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15:45 Hereford

BetVictor.com/Cheltenham For Free Bet Offers Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,100 added
  • Winner: £2,014
  • 2nd: £591
  • 3rd: £296
  • 4th: £148
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 4.00s
  • Off Time: 15:45:16
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap
11/1
  • Form F0-9863
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 113

led, clear before 2 out until approaching last, headed and no extra flat

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
5/2
  • Form 1-432
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 111

in touch, went 4th at 7th, chased clear leader before 2 out, closed on outside approaching last, led flat, stayed on well, won going away

3
Silk - Red, Light Green cap
25/1
  • Form 69-7781
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 110

always towards rear, tailed off 3 out

4
Silk - Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap
  • Form 120849
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 109

took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 6th, under pressure when slipped up on bend before next

5
Silk - Royal blue, dark green epaulets
12/1
  • Form 5-55375
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 109

took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, hit 5th, went 3rd before 2 out, weakened soon after, 2 out, well beaten and eased when blundered last

6
Silk - Purple, beige stars
28/1
  • Form 76-5PP8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 109

chased leader until mistake 5th, soon lost place, behind when mistake 7th, tailed off when mistake 2 out

7
Silk - Orange, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, White spots, Red cap
22/1
  • Form 421163/
  • Age 13
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 107

last pair, blundered 6th, never on terms, tailed off

8
Silk - Royal blue and pink (quartered), royal blue sleeves, pink armlets, royal blue cap

Schism

7 b
2/1
  • Form 1U91
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 105

raced wide, never travelled towards rear, struggling under pressure 5th, lost touch next, poor 5th when blundered 2 out, tailed off and eased

9
Silk - PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap
  • Form 1/P5F7P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 100

chased leaders, went 2nd 5th until ridden before 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap

Esteem

12 BFD
7/1
  • Form U1U122
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 98

in rear, struggling in 5th after 3 out, mistake next, never on terms, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

Triptico is edging closer to that elusive first win but has his fair share of weight in an open-looking contest. Schism carries a penalty for her victory in an ordinary race at Plumpton last week while Esteem is 8lb higher than when beaten over hurdles at Ffos Las two runs ago and looked far from resolute when only second over fences at Ludlow subsequently. TROP FORT looked to be on the way back when third in better company at Doncaster in December and, though rested since, is fancied to defy top weight here though What A Warrior may have just needed last month's run at Sandown and Frizzo isn't without a chance.

Formwatch

Trop Fort (FR) 15-2 (10-11) Led to after 1st, regained lead after next, ridden after 4 out, headed next, soon one pace, no impression with leading pair from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Shadows Lengthen (11-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.

Triptico (FR) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, chased winner 2 out, no impression, hit last, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Lightning Strike (11-12) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.

Oscar Sierra (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up in 4th, took keen hold, not asked for effort after 3 out when leaders kicked on, closed approaching last, led flat, ran on, won at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Seedless (10-12) by 1/2l, 5 ran.

What A Warrior (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) In touch, outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 16, 32l behind Off The Ground (11-10) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb.

Frizzo (FR) 40-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression in 5th before 2 out, 5th of 11, 35l behind Grove Pride (11-2) at Ascot 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) gs in Jan.

Romanesco (FR) 28-1 (11-2) Chased leadrs, went right 4th, led sooon after 5th until 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 12, 46l behind Makethe Mostofnow (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb.

Ricardo's Chance 10-1 (10-7) Held up, ridden approaching 2 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Fairoak Lad (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Sep '09.

Schism 9-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, hit 4th, led 9th, narrowly headed after 3 out, in front again before next, hit 2 out, driven out fom last, won at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gs in Feb beating Marie Deja La (10-7) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.

Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, led after 2nd, headed and weakened approaching 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Gentle Bob (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.

Esteem 7-4fav (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd 9th, challenged approaching 4 out, ridden before last, outbattled and no impression flat, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Akarshan (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.