Worcester

  • 13:40 Fred Rimell Memorial Novices' Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 57.40s
  • Off time: 13:40:10
13:40 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 9/4
2nd Valmari (IRE) 7/1
3rd Seven Woods (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1PP/ Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, checked sleeves and quartered cap Buffalo Creek (FR) 640
Nag me
8 11-0 G R I Smyly David England 100/1101.00
2 66918-9 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Go Amwell 8
Nag me
9 11-0 J R Jenkins Sam Twiston-Davies 110 50/151.00
4 671046- Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 195
Nag me
5 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 9/43.25
5 P7512/1- White, Black epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Humphrey Bee (IRE) 542
Nag me
9 11-0 C E Longsdon Miss G Andrews (5) 28/129.00
6 U/70PP- LIGHT BLUE, PURPLE diamond, PURPLE cap Master Neo (FR) 231
Nag me
6 11-0 t N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 150/1151.00
7 64R4PF- Red and White stripes, Black and White striped cap Rif (FR) 241
Nag me
7 11-0 A M Hales P Buchanan 108 33/134.00
8 5/2321- Mauve, dark blue cross belts, red cap Seven Woods (IRE) 184
Nag me
6 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 11/43.75
9 2PU23-P Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Tallanstown Boy (IRE) 175
Nag me
7 11-0 b W S Kittow Donal Devereux (3) 33/134.00
10 12-91 Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 11-0 T Symonds Felix de Giles 126 7/18.00
11 32/6210- Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Volador (IRE) 195
Nag me
8 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 9/43.25
Non runners
351127-1Harry Topper511-7K C BaileyJ M Maguire

Verdict

Harry Topper should be one to follow this winter but he was also engaged at Exeter yesterday. In his probable absence, Venetia Williams' five-year-old HOUBLON DES OBEAUX looks the one to be on. He arrived with a tall reputation from France at the end of 2010 and went on to finish second in a Grade 1 over hurdles before winning at Haydock and Cheltenham. He also finished well ahead of Volador when sixth at Aintree in the spring. Seven Woods has only had three starts under Rules and has already finished second in a point-to-point so should take to fences while Valmari sprang a surprise at Uttoxeter earlier this month on his chasing bow, though the second has been well beaten since.