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16:10 Hereford

Good To Soft

Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4302.34
  • 2m 5f 163y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 5m 34s
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Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 8470-5

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Possibilities on 2m novice hurdle form but soundly beaten in two handicap hurdles and on chase debut (2m5f) for Tim Vaughan; has been wearing a tongue-tie, but not today; worth market check for new yard.

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4th

2

15th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Bebraveforglory

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Well beaten over hurdles last month but had proved consistent in chases before that; Stratford winner in October, off just 1lb lower; ground to make up with Lightonthewing on their Exeter running six weeks ago but ought to be involved if he stays this trip.

9/2

6th

10

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Bebraveforglory

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Has shown consistent form over fences since last March, including a Stratford win (2m6f, good); scored over this C&D (good to soft) on last attempt over hurdles; now only 2lb higher; not dismissed.

5/1

4th

5

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Bebraveforglory

11st 3lb

J: Mr Lewis Gordon

T: Evan Williams

Came good over fences with hard-fought success on seasonal debut at Stratford (2m6f, good) in October; not quite in same form when beaten favourite at Taunton the following month but ought to cope with today's slower ground and has less to prove than some.

5/1

50/1

  • Place: £6.20

Form: 75-598

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Big prices and well beaten in all three handicap starts over 2m1f-2m4f.

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0

3

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Fine By Her

11st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

Dual winner over hurdles (2m7f/3m) but was pulled up on last month's chasing debut, after a break, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

16/1

0

5

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Fine By Her

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Julian Smith

held up in rear, detached 4th, some headway when bad mistake 11th, pulled up before 3 out

7/1

66/1

  • Place: £9.00

Form: 450-FP

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Not yet made a mark over hurdles and after falling on his return to action in October he was pulled up on handicap debut over 2m4f at Leicester recently (80-1).

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9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Doyens De Ante

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

prominent

20/1

0

5

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Doyens De Ante

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Seemingly aided by cheekpieces when winning consecutive chases last spring (3m2f/2m7f) but was beaten when unseating rider at Fontwell 232 days ago and has fitness to prove here.

11/2

Form: 36-317 D

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: /P-444

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Minor form in novice hurdles but was attempting a challenge on handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) when impeded two out; hard to assess over new trip (dam bred two winning pointers) but may yet do better.

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5th

5

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Sweet Spirit

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Minor form in novice hurdles but was attempting a challenge on handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) when impeded two out; hard to assess over new trip (dam bred two winning pointers) but may yet do better.

8/1

4th

3

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:10 Market Rasen

Sweet Spirit

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom Lacey

8yo who has had a few absences in her light career but she's shown promise and now goes handicapping off a modest mark; no surprise if she plays a leading role, especially if strong in the betting.

11/2

4th

11

20th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Sweet Spirit

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom Lacey

Very lightly raced 8yo, placed in a point bumper in 2018 and a rules bumper in 2019; off a year before finishing 21l fourth of eight in mares' novice hurdle at Catterick (12-1) on first start for Tom Lacey; needs to improve but may come on for that run.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-F636

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Early promise in a Punchestown bumper last spring and again when a plugging-on third over hurdles at Chepstow last month (2m, heavy); failed to confirm that promise on handicap debut at Bangor since but this stiffer test can suit.

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5

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Patient Owner

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Showed some fair form over fences last term, notably when second in a Uttoxeter handicap off 17lb higher in December 2022 (3m, heavy); pulled up on all three starts this season, the latest when having first run after a wind op when headgear was tried (didn't jump well); no headgear here but hard to fancy despite good mark.

14/1

6

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Patient Owner

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

Maiden; ran well at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) on chase debut but form has gone downhill since, pulled up in both runs this term; combination of wind surgery and first-time visor needs to help.

11/2

Form: /69-32

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Minor form in early hurdle runs for new yard but fared much better when chasing home an in-form rival over C&D (good) in November; different ground conditions here but has been left on the same mark.

