Worcester

  • 16:35 SIS Handicap Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.90s
  • Off time: 16:36:39
16:35 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st It Is What It Is (IRE) 8/11
2nd Kilcascan 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 76002/1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap It Is What It Is (IRE) 6 (ex7)
Nag me
7 11-13 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 83 8/111.73
2 09-838P Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap State Department 27
Nag me
7 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 89 16/117.00
3 6544-23 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Simply Charles (IRE) 96
Nag me
7 11-6 Mrs H Parrott Rob McCarth (5) 83 7/24.50
4 43664-1 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Kilcascan 102
Nag me
10 11-4 p Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (5) 81 10/111.00
5 83-4074 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Church Bray 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 80 6/17.00

Verdict

As expected, the step up in trip saw IT IS WHAT IT IS in a much better light at Ffos Las last week. He looks more than capable of defying his penalty against these as he has a lot more scope than Kilcascan, unraced since scoring at Bangor in May off a 5lb lower mark. We may not yet have seen the best of Church Bray, however, while Simply Charles was placed a couple of times in the spring. State Department has been placed in a bumper and a hurdle race but has yet to show anything over fences.