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14:30 Hereford

bet365 Call 0800 322365 Novices' Hurdle

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 33.50s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Light blue, brown stripe and armlets
8/11
  • Form 453-21
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 119

led, ridden and hung left approaching last and again flat, headed and not quicken towards finish

2
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow seams, striped sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 555-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 107

held up, headway 6th, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace

3
Silk - White, Light Green star, Light Green sleeves, White stars, Light Green cap, White star
  • Form P-PP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

held up, lost touch from 5th

4
Silk - White, Pink stars, White cap, Pink star
2/1
  • Form 1/5742-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 108

chased leaders, went 2nd 5th, ridden to challenge when bumped approaching last and again flat, ran on to lead towards finish

5
Silk - Light Blue, Brown spots on sleeves, Brown cap, Light Blue spots

Flurry

25
33/1
  • Form 0/7-04
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7

jumped badly left and fell 1st

6
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 004-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 76

chased lead to 5th, weakened after next

7
Silk - Emerald Green, White diamond, Orange sleeves, White diamonds, Emerald Green cap, Orange diamond
125/1
  • Form 6P-0P65
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 60

in touch, mistake 7th, soon weakened

In depth

Verdict

This could be a penalty kick for Adjami with State Of Play and Downing Street being the main dangers. Adjami hails from the in form Alan King yard and his two runs this season have seen him finish second and then first at Bangor last time out. He carries the penalty but because he is a four year old doesn't give any weight away and a repeat performance will see him win. State Of Play reverts back to novice company after looking exposed in a Worcester handicap last time out and again will find one or two too good as will Downing Street who won a weak race at Perth on his seasonal reappearance and can only improve. But for the winner we return to Adjami.

Formwatch

Adjami (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Chased leader, led after 3 out, clear when mistake last, easily, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (E) gd in May beating Terre De Java (10-12) by 9l, 13 ran.

Call of the Seas (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Reminders after 2nd, always behind, tailed off when pulled up at the 5th in race won by Chase The Sunset (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (E) gf, 12 ran.

Flurry 12-1 (10-11) Held up rear, headway 4f out, ridden when switched right 2f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Tokala (10-9) at Worcester 2m nhf (H) gf in May.

Too Posh To Share 150-1 (11-1) Mid-division, mistake 5th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 13, 31l behind Inch Pride (11-8) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (E) sft in Feb.

Cloud Catcher (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Held up, lost touch after 6th, tailed off, 5th of 6, 49l behind Maclean (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 4yo nov hdl (E) gf in May.