February 16 / 16.10 Hereford

16.10 Hereford

Soft

Central Roofing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6753.04
  • 2m 3f 147y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 5m 7s
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Central Roofing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 30-324 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Maiden; in the frame in five of six hurdling starts and runner-up to a subsequent winner two starts ago; every chance on that effort but didn't really build on it when fourth at Chepstow 12 days ago.
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2

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Eaton Collina

11st 11lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

4

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Eaton Collina

11st 9lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Kerry Lee

Behind The Street when fourth at Chepstow two starts ago but off the mark when readily justifying favouritism over C&D (soft) 11 days ago; 7lb higher but very useful 10lb claimer more than negates that; strong traveller who looks likely to be in the mix.

5/1

1st

5

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Eaton Collina

11st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Maiden; in the frame in five of six hurdling starts and runner-up to a subsequent winner two starts ago; every chance on that effort but didn't really build on it when fourth at Chepstow 12 days ago.

13/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 4-664U

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Dual point winner; consistent over hurdles and may have finished second at Exeter latest, but for unseating; 0-10 in this discipline and probably needs to find some improvement to gain a first success.
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3rd

1

25th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 2lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

Goes best for Josh Newman, the partnership adding a 3m1f handicap hurdle success here earlier this month (good; RPR 116; sixth has won since) to a pair of soft-ground pointing successes in 2020; back up 6lb in a slightly higher banded race, but case strong once more.

15/8

1st

1

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Nickelsonthedime

12st 1lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: Kayley Woollacott

Winning pointer who has yet to score in 13 runs over hurdles; sound efforts with cheekpieces on last two starts, conditions suit and has an each-way chance.

8/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:50 Worcester

Nickelsonthedime

11st 11lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Kayley Woollacott

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-2P2

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Couldn't handle going left-handed at Stratford two starts ago but runner-up in her other two hurdling efforts, the latest over 2m5f+ here last month; that form nothing special and more required on handicap debut.
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2nd

1

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

I Spy A Diva

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Well held when third on handicap debut here (2m3f, soft) in February but her second here (2m5f, good to soft) two starts ago was a promising effort and she's of interest now back on better ground and tried over new trip.

3rd

8

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

I Spy A Diva

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Couldn't handle going left-handed at Stratford two starts ago but runner-up in her other two hurdling efforts, the latest over 2m5f+ here last month; that form nothing special and more required on handicap debut.

7/1

2nd

3

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

15:20 Hereford

I Spy A Diva

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Bumper winner; wasn't always fluent when beaten by a nose in a small-field affair on hurdles debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) before a lacklustre effort at Stratford (hung right and pulled up); clearly capable when firing on all cylinders and shouldn't write off just yet.

9/4

Form: 2-5532

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Maiden; gradually getting closer over hurdles and runner-up at Musselburgh last month; that was an uncompetitive novice event and probably needs improvement on handicap debut, although that is more than possible.
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6th

7

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

20:20 Uttoxeter

Mexican Boy

11st 9lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

4

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:40 Stratford

Mexican Boy

11st 10lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Well beaten on handicap debut at Hereford in February but that was his first encounter with soft ground and the first-time hood may help him settle better today; placed in two maiden hurdles (2m4f, good/good to soft) late last year and this lightly raced 6yo could have a part to play.

8/1

4th

9

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Mexican Boy

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Maiden; gradually getting closer over hurdles and runner-up at Musselburgh last month; that was an uncompetitive novice event and probably needs improvement on handicap debut, although that is more than possible.

13/2

Form: 742P64

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Maiden; worth another shot at this sort of trip after keeping on when fourth over 2m here latest but definitely needs a deal more.
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3rd

8

25th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:32 Newton Abbot

Chantilly Haze

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Long-standing maiden who has been a below-par fifth last two starts; first-time headgear needs to make a difference.

6/1

11

5th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Chantilly Haze

10st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

5th

10

20th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:15 Ludlow

Chantilly Haze

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

OUR TIP

Form: 553-33 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Has threatened more than he has produced so far over hurdles; saw out the race better at Exeter two weeks ago and application of cheekpieces could offer some help; usually travels well in his races.
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6th

7

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Hope You Do

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Has threatened more than he has produced so far over hurdles; saw out the race better at Exeter two weeks ago and application of cheekpieces could offer some help; usually travels well in his races.

