Today's racecards

Worcester

  • 14:40 Richard Plummer 60th Birthday Handicap Chase2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.10s
  • Off time: 14:41:35
14:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gorteenwood (IRE) 5/2
2nd Go Ruby Go 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 64-4951 Dark blue, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and red hooped sleeves, red cap, emerald green diamonds Marky Bob (IRE) 3 (ex7)
Nag me
9 12-5 Hugo Froud D Crosse 100 7/24.50
2 11FF-05 Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Jayo (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-1 R G Hawker Mr Robert Hawker (7) 89 9/25.50
3 45334-3 Black and Emerald Green (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black spots Rebel High (IRE) 83
Nag me
10 10-11 D Frankland D Bass 85 11/112.00
4 PP-5122 Orange and Yellow diamonds, Orange sleeves, Yellow armlets and diamond on cap Gorteenwood (IRE) 21
Nag me
11 10-10 Mark Gillard T J O'Brien 84 5/23.50
5 35-4410 RED, YELLOW hoops, BLACK sleeves and cap Captain Knock (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-8 P Gundry Nick Scholfield 82 9/25.50
6 P052-16 Light blue, red triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Milly Malone (IRE) 36
Nag me
8 10-0 t Adrian Wintle Aidan Coleman 74 7/18.00
7 853U/P0 Purple, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Go Ruby Go 31
Nag me
10 10-0 h K A Morgan Adam Wedge 64 66/167.00

Verdict

Marky Bob picks up a 7lb penalty for winning a very modest Newton Abbot contest over the weekend but does go well on the ground which is crucial at this time of year. However, GORTEENWOOD appeals as a likelier option at the weights. Not seen under Rules since the autumn of 2010, he's been coaxed nicely back into from by Mark Gillard with a couple of solid runner-up efforts over course and distance in the past month and looks well treated off a mark of 84. He actually finished behind Captain Knock on the first of those two runs but the latter has since been tailed off on his follow-up attempt and the selection appeals as the safer option. Rebel High usually runs his race but a career record of 0-24 under Rules tell it's own story.