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16:00 Hereford

BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio Novices' Handicap Hurdle

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 52.60s
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
4/1

    1
    Silk - White, Red stripe, diabolo on sleeves
    7/2
    • Form 0323-84
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 89

    refused to race, took no part

    2
    Silk - Royal Blue and Red (quartered), White and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, White cap
    • Form 4P/57P8-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 87

    led, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon weakened

    3
    Silk - Beige, Brown chevron, hooped sleeves and spots on cap
    8/1
    • Form 089-14U
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 85

    held up, headway approaching 5th, ridden to chase winner approaching last, one pace flat, lost 2nd close home

    4
    Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves and cap

    Wozzeck

    76
    25/1
    • Form F09/P3-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 84

    jinked left start, always towards rear

    6
    Silk - Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow cap

    Arjay

    11 b
    4/1
    • Form 973-223
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 80

    mid-division, ridden 3 out, headway from 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd close home

    7
    Silk - Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds
    • Form 0P62P/6-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 80

    held up and keen, hit 4th, effort next, weakened after 3 out

    8
    Silk - White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap
    25/1
    • Form 0P969-P
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 82

    chased leader, ridden after 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

    9
    Silk - Light Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue stars
    12/1
    • Form 0P-F5
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 78

    held up, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, weakened approaching last

    10
    Silk - Black, Dark Blue chevron and sleeves
    • Form 0/P9-0
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 76

    chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened last

    11
    Silk - Dark Green, Orange disc and armlets
    • Form PPP6-P6
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 67

    behind, kept on from 2 out, never dangerous

    12
    Silk - Black and Orange check, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, Orange diamond
    • Form 08-02
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 68

    in touch, led after 2 out, soon ridden clear, edged left flat, ran on

    5
    NR
    • Form 0/0P00P-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 83

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    A tricky looking contest with more questions than answers but the leading contenders include Arjay, Spiders Web and Storm Clear with the vote going to the last named. The selection won over course and distance albeit in selling company in April and although since then he¿s struggled in better races this is a weak race and he gets a tentative vote. Arjay has been knocking on the door in similar races but always seems to find one or two too good and that may well be the case again here. Spiders Web comes from a top yard and has Tony McCoy booked so is worth noting in the market but he looks exposed on what he has achieved so far. So for the winner we return to Storm Clear.

    Formwatch

    Spiders Web 15-2 (11-11) Held up behind, headway from 7th, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Roman Candle (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-90 (F) gf in May.

    Shotacross The Bow (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, weakened next, 8th of 17, 22l behind Damarisco (10-11) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gd in Apr.

    Storm Clear (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Blundered and unseated rider in race won by Natal (11-0) at Stratford 2m nov hdl (C) gd in May, 7 ran.

    Wozzeck 12-1 (10-4) Led, headed 2nd, stayed prominent, led against 5th, headed and ridden 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Think Quick (9-11) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (G) gs in Mar.

    Arjay 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced approaching 3 out, rallied approaching last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Royal Glen (10-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gf in May.

    Transatlantic (USA) 9-1 (10-11) Held up, headway 6th, chased leaders and ridden after 2 out, one pace, 6th of 13, 12l behind Golden Chalice (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (F) gf in Mar.

    Queen Excalibur 50-1 (10-2) Held up, effort and not fluent 3 out, never near leaders, 5th of 14, 37l behind Buena Vista (10-10) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hdl (E) gf in May.

    Master Nimbus 16-1 (9-12) In touch, headway and effort between last 2, stayed on to chase winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Casterflo (10-10) at Hexham 2m amt nov hcp hdl (F) gf in May.