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18:45 Hereford

HFT Forklifts Ltd 21st Anniversary Novices' Hurdle

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 42.80s
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap
2/1
  • Form 5F65-31
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 110

mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, headway approaching 5th, ridden and every chance 2 out, 4th and beaten when fell last

2
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
  • Form 1-12
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-1

chased leaders, led and mistake 7th, ridden and headed 2 out, every chance last, stayed on

3
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, Yellow cap
5/2
  • Form 33-13
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 114

led to 2nd, chased leaders, ridden 2 out, every chance last, not quicken

4
Silk - Black, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red star
50/1
  • Form 90/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

held up, headway approaching 5th, ridden to lead 2 out, driven out

5
Silk - Emerald Green, Maroon star, stars on sleeves, and star on cap
50/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

not fluent, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 7th

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and Yellow quartered cap
  • Form U3/P1P-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

prominent and pulled hard, led 2nd, headed after 6th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last

7
Silk - Dark Green, Orange star, Dark Green sleeves, Orange stars, Dark Green cap, Orange star
  • Form 0/0P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear, headway 6th, weakened 3 out, left 4th last

8
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue star, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue star

Mr Dip

28
25/1
  • Form 36
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

jumped right 1st, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before last

9
Silk - White, Black and Orange halved sleeves, Black and Orange hooped cap
100/1
  • Form 006-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 7th

10
Silk - Black
7/2
  • Form PPP-232
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

chased leaders, led after 6, headed next, weakened after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

11
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form 09-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-8

in touch, lost place 4th, tailed off when pulled up before last

12
Silk - Dark Green, Dark Blue diamond, hooped sleeves and hooped cap
22/1
  • Form F-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

in touch, blundered 1st, pushed along 7th, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before last

13
Silk - Black and Red diabolo, Red cap
100/1
  • Form 0090P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5

pulled hard, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

In depth

Verdict

Martin Pipe is a dangerous man to oppose in races like this and his Boulevardofdreams is given a confident vote. Thieves' Glen and Kilindini are expected to give the selection the most to do. Kilindini is holding his form well at present and shapes as if he can pay his way this term. Firm ground ideally suits him and, with experience of the course to bolster his claims, he should be able to pick up the scraps if anything happens to the main hope. Thieves' Glen has also been in good heart lately and holds a solid each-way chance on the best of his form. However, he does not look the most resilient of battlers and may be vulnerable to a stronger finisher. Which is where we turn to Boulevardofdreams, who makes more appeal at this trip. The Pipe horse is far less exposed than many of today's rivals and this former Irish pointer is expected to be too progressive for this lot today.

Formwatch

Tom Bell (IRE) 4-1jt-fav (10-2) Held up, headway after 4th, led approaching 2 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, won at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (D) gs in May beating Phar Out Phavorite (11-12) by 18l, 11 ran.

Boulevardofdreams (IRE) Evensjt-fav (11-2) Led, jumped slightly left throughout, ridden and headed approaching 7th, one pace from 3 out, well held when mistake last, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Lease Back (11-0) at N Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (E) gs in May.

Kilindini 7-2 (11-3) Led to 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 3rd of 14, 25l behind Buena Vista (10-10) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hdl (E) gf in May.

Grey Tune (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Behind from halfway, 22nd of 29, well behind Deanery Nellie (11-5) at Navan 2m 2f mdn hdl gs in Mar '04.

Kerry Zulu Warrior 9-1 (11-2) Led and soon well clear, jumped right 6th, headed and weakened quickly after 7th, no chance when pulled up at the last in race won by Chase The Sunset (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (E) gf, 12 ran.

Mapilut du Moulin (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Held up and keen, saddle slipped and pulled up 5 out in race won by Three Ships (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (E) gf, 15 ran.

Mr Dip 20-1 (10-11) Behind, mistake 1st, some headway when badly hampered 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, well behind My Pal Val (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (E) gf in May.

Thieves'glen 6-5 (10-12) Led, hit 5th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Nautic (10-8) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (E) gf in May.