Hereford

  • 15:10 Play Live Casino At Betinternet.com Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.40s
  • Off time: 15:10:42
15:10 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Phoudamour (FR) 15/8
2nd Pterodactyl (IRE) 9/4
3rd Western Whisky (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 42F Emerald Green, Black disc, sleeves and cap Bugsy's Boy 54
5 11-3 George Baker A Tinkler 113 6/17.00
3 0 EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE sash and sleeves, WHITE cap Calabrese (IRE) 55
5 11-3 p1 M Sheppard M Bradburne 125/1126.00
4 4P338P Beige, Black cross belts, sleeves and cap Christmas Carol (IRE) 29
6 11-3 W K Goldsworthy B Wharfe (5) 100/1101.00
5 60-63 Dark Blue, Red triple diamond, sleeves and cap Gershwinner (IRE) 9
6 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 20/121.00
6 6/P DARK BLUE, PINK diamonds on sleeves, PINK cap King of Java 19
8 11-3 J Bennett R Greene 150/1151.00
7 6-778 Dark Green and Light Green (quartered), White sleeves, Red cap Le Toto 47
6 11-3 J W Mullins A Thornton 40/141.00
8 237 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Paddys Honour (IRE) 31
6 11-3 P J Hobbs D P O'Dwyer (5) 12/113.00
9 153-34F Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Phoudamour (FR) 73
Beaten Favourite
6 11-3 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 120 15/82.88
10 242-24F White, Mauve chevrons, White cap, Mauve star Pterodactyl (IRE) 14
7 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman (3) 114 9/43.25
13 U-86427 White, Royal Blue stars, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Western Whisky (FR) 23
7 11-3 R Lee R Thornton 115 7/24.50
14 009 Royal Blue, large Yellow spots, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Tarabela 10
6 10-10 G A Ham D R Dennis 150/1151.00
Non runners
10F-5A French Horse (FR)611-3Miss V WilliamsS Thomas115
1170Tanner Towers711-3Miss C DysonJ M Davies
1298-2Vagrant Emperor (IRE)611-3Miss E C LavelleJack Doyle

Verdict

In a race that you could have a shortlist of about six runners the vote heads the way of BUGSY'S BOY with Pterodactyl and Phoudamour just two of the others in with big chances. The selection's recent best has come on ground with a bit of cut in it and had been running well this season before falling in a maiden hurdle at Fontwell last time. That would appear only to be a blip on the record and with the form from his previous efforts looking more than strong so are his chances here. Pterodactyl also didn't like Fontwell last time hitting the deck early on in the race. Before that though things were going well and, ignoring that last effort, he is always competitive in events like this. Phoudamour fell when taking on fences for the first time on his last outing and a return to taking on timber looks the right move. A winner in bumper company he has the ability and will be a major player. Vagrant Emperor showed some good ability on his first attempt over hurdles last time and we can expect more again while A French Horse and Western Whisky have solid enough looking claims but in a competitive contest Bugsy Boy has the verdict.