2m. 4f. (Class 5) 4-y-o plus14 Ran
Racing Welfare Racing Staff Week Handicap Chase of £6,130.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £2,989.00, 2nd - £878.00, 3rd - £439.00, 4th - £350.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 14 Ran
- Stewards Report
An enquiry was held to consider why Matt Sheppard, was running Ballycahane (IRE) here at Worcester on going described as Good, Good to Firm in places, having declared the gelding a non-runner at Newton Abbott on 25 June 2019 on ground with the same official description.
Sheppard stated that the going had quickened since declarations at Newton Abbott and as it was a late race on a warm day, he was unwilling to travel a long distance and not be able to run the horse.
He added that on this occasion, the going changed from Good late in the morning and after walking his local track, he felt that there was only minimal Good to Firm ground and was therefore happy to let the gelding take its chance.
Permission was given for Gentleman Moore (IRE) to go early to post.
After jumping the fourth last fence, Torhousemuir (GB) knuckled on landing and fell, causing Page Fuller to be unseated from Starlit Night (GB), which in turn caused Torhousemuir (GB) to badly hamper Paul O’Brien, the rider of Barton Rose (GB), who lost both his irons as a result and pulled up.
After viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved.
Time 4m. 59.80 secs, which is 2.02 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £30.40
Tote Trifecta- £332.00
2018 Field Exhibition 8 11-8 T J O'Brien 6/1 (Christian Williams)
2017 Thady Quil 7 10-8 A Tinkler 5/1 (M Keighley)
2016 Zayfire Aramis 7 11-10 Brendan Powell 16/1 (M J Scudamore)
2015 Wak A Turtle 7 11-8 D A Jacob 11/4 (R M Woollacott)
2014 Moorlands Jack 9 11-12 Nick Scholfield 6/1 (Jeremy Scott)