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14:05 Worcester

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Worthington’s Pre-Training Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £11981.2
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Worthington’s Pre-Training Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 21-111 D

Last run: 105 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Made excellent progress once fitted with cheekpieces in February, collecting four handicap chases and two novice hurdles along the way; not seen since Cartmel win in May (2m1f, good) and the headgear is missing today, but further improvement is certainly not out of the question.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Clear The Runway

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: L J Morgan

Prolific over hurdles and fences in 2022 and he's tumbled down the weights; market check advised with Harry Cobden booked on first outing since last August, but he struggled last year and returns with lots to prove.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 124242 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form with clear win in refitted blinkers at Ludlow (2m, good) in May and has finished second over C&D three times since; competes from 4lb out of the weights today but with good 5lb claimer Harry Kimber enlisted; no surprise if he features.

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3rd

2

24th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

16:20 Plumpton

Elios DOr

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Good-ground wins at Stratford and Worcester have been the clear form highlights this season; arrives on the back of a low note, having suffered a heavy defeat last time.

7/1

5th

1

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 4

17:50 Uttoxeter

Elios DOr

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

raced in second, prominent when mistake 7th, outpaced after 4 out, weakened 2 out

3/1

1st

3

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Elios DOr

11st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Alighted upon a moderate class 3 at Stratford in June (2m1f, good) and only 1lb higher tonight; record of 1132222124 around here, but poor jumping display over C&D latest needs a little bit of forgiving.

13/2

Form: 5-1224 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Five-time chase winner since fitted with cheekpieces in spring 2021, most recently at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) in June; not seen to best effect over 2m5f there a fortnight ago but didn't run badly, and today's drop back in trip looks the right move.

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4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Lermoos Legend

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Six-time chase winner on good/good to soft ground, most recently off today's mark at Worcester (2m7f) last summer; pulled up on heavy ground last month, after a layoff, but ought to fare better now back on a quicker surface and with that run under his belt.

12/1

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Lermoos Legend

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Scored at Worcester (2m7f) in July but he's been off the track since coming in a solid third in 2m5f Fontwell handicap chase in October; he needs to hit the ground running on his return.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: -53113 CD BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Front-runner with very good 6-14 strike-rate over fences, the latest win gained over C&D (good) in July; below form when well-held third at Newton Abbot last month but still features prominently in calculations.

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6th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:30 Uttoxeter

Bathiva

11st 11lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Looked in excellent nick when making all for clearcut success at Worcester (2m, good) just under a year ago but absent since two lesser efforts towards end of last summer and will need to resume at his peak to have any chance off current mark; hooded for first time.

14/1

4th

2

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:05 Worcester

Bathiva

11st 8lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, prominent when hit 2nd, led 4th, headed before 4 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

9/2

3rd

1

20th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

14:52 Newton Abbot

Bathiva

12st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

jumped right throughout, led, bad mistake 8th, headed 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, tailed off (vet said post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

9/4

Form: 11443- D

Last run: 169 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Came good for Matt Sheppard with wins at Newbury and Ludlow (both 2m, good to soft) towards end of last year; not seen since two below-par runs in February/March but returns on a workable mark and should be fine on today's ground.

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3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Not Available

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

When a 23l third at Newbury (2m, soft) two starts ago he was behind two highly progressive rivals and he continues to drop down the weights, but positive performances have been scarce this season and he was tailed off at Sandown (1m7f, soft) last time.

10/1

9th

10

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Not Available

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; below form this term on both British starts on heavy; latest outing was his best show this season but he needs to better that.

25/1

3rd

3

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:45 Newbury

Not Available

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; in his current form others are way more appealing.

15/2

Form: 20231- C

Last run: 180 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler/chaser in his prime and won Grand Annual Chase from the front at Cheltenham Festival (2m, heavy) on latest outing in March; will be fine on today's faster ground; runs before planned tilt at next month's US Grand National.

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9

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Global Citizen

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

6/1

3rd

19

15th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Global Citizen

10st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Prominent racer who saw off Andy Dufresne to win this 12 months ago (heavy) off 3lb lower mark; nowhere near that form in three starts since but last month's run in the Kingwell should have sharpened him up and this has presumably been the plan all along; no surprise if he is back to his best.

16/1

4th

4

18th Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 1

15:12 Wincanton

Global Citizen

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Pauling

pressed leader, lost second after 3 out, soon ridden, outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

25/1

Form: 15513- C BF

Last run: 376 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Course winner over hurdles last June and scored in pretty good style on chasing debut at Bangor (2m1f, good) a few weeks later; might still have more to offer over fences but we haven't seen him since a slightly disappointing C&D run just over one year ago.

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6th

7

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Mix Of Clover

11st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Seemingly boosted by new cheekpieces when close third on return to chasing at Stratford (2m1f, good to soft) last month but was behind Iron Heart when well beaten over 2m4f here 17 days ago and cannot be relied upon.

7/1

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Exacta £208.00
Straight Forecast £191.40
Tricast £1056.30
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Selections

The Times:

Clear The Runway

The Guardian:

Global Citizen

TOPSPEED:

Leapaway

POSTDATA:

Lermoos Legend

RP Ratings:

Bathiva

Telegraph:

Clear The Runway

The Star:

Clear The Runway

Daily Record:

Clear The Runway

Daily Express:

Leapaway

Daily Mail:

Global Citizen

Daily Mirror:

Global Citizen

The Sun:

Global Citizen