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13:15 Worcester

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  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2P453- C

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

3-32 over hurdles (including 2m7f course win); left it late in the day to launch chasing career and first two runs over fences were very underwhelming but his recent Warwick third (3m, good) was a big step in the right direction and he's another 2lb lower here; respected.

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4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Pottlerath

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Good record in the spring and notched a hat-trick around this time last year, latterly off tonight's mark; hasn't been in the same form this time round but woulnd't rule out a revival.

10/1

7th

6

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Pottlerath

11st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three good-ground chases last spring (2m7f-3m1f) and signed off in the autumn with a good hurdle run (3m1f, good to form); never really featured when reappearing in 2m3f hurdle on soft ground last month but that run might have done him good, and today's trip-and-ground combination will suit him much better.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 76150- D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

1-7 over hurdles, the win gained at Ffos Las (3m, good) in March; never got involved at Exeter 17 days ago but last year's promising Irish point debut bodes well for his prospects over fences.

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2nd

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Puddlesinthepark

11st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won over hurdles a year ago and placed a few times over fences this season, latterly behind one on top of his game at Plumpton (3m1f, soft); this trip probably suits better and in the mix with cheekpices fitted.

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 712P7- C

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner here (2m7f, good) when fitted with tongue-tie last summer but in poor form when last seen in the autumn, and both her chasing attempts last spring were unconvincing; others have a lot less to prove.

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7th

4

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Both hurdle wins gained here and ran well when third in a C&D chase in May, following a break; pulled up at Uttoxeter since (ground softer than official description); risky after that but this is her course and may well perk up in a visor.

13/2

2

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Present Storm

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

The second of her two hurdles wins came off this mark last summer at Worcester (2m7f, good), where she also made a respectable return to fences 40 days ago; was beaten 11l so needs more here, but that was her first run for 193 days; respected.

9/2

3rd

10

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Dual hurdle winner here (2m7f, good) when fitted with tongue-tie last summer but in poor form when last seen in the autumn, and both her chasing attempts last spring were unconvincing; others have a lot less to prove.

14/1

Form: P431P- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Capitalised upon some help from the handicapper when making virtually all for 14l success at Southwell (3m, good to soft) in March but ran very poorly a few days later and has become very hard to predict.

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1st

3

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Rostello

11st 4lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five-time winner over fences who returned to hurdling last time at Bangor and ran well off his 7lb lower mark in that scene; previous C&D winner and should be a factor.

9/2

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Rostello

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five-time winner over fences but 0-11 over hurdles; returned from break with heavy-ground success in the autumn but was tailed off in Sedgefield marathon chase in January and has become hard to predict.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0P/PP-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish teenager who has been pulled up on all three outings for Richard Phillips, the last twice after returning from a long absence this year; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today; big leap of faith required to support him.

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7

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Fine Theatre

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Without a victory since 2020 and this unreliable veteran made mistakes when pulled up at Ffos Las (3m) last time; it's easy to look elsewhere.

20/1

1

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Fine Theatre

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Richard Phillips

Pulled up on first three starts for Richard Phillips and never looked dangerous before battling on for modest fifth at Worcester (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; remains a difficult horse to enthuse over.

16/1

5th

3

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Fine Theatre

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

Ex-Irish teenager who has been pulled up on all three outings for Richard Phillips, the last twice after returning from a long absence this year; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today; big leap of faith required to support him.

100/1

Form: 21522- CD

Last run: 152 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

C&D (good) winner off considerably reduced mark in October and ended 2022 with two perfectly respectable seconds; should cope if there's rain about and will be on the premises if fully tuned up after five-month break.

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3rd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Boagrius

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

prominent, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, awkward jump last, soon no extra

14/1

5th

4

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Boagrius

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

prominent

10/1

2nd

2

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Boagrius

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

Of interest on his form in the second half of 2022, including a 2m7f win at Worcester; may have needed last month's return from five months off; claims.

7/1

Form: 432FP-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Easily won three-runner chase in the autumn and posted some good efforts in defeat afterwards but fell on his penultimate start and looked badly out of sorts when last in action; sports first-time cheekpieces here; needs to get back on track.

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5th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:42 Taunton

Dans Chosen

11st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Better known as a chaser these days, with three of his four wins in that discipline gained last year; returns to hurdling over a trip short of his best and looks vulnerable.

8/1

Form: /4614- BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Belatedly off the mark over hurdles with clearcut success in first-time cheekpieces at Warwick (3m2f, soft) in March and ran big race before getting very tired over same C&D a few days later; still on a workable mark for today's chasing debut; contender if he takes well to fences.

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3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Glance From Clover

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

In second place when falling four out at Warwick (3m5f) last month; opened his chase account with a 5l win over C&D (soft) the time before and that form has been boosted since; respected.

5/2

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Glance From Clover

11st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, jumped left 1st, mistake 10th, led 16th, headed 17th, 2 lengths second when fell 4 out

7/1

Form: 37782-

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Nothing like the force of old and very inconsistent in recent years to boot; ran well for a long way when second at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft; refitted cheekpieces) last month but it's hard to tell whether he'll warm to the task here.

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1

14th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:00 Newton Abbot

Milanford

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Max Young

Runner-up at Taunton in April and claims on that but 0-13 as a chaser and only win came in a point more than three years ago; debut for Max Young, having been trained by the owner for last eight starts.

12/1

6

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Milanford

11st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

Nothing like the force of old and very inconsistent in recent years to boot; ran well for a long way when second at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft; refitted cheekpieces) last month but it's hard to tell whether he'll warm to the task here.

11/2

2nd

1

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Taunton

Milanford

12st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

prominent, led 14th, pushed along when headed before 3 out, led again before 2 out

8/1

Form: 2/F66-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after 17 runs and not yet proven over this far but returned from ten-month absence with quite encouraging hurdle run last month (travelled well for a long way) and is now 4lb lower than when clear second to an unexposed one over fences here (2m4f, good) last spring; not out of this.

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2nd

3

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Gastara

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Richard Hawker

raced wide, took keen hold, held up in rear, switched left and smooth headway after 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on and went second run-in

14/1

11

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Gastara

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

Still a maiden after 17 runs and not yet proven over this far but returned from ten-month absence with quite encouraging hurdle run last month (travelled well for a long way) and is now 4lb lower than when clear second to an unexposed one over fences here (2m4f, good) last spring; not out of this.

8/1

6th

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Gastara

11st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Hawker

0-16 under all codes and off since 56l defeat over fences last June; switches back to hurdling on a workable mark and is versatile regarding ground but it's probably wise to wait for some encouraging signals from the betting.

14/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Milanford

The Times:

Present Storm

RP RATINGS:

Rostello

WEST COUNTRY:

Boagrius

The Star:

Puddlesinthepark

The Guardian:

Pottlerath

SPOTLIGHT:

Gastara

Daily Mail:

Present Storm

D Express:

Present Storm

Telegraph:

Milanford

Daily Mirror:

Milanford

The Sun:

Milanford

POSTDATA:

Rostello

Daily Record:

Boagrius