Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 15:20 Bob Love 'King Of The Dirt' Memorial Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.70s
  • Off time: 15:21:07
15:20 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mad Moose (IRE) 9/2
2nd Vertige Dore (FR) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43-11PP Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Schindler's Gold (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-13 t Dr R D P Newland Mr T Weston (5) 135 3/14.00
2 2/249-31 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Vico (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 p P F Nicholls D A Jacob 125 5/23.50
3 25D13-3 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Mad Moose (IRE) 43
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 9/25.50
4 11341-2 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Vertige Dore (FR) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 2/13.00
5 0-6F803 Dark Green and Yellow check, White sleeves Tout Regulier 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 16/117.00

Verdict

Wins at Market Rasen and over C&D earlier in the summer prompted Richard Newland to pitch Schindler's Gold in against seasoned handicappers at Market Rasen and Galway. He was pulled up on both occasions but should appreciate the return to novice company and can't be ignored today. Vertige Dore is a full brother to a winning chaser in France and it will be interesting to see how he fares over the larger obstacles for the first time while Mad Moose would have learned plenty from his chasing bow, as would Tout Regulier. But preference is for VICO, who was very fluent when accounting for a couple of potentially decent novices at Newton Abbot and can improve again to land this.