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Radio Wyvern – Where Worcester Comes First Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Radio Wyvern – Where Worcester Comes First Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 5744-2

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Just 1-13 over hurdles and 1lb wrong here but kept on well for fourth of 13 at Taunton (3m, soft) in April and lost out only by a short head in tactical, three-runner contest last month; no surprise if she features.

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OUR TIP

12/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 4/58-P D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

4-8 in points since joining David Brace; ran very poorly over fences here when back under rules last month but his current hurdle mark is workable if the refitted cheekpieces perk him up; versatile regarding ground.

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7th

18

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; an 11yo who has still won six of his last nine races (all staying handicap hurdles) but he bled from the nose when pulled up behind Gwennie May Boy at Uttoxeter last time and this race looks too hot.

33/1

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Classic Concorde

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; some feat for an 11yo to have won six of his last eight starts (all staying handicap hurdles) and at his best in the mud, as he showed with an ultra-game defeat of Supremely West at Chepstow three weeks ago; has earned his career-high mark (up 7lb for last time) and there's no knocking him.

14/1

1st

12

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; five wins last August-December, the last of which was over C&D (soft) at Christmas; up a further 7lb to another career-high mark at Huntingdon (good to soft) one month ago when that superb sequence came to an end and the scale of his defeat was concerning; needs to bounce back with another career best, aged 11.

20/1

11/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 56-221 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, most recently when rallying gamely to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie) 23 days ago; drew clear with the runner-up there and is only 3lb higher here; won't mind if there's rain about; likely contender.

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2nd

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has won two of his last three and seemed to idle in the closing stages over C&D three weeks ago (second has won since); 4lb rise should be very manageable and, only a 4yo, there's scope for further progress.

11/4

1st

9

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

Karavomylos

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, including when rallying to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie, kept since) in June; fair third when 11-10 over C&D six weeks ago, which he needs to improve on in today's first-time headgear.

5/1

3rd

4

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Karavomylos

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Improved form since switched to handicaps this season, most recently when rallying gamely to prevail by a neck at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; first-time tongue-tie) 23 days ago; drew clear with the runner-up there and is only 3lb higher here; won't mind if there's rain about; likely contender.

11/8

Form: 464-66

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly when fourth at Southwell (3m2f, good) in February but has not been firing on all cylinders this year; cheekpieces added for last two runs; needs to up his game; raced mainly on good ground.

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3rd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Fantomas

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Usually claimer ridden; came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, by a neck from Johns Dream at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March, but looked unenthusiastic next time; not disgraced at Stratford last time and cheekpieces are now replaced with a visor; probably not the percentage call.

8/1

5th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Fantomas

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, digging deep to beat Johns Dream by a neck at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) last month, but looked unenthusiastic when well-held third at Bangor on latest outing; others appeal more.

12/1

Form: /8PP-8

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Placed in 2m4f maiden here in summer 2021 (good ground) but lightly raced and very disappointing since; difficult to enthuse over.

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2nd

10

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Trickalight

10st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Irish point winner who is 0-11 under rules, but she kept on well from off the pace and was only beaten around 5l here (2m1f, good) on her return last month; should benefit from that run and she's not ruled out back up in trip; hood removed.

12/1

4th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Trickalight

10st 7lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Won an Irish point in April 2021 but she's 0-10 under rules and has form figures of PP8565 in handicaps (2m3f-2m7f); mark continues to fall but she needs a transformation on this big drop back in trip; hood and tongue-tie return.

14/1

Form: /230-2

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to his Southwell win in summer 2020 but kept on well for second there (3m, good) last month, after a layoff, and has good each-way claims if in similar form again; handles good to soft ground but anything slower would be a worry.

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7th

9

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Racing Spirit

10st 4lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

An 11yo who has yet to add to his Southwell win in summer 2020; ran well back there in June but then well behind Classic Concorde at Worcester.

14/1

6th

8

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Racing Spirit

10st 6lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Dave Roberts

Yet to add to his Southwell win in summer 2020 but kept on well for second there (3m, good) last month, after a layoff, and has good each-way claims if in similar form again; handles good to soft ground but anything slower would be a worry.

7/1

Form: 0P5-8P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden who hasn't shown a great deal over hurdles or fences for new stable this year; might be aided by first-time cheekpieces here but is not the most obvious answer; has form on good and soft ground.

