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Lawney Hill: trains Worcester contender Brough Academy

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Hill out to pull rank with Brough Academy

BROUGH ACADEMY has a chance to strike a blow against the big boys for Oxfordshire trainer Lawney Hill in the £10,000 novices’ handicap chase (2.45) at Worcester.

The seven-year-old appears to be on an upward curve this summer, recording his highest Racing Post Rating over fences of 115 last time out.

David Bass’s mount found a Tony McCoy and Jonjo O’Neill representative, Whistling Senator, too good on that occasion and faces the same connections’ Fontwell winner Full Of Joy today.

Hill said: “The owners have been very patient and I’m delighted they have let him sort himself out. He seems to prefer this ground and he prefers jumping, so hopefully he can keep improving.”

Palace Jester returns from a two-month break for David Pipe having been pulled up at Uttoxeter last time out.

Going report
Thirsk: Good to soft
Windsor: Good to firm (watered)
Worcester: Good, good to soft in places
Wolverhampton: Standard
Roscommon: Flat - Good, good to yielding in places; jumps - good

Key stats

Following horses for courses is often a wise move, so Charlemagne Diva, 3-3 at Thirsk already, looks dangerous in the 5.00 there.

The stallion Indian Danehill has a fair 5-17 record with his runners at Worcester. His son Spice Hill makes appeal in the 1.45 in a bid to improve on his second there in July.

Jeremy Scott has won with six of his 17 runners in handicaps at Worcester (+£22.75), so Special Account ought to go well in the 2.45 there.

Pointers courtesy of Raceform Interactive

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