Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 16:10 Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.12s
  • Off time: 16:10:15
16:10 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Avenue 25/1
2nd For Two (FR) 2/1
3rd Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 122/346- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap For Two (FR) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-12 t P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 126 2/13.00
2 1182P0- Emerald green, beige sleeves Cinevator (IRE) 179
Nag me
7 11-11 p Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (3) 125 25/126.00
3 P/P806-6 Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 12
Nag me
9 11-11 Mrs L J Mongan Tom Cannon 125 25/126.00
5 5130/4- Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Angelot Du Berlais (FR) 81
Nag me
5 11-10 Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 124 16/117.00
6 21/U655- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Back In Line (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 121 9/43.25
7 41619- Yellow and light blue stripes, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, yellow cap, light blue stars Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 11-2 O Sherwood L P Aspell 121 5/16.00
8 13305/P Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Purple sleeves, Emerald Green cap Fade To Grey (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-1 t S Lycett D Elsworth 115 50/151.00
9 02/3254- BLACK, WHITE cross belts, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Balzaccio (FR) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-0 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 114 12/113.00
10 9U599-0 Light green, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Quaddick Lake (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-10 R Woollacott C O'Farrell 110 16/117.00
12 220000- Grey and Light Blue stripes, Grey sleeves and cap Georgian King 29
Nag me
11 10-5 M Keighley Ian Popham 105 20/121.00
Non runners
41/5F0-2Ainsi Fideles (FR)411-10D PipeT Scudamore129
11521516-My Lord610-8L A DaceL Treadwell108

Verdict

The four-year-old Ainsi Fideles looked ready to win soon when chasing home Castlemorris King at Fontwell but could have done without a 3lb rise. My Lord has been busy on Polytrack and won over the minimum trip here in September but Balzaccio hasn't won since 2011. STIFF UPPER LIP landed a novice hurdle at Towcester last month and was entered in a much better race than this at Sandown a week later. He didn't run badly despite finishing in mid-division and this looks easier so he can return to winning ways. Get Back In Line looks a threat as he was highly tried after his Catterick maiden success, though he's been a beaten favourite on his last two starts. For Two, a hurdles winner in France, has been running in tougher races than this for Paul Nicholls though looks to have enough weight.