Hereford

  • 14:30 Digibet.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,277 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:21
14:30 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monsieur Cadou (FR) 11/4
2nd The Gripper (IRE) 80/1
3rd Constant Cupid (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-74723 Mauve, pink hoop and star on cap Coeur Brule (FR) 60
4 11-12 Miss S L Davison Mr David Turner (7) 100 14/115.00
2 3/74777- Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 209
5 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 100 6/17.00
4 6040-10 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Musical Wedge 26
Course Winner
6 11-11 Miss C Dyson T J Phelan (3) 99 16/117.00
5 8000-70 Royal Blue, Red triple diamond, sleeves and cap Back The Rock (IRE) 160
7 11-10 R Brotherton W P Kavanagh (3) 98 33/134.00
6 0533-7P Black, Red star, stars on sleeves, Red cap Everyman 11
6 11-7 J Groucott Harry Challoner (7) 95 50/151.00
7 7022-P6 Black, White seams, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, White star Monsieur Cadou (FR) 16
5 11-7 T R George P J Brennan 95 11/43.75
8 4080-0P Red, Royal Blue epaulets, striped sleeves The Gripper (IRE) 44
6 11-5 Mrs M Hobbs Mr J Mahot (7) 93 80/181.00
9 68976- Dark Green, White braces, Orange sleeves, White cap Witch's Hat (IRE) 240
7 11-4 J A B Old R Flint 92 40/141.00
10 U434 Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Royal Entourage 46
5 11-4 P A Kirby K James (7) 92 9/110.00
11 59-3 Black, red star, halved sleeves and star on cap Diamond Eclipse (IRE) 205
4 11-3 Nick Williams D A Jacob 91 3/14.00
12 8P111P- Dark Blue, Pink hollow box, armlets and cap Dusk 359
Distance Winner
5 11-1 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 89 9/110.00
13 297P-8 Grey, Light Blue epaulets, Light Blue cap Tiffany Jones 29
7 10-11 J L Spearing W T Kennedy 85 33/134.00
15 P07883- Scarlet, White sash, Black and White hooped cap Constant Cupid (IRE) 215
6 10-10 v G McPherson J Mogford 84 16/117.00
16 2P9-596 Red, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black star Chaser's War (IRE) 20
6 10-0 Mrs N S Evans Mr R J Kirk (7) 69 80/181.00
Non runners
334P/77-8Perkin Warbeck811-12M G RimellN D Fehily100
1487U3-8Baraquet410-11C J DownJ M Davies85

Verdict

DIAMOND ECLIPSE gets the nod on his handicap debut. Nick Williams' gelding is only four but he looks fairly-treated on 91 judging by his final run at Wincanton behind Marc Aurele. Dusk is a chaser and might just need this run, so a bigger threat may emerge from top-weight Coeur Broule despite a 5lb rise for his Plumpton third. Alan King's horses are flying so the returning Midnight Appeal is respected, alongside course winner Musical Wedge and the interesting Irish recruit Back The Rock. Monsieur Cadou is the other to mention in a weak heat like this.