Hereford

  • 12:45 Play The Big Money totejackpot Today Novices' Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.80s
  • Off time: 12:45:20
12:45 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tarbeck 66/1
2nd Miss Milborne 9/4
3rd Nodform Richard 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0 Maroon and grey stripes, grey sleeves, maroon armlets African Eagle (IRE) 21
4 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 66/167.00
2 43-1 White, orange stripe, armlets and star on cap Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 231
4 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 5/16.00
3 88-4 Yellow, Orange braces, Yellow and Grey halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Mystic Appeal (IRE) 32
5 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 33/134.00
4 1-3 Pink, Purple armlets, Purple cap Nodform Richard 18
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/15.00
5 1P-6 Maroon, White hollow box, halved sleeves, quartered cap Oscarslad (IRE) 24
5 10-12 t P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 20/121.00
6 21-0 Royal blue, pink hoop, sleeves and star on cap Presented (IRE) 36
4 10-12 G McPherson J Mogford 100/1101.00
7 1- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Saint Roque (FR) 281
5 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 3/14.00
8 6 Mauve and White diamonds, striped sleeves, White cap Sir Roger (IRE) 25
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 50/151.00
9 71- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Slick Operator (IRE) 273
5 10-12 Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 25/126.00
10 3603/ Emerald Green, Red braces, armlets and cap Tarbeck 665
7 10-12 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 66/167.00
11 P15 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Western King (IRE) 23
4 10-12 C J Mann N D Fehily 20/121.00
12 622-22 Red and white (quartered), black and white check sleeves and cap Miss Milborne 17
5 10-5 Jamie Snowden Sam Twiston-Davies 9/43.25
13 33-0 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, White cap Western Kate (IRE) 18
4 10-5 J L Flint T J O'Brien 125/1126.00

Verdict

BALLYBOUGH GORTA, Saint Roque and Slick Operator were all successful on their latest starts in point-to-points in the spring, while Oscarslad, Presented and Western King have also scored between the flags. Translating form in that sphere to the professional game isn't always straightforward but Nicky Henderson's four-year-old was particularly impressive at Oldcastle in April and may be the most likely winner on this occasion. Nodform Richard won a Kelso bumper in March and was third on his hurdling bow at Wetherby but Miss Milborne's second at Newbury last month represents better form over timber and she should be thereabouts again.