson

Returns to the Flat after failing to stay 2m3f over hurdles last month, but was running well in the AW prior to that including winning a four-runner event over C&D in January (runner-up won next time); only 2lb higher and remains relatively unexposed on the level.

9/2

Form: 14113- CD

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Very progressive on good ground in early part of last season, winning five times (twice over C&D) along the way; will need to return from 196-day break in peak form to have any chance off current mark, though.
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2nd

1

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Worcester

Pillar Of Steel

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: John Spearing

taken down early, took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, pushed along and went second before 3 out, led 2 out, soon ridden and faced challenge, headed after last, kept on but held towards finish

3/1

6th

7

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Pillar Of Steel

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: John Spearing

in rear, some headway 5th, ridden and lost position after 4 out, soon weakened

14/1

8th

7

14th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Pillar Of Steel

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: John Spearing

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Payout
Exacta £128.00
Straight Forecast £117.50
Tricast £232.70
Trifecta £251.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Wasdell Dundalk

SPOTLIGHT:

Samba Dancer

Daily Mirror:

Percy's Word

POSTDATA:

First Quest

Telegraph:

Wewillgowithplanb

Daily Record:

Pillar Of Steel

TOPSPEED:

Wasdell Dundalk

WEST COUNTRY:

Wasdell Dundalk

Daily Mail:

Wasdell Dundalk

The Times:

Samba Dancer

Daily Express:

Samba Dancer

The Star:

Samba Dancer

The Sun:

Percy's Word

The Guardian:

First Quest