Oddschecker tips for every race at Worcester on Thursday.
RAINYDAY WOMAN won on three occasions over hurdles within the space of a month last December, which inlcuded a Listed contest at Taunton, before her form tailed off in two subsequent efforts. The daughter of Kayf Tara now switches to the larger obstacles and may have further improvement to come in this sphere. Voice Of Calm was a model of consistency over timber last season and she is likely to enter calculations, while a recent win at Uttoxeter could see Fortunes Melody step forward.Prediction : 1st Rainyday Woman 2nd Voice Of Calm 3rd Fortunes Melody
TOM O'ROUGHLEY may have benefited from a change to more positive tactics in a conditional jockeys' event when proving too strong for Corrany over C&D and the 5lb rise for that success is negated due to his rider being able to utilise his claim on this occasion. The aforementioned Corrany has stepped back in the right direction on his most recent outings and he is respected, along with Dan's Chosen.Prediction : 1st Tom ORoughley 2nd Corrany 3rd Dans Chosen
Chris Gordon has his string in decent form and MOUNT BONETE makes a fair amount of appeal on his Rules debut. Related to several winners, he was runner-up in a point-to-point at Charm Park in March and that experience is unlikely to have been lost on the four-year-old. Jonjo O'Neill fields two interesting runners with Cawthorne Banker, a half-brother to Grade 2-placed Nina The Terrier, and Magic Seven, a full-brother to Magic Daze, while others to consider include Ferret Jeeter and Lilting Verse.Prediction : 1st Mount Bonete 2nd Cawthorne Banker 3rd Magic Seven
Rare Clouds disappointed when finishing a distant fourth on his most recent run over this C&D in August but he is certainly capable of better than that. The booking of Daryl Jacob is a positive, but JAUNTY SORIA recorded a promising second on her most recent run at this track and has every chance if building on that. Chives and Russian Service are others to note on their return to action.Prediction : 1st Jaunty Soria 2nd Rare Clouds 3rd Chives
A case can be made for all of these, but none more than RED HAPPY, who steps up in class following a 41-length victory at Southwell. He drops in trip for this, but he went well clear from two out during the aforementioned contest so a sharper test should not faze him. High Stakes remains relatively unexposed and is feared, while Big Nasty cannot be ruled out either.Prediction : 1st Red Happy 2nd High Stakes 3rd Big Nasty
RARE EDITION looked a promising recruit from the point-to-point sphere when making a winning start in bumpers for Charlie Longsdon back in April and he could prove tough to beat with Brian Hughes in the saddle again. Camulus showed plenty to work on when fourth on his only start in a bumper and he's not passed over lightly for Christian Williams, while Herecomesfreddie is another to keep a close eye on on his first start over hurdles.Prediction : 1st Rare Edition 2nd Camulus 3rd Herecomesfreddie
SAWPIT SIENNA has won following an absence before and she looks handicapped to go close if putting her best foot forward, so a chance is taken on Samuel Drinkwater's mare to return to winning ways after a 204-day absence. It's still early days for Lady's Present and it will be interesting to see what the betting market makes of her on handicap debut, but the biggest danger to the selection could be Call Blue for the much respected Twiston-Davies team.Prediction : 1st Sawpit Sienna 2nd Call Blue 3rd Ladys Present