Racecard | 15:00 Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Hurdle | Worcester – Sky Sports

chased leader, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 6th, slipped slightly on bend before 3 out, soon weakened
chased leaders, went 2nd 6th, led and mistake 2 out, headed last, not much room, switched right and lost 2nd flat, one pace
led, jumped left 1st, clear 5th until next, headed 2 out, 4th and no impression last
chased leaders, ridden after 6th, outpaced 2 out, rallied flat, went 2nd, not quite able to challenge winner
held up in last pair, closed 3 out, hanging left, switched right and no impression 2 out, kept on flat, went 4th towards finish
held up in last pair, headway 3 out, led and mistake last, edged left flat, driven out

Glimpse Of Gold looks to get back on track having seen his winning run brought to a shuddering halt at Stratford last time. Pillar Of Steel is 3lb better off than when beaten a length-and-a-quarter by Bannister here last month so there should be little between the pair today. Hurricane Ali was hampered in the closing stages when unplaced behind PISGAH PIKE in a Class 2 at Market Rasen but a 4lb turnaround in the weights may not be enough for him to reverse the placings and Jamie Snowden’s charge is fancied to go in again.
Pisgah Pike (IRE) 22-1 (11-6) Mid-division, rapid headway under pressure out wide approaching 2 out, disputed lead last, stayed on well flat, held on gamely close home, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (2) gd in Jul beating Castel Gandolfo (10-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Hurricane Ali (IRE) 17-2 (11-1) Mid-division on outside, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, weakened last, 8th of 11, 12 3/4l behind Pisgah Pike (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Glimpse Of Gold 17-2 (11-1) Prominent, led briefly after 3 out, headed 2 out and pushed, weakened before home turn, 6th of 7, 18 1/2l behind Jamacho (10-9) at Stratford 2m hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Pillar Of Steel 5-2fav (12-0) Midfield, ridden and headway 3 out, led before 2 out, stayed on from last, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Bannister (11-7) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Hiconic 50-1 (10-8) Prominent, led approaching 3 out, pushed along before last, ridden and headed home turn, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 15 1/4l behind Island Mahee (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Bannister (FR) 4-1 (12-0) In rear, shaken up and headway before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and led narrowly after last, headed final 110 yards on flat, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Noahthirtytwored (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
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