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Echo claims an upset at Worcester races
12:20pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
ARCTIC Echo got Worcester Racecourse’s afternoon meeting off to an exciting start by upsetting the favourite in the opener.
The first event on the seven-race card saw Warwickshire trainer Rob Summers’ charge, priced at 12-1, win ahead of 25-1 shot Moulin Tour with the much-fancied Dot Or Feather missing out.
Full Ov Beans and Bob Tucker continued to defy the favourites in the next two races before Sovereign Spirit became the first horse to live up to the billing.
RESULTS Ladbrokes Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase: 4 Arctic Echo (C Wallis, 12-1); 6 Moulin Tour (T Molloy, 25-1); 3 Daneva (Mr D Devereux, 13-2); nine ran. Distances: 1½ lengths; 9 lengths; 5 lengths. Winning trainer: B R Summers.
Richard Wright Memorial Handicap Chase: 10 Full Ov Beans (N De Boinville, 6-1); 1 True Blue (M Byrne, 10-3 2nd-fav); six ran. Distances: ¾ length; 11 lengths; Short Head. Winning trainer: M Gates.
Malvern Hills Riding For Disabled Intermediate Open NH Flat Race: 3 Bob Tucker (R J Killoran, 10-1); 1 Brassick (Kielan Woods, 4-1 2nd-fav); 7 Hare In A Round (P E Corbett, 12-1); 13 ran. Distances: ¾ length; ¾ length; 1¼ lengths. Winning trainer: B G Powell.
Ladbrokes Selling Handicap Hurdle: 2 Sovereign Spirit (T J Cannon, 9-4 fav); 5 Kenaleck (M Byrne, 15-2); 12 Rash Moment (J Kington, 5-1 2nd-fav); 13 ran. Distances: 2¼ lengths; 6 lengths; 7 lengths. Winning trainer: Michael Blake.
Ladbrokes Novices’ Hurdle: 7 Nataani (T J Murphy, 5-2 2nd-fav); 1 Alpancho (Miss R A Green, 5-1); 6 Mr Moss (Paul Moloney, 13-2); 10 ran. Distances: 7 lengths; 10 lengths; 6 lengths. Winning trainer: Miss J S Davis.
EBF JA Harrison Gasket Seals & PTFE National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle: 12 Thomas Crapper (C Poste, 2-1 fav); 2 Barrakilla (Paul Moloney, 7-2); 4 Foundation Man (A P McCoy, 11-4 2nd-fav); 13 ran. Distances: ½ length; 10 lengths; Neck. Winning trainer: R Dickin.
Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle: 7 Natural High (J M Maguire, 14-1); 2 Prompter (A P McCoy, 4-7 fav); 5 Belle De Fontenay (T E Whelan, 25-1); 10 ran. Distances: 2¼ lengths; 2 lengths; 1¼ lengths. Winning trainer: S Curran.