14:30 Worcester
Worcester News Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 4yo+
Worcester News Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Good To Soft
Good To Soft
Distance: 2m 4f Runners: 11
Hurdle Turf
Good To Soft 2m 4f
Arthur's Gift was second here on his handicap debut and should be involved once more, along with Degooch and Craig Star. Preference though is for HADFIELD, who despite top weight is on a competitive mark and he could strip fitter for a recent run on the Flat.[Alistair Jones]
RP Ratings Arthur's Gift
POSTDATA Degooch
WEST COUNTRY Degooch
LAMBOURN Stonemadforspeed
SPOTLIGHT Hadfield
TOPSPEED Purple 'n Gold
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
4
Arthur's GiftBF
T Humphries/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 6
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 558/42
131 15/8, 7/4
13/8
SP
Back from near two-year absence to finish a fair fourth in 2m Southwell novice (good) and built on that to be beaten only 2l on handicap debut over C&D, keeping on at the one pace; no reason why he won't be involved again.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/10/17
    WOR 20Gd Cl2 NvHdHc,16K
    10-4
    2/10 2l, Psychedelic Rock[7/2F]10-12
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    108
    109
    120
  • 03/10/17
    STH 15Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-5
    4/12 9 3/4l, Banditry[10/1]10-12
    Mr H F Nugent
    32
    108
  • 27/11/15
    NBY 20Sft Cl3 NvHd,6K
    10-9
    8/10 63l, Champers On Ice[66/1]10-12
    Ryan Hatch
    49
    68
  • 30/09/15
    CHP 19Gd Cl5 MdHd,2K
    10-13
    5/13 11 1/2l, Potters Corner[12/1]11-0
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    54
    107
  • 11/04/15
    CHP 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    5/13 8l, After Hours[10/1]11-4
    Ryan Hatch
    77
    93
  • 28/02/15
    NBY 12Sft 4yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    7/16 11 1/2l, Miss Crick[12/1]10-5
    Ryan Hatch
    83
    93
1
HadfieldC
N Fehily/N Mulholland
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 83P53-
122 5/1, 11/2
6/1
SP
Unplaced in a recent Flat maiden on first run since April; won a handicap off this mark just over two years ago and made the frame on final jumps run at Uttoxeter; leading claims.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/10/17
    KEM 11St/Slw 3-5yCl5 Md,3K
    9-11
    8/13 12l, Stanley[8/1]9-11 t,cp
    Robert Winston
    32
    56
  • 01/04/17
    UTT 19Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-11
    3/12 4 1/2l, Classic Tune[10/1]11-4 t,cp
    Noel Fehily
    119
    107
    120
  • 03/03/17
    NBY 20Sft Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-6
    5/8 42l, Debece[10/1]11-10 t,cp
    Harry Reed
    121
    42
    92
  • 07/01/17
    WCN 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,9K
    11-9
    PU/13 Kk Lexion[25/1]11-10 t,cp
    Sean Corby
    123
  • 30/11/16
    Ffo 20GS Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-9
    3/8 3 1/4l, Super Sam[14/1]10-8 t,cp(1)
    Noel Fehily
    122
    120
  • 28/10/16
    WET 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-12
    8/9 53l, Robinshill[8/1]10-11 cp
    Noel Fehily
    125
    50
    100
8
Pop Rockstar
A Coleman/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 5442-8
122
7/1
SP
Well held despite respectable placings last season, latterly on handicap debut at Leicester when not seeing out the 2m4f as well as the winner on heavy ground; perhaps found 2m too sharp on Bangor reappearance and entitled to come on for that.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 04/10/17
    BAN 16GS Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-8
    8/10 28l, Derintoher Yank[8/1]11-10
    Aidan Coleman
    113
    41
    99
  • 01/02/17
    LEI 20Hy Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-1
    2/12 26l, Allee Bleue[13/2]11-12
    Aidan Coleman
    114
    23
    90
  • 08/01/17
    CHP 19Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-6
    4/10 12l, Constantine Bay[20/1]11-12
    Aidan Coleman
    46
    110
  • 21/12/16
    Ffo 15Hy Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    4/13 16l, Robinshill[10/1]11-9
    Aidan Coleman
    70
    103
  • 12/12/16
    PLU 15GS Cl4 NvHd,3K
    11-7
    5/14 22l, Templier[66/1]10-7
    Richie McLernon
    88
    105
  • 13/11/16
    FON 19Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    PU/14 Peak To Peak[33/1]11-0
    Richie McLernon
2
DegoochCD
J J Burke/J Farrelly
Age: 8
Weight: 11-9
Spotlight Form: 541F83
127 8/1, 15/2
8/1
SP
