Hereford

  • 15:30 Major Courage Bar Handicap Chase2m 4f 194y

  • Winner £12,762 2nd £3,770 3rd £1,885 4th £942
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.40s
  • Off time: 15:30:36
15:30 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Touch Kick (IRE) 6/1
2nd Conna Cross (IRE) 13/2
3rd Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 F/5551-U White, royal blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Calipto (FR) 24
8 11-11 Miss V Williams Charlie Deutsch 137 1001
2 21116-3 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Hogan's Height (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-11 t Jamie Snowden G Sheehan 137 1001
3 21F72-3 Red and White stripes, Dark Blue sleeves and cap De Rasher Counter 37
6 11-11 Miss E C Lavelle L P Aspell 137 1001
4 111226 Purple, royal blue armlets Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 10
7 11-8 D Skelton Bridget Andrews 134 1001
5 4/P334U- Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Dusky Lark 204
8 11-7 R Walford James Best 133 1001
6 4U11F4- Yellow, large black spots, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Town Parks (IRE) 220
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 Kerry Lee R Johnson 132 1001
7 3/05126- Orange, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, orange stars Creep Desbois (FR) 227
Distance Winner
6 11-5 B Pauling C Brace (7) 131 1001
8 011/443- Purple, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap, purple star Opening Batsman (IRE) 236
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
12 11-3 t H Fry Mr M Legg (5) 129 1001
9 54310-5 Emerald green, dark blue hoop, sleeves and cap Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 179
Distance Winner
9 11-3 O Sherwood Harrison Beswick (7) 129 1001
10 716/713- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Touch Kick (IRE) 322
7 11-1 ht P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 127 1001
11 56101-3 Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Conna Cross (IRE) 172
Distance Winner
7 11-0 J Farrelly R T Dunne 126 1001

Verdict

Town Parks is the only course and distance winner in the line-up having completed a double when scoring here in January though he looked to be feeling the effects of a fall at Ludlow on a return visit there in April. Touch Kick landed a Sandown handicap in December but didn't run so well from 5lb higher at Kempton on Boxing Day. Hogan's Height completed a hat-trick before well beaten in the Grade 1 Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree but he'll be better for his recent run at Fakenham where he led for a long way. TOO MANY DIAMONDS had a brilliant summer winning three times and finishing a very close second in much better races than this. He led for a long way when tackling 3m in Grade 3 company at Ascot last time and can go in again before the real winter ground arrives. The ex-Irish Conna Cross made a successful debut for new connections at Kempton in April and was only beaten a length when tackling this grade at Worcester the following month.