Worcester News Standard NH Flat Race (Conditional Jockeys & Amateur Riders) 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 41.50s
- Off time: 18:55:22
|1st||5 Cresswell Prince||5/4f|
Casey Ryback 303
|5||158 11-4 t||A W Carroll||Mr J Hamer (5)||7/4|
Seaviper (IRE) 80
|5||158 11-4||R T Phillips||Daniel Hiskett (7)||7/1|
Storme Ahead 86
|5||158 11-4||P D Evans||Miss G Andrews (5)||16/1|
Vinceson (IRE) 60
|6||158 11-4||J Westwood||Ciaran Gethings (7)||11/1|
Cresswell Prince (IRE) 14
|4||156 11-2 t||P Bowen||Sean Bowen (7)||5/4f|
||4||112||W Greatrex||G Sheehan||NR|
||5||11-11||P Bowen||Michael Byrne||13/8|
A runner-up at Killarney on his racecourse debut last year, Casey Ryback has joined Tony Carroll subsequently and has his first start since September. But CRESSWELL PRINCE is taken to exploit a fitness advantage after making the frame over track and trip a fortnight ago. Peter Bowen's charge is also preferred to point-to-point winner Vinceson with the newcomer Going For Gold one to note for any support in the betting.
Going For Gold (FR) Gold Away gelding out of Sleeping Doll.
Cresswell Prince (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, ridden 4f out, soon outpaced and lost place, plugged on into 3rd towards finish, well held by leaders, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Ozzy Thomas (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gf.
Vinceson (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Led to 9; no ex flat, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Gold Duster (12-0) at Clifton-on-Teme 3m ptp fm in May.
Storme Ahead 8-1 (11-7) Hmpd start; held up; hdwy & 3rd when rn out 11, in a race won by Church Gallery (12-0) at North Shropshire 3m ptp gf in Apr, 10 ran.
Casey Ryback 4-1fav (11-7) Keen hold, soon disputed lead, quickly beaten 5f out, no extra, completely tailed off, samples taken for analysis, 16th of 17, well behind Toe The Line (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4yo NH flat in Sep.
Seaviper (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Trkd ldr in 2nd, disp frm 6th & mstk 6out, ld 5out, hdd bef 3out, wknd, 7th of 15, 26l behind Call The Detective (12-2) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.