Worcester

  • 18:20 Midshire Communications Beginners' Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.60s
  • Off time: 18:21:17
18:20 Worcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monetary Fund (USA) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-54322 REd, white star, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white stars Man Of Steel (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 p P Bowen Donal Devereux 15/82.88
2 PP-1P54 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Yellow cap Minella Web (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 11-7 t1 R Woollacott C O'Farrell 10/111.00
3 566-324 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 16
Nag me
8 11-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 4/61.67
4 2234U7 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Zafaraban (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 11-7 b A Sadik Lee Edwards 79 40/141.00

Verdict

It's rare to see Venetia Williams unveil one in the summer months but this does look a strong opportunity for MONETARY FUND to score on his chasing debut after spending most of 2014 running in decent handicap hurdles. He's by far the best of these over timber and should collect with a clear round. Man Of Steel has been earning regular place money in ordinary summer hurdles and Peter Bowen now wastes no time turning his attention to chasing and he looks the main danger. Zafaraban refused on his only previous chasing start, whilst Minella Web has shown nothing under Rules but does have a couple of point-to-point successes to his name.