Through The Card: Worcester, Sunday June 19

There is jumps racing from Worcester on Sunday
There is jumps racing from Worcester on Sunday

Timeform take you through the card at Worcester on Sunday.

"With the doubts about Londonia's last win, Today Please looks a decent bet."

14:20 - Wiffy Chatsby has been installed as favourite on his first start for Peter Bowen here, and although improvement is expected, he was well out of form under rules at the end of his spell with Paul Nicholls and for Dafydd Jones, so he is worth taking on for Placepot purposes. Sylvan Legend has a poor win/run ratio but has finished second on his last two starts, and arrives here in excellent form for the Matt Shepard team. His second at Fontwell last time got a boost when the third horse won next time, and he looks a decent place contender here, for all he may well find one too good at the finished again.

14:50 - An interesting novice chase for the time of year which will probably be between Kaki De La Pree and In The Rough. However, the latter was disappointing when last seen, well beaten at short odds on chasing debut, and narrow preference goes to Kaki De La Pree, who looked sure to win a race or two over fences when second at Wetherby in November and sets the standard here on that.

15:20 - Cut The Corner is not completely straight forward (suspect attitude) but is on a tempting mark, just 2 lb higher than when bolting up over fences at Southwell last season. The return to fences from hurdles is a positive, and he could be worth chancing at the prices with his yard in top form. Ashcott Boy is on a career-high mark after his win at Aintree last time, but usually gives his running and is worth including for Placepot purposes.

15:50 - Several in-form horses here and a very open race. Benissimo landed a gamble for Dan Skelton last time dropped back to this trip (seemed to suit this free-going sort) and is sure to go well from just 5 lb higher in the weights, while it is also hard to rule out Eddiemaurice, who returned an improved hurdler in May and belatedly got off the mark over timber at Ffos Las.

16:20 - Londonia capitalised on a sprint finish at Ffos Las last time from a prominent position under a canny ride from Richard Johnson, and is not sure to be seen to as good effect here today with the likes of the front-running Layerthorpe in the field ensuring a better test of stamina. Today Please shaped well on his first start for Henry Oliver since leaving Jonjo O'Neill at Southwell in May, looming up but unable to sustain his challenge (perhaps in need of the run). With the doubts about Londonia's last win, Today Please looks a decent bet.

16:50 - A valuable and competitive race. Byron Flyer progressed again to land the hat-trick at Market Rasen last time, and though he will require another step forward here to get competitive in a better race, he remains open to improvement and could easily have more to offer. Summer Hurdle winner Gran Maestro is established at this level and after producing a career-best at Ffos Las last time despite seemingly being in need of a stiffer test he is also worth including.

17:20 - Only For Love scored by five lengths on hurdling debut last time and looks to have been found a good opening to win again under a penalty. She should justify odds-on favouritism.

Placepot permutation:

14:20 - 10
14:50 - 4
15:20 - 3, 6
15:50 - 4, 6
16:20 - 1
16:50 - 7, 9

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