Hereford

  • 14:00 Ron Taylor 80th Birthday British Stallion Studs EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 53y

  • Winner £5,458 2nd £1,603 3rd £801 4th £401
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.30s
  • Off time: 14:00:53
14:00 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Newtown Boy (IRE) 9/2
2nd Rouge Vif (FR) 9/2
3rd Jarveys Plate (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 29/5 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Duc De Beauchene (FR) 31
5 10-12 D Pipe B J Geraghty 1001
2 22 Black, orange hoop Golden Promise (IRE) 28
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 1001
3 222-3 Light blue, pink star, white cap Gwalia (IRE) 28
5 10-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 1001
4 FPF13-0 Grey, orange chevrons, orange sleeves, grey armlets, grey cap, orange star Hard To Forget (IRE) 26
5 10-12 Henry Oliver J M Davies 1001
5 231- RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Jarveys Plate (IRE) 200
Distance Winner
5 10-12 F O'Brien P J Brennan 1001
6 2/6-8 Violet, white cap Locker Room Talk (IRE) 28
5 10-12 h N A Twiston-Davies Mr Jack Savage (7) 1001
7 2-2 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Newtown Boy (IRE) 174
5 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 1001
8 1-5 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Rouge Vif (FR) 32
Distance Winner
4 10-12 H Whittington G Sheehan 1001
9 07 Purple, white star and armlets, white cap, purple star Sandy Boy (IRE) 12
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1001
10 31224-9 Orange and dark green diabolo, light blue sleeves, orange cap Twotwothree (IRE) 26
5 10-12 h Oliver Greenall David England 1001

Verdict

Golden Promise finished runner-up in a Worcester bumper before chasing home the odds-on What's Occurring over hurdles here last month. Gwalia, who started a much shorter price, attempted to take on the winner and was done with approaching the last but should finish much closer if ridden with more restraint. Newtown Boy cost E100,000 and is a half-brother to three winning hurdlers. He'll be better for his two bumper runs in the spring and looks certain to go well. ROUGE VIF won a Ludlow bumper in March then led for a long way on his hurdling bow at Newton Abbot. The ground was very testing that day and today's better conditions can see him make all. Jarveys Plate was well supported when landing a Perth bumper in April and is another to watch out for.