14:15 Hereford

British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,900 added
  • Winner: £2,534
  • 2nd: £744
  • 3rd: £372
  • 4th: £186
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 0.40s
  • Off Time: 14:15:31
  • 15 Ran
Silk - Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots
  • Form 1-51
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8

chased leaders, led 5th until next, prominent, led again next, joined after 2 out, headed and weakened before last

Silk - Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap
  • Form 97910
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

towards rear, ridden and struggling after 6th, tailed off

Silk - Maroon, Pale Blue spots, Maroon sleeves, Pale Blue cap, Maroon spots
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

always in rear, reminders after 3rd, tailed off

Silk - Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars
  • Form 48PP
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

blundered and nearly unseated rider 2nd, towards rear, blundered badly again 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

Silk - Orange, Purple triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap
  • Form U
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

led until 2nd, chased leader, went right 4th, carried right by loose horse 5th, led again 6th until next, chased leaders, weakening when blundered badly 2 out, tailed off and eased

Silk - Red and black diabolo, red sleeves, dark green armlets, red cap
  • Form 2/0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

towards rear, plugged on from 2 out, went modest 4th 2 out

Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow cross belts, Black sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form R03
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

mid-division, behind after 6th, tailed off

Silk - Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap
  • Form 42U4-P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

towards rear when blundered and unseated rider 1st

Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

took keen hold, mid-division, mistake 2nd, slightly hampered by loose horse 5th, tailed off

Silk - Red and Black stripes, Red sleeves, White cap
  • Form 40
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

behind, headway from 3 out, went modest 3rd before next

Silk - Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap

Medinas (FR)

68 BF
  • Form 21-23
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 122

in touch on inside, smooth headway to track leader 7th, challenged after 2 out, led before last, soon clear, easily

Silk - Royal Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, White cap
  • Form 3F-4224
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

prominent, led 2nd, carried right by loose horse and headed 5th, chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap
  • Form 59
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

behind until unseated rider 2nd

Silk - Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots
  • Form 8-00U
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

chased leaders, slightly hampered by loose horse 5th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

Silk - Beige, black hoop, armlets and cap
  • Form P0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

behind, mistake 6th, tailed off and pulled up before last



  • Form 900-PR
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2


In depth


MEDINAS was a shade disappointing when only third at Leicester on his latest start but an earlier second to Lets Get Serious at Fontwell has worked out well and Alan King's five-year-old is worth another chance in this grade. Twirling Magnet pounced late to collar Persian Snow over 2m1f at Sandown and should stay this longer trip. He looks the danger, despite his penalty, as French import Unpartou was beaten a long way at Wincanton on his first start for Paul Nicholls and Howard's Legacy was pulled up on his reappearance in November and hasn't been seen since. Rainbow Haze has hinted at ability and may be best of the rest.


Twirling Magnet (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 2 out, soon chased leading pair towards stand's side, challenged last, ridden to lead when hung right flat, held on, won at Sandown 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb beating Persian Snow (11-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Unpartou (FR) 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4th, weakened approaching 2 out, 12th of 18, 30l behind Waterunder (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.

Barton Gift 40-1 (11-2) In rear, struggling from 3rd, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Bold Chief (11-2) at Warwick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb.

Billy Blade 33-1 (11-3) Led, jumped left, headed 5th, weakened next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Hassadin (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 5f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Feb, 11 ran.

Daredevil Boy (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid div when mstk & ur 2nd, in a race won by Ballyalton (11-7) at Boulta 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 16 ran.

Harrys Boy 50-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, led narrowly until mistake 1st, remained in touch on outside, lost place before 7th, soon behind, no chance when jinked and stumbled flat, 10th of 14, well behind Nelson's Bridge (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Jan.

Highmead Harry 33-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, slight lead, headed 4f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon no chance with leading duo, tailed off, 3rd of 4, 45l behind Tornado In Milan (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.

Howard's Legacy (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, behind 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Allthekingshorses (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gd in Nov, 14 ran.

It Is What It Is (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Held up, bumped 1st, headway after 2nd, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Prima Porta (10-9) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.

Loughalder (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakening when blundered 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Carrigmorna King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Medinas (FR) 13-8fav (10-12) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure after 4 out, went 3rd after next, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Hinton Indiana (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.

Rainbow Haze 6-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, no extra final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Until Winning (9-11) at Taunton 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) gs in Feb.

Storm Alert 12-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 42l behind Decimus (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gf in Nov.

Supralunary 250-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, ridden 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, behind when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Merry King (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 15 ran.

Zara's Boy (IRE) 150-1 (10-2) Always in rear, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Ifyouletmefinish (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.

Ellis 100-1 (11-2) Led, jumped badly right, bumped, lost footing and headed 1st, soon led again, ran out 2nd, in a race won by On The Right Path (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.