Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 15:15 Fred Rimell Memorial Novices' Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £4,816 2nd £1,423 3rd £711 4th £356
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 45.40s
  • Off time: 15:15:17
15:15 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Giant Bolster 5/2
2nd Bob 'n' You (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P423F-6 Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Ballydub (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-0 b P J Hobbs R Johnson 125 7/24.50
2 11F523- Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Bob 'n' You (IRE) 194
Nag me
7 11-0 Ian Williams D C Costello 13/82.62
3 P24656 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Indian Pipe Dream (IRE) 3
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-0 A Sadik T Messenger 100 66/167.00
4 29/P4-R9 MAROON, white star and armlet, maroon cap, white star Slash And Burn (IRE) 83
Nag me
8 11-0 t G Elliott A P McCoy 137 5/16.00
5 152365- Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 194
Nag me
5 11-0 D G Bridgwater R Greene 5/23.50

Verdict

A race no easier for a lack of numbers so BOB 'N' YOU is nominated with a degree of caution. Ian Williams' gelding ran a fair third in an Aintree hurdles event having sensibly elected to miss the Cheltenham Festival. The trip should represent no issue whatsoever. Ballydub was a disappointing favourite at Bangor on reappearance. He has had more chances to get off the mark than most which probably presents more questions rather than answers. The Giant Bolster hails from an unfashionable yard but he excelled himself when sixth to Peddlers Cross at Cheltenham and would have gone closer at Aintree next time out had he not compromise his chance with a blunder three out. Gordon Elliott's record when teaming up with AP McCoy speaks for itself so Slash And Burn is respected. Indian Pipe Dream seems exactly that.