RED NOT BLUE is jumping fences late in life but was a decent handicap hurdler and jumped well on his chase debut at Hereford when winning eased-down by nine lengths with Roses Legend a further eight lengths back in fourth. He can win again getting 7lb from Shoegazer, who found handicap company too much to handle at Perth last time but had previously won twice, also at Hereford. A market move for Dais Return on his reappearance would be significant but Danimix doesn't look a natural chaser and Betavix was tailed off on his reappearance over hurdles.
Shoegazer (IRE) 4-1fav (10-11) In touch, headway to chase leaders 10th, blundered and weakened 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mumbles Head (10-5) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Jun, 17 ran.
Red Not Blue (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went close 2nd after 6th, led 2 out, clear after last, easily, won at Hereford 2m 5f nov chs (4) gd in Jun beating Stonethrower (11-7) by 9l, 5 ran.
Bacher Son (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, mistake 7th, weakened before 4 out where fell, in a race won by Pride Of The Artic (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase sft in Jun, 11 ran.
Barr Head (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, mistake 11th, weakened before next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Riskier (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May, 11 ran.
Betavix 16-1 (10-12) In rear, behind 9th, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Saticon (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Dais Return (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, weakened approaching 3 out, 14th of 17, 47l behind Golden Call (11-4) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Feb.
Danimix (IRE) 6-4 (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, narrow lead after 8th, blundered and headed next, dropped to 3rd, regained 2nd next, ridden before 4 out, no impression, 2nd of 3, 19l behind Sweet Shock (10-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Jun.
Moyode Wood 6-4 (12-0) won at Parham 3m ptp gs in Apr beating Tenawa (11-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Roses Legend 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced from 9th, well held after, 4th of 5, 17l behind Red Not Blue (10-12) at Hereford 2m 5f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Simhal 250-1 (10-11) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Beeves (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May, 12 ran.
William Money (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Led, headed 5f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 4th of 10, 42l behind Loxendor (10-5) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.