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These are the race tips and results for Worcester run on Monday 18th September 2023.

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Race 1 Worcester 14:05 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 16f

192 Fringill Dike
Multiple hurdles winner who has made an excellent start over fences with fluent wins in 6-runner handicaps at Hexham and Uttoxeter. Weighted to complete his hat-trick despite going up another 7 lb.
11-0Charlie HammondJedd O'Keeffelocked1/10.91/19
93 Glory And Honour
Made a winning start for his new yard in 2m1f handicap chase at Cartmel in August and backed it up with an excellent second of four at Stratford 9 days ago. Merits consideration.
10-7Jonathan EnglandSam Englandlocked2.5/13.33/133
211 Grand Roi
Useful hurdler but yet to match that form in four runs in this sphere, only fifth of 8 in novice chase at Downpatrick (19.2f, good) 21 days ago on his final run for Gordon Elliott. More is needed on his yard/handicap chase debut.
11-10Mr Alex ChadwickJames Owenlocked2.75/12.25/118
434 With A Start
Ex-Irish 2m hurdles winner but hes yet to fire for his current yard and makes little appeal once again from 26 lb out of the handicap.
10-5James BestPeter Winkslocked66/1100/152
There are 4 runners in this race.

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Race 2 Worcester 14:40 Handicap Chase (Class 2) 20f

251 Hang In There
Scored 5 times (at up to 21.4f) last season and returned to winning ways in 7-runner handicap chase at Stratford (19.4f, good) 25 days ago, digging deep. 5 lb higher now but holds leading claims nonetheless.
12-0Joe AndersonEmma Lavellelocked3.33/11.5/155
162 Francky Du Berlais
Not scored since July of last year but ran to the pick of his hurdles form when second in handicap at Newton Abbot (21.6f, good) last month and is back on his last winning mark over the larger obstacles.
11-10James BowenPeter Bowenlocked3.33/15.5/165
784 Hatcher
Only narrowly denied at Fakenham (21.2f) in June but isnt the easiest to win with nowadays and was below par when last seen at Uttoxeter 78 days ago.
10-11Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked6/19/150
455 Topofthecotswolds
Course winner who has acquitted himself well in defeat in recent starts, latest when third of 11 in handicap chase at Bangor (24f, good) 45 days ago. Ought to give another good account.
10-11Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked6.5/14/138
253 La Domaniale
Recaptured the pick of her form from last summer when winning at Aintree (19.9f, good) in May and posted respectable third to Hang In There in handicap chase at Stratford (19.4f, good) latest. Others look better treated, though.
11-6Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked7.5/15/133
167 Kauto The King
Returned to form (on back of second wind operation) when taking 4-runner handicap chase (9/2) at Newton Abbot (16.3f, good) 16 days ago. Effective over this longer trip and cant be ruled out. 3 lb out of the weights.
10-2Brendan PowellJoe Tizzardlocked8/110/125
There are 6 runners in this race.

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Race 3 Worcester 15:15 NH Flat Race (Class 5) 16f

156 Newmill Getaway
Fourth sole start in Irish points May and displayed ability when third on Rules debut at Uttoxeter in July, sticking to her task. Built on that with an easy C&D win a fortnight ago, travelling powerfully.
11-0Connor BraceDavid Bracelocked3.5/13/114
1407 Touchwoodexpress
€26,000 3-y-o, Mahler gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (2m winner) Drumlin. Won sole start in points in May and has transferred to a successful yard.
11-0Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked5.5/12/164
1554 Little Peter
Stepped up markedly on his debut run when third of 9 in bumper at Huntingdon (15.8f, good to soft) 155 days ago, running on. That puts him right in the mix.
11-2Brian HughesJohn Berrylocked7/13.33/152
09 Walking It Off
Walk In The Park filly. Sister to modest hurdler Puddlesinthepark, and half-sister to bumper winner/fairly useful 17f hurdle winner Induno. Dam (h135) 2m-3m hurdle winner.
10-7Gavin SheehanJamie Snowdenlocked9/13/167
182 Atacama Sky
Telescope gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to useful chaser (21f-3¼m winner) Gunner Welburn and fairly useful hurdler/chaser (2m-21f winner) Ace Fighter Pilot. Showed ability amidst greenness when fourth starting out at Stratford 18 days ago.
11-2Chris WardGary Hanmerlocked20/150/1150
03 Cloughroe
Sans Frontieres gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler Shaws Cross, stays 19f. Dam (h86) maiden hurdler (stayed 2½m).
11-2Brendan PowellDenis Quinnlocked20/125/125
765 Frites
10/1, last of 7 in bumper at Stratford (16.3f, good to soft) on debut 76 days ago.
11-0Miss Olive Georgina Nichollslocked33/1125/1279
08 Irene's Pearl
€11,500 3-y-o, Doyen filly. Sister to poor chaser Annie Nail, and half-sister to fairly useful 23f hurdle winner/smart chaser Aint That A Shame.
10-7Adam WedgeAlexandra Dunnlocked50/133/134
There are 8 runners in this race.

