• 18:40 Play Casino At Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.80s
  • Off time: 18:40:37
18:40 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Sierra (IRE) 14/1
2nd Seedless 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 6-32311 REd, white star, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white stars Sansili 20
Distance Winner
4 11-10 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 110 2/13.00
3 21-4352 EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE sash and sleeves, WHITE cap Big Robert 28
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-5 pt M Sheppard Aidan Coleman 114 13/82.62
4 57/06P- Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Gulf Of Aqaba (USA) 144
5 10-12 p1 David Lewis J Kington (3) 85 40/141.00
5 069-778 Red, Light Green cap Oscar Sierra (IRE) 12
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan Mr R J Kirk (5) 14/115.00
6 F449P/1 White, Maroon Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Seedless 19
Distance Winner
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 105 5/23.50
Non runners
1U6-1123Stonethrower (IRE)611-12Tim VaughanR Johnson115


Neither Gulf Of Aqaba nor Oscar Sierra make much appeal in this but the others all have reasonable claims. Sansili is chasing a hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter and Stratford but has plenty of weight for a four-year-old, while Stonethrower's best form is over further. Seedless shrugged off a lengthy absence to score at Bangor last month, however, and is open to improvement. But the one to beat looks to be BIG ROBERT, who won a handicap by 10 lengths over C&D in April and has been holding his own in decent company since. He is well treated at the weights today.