4/1

3rd

6

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Hope You Do

11st 6lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Philip Hobbs

Winner of 1m3f French bumper in 2020; showed early promise over hurdles but a skewed jump two out when travelling well on handicap debut here in November cost him dear (2m, good); slight query about this extra distance but is still one of the more likely ones.

2/1

3rd

2

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:00 Exeter

Hope You Do

11st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

French bumper winner; 0-3 in maiden hurdles for new stable, most recently third at Chepstow (2m, good) in April; open to progress now handicapping and looks an interesting contender.

7/2

Form: -4200P

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Maiden; runner-up in a Worcester maiden last May (for Nigel Twiston-Davies) but has shown very little in three starts for this yard.
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7th

12

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Sinister Minister

10st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Maiden; runner-up in a Worcester maiden last May (for Nigel Twiston-Davies) but has shown very little in three starts for this yard.

50/1

10

20th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:00 Ludlow

Sinister Minister

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Runner-up in Worcester maiden hurdle last May on his final run for Nigel Twiston-Davies but tailed off in handicaps on his first two runs for this yard and is hard to fancy on the back of those.

66/1

11th

5

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:45 Hereford

Sinister Minister

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Sheila Lewis

Second in Worcester maiden (2m4f, good) for Nigel Twiston-Davies last May but suffered heavy defeat on stable/handicap debut in October and it's hard to know what to expect after another break; tongue-tie back on.

33/1

Form: 211FF7

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Beat two rivals at Ludlow on British debut last October but fell on next two starts and well beaten at Ffos Las recently; bit to prove.
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8

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Canford Light

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Form has gone steadily downhill since justifying long odds-on favouritism in a novice hurdle at Ludlow (2m5f, good) in October; tailed off behind Eaton Collina over C&D latest; hard to make a case for.

20/1

8th

3

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Canford Light

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Beat two rivals at Ludlow on British debut last October but fell on next two starts and well beaten at Ffos Las recently; bit to prove.

20/1

7th

2

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:50 Ffos Las

Canford Light

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ex-Irish 5yo; won three-runner Ludlow novice (2m5f, good) at very short odds on stable debut in October but fell in both subsequent handicaps; still unexposed but not an easy one to weigh up at present.

20/1

Form: 9932

Last run: 177 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; runner-up over hurdles last August and won two of three points subsequently (below best latest); British/handicap debut and betting may indicate what confidence lies behind his chance.
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7th

3

9th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:20 Southwell

Coastguard Station

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Henry Oliver

1st

1

5th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Coastguard Station

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Henry Oliver

2nd

3

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:10 Fakenham

Coastguard Station

11st 6lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Henry Oliver

Solid at this level in Ireland (twice placed; 2m2f-2m4f, good and yielding) and twice a winner since over 3m in the pointing sphere; made no real impact on first start for Henry Oliver at Hereford, yet still merits respect.

9/2

Form: 3-174

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
It was only a claimer he won at Ludlow in December but ran quite well in a Doncaster handicap latest; stout stayer on the Flat so may well benefit from this longer trip; not dismissed.
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1st

13

(4)

19th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

17:15 Pontefract

Overhaugh Street

8st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Ed de Giles

pulled hard, towards rear of midfield, headway and went second after 4f, ridden 4f out, soon kept on well, led inside final 110yds, all out

10/1

Form: 34

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Just three career starts; bought for £60,000 after finishing second in an Irish point and in the frame in both British novice hurdles; beaten a long way latest but that was a strong contest; handicap debut and worth a market check with a tongue-strap fitted.
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2nd

3

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:05 Sedgefield

Robin Des Fox

11st 6lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Oliver Signy

2nd

7

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Robin Des Fox

11st 6lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Oliver Signy

Bought for £60,000 after a second in an Irish point; in the frame on both hurdling starts; beaten a long way at Wetherby latest but that was a stronger contest; not without a shout, especially if a tongue-strap helps.

6/1

1

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Robin Des Fox

12st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Oliver Signy

Just three career starts; bought for £60,000 after finishing second in an Irish point and in the frame in both British novice hurdles; beaten a long way latest but that was a strong contest; handicap debut and worth a market check with a tongue-strap fitted.