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Race 4 Worcester 15:50 NH Flat Race (Class 5) 16f

277 The Eventmaster
Settled much better with a hood fitted when second of 7 in bumper (8/1) at this C&D (good to soft) 27 days ago. That form puts him right in the mix.
11-0Jack QuinlanB F Brookhouselocked3/12/133
03 Bahio Boum
Bucks Boum gelding. Half-brother to French hurdle/chase winner up to 2½m Bahiosun and French hurdler Little Bahia. Dam (c122/h109) French 17f-19f hurdle/chase winner. Newcomer for top yard so demands respect.
11-0Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked4/13.5/113
2151 Prairie Diamond
Well backed and the confidence was justified when winning 6-runner bumper at Hereford (16.2f, good) on NH debut, running on. Off 7 months and more needed under a penalty.
11-7Sean BowenMartin Keighleylocked5.5/14.5/118
06 Stungbythemaster
Jack Hobbs gelding. Dam (h100), bumper winner, half-sister to bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler (2m winner) Wildebeest. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.
11-0Connor BraceFergal O'Brienlocked7.5/14/147
499 Basman Palace
Tongue strap on and sent off a huge price having had a wind op but debut fifth of 13 in bumper at Newton Abbot wasnt devoid of promise.
10-6Micheal NolanCarroll Graylocked12/112/10
258 Shirley Knott
Tongue strap fitted on first run since leaving Tom Lacey when third of 8 in bumper at Stratford (16.3f, good, 50/1) 25 days ago.
10-7Lee EdwardsAdam Westlocked14/114/10
185 Hutcheson
£2,000 New Approach gelding. Closely related to a winner and half-brother to 7 winners on Flat, including smart 5f-7f winner Final Song. Tongue tied and heavily backed on debut 18 days ago, only to show very little. Drying ground may help his cause.
11-0Harry CobdenJames Owenlocked22/128/127
02 Yogi's Trail
Yorgunnabelucky gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser (stayed 3m) Chickapeakray and fairly useful hurdler (stayed 3m) Classic Chic.
11-2Stan SheppardMatt Sheppardlocked50/133/134
There are 8 runners in this race.

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Race 5 Worcester 16:25 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

