Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 16:40 Ladbrokes Game On Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Soft (heavy in places on the home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.70s
  • Off time: 16:40:13
16:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Decoy (FR) 2/1
2nd Stage Acclaim (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32110-F Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Lava Lamp (GER) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 Evan Williams Conor Ring (10) 132 16/117.00
2 5383-P2 Maroon and White stripes, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Andhaar 22
Nag me
6 11-10 R T Phillips R Johnson 130 7/24.50
3 12080-4 Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green cap Decoy (FR) 60
Nag me
6 11-5 D Pipe T Scudamore 125 2/13.00
4 2F-U211 Dark Blue, Light Blue braces, halved sleeves, Dark Blue and Light Blue quartered cap Stage Acclaim (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 b Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 124 2/13.00
5 228F41- Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Vertige Dore (FR) 277
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-2 b D Pipe Timmy Murphy 122 10/111.00
6 514- Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Scoglio 141
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-10 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards (3) 119 16/117.00

Verdict

Lava Lamp's big weight is partly negated by Conor Ring's 10lb claim but he still faces a stiff task while the soft ground could be a problem for Stage Acclaim, though he has been enjoying something of a revival lately. Andhaar has been raised 5lb since running Sansili to a short-head over a longer trip at Southwell but DECOY is now only 3lb higher than when winning a much more competitive contest at Cheltenham in November and a fourth at Uttoxeter in May should have blow away any cobwebs. He looks the one to beat as stablemate Vertige Dore hasn't raced since winning a chase at Fontwell in October and the four-year-old Scoglio also returns from a break.