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14:00 Hereford

Hereford Journal Conditionals' NH Novices' Hurdle

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 2f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 14.10s
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
6/4

    2nd
    Silk -
    15/8

      1
      Silk - Light blue, red sash, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap, royal blue diamond

      Beehawk

      25 t
      15/8
      • Form 038U-F1
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-4
      • Official Rating 105

      held up and keen, headway after 3rd, joined winner on bit after 2 out, ridden approaching last, led briefly flat, not quicken

      2
      Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
      5/2
      • Form 188808-
      • Age 11
      • Weight 10-12

      tracked winner, hampered and lost place 3rd, soon ridden and behind, tailed off when pulled up after 7th

      4
      Silk - Royal Blue and Grey diabolo, quartered cap
      • Form 87P85-P
      • Age 8
      • Weight 10-12
      • Official Rating 70

      tracked winner, riddlen 10th, every chance after 3 out, weakened after next

      5
      Silk - Black, White hoops, Black sleeves, Emerald Green and White quartered cap
      6/4
      • Form P519-32
      • Age 9
      • Weight 10-11
      • Official Rating 103

      led and jumped left, ridden after 2 out, headed briefly flat, stayed on gamely

      6
      Silk - White, Black chevron, Pink cap
      • Form 06P66-6
      • Age 5
      • Weight 10-5
      • Official Rating 71

      held up and keen, lost touch from 10th

      3
      NR
      • Form R437/00
      • Age 10
      • Weight 10-12

      Nonrunner

      7
      NR
      • Form 9P0P-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 10-5
      • Official Rating 64

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      The three that look to have the best chance of success are Beehawk, Maximise and Tirikumba with the vote going to the last named. Trained in Camarthern by Sirrell Griffiths who is most famous for his training success of Nortons Coin in the Gold Cup in the earl nineties and who always does well with his small team. Tirikumba has been stepped up in trip in recent races and after his decent second at Stratford last time out, he looks a sure bet to win soon and maybe worth siding with here. Of his rivals the likely favourite Beehawk will be thereabouts again after his fine win at Worcester last time out. The only concern is that he has been very much inconsistent in the past and is no certainty to reproduce the same level of form this time around. Maximise is the other to consider but is slow and will be producing his best late. But for the winner we return to Tirikumba.

      Formwatch

      Beehawk 1-2fav (11-0) Held up rear, smooth headway 4 out to join leaders, led approaching last, quickened clear flat, won at Worcester 3m nov hdl (E) gf in May beating Esters Boy (11-6) by 9l, 7 ran.

      Maximize (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 19th, 8th of 19, 25l behind Jack High (10-0) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (A) gs in Apr.

      Valley Warrior 9-1 (10-5) Held up, not fluent and reminders 2nd, lost behind from 7th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Croc An Oir (10-10) at Worcester 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (F) gf, 18 ran.

      Tirikumba 9-1 (9-9) In touch, chased winner after 3 out, ran on flat, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Altitude Dancer (9-8) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (D) gd in May.

      Earcomesannie (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Prominent, led 4th to 7th, weakened flat, 6th of 14, 12l behind Wayward Melody (10-9) at Worcester 3m mrs hcp hdl (E) gf in May.

      Thiseldo Us 66-1 (10-5) Ridden approaching 4th, always behind, 12th of 17, well behind Burning Truth (10-12) at Hereford 2m 3f sll hdl (G) gf in May.

      Halfajobjones 150-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place 4th, behind when hampered 6th, tailed off when pulled up at the 7th in race won by Rowley Hill (11-12) at Bangor 3m nov hdl (E) gs in Apr, 13 ran.