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13:30 Hereford

Ron Taylor 80th Birthday British Stallion Studs EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 53y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,400 added
  • Winner: £5,458
  • 2nd: £1,603
  • 3rd: £801
  • 4th: £401
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 59.30s
  • Off Time: 13:30:45
  • 11 Ran
1st
2nd
1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge

always behind

2
25/1
  • Form: F3-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Henry Oliver
  • Jockey: J M Davies

led until 3 out, soon hung left and weakened, pulled up before last

3
  • Form: 048-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: T Symonds
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

held up in rear, not fluent 3 out, headway before 2 out, went 3rd last, kept on

4
3/1
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

held up in mid-division, headway after 3 out, hit 2 out, went 2nd last bend, edged right and led last, driven out

5
  • Form: 55-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: H D Daly
  • Jockey: A Tinkler

mid-division, took keen hold, blundered 3 out, weakened from next

6
5/1
  • Form: 57-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Jockey: L P Aspell

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, headway last, never dangerous

7
  • Form: P20
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson

tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out until last bend, no extra flat

8
8/1
  • Form: 7-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: B I Case
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

mid-division, effort after 2 out, 4th and kept on from last, unable to challenge

9
  • Form: 05-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: G McPherson
  • Jockey: Kielan Woods

towards rear, not fluent 4th or 3 out, well behind from 2 out until fell last

10
66/1
  • Form: 0496-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: M Scudamore
  • Jockey: Benjamin Poste

pressed leader, not fluent 2nd, jumped left next, led and hit 3 out, soon headed, weakened before last

11
16/1
  • Form: PP-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: L Heard

tracked leaders, took keen hold, led after 3 out, headed last, no impression on winner towards finish

In depth

Verdict

This is by far the weaker of the two divisions. Dr Oakley would have found the ground quick enough when making his debut under Rules here last month while Pemberley showed some potential in bumpers and has a nice pedigree for hurdling. Precious Bounty, runner-up in a point in Ireland, was beaten a long way in a Chepstow bumper last month but this is more likely to be his game. Panic And Run looked as though he needed a much stiffer test of stamina when well beaten on good ground at Ludlow so more rain would help but in a race where the market may prove a guide MASSINI MAN, a full-brother to a winning hurdler, can get off the mark after a nice pipe-opener in a Huntingdon bumper in March.

Formwatch

Arcade Attraction (IRE) Arcadio gelding out of Tobetall.

Dr Oakley (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, hard driven to challenge 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 5, 26l behind What's Occurring (11-5) at Hereford 2m mdn (4) gf in Oct.

Loud As Lions (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 12, dist behind Unwin Vc (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f (5) sft in Feb.

Massini Man 10-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, some headway when not much room 5f out, progress over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 18, 17 1/4l behind Breaking Waves (10-9) at Huntingdon 2m (5) gs in Mar.

Panic And Run (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up, headway and in touch after 4 out, outpaced when ridden after next, well held after, 5th of 7, 11 1/4l behind Court Royale (10-12) at Ludlow 2m (4) gd in Oct.

Pemberley (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway under pressure over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, never reached leaders, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 23l behind Supremely Lucky (11-5) at Chepstow 2m mdn (5) sft in Feb.

Precious Bounty (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders on inside, weakened 4f out, 11th of 12, dist behind Mcfabulous (11-0) at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Oct.

Shanty Alley 40-1 (10-11) Mid-division, some headway over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 17, 15 3/4l behind Umndeni (10-11) at Warwick 2m (5) gs in Apr.

Telson Barley (IRE) 125-1 (11-2) Soon tracking winner, slow 6th, lost 2nd after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 6, 23l behind Dan Mcgrue (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f (4) sft in Jan.

Turbotim (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon outpaced, last of 6, dist behind Scorpion Sid (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m (4) hvy in Feb.

Whatsmeanttobe 5-1 (11-11) Alw twrds rr, 9th 3out, kow from 2out, nvr nrr, 4th of 12, 6l behind Tribesmans Glory (11-11) at Loughanmore 3m mdn gs in May.