CLAINES horse trainer Dr Richard Newland secured victory in the Worcester opener yesterday on his way to a tremendous treble.

The 5/4 favourite Samson gave Newland a fine start and then Lovato (4/1) struck in the fifth race on an afternoon card of seven at Pitchcroft.

Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies partnered both horses and also enjoyed success on Equus Millar (5/4) for his trainer father Nigel to make it a hat-trick.

Newland completed his own treble in the final race of the day thanks to Brave Helios (4/1).

Worcester's next meeting is on Monday with the Senior Citizens Raceday.


2.20pm Racing Welfare Racing Staff Week Handicap Chase: 1 Samson 5/4 Fav Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies, 2 Gentleman Moore 20/1 2L Miss N L-Beavis Daniel Hiskett, 3 Vexillum 14/1 8L N P Mulholland T Scudamore, 4 Mister Mister 16/1 19L D L Williams Shane Quinlan.

2.50pm Kingswood Cup Handicap Chase: 1 Wilberdragon 14/1 C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman, 2 Old Pride 4/1 Fav 2½L A Ralph Mr A Edwards, 3 Bramble Brook 10/1 1¾L C L Tizzard H Cobden, 4 Shoal Bay 9/2 ¾L C L Tizzard Jonjo O’Neill Jr.

3.20pm Now We’re Talking For Healthy Minds Novices’ Chase: 1 Equus Millar 5/4 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies, 2 Red Inca 16/1 9L A Phillips C J Todd, 3 Innocent Touch 10/11 Fav 1¼L H D Daly R Johnson, 4 Dexcite 33/1 20L N Kent Adam Wedge.

3.50pm Youthcomm Radio Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race: 1 Squaw Vallee 10/1 O Sherwood L P Aspell, 2 Jinsha 7/4 Fav 2½L Peter Fahey T Scudamore, 3 Nella Fantasy 14/1 SH J Scott Sam Twiston-Davies, 4 Perfectly Honest 17/2 8L D McCain Jnr Lorcan Murtagh.

4.20pm Mustang Savills Handicap Hurdle: 1 Lovato 4/1 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies, 2 The Vollan 13/8 Fav 1L C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman, 3 Chapmanshype 11/4 1L Jamie Snowden G Sheehan, 4 Beach Break 13/2 5L D McCain Jnr B S Hughes.

4.50pm Eventsi Marquee Hire For All Occasions Novices’ Hurdle: 1 West Coast Flyer 15/8 Fav O Sherwood L P Aspell, 2 Yccs Portocervo 9/2 ½L Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies, 3 Marcel Debruxelles 16/1 7L N J Henderson Nico de Boinville, 4 Ruthless Article 15/8 Fav 1½L Miss R Curtis S Bowen.

5.20pm Pershore Plum Festival Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle: 1 Brave Helios 4/1 Dr R D P Newland Alexander Thorne, 2 Skinflint 9/4 Fav 3¾L D Pipe C Brace, 3 Scotsbrook Night 14/1 20L S Lycett Danny McMenamin, 4 My Lady Grey 13/2 1¾L C L Tizzard Jonjo O'Neill Jr.