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  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 38.40s
  • Off time: 17:10:21
Full result
Result 17:10 Worcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Moscow Me 25/1
2nd 9 Benny The Swinger ¾ 25/1
3rd 7 Knockgraffon Lad 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 2672/
Red and Light Blue check, halved sleeves Kalamill (IRE) 144
  • T:S Lycett
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 2672/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 t S Lycett Aidan Coleman 105 16/1
3 P/3P-U26
White, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Symphonick (FR) 72
  • T:T J Fitzgerald
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: P/3P-U26
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 T J Fitzgerald B Hughes 105 16/1
4 9/301-F3
Royal Blue, Light Blue Seams, Royal Blue Cap Spoil Me (IRE) 14
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 9/301-F3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 104 10/1
5 475411
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond Sedgemoor Express (IRE) (ex7) 5
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 475411
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5pt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 pt N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 94 15/8f
6 5P/7F8-
Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap Investissement 77
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 5P/7F8-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 C E Longsdon N Fehily 97 9/2
7 850-329
Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 14
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 850-329
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13pt
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 pt B G Powell A P Cawley 95 20/1
8 2/6-U325
Pink, Light Blue armlets Panache 108
  • T:Mrs A Clarke
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 2/6-U325
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Mrs A Clarke Michael Byrne (3) 93 28/1
9 P22-2F7
Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Benny The Swinger (IRE) 111
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: P22-2F7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 C Gordon Tom Cannon 92 25/1
10 1-32676
White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Moscow Me (IRE) 34
  • T:Henry Oliver
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 1-32676
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 Henry Oliver Paul Moloney 90 25/1
11 43-9781
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Goat Castle (IRE) 14
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 43-9781
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
9 145 10-5 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 87 7/1
12 9P7/2-00
Black and Pink diabolo, halved sleeves, Pink cap Hail Tiberius 124
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 9P7/2-00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1hct
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
6 141 10-1 hct M Keighley Ian Popham 83 7/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 9F70-11
Planetoid (IRE) 106
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 9F70-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
5 1112 Jim Best A P McCoy 108 NR

In depth

Verdict

GOAT CASTLE finally came good at Bangor two weeks ago when Spoil me was back in third. That will have done his confidence the world of good and he may be capable of doubling his tally here off an 8lb higher mark as he gets 14lb from the penalised Sedgemoor Express and 21lb from fellow hat-trick-seeker Planetoid, who has gone up 16lb since winning at Uttoxeter in June. Knockgraffon Lad turned in a shocker at Bangor last time while none of the others have shown any recent worthwhile form.

Formwatch

Planetoid (IRE) 1-2fav (11-4) Always prominent, led 5th, headed after next, led again before 3 out, ridden before last, ran on well to draw clear flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Tom Wade (11-11) by 6l, 11 ran.

Moscow Me (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Mid-division, not always fluent, headway after 7th to challenge next, led 3 out, soon headed, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 41l behind Pete (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.

Benny The Swinger (IRE) 3-1fav (10-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 4 out, weakened after 2 out, 7th of 9, 43l behind Alwaystheoptimist (11-9) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.

Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 14-1 (11-8) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway to track leader after 5th, led after next, mistake and headed 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.

Investissement 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced approaching 3 out, weakened last, 8th of 14, 32l behind Cayman Islands (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Spoil Me (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 6th, went 3rd when not fluent 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Goat Castle (10-1) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.

Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, clear approaching last, comfortably, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Echo Dancer (9-10) by 12l, 12 ran.

Kalamill (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway to chase leading pair 7th, went 2nd going well on long run to 2 out, driven and tried to challenge between last 2, no extra and held flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Top Smart (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb '11.

Panache 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 11, 45l behind Separate Shadows (10-12) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.

Goat Castle (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) In touch in mid-division, closed from 4th, led 2 out, ridden approaching last, clear flat, ran on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd beating Chankillo (10-7) by 5l, 9 ran.

Symphonick (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Led until before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 6th of 7, 36l behind Purple 'n Gold (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.

Hail Tiberius 40-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, pulled hard, ridden and struggling 7th, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind My Lad Percy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.