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13:00 Hereford

Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 147y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,800 added
  • Winner: £4,809
  • 2nd: £1,412
  • 3rd: £706
  • 4th: £353
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 56.30s
  • Off Time: 13:01:24
  • 12 Ran
1
  • Form: 33/33P-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-13
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson

mid-division, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 3 out, headway before next, stayed on same pace approaching last, lost 3rd towards finish

2
  • Form: 3/2453-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Jockey: R T Dunne

chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, led next, clear flat, comfortably

3
  • Form: 4944-02
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: H Whittington
  • Jockey: Harry Bannister

led until 3rd, not fluent next, ridden 7th, every chance 2 out, weakened last

4
  • Form: 094-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: L P Aspell

mid-division, mistake 3 out, soon closed, ridden and no extra before last

5
  • Form: F/143-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge

tracked leader, led 3rd until 3 out, weakened after next

6
  • Form: 9774-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 108
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

held up rear of mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 2 out, not fluent last, went 3rd towards finish

7
16/1
  • Form: 0/6639-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: M D Grant

held up towards rear, no impression from 2 out

8
33/1
  • Form: 0862/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Bridget Andrews

took keen hold, handy on outside, challenged 6th, led 3 out, headed next, no extra flat

9
33/1
  • Form: 437536
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: J M Bradley
  • Jockey: James Best

chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, not much room bend after 3 out, weakened from next

10
50/1
  • Form: 058455-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: J Groucott
  • Jockey: Lee Edwards

held up and wide, always towards rear

11
  • Form: 3/6U604-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: Kerry Lee
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

held up towards rear, headway on outside 2 out, went 2nd on last bend, went left and not fluent last, no impression on winner flat

12
16/1
  • Form: 003174
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: William Marshall

held up in rear, ridden after 2 out, some late headway, never involved

In depth

Verdict

Ballygown Bay has been looking one-paced in his races and may need further though further rain would help. The Go Tou Man had shown little until better a much better effort at Southwell and wouldn't need much more to get into contention. Winning point-to-pointer KILCULLEN BELLAMY led for a long way over further at Newton Abbot and, down in class here, should make a bold bid from the front. Dan Skelton has two entries and Global Ruler looked progressive when last seen finishing second at Southwell though that was in March last year. Cock A Doodle Doo also represents the yard but was a disappointing favourite on her UK debut at Ludlow after transferring from Ireland where she won a Sligo maiden in August. Winning bumper Destined To Shine ran his best race to date on his final start at Bangor in March and is on the same mark while Neachells Bridge has shown some potential.

Formwatch

Ballygown Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 3 out, 4th and one pace before 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 12, 12 1/2l behind Gortroe Joe (11-0) at Warwick 2m 3f (4) gd in May.

Neachells Bridge (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, hanging left 3 out, 6th 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Tokay Dokey (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gs in Oct.

The Go Tou Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Tracked leader, led 3 out, strongly challenged next, headed approaching last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Guard Of Honour (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Peur De Rien (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 6th, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 12, 36 1/2l behind Gortroe Joe (11-0) at Warwick 2m 3f (4) gd in May.

Kilcullen Bellamy 12-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 23 1/2l behind Desirable Court (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (3) gd in May.

Almost Gold (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Last pair, outpaced 4 out, modest 4th 3 out, 4th of 7, 28 1/4l behind Silver Kayf (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) sft in Mar.

Bomber's Moon 22-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Shining Romeo (12-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

Global Ruler 12-1 (11-0) With leader, led 6th, pressed last, soon headed, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Fattsota (11-6) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Mar.

Auld Sod (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 25 3/4l behind Pym (10-12) at Chepstow 2m (4) gd in Oct.

The Toojumpa 25-1 (10-12) Prominent, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 23 1/4l behind Floral Bouquet (10-12) at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Apr.

Destined To Shine (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway after 3 out, switched right before next, soon every chance, not quicken flat, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Hijran (11-9) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Mar.

Cock A Doodle Doo (FR) 9-4fav (10-11) Led to 3rd, chased winner, driven and lost place after 3 out, soon one pace, well held when left 4th last, 4th of 8, 20 1/2l behind New Agenda (12-0) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.