Bob Love 'King Of The Dirt' Memorial Beginners' Chase 2m 7f

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 45.50s
  • Off time: 14:20:12
Full result
Result 14:20 Worcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Connectivity 5/6f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4/12128-
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Abbey Storm (IRE) 155
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 4/12128-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 3/1
2 3441-83
Royal blue, light green star, light green sleeves, royal blue stars and cap Connectivity (IRE) 118
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 3441-83
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6b1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 b1 Dr R D P Newland A P McCoy 130 5/6f
3 544533
Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Finch Flyer (IRE) 17
  • T:A Sadik
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 544533
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 p A Sadik Lee Edwards 74 50/1
5 1P7P9-P
Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What An Oscar (IRE) 93
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1P7P9-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 p1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 3/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 3P3P4/1-
Spanish Optimist (IRE) 502
  • Nag Me
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3P3P4/1-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 116 Tim Vaughan R Johnson NR

In depth

Verdict

Despite only beating one home, CONNECTIVITY was far from disgraced on his chasing debut here in June behind Ambion Wood. He had a much higher rating over hurdles than Abbey Wood and, with McCoy taking over the reins and a pair of blinkers to help him concentrate, Richard Newland's nine-year-old can open his account over the larger obstacles today. Abbey Wood will be interesting when given a thorough test of stamina while Spanish Optimist has few miles on the clock, though the ex-pointer may need this. Neither Finch Flyer nor What An Oscar are likely to figure unless something happens to the others.

Formwatch

Spanish Optimist (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Made all, not fluent, mistake 6th, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gs in May '12 beating Duke Of Monmouth (10-13) by 5l, 6 ran.

Connectivity (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 10th, ridden 3 out, hit 2 out, stumbled and headed, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Ambion Wood (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gd in Jun.

What An Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led to 5 out, weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by On The Bridge (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun, 15 ran.

Finch Flyer (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Held up, hampered 2nd, headway 8th, one pace 3 out, no impression on leading pair next, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Shalamiyr (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.

Abbey Storm (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4 out, lost place 3 out, soon in rear and tailed off, last of 8, well behind Seebright (11-11) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.