Worcester

  • 13:45 Worcester Festival Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.60s
  • Off time: 13:45:14
13:45 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crack At Dawn (IRE) 16/1
2nd Brousse En Feux (FR) 5/1
3rd Highland River 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0937P/P- Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow spots and spots on cap Pur De Sivola (FR) 466
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 t1 N Lampard Gerard Tumelty 91 25/126.00
2 7/18PU5- BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Brousse En Feux (FR) 251
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 91 5/16.00
3 715529 EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Crack At Dawn (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-9 v M Gates Miss A Stirling (7) 88 16/117.00
4 8P/2P26- Dark Blue, Emerald Green disc, striped sleeves and striped cap Mr Goofy (IRE) 347
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
12 11-7 M Scudamore T Scudamore 86 6/17.00
5 8/4-P322 Light Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Light Green armlets Spice Hill (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-6 v Tim Vaughan R Johnson 85 11/82.38
6 5P-7474 Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Highland River 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 p Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 84 10/111.00
7 40-F786 Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mac Beattie 18
Nag me
7 11-2 p1 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 81 5/16.00
8 F3P/P4-9 Red, dark blue spots, red sleeves and cap Grand Fella (IRE) 111
Nag me
8 10-0 t K G Wingrove R T Dunne (3)(ex3) 62 100/1101.00

Verdict

Spice Hill has finished second twice over hurdles lately but showed very little over fences in Ireland for his previous yard and may be best watched here at the likely odds. CRACK AT DAWN is hard to predict nowadays but knows where the winning post is and would go very close with a repeat of his second at Stratford two runs ago. Pur De Sivola, Brousse En Feux and Mr Goofy are all returning from a lengthy absence and none of the others have suggested a first victory over fences is imminent.