1284 Rock House
Easy winner of sole start between the flags last spring and looked a good prospect when readily landing bumper at Huntingdon back in April. Ran at least as well in defeat when runner-up a month later at Warwick and representing a top yard, hes sure to be popular on hurdling debut.
11-4Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked1.38/10.62/155
966 Corporal Jackjones
Left debut behind when winning a 3-runner bumper at Newton Abbot in June and followed up under a penalty there (16.8f, good to firm) a week later for his new stable. Makes hurdles bow after 3 months off and he needs considering.
11-2Micheal NolanSyd Hosielocked1.88/17/1272
491 Alright Dai
Confirmed debut promise when runner-up in a Warwick bumper back in February and filled that same position on return/debut for this yard on return at Newton Abbot (16.8f, good) 7 weeks ago. Wouldnt need to be a superstar to go close on hurdles bow here.
11-4Harry CobdenNeil Mulhollandlocked5/14/120
1727 Mr Mackay
Made the frame on his first 3 starts in bumpers, including in a listed contest at Cheltenham on New Years Day. However, proved a let-down faced with more testing conditions at Taunton (16.5f, heavy) when last seen 6 months ago and could get back on the up now hurdling.
11-2Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked18/14/178
1215 Black Occ
Ocovango gelding. Dam (b75), ran twice in bumpers, half-sister to useful hurdler/chaser (stayed 3m) Justpourit. Runner-up sole start in Irish points (May 20).
11-2Sean HoulihanSheila Lewislocked20/133/165
2710 Princess Unique
Poor in bumpers and well held both starts over hurdles.
10-9Sean BowenPeter Bowenlocked50/1150/1200
139 Luckie Money
Achieved little on hurdles debut at Stratford in July but showed more 9 weeks on when third in maiden at Bangor (16.7f, good) just less than a fortnight ago. That form nothing special however, so will need to take another step forward.
10-11Theo GillardDonald McCainlocked80/150/138
162 Bowmans Dream
Sent off at huge prices and offered nothing on both starts over hurdles at Newton Abbot this summer. Impossible to fancy.
11-4Elizabeth GaleCarroll Graylocked200/1250/125
1408 Ruith Le Tu
Fair handicapper on Flat but refused to race on his last 2 starts 5 months apart, latest at Bath back in May. Has since left Stan Moore and its tough to have any confidence backing him.
11-2Harry KimberPolly Gundrylocked200/1200/10
There are 9 runners in this race.

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Race 6 Worcester 17:00 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

184 The Geordie Ginge
Fair hurdler who has been on his game when placed in similar company on his last 3 outings. Likely to be on the premises again.
11-4Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked0.91/10.83/19
165 Ar El Bee
Fairly useful maiden on the Flat (stays 1m) for David Menuisier. No impact in 2 outings over hurdles for Oliver Sherwood but more positive signs for new yard when third in 2m Newton Abbot novice 16 days ago. Has the potential for more, particularly if settling better.
11-2Paul O'BrienHarry Derhamlocked3/12.75/18
1689 Emily's Star
Quite a good pedigree and offered more in this sphere when fifth of 12 in novice at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last month. May be capable of better for top stable.
10-11Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked3.33/15/150
192 Gieves
Stepped forward from his first 2 efforts over hurdles when third in 2m Wincanton maiden in April. Too free when well held on Uttoxeter handicap debut last month but claims if a first-time hood helps him to settle better.
11-4Kielan WoodsBen Paulinglocked16/19/144
278 Side Stepper
20/1, sixth of 7 in a course bumper on debut 4 weeks ago. Best watched now switching to hurdles unless the betting strongly hints otherwise.
11-2Nick ScholfieldChristian Williamslocked25/180/1220
187 Go On Ya Goodthing
Third in an Irish point. Showed a bit when fourth in a Worcester bumper on Rules debut but well held in another bumper and a novice hurdle since.
11-2Connor BraceDavid Bracelocked66/1100/152
2323 Heresmax
Modest maiden handicapper on Flat for Micky Hammond. No show in 2 outings over hurdles for Polly Gundry. A chance of trainer needs to have had a positive effect.
11-4Harry BannisterRichard J Bandeylocked100/125/175
There are 7 runners in this race.

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Race 7 Worcester 17:35 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f

