Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 19:40 PP Business Improvement Consultants Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,779 2nd £519 3rd £259
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 41.90s
  • Off time: 19:40:13
19:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Banyan Tree (IRE) 13/8
2nd The Winged Assasin (USA) 5/2
3rd Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Orange, Brown seams, Emerald Green and Yellow quartered cap Broad Meaning 82
Nag me
5 11-0 t J McAuley R Thornton 7/18.00
2 0/900-0 Yellow, Black braces, striped sleeves, Black cap Castle Legend 14
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6 11-0 David Lewis J Kington (3) 200/1201.00
3 Orange, royal blue seams, halved cap Dear Maurice 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-0 t T B Coles Trevor Whelan (7) 40/141.00
4 752-54 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Maadraa (IRE) 20
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6 11-0 t B J Llewellyn Donal Fahy 100 16/117.00
5 2/3P009- Red and Dark Green stripes, White sleeves, Red cap Mega Watt (IRE) 16
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6 11-0 D Burchell Paul Moloney 96 28/129.00
6 9585-35 Black and Emerald Green (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black spots Mulaazem 17
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8 11-0 D Frankland D Bass (3) 80 66/167.00
7 8- Red, grey and red chevrons on sleeves Munich (IRE) 160
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7 11-0 F Brennan Mr T Garner (7) 66/167.00
8 3-00 Yellow, emerald green epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, yellow stars Shadow's Gold (IRE) 22
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7 11-0 p1 W K Goldsworthy J E Moore 66/167.00
9 735-232 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-0 b Mrs M Jones P J Brennan 110 4/15.00
10 2 Red, black cross of lorraine, sleeves and star on cap The Winged Assasin (USA) 31
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5 11-0 t S Lycett David England 5/23.50
11 45 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Banyan Tree (IRE) 31
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4 10-12 p1 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 13/82.62
12 5- White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves, White cap, Red star Minortransgression (USA) 15
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4 10-12 p H E Haynes Mr B J Poste (7) 100/1101.00
13 P Emerald Green, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and Red check cap Poor Prince 8
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4 10-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon (5) 100/1101.00
14 P/PPP-6 Purple, white star, white sleeves, purple diamonds, white cap, purple star Wonderful Cadence 14
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6 10-7 H J Evans L Aspell 100/1101.00

Verdict

Former Ballydoyle inmate Banyan Tree has joined Rebecca Curtis having shown some promise in a couple of starts over timber in Ireland. He is certainly one for the short-lists here while Spirit Is Needed has been knocking on the door in similar company and dropped back to 2m having been found wanting over further in his last two starts. Maadraa has disappointed since finishing second at Newton Abbot in March, however, and lacks the scope of THE WINGED ASSASIN. Successful three times on the level up to 1m1f, he dispelled any stamina doubts with a strong showing in a better contest over C&D on his hurdling debut and doesn't need to improve on that to score here.