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21:20 Hereford

Denco Technical Services Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class E) (Class E)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 2f
  • Going: Good to Firm
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 15.60s
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
3/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    10/11

      1
      Silk - Pink and White check, Pink sleeves
      3/1
      • Form 0411-10
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-12

      tracked leaders, lost place after 6th, rallied 8th, led approaching 3 out, clear approaching last, ridden out

      2
      Silk - White, Black Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
      7/1
      • Form 060P-33
      • Age 5
      • Weight 11-1

      held up, jumped slowly and reminder 2nd, headway 7th, ridden approaching 10th, weakening when not fluent 3 out

      3
      Silk - Black and Light Blue (quartered), halved sleeves, Black cap
      10/11
      • Form PP/564-1
      • Age 7
      • Weight 11-1

      not fluent, led to 2nd, led again 7th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened approaching last

      4
      Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), Black sleeves, White armlets, White cap
      9/1
      • Form 35/0-555
      • Age 8
      • Weight 10-9

      held up, mistake 3rd, headway approaching 7th, ridden after 9th, soon weakened

      5
      Silk - White, Royal Blue chevrons, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, White cap, Royal Blue diamond
      16/1
      • Form 6P40/00-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 10-5

      with leader, led 2nd to 7th, weakened after 9th, behind when pulled up before 10th

      6
      Silk - Red, White stripe, hooped sleeves
      12/1
      • Form PFUP-01
      • Age 9
      • Weight 10-5

      always behind, tailed off from 9th

      In depth

      Verdict

      Cristophe, Greenacres Boy and Oh So Brave look the three to concentrate on in a tricky finale and the tentative vote is given to Greenacres Boy. The selection won well last time out when defeating Sandabar in a seller. This looks a seller in all but name and with conditions in his favour he will be hard to beat. Cristophe rates the main danger on his best form but he gave the impression that his busy season had caught up with him when well behind Phase Eight Girl last time. This looks easier but he cannot be backed with any confidence after that disappointing effort. Oh So Brave won a dreadful race at Stratford on Sunday and he is another with place claims in a more competitive affair. Ockely Flyer was a fair third in a handicap behind Wayward Melody last time so he could be capable of taking a hand in the finish, but he has had plenty of chances in the past and remains a maiden, so we will stick with Greenacres Boy, who at least knows how to get his head in front.