• 14:40 Novices' Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.40s
  • Off time: 14:42:35
14:40 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pret A Thou (FR) 3/1
2nd Shake The Barley (IRE) 10/1
3rd Raysrock (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 DF11-34 Light Blue, Dark Blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Raysrock (IRE) 93
Distance Winner
7 11-12 K J Burke P C O'Neill 115 7/18.00
2 159-755 Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots Rapid Increase (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 9/25.50
4 74-2766 Yellow, Dark Green cross belts, Dark Green cap Silver Sister 10
8 11-2 J D Frost Hadden Frost (3) 105 20/121.00
5 761384 Yellow, Purple hoops, Purple sleeves, hooped cap Pret A Thou (FR) 31
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-0 J Groucott M Bradbourne (7) 103 3/14.00
6 03/627-P Light Blue, Dark Blue sash, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red cap Omme Antique (FR) 51
7 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman (3) 100 3/14.00
7 0P142P Emerald Green and White (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Scalini's (IRE) 47
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-10 p C Nenadich S Thomas 99 9/110.00
8 06-F14F BLACK, PINK hoops, WHITE sleeves, PINK cap Shake The Barley (IRE) 47
6 10-9 T R George P J Brennan 98 10/111.00
9 6/006- Red, Black diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Jamesdoubleyou 296
6 10-2 K M Prendergast S Durack (ex3) 91 40/141.00
10 307576 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, hooped sleeves Phoenix Eye 20
Course Winner
8 10-0 M Mullineaux Stephen Craine 83 40/141.00
11 2-33U34 Red and Black stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Sarahs Gift (IRE) 81
6 10-0 M Sheppard Charlie Huxley (5) 74 10/111.00
Non runners
3570-P9PMud Monkey511-5Miss C DysonD R Dennis115


RAPID INCREASE can finally show his ability here and gets the selection while Raysrock should be respected on his handicap debut and Pret A Thou is also considered. Although Jonjo O'Neill's charge has not shown his true ability over fences he was a winning hurdler off a mark 10lbs higher than he carries on his chase handicap debut here so these terms look ripe for a marked improvement. Raysrock was a winning novice hurler and has put in some solid efforts since joining the chasing ranks. He's been assigned top weight here but his mark looks fair and the form from his last effort has since been franked. Pret A Thou has continued running well since taking his only career win on his only visit at this track and over distance. He's suffered under his higher mark since and may still need a bit of a reprieve. Sarah¿s Gift looks interesting off a featherweight after some decent efforts recently while Scalini's and Omme Antique have enough about them to be considered but Rapid Increase has the terms in his favour.