16:35 Worcester Thu 11 October 2018

  • MintBet 500 Welcome Casino Bonus Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 7f, Good (Watered)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£4,094.002nd£1,202.003rd£601.004th£301.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 48.2sOff time:16:35:33
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1
Motuekab,t10
611-12OR: 127
2/1

Formerly trained by Philip Hobbs, he has done well since joining current yard winning two and being second twice. Most recently stayed on strongly over 2m5f and should see out this longer trip under penalty so has a big chance.

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2
611-5OR: 112
12/1

Given canny ride when inching home in Towcester maiden hurdle in May but well beaten in three-runner affair last time at Stratford. More needed.

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3
510-12OR:
6/1

Showed little last term on first two starts but did better at Warwick in April when fifth of 18. Future may lie in handicaps and returns after summer break with first time tongue-tie, but not completely out of the reckoning.

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4
610-12OR:
66/1

Accident prone maiden point-to-pointer who was tailed off when pulled up on only start under Rules at Taunton last December. Makes debut for new yard but looks out of his depth.

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5
610-12OR: 107C
2/1

Won bumper here on debut in 2016 and landed handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot in June. Not disgraced in three starts since and is fit so has place prospects with rider claiming valuable 3lb.

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7
1010-12OR: 105D
14/1

Lost his way over fences since winning at Cheltenham in 2016 and hasn't run over timber for nealy four years. Hard to know what he'll make of it but would have a chance if smaller obstacles restore his confidence. Big 'if' though.

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8
710-5OR: 74
200/1

Won maiden open point-to-point last yera but has dismal form under Rules and looks way out of her depth. Going to find this tough.

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9
710-5OR: 105
4/1

Placed in five of seven hurdles starts including three at this track, but has been frustrating given her level of ability. Poor effort last time at Warwick and will need to return to her best to be in there pitching.

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10
410-4OR:
100/1

Well beaten fourth in C&D selling hurdle last time and will do very well to stay with them to the home turn in this much better company. Out of her depth.

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Non-Runners

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Royal Reef744
610-12OR: -
T: Miss C DysonJ: Charlie Hammond

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Mon Palois511-51/6
T: K C BaileyJ: Thomas Bellamy

Betting

Forecast

Motueka (2/1), Glanvilles Guest (2/1), Massini's Dream (4/1), Braddan Head (6/1), Royal Reef (8/1), Take Em Out (12/1), Troika Steppes (14/1), Gambling Gamut (66/1), Pac It In (100/1), Jonjoela (200/1)

Verdict

Even allowing for the fact he gives away wieght all round, MOTUEKA should give a very good account of himself coming here in form and with no stamina doubts. The most interesting rival is hurdles debutant Royal Reef who has won his last two starts on the Flat and could hardly be in better form. Massini's Dream has become frustrating, but the unexposed Braddan Head along with Glanville's Guest, both have place claims if things go their way.
  1. Motueka
  2. Royal Reef
  3. Braddan Head

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