Best form has come on good ground, on which he was an authoritative winner at Stratford (2m3f, good) four starts ago with blinkers/tongue-tie combined for the first time (same since); latest Wetherby third was over 1m7f when perhaps not surprisingly he was outpaced when it mattered; worth considering.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/10/17
    WET 15Gd Cl3 ChHc,6K
    11-12
    3/8 10 1/2l, Nicolas Chauvin[5/1]11-4 bl,t
    Noel Fehily
    128
    102
    128
  • 24/09/17
    UTT 20GS Cl3 ChHc,16K
    11-2
    8/12 28l, Midnight Shot[25/1]11-9 bl,t
    Ciaran Gethings
    130
    71
    117
  • 24/08/17
    STR 19Gd Cl3 ChHc,6K
    12-0
    F/7 Midnight Cowboy[8/1]11-13 bl,t
    Noel Fehily
    132
  • 04/07/17
    STR 19Gd Cl3 ChHc,6K
    11-6
    1/6 10l, McCabe Creek[9/2]11-7 bl,t
    Noel Fehily
    122
    112
    133
  • 08/06/17
    BAN 19Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    12-3
    4/9 25l, Western Miller[4/1]11-12 bl
    Sean Bowen
    117
    32
    101
  • 19/05/17
    Ain 19Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-5
    5/8 8 3/4l, Definite Future[4/1]10-13 bl
    Noel Fehily
    123
    90
    122
3
Finula
B Powell/B Powell
Age: 5
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 1625-U
123 12/1, 10/1
9/1
SP
Not progressed since winning his maiden at Huntingdon a year ago but was in the process of running a better race when unseating three out at Warwick; it was some way from home though.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/05/17
    WAR 21Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-10
    UR/11 Bendomingo[25/1]11-0 t(1)
    Brendan Powell
    115
  • 18/04/17
    KEM 21Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-6
    5/8 25l, Le Dauphin[7/1]11-0
    Niall P Madden
    119
    82
    101
  • 11/03/17
    HER 19Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-8
    2/16 37l, Aintree My Dream[6/1]11-7
    Brendan Powell
    73
    101
  • 09/02/17
    HUN 19GS Cl1 NvLisHd,17K
    11-4
    6/6 40l, Keeper Hill[150/1]11-4
    Brendan Powell
    81
    108
  • 19/11/16
    HUN 15GS Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-8
    1/13 1l, Calva D'Honore[50/1]11-8
    Niall P Madden
    106
    115
  • 15/05/16
    KLN 17Gd 4yNHF,4K
    11-7
    9/14 9 3/4l, Pateen[16/1]11-0
    Mr K E Power
    97
5
Craig StarD
W Kennedy/D McCain
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 34331U
128 10/1, 11/1
10/1
SP
Benefited from application of cheekpieces for last three starts, including a 14l win at Kelso in October; still thereabouts when unseating late on over 2m last time off this mark, 8lb higher than for the win; respected.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/10/17
    KEL 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-7
    UR/13 Meadowcroft Boy[9/2]11-1 cp
    Lorcan Murtagh
    113
    113
  • 08/10/17
    KEL 20Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-7
    1/14 14l, Reivers Lodge[3/1F]10-11 cp
    Lorcan Murtagh
    105
    76
    119
  • 31/08/17
    SED 19Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-2
    3/8 5 3/4l, Danceintothelight[100/30F]10-13 cp(1)
    Will Kennedy
    105
    57
    108
  • 04/08/17
    BAN 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-0
    3/13 5 1/2l, Civil Unrest[9/1]11-0
    Lorcan Murtagh
    105
    66
    105
  • 21/06/17
    UTT 23Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-10
    4/6 54l, Terry The Fish[12/1]11-6
    Will Kennedy
    107
    19
    77
  • 31/05/17
    CRT 17GS Cl4 CdHdHc,4K
    11-1
    3/7 7 1/4l, Lough Kent[4/1]11-2
    Lorcan Murtagh
    107
    42
    107
7
Purple 'n GoldC
Mr R Dingle/D Pipe
Age: 8
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 585704
128 10/1, 9/1
10/1
SP
Has been given a good chance by the handicapper over hurdles and ran respectably at Taunton last time; hard horse to win with though.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/11/17
    TAU 19GF Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-7
    4/14 4 3/4l, Midnight Gypsy[33/1]10-0 bl
    Mr Rex Dingle
    110
    106
    109
  • 24/10/17
    EXE 16GS Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-5
    12/15 40l, Cave Top[33/1]11-12 cp
    Mr Rex Dingle
    110
    46
    88
  • 07/10/17
    FON 17Gd Cl3 ChHc,6K
    11-4
    7/8 35l, Oliver's Hill[14/1]10-2 t,cp
    Tom Scudamore
    122
    82
    102
  • 01/08/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl3 ChHc,7K
    10-13
    5/7 41l, Vikekhal[18/1]10-6 t,cp
    David Noonan
    124
    72
    98
  • 18/07/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-7
    8/11 62l, Utility[20/1]12-5 t,cp
    Michael Heard
    117
    37
    73
  • 02/07/17
    UTT 15Gd Cl2 ChHc,11K
    10-7
    5/7 29l, Festive Affair[17/2]11-2 t,cp
    David Noonan
    125
    74
    108
6
StonemadforspeedCD
