Hereford

  • 16:30 Lindley Catering 'national Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.03s
  • Off time: 16:30:46
16:30 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gus Macrae (IRE) 4/7
2nd Mr Syntax (IRE) 9/4
3rd Calon Crwbin 150/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 700-86 Orange, beige cross belts, brown sleeves Across The Straits (FR) 33
6 11-1 J W Mullins Jimmy Derham (7) 100/1101.00
2 5P-00 Dark Blue, White cross belts, White cap, Dark Blue star Bernie The Banker 95
6 11-1 W W Dennis D R Dennis 250/1251.00
3 8 Light Blue, Black hoops and sleeves Born To Be Wilde (IRE) 27
5 11-1 Evan Williams Jody McGarvey (10) 125/1126.00
4 42P-85 Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Calon Crwbin 19
5 11-1 Mrs A M Thorpe J W Farrelly 150/1151.00
5 DARK BLUE and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE cap Dumbleton
8 11-1 R T Phillips T Siddall 80/181.00
6 7-5 BLACK, YELLOW cross belts and sleeves, RED cap Eighteen Carat (IRE) 34
6 11-1 D McCain Jnr A P Lane (3) 50/151.00
7 32-812 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 16
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-1 t Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 4/71.57
8 2323-22 White, Black braces, striped sleeves and cap Mr Syntax (IRE) 31
6 11-1 T J FitzGerald B Hughes 124 9/43.25
9 41-8P Maroon, dark blue cap That's The Deal (IRE) 25
6 11-1 Miss H C Knight S Thomas 100/1101.00
10 396 Yellow, Red braces, White sleeves and cap The Rustlin Rhino 15
5 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 66/167.00
11 P1-0 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Towmater 21
6 11-1 t1 C E Longsdon P J Brennan 80/181.00
12 U2-1307 Black, White hoops, Black sleeves, Emerald Green and White quartered cap U B Carefull 11
7 11-1 S G Griffiths J M Davies 66/167.00
13 22-48 Dark Blue, Orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Very Edgy (IRE) 20
6 11-1 C R Egerton Jimmy McCarthy 16/117.00
14 0 White, Dark Blue braces, halved sleeves and striped cap Princess Of Moscow (IRE) 37
7 10-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 150/1151.00
15 0-00P9 Royal Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Spring Haze 5
5 10-8 P C Dando David Prichard (7) 250/1251.00
16 Black, red star, halved sleeves and star on cap Diamond Eclipse (IRE)
4 10-7 Nick Williams D A Jacob 25/126.00

Verdict

GUS MACRAE is selected here ahead of Mr Syntax and Eighteen Carat. This looks a much easier race than the one Gus Macrae contested at Newbury last time where he put in a bold display in second behind Bellvano. A course winner in a bumper, he looks sure to put in a bold display this afternoon with AP McCoy always an interesting jockey booking for the yard. Eighteen Carat shaped with plenty of promise behind stablemate Tara Royal on his hurdling bow and he should have learnt plenty from that run, My Syntax has run well in some decent races and he looks sure to put up a decent fight, whilst That's The Deal has not yet cut the mustard over hurdles. Along with The Rustlin Rhino and Towmater he may need further, whilst newcomer Diamond Eclipse is likely to need more time as the runners from the yard often improve markedly from first to second outings. At a price Across The Straits may run into a place, however the nomination goes confidently to Gus Macrae.