Form: 5432

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Last month's handicap debut, after wind surgery and with a tongue-strap fitted, saw him narrowly beaten by a well-handicapped rival; up 4lb but clearly one for the shortlist.
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3

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:55 Huntingdon

Smoking Pigeon

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

2

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:08 Taunton

Smoking Pigeon

11st 12lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: Fergal O’Brien

Wind surgery, tongue tied and down to his shortest trip when close second of 13 on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) in January, making most; creditable third in the 4.50 Wincanton yesterday over 2m5f but whether he turns out again so quickly remains to be seen.

4/1

3rd

3

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Smoking Pigeon

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Wind surgery, tongue tied and down to his shortest trip when close second of 13 on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last time, making most; big player on that if his stamina holds out.

4/1

Form: 8-0545

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Maiden; pick of three hurdling efforts when fifth at Market Rasen in the first of them; hasn't backed that up but handicap debut, after wind surgery, might offer him the chance to do so.
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3

8th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:10 Ludlow

Braganza Bay

11st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

2

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

13:43 Uttoxeter

Braganza Bay

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Eight-race maiden who hasn't lived up to market expectations in 2m5f handicaps (soft) in his last two starts but he still has potential and might be seen to better effect on this return to quicker ground (best novice run was on good).

9/1

4th

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:21 Hereford

Braganza Bay

11st 8lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Henry Daly

Just a respectable fifth on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) three weeks ago but still has low mileage and might be seen to better effect if the ground is quicker here (best novice run was on good).

5/1

Form: F16399 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Chepstow winner in November (off 1lb lower) but three of his four subsequent runs have been well below that level; blinkers need to inspire a return to his best.
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4

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Kenyan Cowboy

10st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Neil King

9

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:35 Chepstow

Kenyan Cowboy

11st 2lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Neil King

C&D winner in November off 1lb higher; good third at Uttoxeter (2m6f) in December but he's been right out of form in his three starts since, two of them at this track; tried blinkers last time; has a point to prove.

20/1

11

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Kenyan Cowboy

10st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Neil King

Chepstow winner in November (off 1lb lower) but three of his four subsequent runs have been well below that level; blinkers need to inspire a return to his best.

25/1

Form: 49U76

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in an Irish point last May; not much to show for three hurdling attempts but kept on steadily over 2m at Ludlow in the latest of them; conceivable he could do better back up in trip on handicap debut.
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8th

2

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Ffos Las

Outback Frontiers

11st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

prominent, ridden when outpaced before 2 out, soon well held

6/1

2nd

2

14th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Outback Frontiers

11st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: John O’Shea

Point runner-up who has been generally progressive over hurdles and made it sixth time lucky in this sphere when justifying support in Chepstow maiden (2m, good) last month; hit with 4lb rise for that but he stayed on well to forge clear and is strongly respected back in a 2m3f handicap.

2/1

1st

8

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

19:50 Chepstow

Outback Frontiers

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: John O’Shea

Form: 36-317

Last run: 245 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Stratford winner last May (2m6f, good) but well beaten the following month and absent since; still 4lb above the winning mark.
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2nd

4

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:53 Stratford

Always Able

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Just 1-14 over hurdles but the win was gained over C&D (good to soft; last May) and she returns here after a good effort in defeat at Hereford (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; fine on good ground; respected.

3/1

2nd

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:51 Hereford

Always Able

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Matt Sheppard

Showed staying qualities to win over this trip at Stratford (good to soft) last May and she might have needed the run after a break when 6l fourth of 12 over C&D two weeks ago; far more persuasive than most.

7/2

4th

4

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Always Able

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Matt Sheppard

Had dropped a few pounds when showing staying qualities to win over 2m6f at Stratford (good to soft) last May but was beaten a long way the following month; soft ground probably not ideal on return from layoff.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £225.00
Straight Forecast £215.10
Tricast £961.00
Trifecta £1042.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Hope You Do

Telegraph:

I Spy A Diva

SPOTLIGHT:

Smoking Pigeon

Daily Mail:

Eaton Collina

LAMBOURN:

Robin Des Fox

Daily Record:

Mexican Boy

The Times:

Braganza Bay

RP Ratings:

Chantilly Haze

TOPSPEED:

Kenyan Cowboy

Daily Express:

Nickelsonthedime

The Star:

I Spy A Diva

WEST COUNTRY:

Hope You Do

The Sun:

Hope You Do

The Guardian:

Smoking Pigeon

Daily Mirror:

Eaton Collina