Through The Card: Worcester, Wednesday 22 August

There is Jumps racing from Worcester on Wednesday evening
There is Jumps racing from Worcester on Wednesday evening

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

"...she's well worth another chance to show what she's capable of."

Timeform on Skin Deep

17:00 - DRUMHART (3) failed to repeat his reappearance, but he's worth another chance to build on his promising start for this yard with the return to further in his favour, off a tumbling mark. Mercers Court has dropped to a tempting mark, while Heurtevent arrives in good form.

17:30 - ONE FOR BILLY (1) beat a subsequent winner (over hurdles) in ready fashion when doubling up at Perth 3 weeks ago, giving the impression he was open to further improvement, and he is taken to complete the hat-trick. None of his 4 rivals can be ruled out, though, with the returning Theo heading the dangers.

18:00 - MELODY OF SCOTLAND (6) was disappointing at Stratford last month, but it's far too soon to forget about the promise of her stable debut at Aintree, when catching the eye on just the third run of her life, and she's bred to stay this far. Ocean Jive is open to progress, while Mr McGuiness is a fixed-brush hurdles regular.

18:30 - Classy Flat-performer CARNTOP (2) opened his account over C&D last time, proving too good for that level. With a small hike in class, he remains open to improvement over hurdles and can follow up his C&D win last month. Aardwolf and Monty's Award are likely to give him most to think about.

19:00 - HASSLE (2) showed he's still capable of near-useful form when landing a handicap at Market Rasen in June, proving at least as good as ever after being given a chance by the handicapper, and this is a good chance for him down in class. Mizen Master and Oscar Hoof are the obvious dangers at the weights.

19:30 - SKIN DEEP's (7) hurdling debut ended prematurely (saddle slipped and soon pulled up) and she's well worth another chance to show what she's capable of. Lucca Lady has run some fine races in defeat over timber and is likely to provide the main threat, especially as this track ought to be more suitable. Andapa won both her bumpers starts and merits consideration also.

20:00 - BOETHIUS (5) and His Dream are closely matched on their Stratford form 3 weeks ago, yet the former is now 2 lb better off having been beaten just over 1 length and he is fancied to come out on top on this occasion. Gaelic Flow can do best of the others.

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