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11

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Spiritus Mundi

10st 6lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

18-race maiden; tailed off here (2m5f, good) on seasonal debut in November and not seen again since; not the obvious answer.

66/1

9th

12

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Spiritus Mundi

10st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Nikki Evans

17-race maiden; well handicapped on some of his placed form and probably wasn't suited by the soft ground when struggling here in January but still makes only limited appeal on first start for 321 days.

66/1

Form: 0-4036

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has dropped a long way in the weights since the middle of 2021 but very mixed this winter, over hurdles and on the AW; needs revival.

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2nd

2

(5)

9th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Garrison Commander

11st 0lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Katy Price

8th

10

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Garrison Commander

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Katy Price

Has dropped a long way in the weights since the middle of 2021 but very mixed this winter, over hurdles and on the AW; needs revival.

33/1

5th

2

(10)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Garrison Commander

9st 12lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Katy Price

Poor strike-rate; respectable effort at Wolverhampton on his penultimate start but he was well beaten back there on Saturday; others more appealing,

20/1

Form: 6-3861 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won bumper on heavy last February; early hurdle runs weren't up to much but he came from an unlikely position to win on handicap debut at Fontwell recently (2m5f, good to soft); fourth won next time; up 7lb but has more to come.

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6

2nd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:00 Plumpton

Coronado Joe

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Hasn't taken to fences in two of his runs this season but dividing those was a tailed-off finish over hurdles; on his last winning mark but has a bit to prove at the minute; cheekpieces are turned to.

8/1

10

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Coronado Joe

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Unseated early on last month's chase debut and reverted to hurdles with a flat effort the following week; has won off a 4lb lower mark (hurdling) but has a bit to prove on a few counts here.

14/1

Form: -97684

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Improved hurdle form when close fourth on handicap debut in a big field at Ffos Las 17 days ago (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); main concern is that he's not really bred for this greater test.

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6th

5

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Bert Wilson

11st 1lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Nigel Hawke

A dual hurdles winner (around 2m4f) last season but he's failed to fire this term, ridden in midfield when falling three out in 3m Taunton handicap last time; others appeal more.

6/1

11

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Bert Wilson

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Dual hurdle winner (2m4f/2m3f) when fitted with visor in early part of last year but yet to get going this season (pulled up on two of three appearances); tries a new trip today; revival needed.

16/1

Form: 4-8F97

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Hint of ability in bumpers and she wasn't persevered with on her handicap debut at Warwick after Christmas (2m3f, heavy) having suffered some interference on the home bend; could get closer here now dropped 4lb.

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6th

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:40 Ludlow

Milanese Rose

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

20/1

Form: 0-009

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Has had very few chances but he finished last on his handicap debut over 2m3f at Fontwell in December; first-time hood needs to make a big difference.

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4th

10

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

King Of The Story

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Has rather mixed record for new stable this season but won by over 9l at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in the summer and may not have been suited by the soft ground when below form at Wincanton last month; no surprise if he features.

12/1

6th

10

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

13:44 Wincanton

King Of The Story

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Pulled up on stable debut in July but opened account with eased-down success at Fontwell (2m5f, good) the following month; makes quick reappearance after good second at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) on Monday; won't be far away if in similar form again.

5/1

2nd

5

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

King Of The Story

10st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Polly Gundry

Made it second-time lucky for Polly Gundry with an easy win at Fontwell (2m5f) last month and he had an excuse when badly hampered over C&D last time; hard to rule out further progress in this sphere but his win came on good ground and he still has something to prove in soft conditions.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £1425.00
Straight Forecast £1821.90
Tricast £70965.30
Trifecta £32372.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Coronado Joe

Daily Mail:

Spiritus Mundi

WEST COUNTRY:

Bert Wilson

Daily Express:

Bebraveforglory

The Times:

Always Able

RP Ratings:

Coronado Joe

POSTDATA:

Coronado Joe

Telegraph:

Coronado Joe

The Sun:

Coronado Joe

The Star:

Coronado Joe

Daily Record:

Coronado Joe

Daily Mirror:

Spiritus Mundi