Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 15:20 2nd Skin Brachain Supports Breast Unit Beginners' Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £2,277 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.40s
  • Off time: 15:20:10
15:20 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paint The Clouds 4/6
2nd She's On The Case (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 81/0445- Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Captive Audience (IRE) 170
Nag me
8 11-0 p1 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 126 9/110.00
2 305486- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap County Zen (FR) 36
Nag me
8 11-0 b1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 120 10/34.33
3 P/86224- Black, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Black stars, Light Blue cap Crazy Eyes (IRE) 56
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 t C J Mann S Thomas 13/27.50
4 147211- DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Paint The Clouds 25
Nag me
6 11-0 W Greatrex A P McCoy 4/61.67
5 212/7P4- Dark blue, light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap She's On The Case (IRE) 41
Nag me
6 10-7 J G Cann T J O'Brien 100 20/121.00

Verdict

County Zen had Captive Audience well behind when third over fences at Ascot in November and was probably the pick of these over hurdles. But he's been a long way below his best in his last two starts and fencing newcomers Crazy Eyes and PAINT THE CLOUDS probably have more scope. The former went close over timber at Huntingdon and Warwick earlier this year before finishing fourth at Market Rasen on his latest start. But Warren Greatrex's gelding has really come into his own since tackling this sort of trip over hurdles and it would be no surprise if he was to prove even better over fences.