Hereford

  • 15:30 Lindley Group Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £2,667 2nd £783 3rd £392 4th £196
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.90s
  • Off time: 15:30:20
15:30 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brenin Cwmtudu 17/2
2nd Strongbows Legend 5/1
3rd Western Whisky (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 191315- Yellow, Black hollow box Cesium (FR) 263
6 11-12 T R George P J Brennan 113 14/115.00
2 FP8-811 Emerald Green, White sleeves, quartered cap Irish Guard 18
Distance Winner
10 11-9 J G O'Neill A Thornton 110 8/19.00
3 62246-4 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Supreme Keano (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
9 11-9 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 5/23.50
4 11577P ORANGE, BLUE and BROWN quartered cap Tyup Pompey (IRE) 53
Course Winner
10 11-8 Mrs A Price L Stephens (3) 109 40/141.00
5 41-31F4 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets High Jack (IRE) 47
9 11-7 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 108 20/121.00
6 P7-452F Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves Russian Song (IRE) 19
7 11-6 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 107 11/26.50
7 51445-F White, Royal Blue stars, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Western Whisky (FR) 51
9 11-5 p R Lee J Mogford 106 12/113.00
8 465P-27 Turquoise, gold spots on body, gold cap Strongbows Legend 19
6 11-4 C E Longsdon A Tinkler 105 5/16.00
9 F/36P4-2 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Brenin Cwmtudu 252
Distance Winner
8 11-1 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (7) 102 17/29.50
10 2/67P-70 Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Mokum (FR) 19
10 10-11 A W Carroll Wayne Hutchinson 98 33/134.00
11 2P-314U Red, dark blue seams, dark blue and red hooped sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Festival Dreams 19
6 10-8 b Miss J S Davis D Crosse 95 16/117.00
12 642848 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 18
7 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 94 9/110.00

Verdict

Irish Guard returned to form over this trip at Leicester in November and bolted up over shorter at Towcester last month. He's clearly at the top of his game and can't be discounted. Cesium may just need this first run of the season but Supreme Keano had a good blow after his reappearance at Wetherby and should strip fitter here. High Jack should also be approaching peak fitness now but Western Whisky may need a little longer after falling on his return to action at Uttoxeter. RUSSIAN SONG was also an early casualty last time but had shown a deal of promise in his first start over fences at Exeter and, on a potentially decent mark here, could represent some value in an open race.