Hereford

  • 17:00 Lindley Catering Standard Open Nh Flat Race2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.59s
  • Off time: 17:01:26
17:00 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fishoutofwater (IRE) 5/2
2nd Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 50/1
3rd Romulus D'artaix (FR) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap In Close (USA) 63
5 11-10 J G M O'Shea S Thomas 20/121.00
2 Yellow, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Royal Blue cap Be Mi Maite
6 11-3 D G Bridgwater R Greene 40/141.00
3 31 Orange, royal blue hoop and armlets Fairview Sue 19
6 11-3 G McPherson J Mogford 20/121.00
4 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Fishoutofwater (IRE)
6 11-3 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 5/23.50
5 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Joker Choker (IRE)
5 11-3 J Scott Nick Scholfield 66/167.00
6 34-3 Maroon, Beige stars, Maroon sleeves and cap Mudita Moment (IRE) 17
5 11-3 Mrs A E Brooks A Tinkler 10/111.00
7 Royal Blue and Yellow check, halved sleeves, Black cap Rose Of The Moon (IRE)
5 11-3 J L Spearing W Marston 50/151.00
8 5 Yellow, dark blue stripe Boosha 25
5 10-10 Mrs M Hobbs Sean Quinlan (3) 100/1101.00
9 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Calico Rose
6 10-10 V R A Dartnall Mr Ed Glassonbury (10) 12/113.00
10 Emerald Green, Brown stripe, White sleeves and cap Hennerwood Beech
5 10-10 C J Price Wayne Hutchinson 100/1101.00
11 9 Maroon, White spots on sleeves and cap Silver Monet 122
6 10-10 M Scudamore A O'keeffe 100/1101.00
12 8 Light Blue, Brown braces, Brown sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Deed Poll 31
4 10-9 C J Down Danny Burton (7) 100/1101.00
13 Dark blue, yellow stripe, checked sleeves, yellow cap Father Probus
4 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 25/126.00
14 7 Maroon, large White spots and cap Keckerrockernixes (IRE) 97
4 10-9 George Baker B Wharfe (3) 100/1101.00
15 2 Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap Romulus D'artaix (FR) 59
4 10-9 A King R Thornton Evs2.00
16 0 Orange, Light Green sleeves, Orange armlets, Light Green cap Swift Research 21
4 10-2 G A Ham E Dehdashti (3) 100/1101.00

Verdict

IN CLOSE is selected here ahead of Fishoutofwater and Romulus D'Artaix. John O' Shea's charge was a Limerick bumper winner on his sole start in Ireland, and has since left the James Leavy yard. Irish bumper form tends to stand up very well in these sorts of races and with soft ground evidently no problem he should run well despite his 7lb penalty. Fairview Sue also has a penalty to carry after she was successful at Southwell, whilst Romulus D'Artaix went close at Cheltenham on debut. That run behind Tetlami looks very solid and it would be a surprise were this four-year-old not to go close. Mudita Moment looks the best of the others to have raced, however the more eminent dangers may be the newcomers. The market should help guide to the chance of Joker Choker, Calico Rose and Father Probus, however the debutant that really catches the eye is Fishoutofwater. Rebecca Curtis has a good strike-rate in bumpers and this son of Old Vic is related to several winners. The market should be a helpful guide in this finale, however we will stick with the proven form of In Close.