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16:45 Hereford

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  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 46.50s
  • Off Time: 16:45:33
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - White, Dark Blue stars and sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 6-20P4P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 134

held up in 5th, not fluent and ridden 7th, dropped to last and struggling 9th, tailed off

3
Silk - Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap

Rougham

46 D
7/2
  • Form 2-3P24F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 132

keen, tracked leaders on inside, hit 6th, not fluent 8th, headway to close 3rd when fell heavily 3 out

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
3/1
  • Form U83-P12
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 128

held up in 6th, headway to 3rd at 9th, went 2nd after 11th, led soon after 3 out, clear before next, easily

5
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
11/8
  • Form 01UU17
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 127

led until 2nd, chased leader, went left 3rd, closed approaching 8th, hit next, not fluent and lost 2nd soon after 11th, weakened to 4th when badly hampered 3 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star
14/1
  • Form P7F1PP
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 124

in rear, plugging on same pace and no chance when left moderate 3rd 3 out

7
Silk - ORANGE, BLUE and BROWN quartered cap
50/1
  • Form 11-244P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 109

chased leading pair, lost 3rd 9th, soon ridden and weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

8
Silk - Orange, Brown disc, Brown cap, Orange spots
9/1
  • Form 11P145
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 105

took keen hold, chased leader, led 2nd, clear after 4th until approaching 8th, headed soon after 3 out, no chance with easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd

2
NR
  • Form 2132-FP
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 132

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Alpha Way will ensure there is no hanging about here but is 3lb out of the handicap and likely to face a battle for the lead from the potentially well-handicapped Rougham. The latter took a heavy fall at Taunton in January, however, while Russian Flag, Phidippides, Only Vintage and Tyup Pompey were all pulled up on their latest starts and have a little to prove now. Carrickboy was a little disappointing when beaten at Ayr so this can go to MADE IN TIME. He appears to have ironed out his jumping problems lately and was far from disgraced at Cheltenham after winning a decent novices' handicap over 3m at Taunton. A return to winning ways is on the cards.

Formwatch

Russian Flag (FR) 33-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent and headed 4th, weakened well before 2 out and pulled up, in a race won by Top Smart (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Feb, 15 ran.

Rougham 6-1 (10-13) Mid-division, in touch 6th, lost place 8th, mid-division when fell 4 out, in a race won by Micheal Flips (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Jan, 11 ran.

Carrickboy (IRE) 15-8 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased leader from 5th, led after 8th, headed 9th, led again 4 out, blundered 2 out, headed before last, one pace, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Bishops Heir (11-0) at Ayr 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Feb.

Made In Time (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, hampered 4 out, switched right approaching 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression flat, 7th of 16, 9l behind Bless The Wings (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) gs in Jan.

Only Vintage (USA) 12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, struggling 11th, tailed off 13th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Painter Man (9-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Feb, 13 ran.

Tyup Pompey (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led, headed before 2nd, tracked leaders, mistake 4th, rider lost iron, soon lost place, jumped left 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Rockiteer (11-9) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.

Alpha Way (GER) 10-1 (10-12) Led until 7th, 4th and weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Niceonefrankie (10-12) at Leicester 2m nov chs (4) gd in Feb.

Phidippides (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Mid-division, ridden 5 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Fiendish Flame (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jan, 11 ran.