Through The Card: Worcester, Thursday 11 October

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Timeform take you through the card at Worcester on Thursday...

"...confirmed his return to form when runner-up at Newton Abbot 10 days ago and he could be worth chancing to go one place better."

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13:25 - The fact that Desirable Court has a 6 lb penalty for her walkover "win" last week may mean she faces a tough task, but she is still entitled to plenty of respect given her hurdles form. KALAHARI QUEEN (3) has the right profile to make a winning chase debut, a winning pointer who was the best of these over hurdles. Majestic Moll may emerge as the biggest threat, ahead of Black Tulip.

13:55 - The former Arthur Moore-trained ONTOPOFTHEWORLD (3) has quickly bounced right back to his best upon joining Peter Bowen, completing a quick-fire hat-trick at Newton Abbot 10 days ago. He can defy a penalty and land the four-timer. Nightfly, on her return to action, and another thriving sort in the shape of King Alfonso, can also feature. Mercian King - who has attracted some support this morning - won over C&D on this card last year and is respected after a wind op.

14:25 - Though she's from the family of Long Run and will need a trip in time, FREEDOM RUN (7) sets the standard on her runner-up effort over C&D last month, where she bumped into a smart-looking mare of Alan King's. She could be the way to go, for all Thyme Hill is an interesting newcomer, along with the well-supported Disciple who is bred to have plenty of speed.

15:00 - A tricky little contest, but AWAKE AT MIDNIGHT (2) gets a handy 6 lb from previous winner Shiroccan Roll, and gets the nod judged on his earlier form in maiden hurdles (possibly amiss in a handicap when last seen over five months ago). Shiroccan Roll is less exposed and open to improvement following a debut win three weeks ago, while Back On The Lash and Skidoosh have both shown plenty in bumpers and are respected.

15:30 - KUBLAI (10) turned in his best effort of the season when a close second at Market Rasen 12 days ago and looks ready to end his losing run off his reduced mark. Vif Agent was clear of the others when third over fences at Bangor last week and is of interest back hurdling, while WINTER SPICE (1) is going the right way in this sphere. He's worth including as a second selection, having got back on track when third at Newton Abbot last time.

16:00 - Timeform 'Horse In Focus' BRADFORD BRIDGE (4) remains a maiden but confirmed his return to form when runner-up at Newton Abbot 10 days ago and he could be worth chancing to go one place better. The Dawn Man, back over hurdles, and fellow 'Horse In Focus' American History are a couple of others to consider, while Robin de Broome has an unappealing profile but he has attracted some support at a track where he has run his best races.

16:35 - BRADDAN HEAD has work to do with the likes of Motueka and Massini's Dream, but that pair are anything but straightforward types, so he could be the way to go in the hope he's improved since last seen in April.

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