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1st

9

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

King Otis

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

midfield, not fluent 1st, headway before 4 out

8/1

Form: 0-1V5P CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form with shock 2m4f course win (good) in May and ran much better than finishing position (fifth) suggests at Southwell (3m, good) last month but flopped badly on his latest outing and is not one to rely upon; forecast rain a likely negative.

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Form: 690F-6

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

3-6 in points for new stable this year; quickly on back foot when pace lifted on recent hurdling return at Newton Abbot (2m1f) but ought to be much better suited by today's trip; versatile regarding ground; interesting.

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5th

2

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Twilight Girl

11st 13lb

J: Mr Jamie Gambin

T: James Owen

Three point wins this year (two under Jamie Gambin) but unplaced in both hurdle starts since; disappointing over C&D latest and that asks some questions of her now; cheekpieces (worn once in point) back on.

11/1

9th

1

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Twilight Girl

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

3-6 in points for new stable this year; quickly on back foot when pace lifted on recent hurdling return at Newton Abbot (2m1f) but ought to be much better suited by today's trip; versatile regarding ground; interesting.

14/1

6th

1

27th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:15 Newton Abbot

Twilight Girl

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jamie Gambin

T: James Owen

held up in rear

10/1

25/1

Form: 009/P-

Last run: 192 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on handicap hurdle debut in March 2022 (2m) and pulled up when upped to 3m2f for chasing debut in December; remains unexposed and is worth a glance in the betting but others have more obvious claims; 5lb wrong.

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10th

12

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Kayf Baha

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Alexandra Dunn

Well beaten on handicap hurdle debut in March 2022 (2m) and pulled up when upped to 3m2f for chasing debut in December; remains unexposed and is worth a glance in the betting but others have more obvious claims; 5lb wrong.

25/1

9

30th Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:15 Taunton

Kayf Baha

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Tailed off in novice hurdles and not much better on handicap debut when last seen in March; on the plus side, he won an Irish point so possible he could show much more now switched to fences and up in trip, with tongue-strap fitted and Jamie Moore booked.

14/1

9th

11

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:30 Exeter

Kayf Baha

10st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Dug deep for narrow Irish point win in October (good ground) but has struggled on all three hurdling starts this winter; now handicapping off a lowly mark but could be considered only if lively in the betting.

33/1

Form: 4/57-P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all six chasing starts, most recently when pulled up last month; comes here with a lot to prove but has slipped to a very tempting hurdle mark and might be aided by first-time blinkers; fine on good and soft ground.

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3

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Wildfire Warrior

11st 6lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Unplaced all six chasing starts, most recently when pulled up last month; comes here with a lot to prove but has slipped to a very tempting hurdle mark and might be aided by first-time blinkers; fine on good and soft ground.

11/1

2

14th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:00 Newton Abbot

Wildfire Warrior

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Hurdle winner in November 2020 but unplaced all five chasing starts, the latest when last of seven at Doncaster three months ago; needs application of a tongue-strap to offer a deal of help.

10/1

7th

5

17th Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 5

14:00 Doncaster

Wildfire Warrior

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Not disgraced on first run back after a wind operation when fifth at Ffos Las last time (2m5f, soft); on a good mark, but overall has a bit to prove.

9/1

Form: 92UU4-

Last run: 106 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Made unconvincing start to chasing career in February/March and returns from 106-day break here but ran well from the front when clear second on latest hurdling start, at Fakenham (2m7f, good), and has claims if judged on that form; had wind surgery in April.

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5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Ya Know Yaseff

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Hit the ground running when first tried in blinkers, winning twice (2m7f, good; 3m2f, good to soft); patchy since but two runs back she was runner-up on soft at Wincanton (3m1f) and that brings her into it.

7/2

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6

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Ya Know Yaseff

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won twice when fitted with blinkers in September (2m7f/3m2f) and looked as good as ever when second at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) last month; not one to rely upon heavily but will be fine on today's ground and features prominently in calculations.

7/2

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Exacta £1376.00
Straight Forecast £1285.50
Tricast £2839.30
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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Karavomylos

D Express:

Rubys Reward

WEST COUNTRY:

Ya Know Yaseff

SPOTLIGHT:

Wildfire Warrior

POSTDATA:

Karavomylos

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Karavomylos

Telegraph:

Karavomylos

The Guardian:

Karavomylos

Daily Mail:

Karavomylos

Daily Mirror:

Karavomylos

The Sun:

Karavomylos

Daily Record:

Karavomylos

The Star:

Rubys Reward