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Worcester

  • 18:40 Tonbrie Construction Novices' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.13s
  • Off time: 18:40:14
18:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kopylova 4/1
2nd Filippo Lippi (IRE) 8/1
3rd Eastwell Smiles 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2107-7F Purple and Yellow quartered, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Lonely Sky (IRE) 30
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5 11-12 W F Codd S Thomas 94 33/134.00
2 F42-6UP Yellow, Red spots on sleeves and cap Hampton Court 27
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5 11-11 J W Mullins Jimmy Derham (5) 93 12/113.00
3 7686/4-1 Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Kopylova 22
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7 11-10 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 92 4/15.00
4 3708P-8 Red, White star and armlets Filippo Lippi (IRE) 38
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5 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 90 8/19.00
5 550-FP3 Black, Emerald Green disc, sleeves and cap Scotsbrook Cloud 7
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5 11-1 C Roberts Michael Murphy (5) 83 17/29.50
6 4522-93 Yellow, Emerald Green seams and armlets Flag Flier 30
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7 11-0 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (7) 82 14/115.00
8 8/8234-6 Black and Beige diabolo, Beige sleeves, Black diamonds, Beige cap, Black diamond Eastwell Smiles 35
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6 10-12 bt R T Phillips J M Maguire 80 15/28.50
9 FF13-F6 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap The Boat (IRE) 32
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8 10-9 Mrs T J Hill Christian Williams 77 11/112.00
11 76P14/F- EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Zaffarani's Star 213
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9 10-0 p1 M Gates Mr J England (7) 68 33/134.00
12 6678-89 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Lady Of Ashcott 31
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4 10-0 N P Mulholland M J Quinlan (7) 72 33/134.00
13 PP9-U45 Emerald green, white seams, emerald green sleeves, white stars, white cap Smiling Applause 27
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11 10-0 b Harry Chisman David England 64 66/167.00
15 49PP-P5 Black, Light Green seams, Black sleeves and cap Stafford Charlie 7
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4 10-0 p J G M O'Shea C Wallis (7)(ex3) 69 9/25.50
16 9/775-38 Royal blue, white stars, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Lifes A Mystery (IRE) 53
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7 10-0 b1 Miss P Robson D C Costello 63 17/29.50
Non runners
79F20/9P-My Rosie Ribbons (IRE)1110-12Miss Z C DavisonGemma Gracey-davison80
10898677-Elegant Olive710-5R CurtisHadden Frost73
1478P5-60Barlin Bay610-0Harry ChismanT J Phelan64

Verdict

Kopylova comes here on the back of a win at Newton Abbot but we side with FLAG FLIER to get the better of her in this contest whilst Eastwell Smiles has experience over this sort of trip and is an alternative. The selection was twenty one lengths behind the victor last time out but her stamina should have come on for that experience and that may be crucial to outlasting her rivals. She looks to be improving this year and she could lose her maiden tag in this contest. The Richard Phillips trained six-year-old Eastwell Smiles has yet to win from twenty starts but has plugged on over this distance at Fontwell earlier on in the year and could find assistance from first time blinkers and tongue strap. Kopylova won nicely on her seasonal bow but this is a tougher test on the stamina and will need to find extra reserves in this contest to repeat her success. We side with Flag Flier to fly the flag for punters and win.