Worcester

  • 18:50 Pershore Plum Festival Land O'Plums Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.80s
  • Off time: 18:50:26
18:50 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 7/4
2nd Violets Boy (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-226P3 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Lucky Landing (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 T Coyle D C Costello 129 9/25.50
2 067P-47 Red, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-8 ht M Scudamore Benjamin Poste (5) 125 25/126.00
3 24-3114 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-1 t N J Hawke A P McCoy 118 7/42.75
4 2/9-7121 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), BLACK sleeves No Likey (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 118 6/42.50
5 134636- Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Violets Boy (IRE) 243
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 B G Powell Brendan Powell 110 10/111.00

Verdict

No Likey has taken well to fences and had too much toe for Groomed when landing a cosy success on just his second chasing start at Uttoxeter. He already looks a better chaser than hurdler and seems certain to be in the shake-up. Similar comments apply to SEDGEMOOR EXPRESS though. He looked a good recruit to fences when scoring on chase debut at Uttoxeter, following up in convincing fashion when returned to hurdling at Ffos Las. Things didn't go so smoothly at Uttoxeter the last day back over fences and, in the circumstances, he did well to get within four lengths of the winner. He should have more to offer over fences and the booking of the champion jockey indicates connections mean business. Lucky Landing continues to run well enough and completes the shortlist. He's far more experienced than the aforementioned pair and also handles the ground well but there's a slight concern about his ideal trip at present.