Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 18:40 Birthday Girls Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.90s
  • Off time: 18:40:10
18:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 5/2
2nd Chestnut Ben (IRE) 7/2
3rd Louis Ludwig (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 323337 Emerald green, orange star, armlets and star on cap Chestnut Ben (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 t1 G Brown A P McCoy 91 7/24.50
2 404-402 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Louis Ludwig (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 t Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 87 5/16.00
3 5P-1574 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-7 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 86 5/23.50
4 14-4262 Orange, White sleeves, Black cap Escardo (GER) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 pt D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 86 8/19.00
6 9-P6BP8 Orange, Purple hoop, Orange sleeves, Purple seams, Purple cap The Grey One (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-13 J M Bradley C Wallis (5) 78 33/134.00
7 P/5UU-23 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Brannoc (IRE) 30
Nag me
8 10-12 t A G Newcombe A Thornton 77 8/19.00
8 02PP-42 Black, Light Green seams, Black sleeves and cap Stafford Charlie 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-11 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 76 11/26.50
9 4FP4PF Dark blue, beige star, beige sleeves, dark blue stars, red cap Tulla Emerald (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 10-6 Miss N L-Beavis Kevin Jones (7) 71 25/126.00
10 4-9P344 Black, Yellow chevrons, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Strathaird (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 p A Crook J Kington (3) 59 25/126.00
Non runners
5P48-513Echo Dancer711-6T WallJosh Wall85

Verdict

McCoy has won on Chestnut Ben but it was two years ago and the top weight invariably finds little when push comes to shove. That was the case over course and distance in June when he finished a nine-length third to Echo Dancer with Escardo further behind. The latter was subsequently well behind LOUIS LUDWIG on faster ground here last month, however, and may not be able to turn the tables despite a small turnaround in the weights. Alderbrook Lad will need further than this while Brannoc finished behind Escardo at Newton Abbot, though did finish a place in front of Stafford Charlie who was second here three weeks ago.