1912 Celestial Park
Different proposition after wind surgery when winning 11-runner Uttoxeter handicap over this trip at the end of August. Still on a basement mark after a 6 lb rise.
10-9Jack QuinlanBen Caselocked3/13.33/111
551 Methodtothemagic
Opened her account in convincing style back over hurdles in 11-runner Southwell handicap in July. Creditable third back there 3 weeks later. Another prominent showing is likely.
12-0Finn LambertRichard Phillipslocked3.33/14/120
63 Hedera Park
Has reached the frame 3 times in maiden/novice hurdles, the latest over this C&D last week. Harry Cobden booked for handicap debut but opening mark demands more.
11-6Harry CobdenDebra Hamerlocked5.5/14.5/118
5232 Rosearelli
Won handicap chases at Market Rasen and Ffos Las for Ali Stronge in early 2022 but absent since a poor run at Southwell in April of that year. Returns for a yard more than capable of readying one after an absence. Check the betting.
11-9Charlie HammondDr Richard Newlandlocked8.5/112/141
534 Malago Rose
Has shown a bit of promise in maiden hurdles over 2m here and rates a possible improver in handicaps.
11-5James BestSimon Earlelocked10/15.5/145
1407 Stargazer Belle
Showed little in bumpers. Fared a bit better over hurdles in the spring and handicaps provide her with a more realistic chance of success.
11-1Harry BannisterBen Caselocked11/118/164
2710 Energy Two
Course third in June was quite encouraging but shes failed to build on it since. Remains to be seen whether a step up in trip improves matters.
10-11Micheal NolanPhilip Hobbs & locked16/19/144
7011 Bella Madonna
Poor form in bumpers/hurdles, including well held on handicap debut in July. Malago Rose looks the more obvious of the yards pair.
10-10David NoonanSimon Earlelocked18/111/139
98 Ocean Reach
Modest on Flat and just poor form at best over hurdles, beaten 17 lengths when third in 18.5f Stratford handicap 9 days ago.
11-1Harriet TuckerRichard Pricelocked20/120/10
1026 Stamina Chope
Landed a small-field handicap chase in spring 2022 but has been operating a little below that level since. Off since finishing a remote last of 4 over fences at Uttoxeter in June. Back hurdling after a break.
11-2Lee EdwardsDave Robertslocked20/125/125
155 Betty's Belle
Runner-up twice in handicap hurdles for Ben Pauling this summer but ran poorly over 23f here on recent stable debut.
11-3Mr James TurnerTracey Leesonlocked33/140/121
279 Grinn
Long-standing maiden. Did fare a bit better when fourth on her Worcester stable debut in August but failed to build on it when down the field at Newton Abbot 3 weeks later.
11-0Sean BowenDavid Reeslocked33/140/121
There are 12 runners in this race.

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Race 8 Worcester 18:10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 23f

61 Hungry Hill
Resumed his progress after a blip over C&D with a win in 8-runner handicap hurdle 6 days ago. Not taken lightly under a 7 lb penalty.
12-17exNick ScholfieldJonjo O'Neilllocked2.25/14/178
163 Edison Kent
Winner of a big-field Killarney maiden hurdle for Jessica Harrington back in May 2021. Largely struggled since but shaped more encouragingly on his yard debut when fourth of 8 at Newton Abbot (21.6f) 16 days ago. Weighted to go well off a 4 lb lower mark.
11-7Lilly PinchinJames Owenlocked4.5/15.5/122
219 Coal Fire
Opened his account at Market Rasen (20.6f) in July and backed it up with a solid third of 10 in 2m6f Cartmel handicap hurdles 21 days ago. Hes one to consider off an unchanged mark.
10-5Sean BowenPeter Bowenlocked5.5/14/127
132 Halifax
Bagged his third success for his current yard in 7-runner handicap hurdle at Bangor (23f, good) 13 days ago. On the upgrade recently so must enter calculations despite taking a 4 lb rise.
12-0Conor RingGrace Harrislocked7/16/114
208 Classic Concorde
Ended a losing run stretching back nearly 3 years in 9-runner handicap hurdle over C&D 20 days ago. This 10-y-o is likely to give another good account despite a 4 lb rise.
10-11Connor BraceDavid Bracelocked8/13.5/156
95 Peaceful Sunday
Fair ex-Irish winner who posted his best effor for his current yard when fourth of 8 in handicap hurdle at Stratford (18.7f, good) 9 days ago. Up in trip now and enters calculations.
11-4Lewis StonesJennie Candlishlocked12/140/1233
156 Dynamic Kate
Returned to her best of late following a breathing operation, cosily winning over C&D before good third of 11 in handicap hurdle here 15 days ago. Not ruled out off an unchanged mark.
10-13Joe AndersonNeil Mulhollandlocked14/14.5/168
457 Daranova
Gained two 3m chase wins in May 2022 but struggling for form at present, tried in a change of headgear when pulled up at Uttoxeter last month. Has lots to prove back in this sphere.
10-11Kevin BroganGary Hanmerlocked28/133/118
There are 8 runners in this race.