Worcester

  • 16:50 Compare Free Bets At bookmakers.co.uk Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.30s
  • Off time: 16:50:25
16:50 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Another Hero 4/9
2nd Up To The Mark 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Another Hero 16
Nag meCourse Winner
4 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 4/91.44
2 0P/7322- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Emrani (USA) 327
Nag me
6 10-12 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 108 12/113.00
3 6P-142 Yellow, Black diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow stars Keel Haul (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 10-12 Henry Oliver H Oliver 16/117.00
4 4P/6125 Red, dark green stars, white sleeves Oscar Close (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 pt D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 112 4/15.00
5 92U8-59 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Up To The Mark 46
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-12 p H D Daly R Johnson 113 20/121.00

Verdict

EMRANI has a little to prove on his seasonal return but Tim Leslie isn't in the habit of holding on to underperforming horses and the six-year-old can reward the owner's patience today. Another Hero brings a flawless record into the race and he certainly hasn't been unbacked when taking his chance. A half-brother to dual Grade 1 winning hurdler Back In Front, he has the pedigree to go some way further. Keel Haul won a maiden point-to-point at Toomebridge in May and hasn't been disgraced in two outings under Rules. Oscar Close and Up To The Mark are somewhat more exposed. The latter is a maiden over hurdles after a dozen previous starts but he shouldn't be dismissed out of hand as Henry Daly has often taken this route with his more established chasers.