H Teal/R Teal
Age: 9
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 333113
126 10/1, 11/1
12/1
SP
Can make the running; in career-best form with two wins in space of nine days here (2m4f/2m5f) and reportedly lost a shoe when his hat-trick bid came up short at Uttoxeter (2m7f); hard knowing how much difference that made and could be the handicapper has caught up.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/11/17
    UTT 23Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    10-10
    3/8 4 3/4l, Cobolobo[6/1]11-13
    Harry Teal
    111
    57
    115
  • 20/10/17
    WCN 21Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-7
    1/8 4l, Benbecula[5/1]10-5
    Leighton Aspell
    105
    56
    110
  • 12/10/17
    WOR 20GF Cl4 HdHc,3K
    10-13
    1/6 3 1/2l, State The Obvious[9/2]11-10
    Harry Teal
    98
    76
    106
  • 24/09/17
    UTT 23GS Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-5
    3/16 3 3/4l, Aristocracy[17/2]11-3
    Harry Teal
    97
    67
    100
  • 06/09/17
    STH 20Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-4
    3/10 15 1/2l, Zamoyski[14/1]11-11
    Harry Teal
    97
    84
    98
  • 23/08/17
    WOR 20Gd Cl5 ClHd,3K
    10-7
    3/6 8 1/2l, Buble[10/1]10-9
    Harry Teal
    97
    81
    95
9
Bound HillD
Mr M Legg/Mrs F Shaw
Age: 8
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight Form: 5411-P
127 25/1, 20/1
14/1
SP
First wins when going in back-to-back at Fontwell (2m3f) earlier this year before pulling up on final appearance at Kempton in May; keen-going front-runner probably best watched back from a break.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/05/17
    KEM 21Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-6
    PU/9 Ballymountain Boy[100/30]11-7 bl
    Mr M Legg
    105
  • 18/03/17
    FON 19GS Cl4 HdHc,3K
    10-9
    1/4 3l, Serpico[6/5F]11-2 bl
    Ian Popham
    101
    44
    105
  • 14/02/17
    FON 19Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-10
    1/10 7l, Rafafie[4/1]11-6 bl
    Mr M Legg
    92
    73
    108
  • 17/01/17
    EXE 23Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-2
    4/17 24l, Pink Gin[14/1]11-10 bl
    Mr M Legg
    94
    61
    87
  • 06/12/16
    FON 25Gd Cl4 NvChHc,4K
    10-6
    5/8 34l, The Chuckmeister[12/1]11-6 bl(1)
    Mr M Legg
    90
    46
    85
  • 22/11/16
    LIN 20Hy Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-10
    PU/9 Remember Forever[6/1]10-3
    Mr M Legg
    94
10
My Lad PercyCD
T Bellamy/M Keighley
Age: 9
Weight: 10-9
Spotlight Form: UF4P8/
20/1, 40/1
50/1
SP
Two of three career wins have been here, though latest success was back in 2013; on a dangerous mark but has been off a long time.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 23/10/15
    CHL 23Gd Cl2 HdHc,13K
    9-11
    8/11 32l, Dark Spirit[100/1]10-10 cp
    Killian Moore
    114
    53
    90
  • 25/09/15
    WOR 20Gd Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-2
    PU/9 Valadom[17/2]11-5
    Andrew Tinkler
    110
  • 31/10/14
    WET 25Gd Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-7
    4/7 15 1/2l, Ballyben[7/1]11-4 cp
    Killian Moore
    110
    59
    114
  • 23/10/14
    LUD 24Gd Cl4 ChHc,7K
    11-2
    F/8 First Fandango[3/1F]11-11 cp
    Richard Johnson
    110
  • 08/10/14
    LUD 25Gd Cl3 ChHc,13K
    10-9
    UR/10 What A Warrior[15/2]11-7 cp
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    110
11
Way Of The WorldD
R Williams/Sheila Lewis
Age: 6
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 1239-P
126 50/1, 40/1
50/1
SP
Only 2lb higher than what he defied at Hereford in January and next two efforts weren't bad; same can't be said for the last twice and best form has been on heavy ground; others preferred.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/05/17
    WOR 23GF Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-12
    PU/10 Rainbow Haze[20/1]9-13
    Mr Jordan Williams
    103
  • 11/03/17
    HER 25Sft Cl4 HdHc,6K
    10-4
    9/9 65l, Late Shipment[8/1]10-13
    Mr Jordan Williams
    105
    15
    49
  • 01/03/17
    Ffo 20Hy Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-7
    3/7 3l, Alf 'N' Dor[3/1]11-12
    Mr Jordan Williams
    103
    34
    105
  • 01/02/17
    HER 16Hy Cl4 NvHdHc,5K
    10-7
    2/10 7l, Yorgonnahearmeroar[4/1]11-11
    Mr Jordan Williams
    103
    85
    105
  • 11/01/17
    HER 19Hy Cl5 NvCdHdHc,3K
    11-6
    1/9 1/4l, Wazowski[20/1]11-11
    Mr Jordan Williams
    99
    54
    103
  • 31/12/16
    UTT 15Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-12
    7/14 41l, Manwell[33/1]10-11
    Mark Quinlan
    100
    46
    74
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