March 12 / 14.31 Hereford

14.31 Hereford

Soft

Royal Equestrian Bedding Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5936.14
  • 3m 1f 119y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 6m 42s
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Royal Equestrian Bedding Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6-14

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Placed in Irish point last spring and displayed good attitude to score on rules debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in November; slightly disappointing when upped to 3m at Kempton (soft) in January but still has potential, and good 5lb claimer Tom Buckley is booked for this handicap debut.
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1st

2

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

13:00 Fontwell

Milan Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Paul Nicholls

2-3 over hurdles after last month's winning handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, soft); that piece of form gives him a leading chance on the figures in this novice event, and he should be okay over today's shorter trip (first hurdle win was over 2m3f).

11/10

1st

2

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:31 Hereford

Milan Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Paul Nicholls

Placed in Irish point last spring and displayed good attitude to score on rules debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in November; slightly disappointing when upped to 3m at Kempton (soft) in January but still has potential, and good 5lb claimer Tom Buckley is booked for this handicap debut.

9/4

4th

2

15th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 121y

Class 3

12:55 Kempton

Milan Bridge

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won hurdle/stable debut when showing a good attitude at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in November; that form hasn't worked out but this longer trip is a plus and he's open to progress; should play a leading role.

9/4

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5/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 826-54

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Didn't make the progress that seemed likely after novice win in December 2020 but both handicap runs this winter were perfectly respectable; dropped another 2lb since last time and is not yet fully exposed over 3m+; probably won't be far away.
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2nd

1

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:31 Hereford

Lord Of Kerak

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Didn't make the progress that seemed likely after novice win in December 2020 but both handicap runs this winter were perfectly respectable; dropped another 2lb since last time and is not yet fully exposed over 3m+; probably won't be far away.

5/1

4th

7

20th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

13:45 Wincanton

Lord Of Kerak

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Hasn't progressed since winning Uttoxeter novice in December 2020 but made satisfactory seasonal debut when fifth at Ayr (2m4f, soft) last month and remains unexposed at around 3m.

6/1

5th

1

21st Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

13:05 Ayr

Lord Of Kerak

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Absent since a below-par run at Perth in April but he's had wind surgery since and this lightly raced novice hurdle winner (2m4f, soft) has potential off this mark on his handicap debut.

9/2

Form: 631-75

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Ended last season with 2m5f novice win at Ludlow (good); beaten about 19l in two handicaps this winter but ran well for a long way when fifth at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) on latter occasion; not out of this if the step up in trip suits.
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2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Worcester

Grooveur

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

1-9 over hurdles; didn't run to form at Newbury this month but his third at Hereford (3m1f, soft) two starts ago was a fairly good effort; dropped in trip/grade for today's chasing debut; tongue-tie fitted; not ruled out.

6/1

10th

17

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Grooveur

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

5

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:15 Fontwell

Grooveur

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Form: 9-6413 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner who came good under rules with wide-margin win at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in December; only third when favourite for handicap debut there (3m1f, good; several flights omitted) in January but probably didn't enjoy the run of the race that day and can be given another chance.
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4th

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:31 Hereford

Minella Buster

11st 5lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Emma Lavelle

Irish point winner who came good under rules with wide-margin win at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in December; only third when favourite for handicap debut there (3m1f, good; several flights omitted) in January but probably didn't enjoy the run of the race that day and can be given another chance.

7/2

3rd

9

31st Jan 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:10 Plumpton

Minella Buster

10st 13lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Emma Lavelle

Irish point winner who made it third time lucky over hurdles with his emphatic success in a maiden here (2m4f, good) last month; takes a big step up in trip on his handicap debut but he looks on a fair mark and is open to further progress; strongly respected.

5/2

1st

4

21st Dec 2021

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

12:20 Plumpton

Minella Buster

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won Irish point last December (next three home have won hurdles/bumper since); soundly beaten on hurdle debut but his front-running fourth in a much better race at Lingfield last month (2m3f, good to soft) suggests he should be very competitive here.

2/1

Form: 4-1246 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won four in a row last season and added to his tally at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in November; back on a workable mark now and new jockey Jonjo O'Neill Jr presumably had the option to partner Bean In Trouble here but this 9yo looked very laboured when safely held on his last two appearances and needs to race with much greater zest today.
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5th

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:31 Hereford

Mr Washington

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Tom Symonds

Won four in a row last season and added to his tally at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in November; back on a workable mark now and new jockey Jonjo O'Neill Jr presumably had the option to partner Bean In Trouble here but this 9yo looked very laboured when safely held on his last two appearances and needs to race with much greater zest today.

10/1

6th

4

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

16:00 Doncaster

Mr Washington

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Tom Symonds

Won four off the reel at the end of 2020 (2m3f-3m2f, including on soft and heavy); returned from wind surgery to win again at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) last November; could give him a chance based on penultimate run at Uttoxeter, but needs to be much better than at Hereford latest.

6/1

4th

4

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

13:45 Hereford

Mr Washington

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tom Symonds

Very progressive in late 2020 (four wins) and added to his tally on seasonal debut at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in November; posted another career best when close/clear second to Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) last month and might still be improving.

7/1

Form: 231243

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
In good form since the autumn, notably when winning at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in December; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current handicap mark but is versatile regarding ground and ought to give another good account.
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6th

3

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:31 Hereford

Bean In Trouble

11st 9lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Jonjo O’Neill

In good form since the autumn, notably when winning at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in December; probably doesn't have much margin for error off current handicap mark but is versatile regarding ground and ought to give another good account.

4/1

3rd

9

19th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Bean In Trouble

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Solid record this season includes Wetherby win and Warwick second (3m2f, heavy) but he may now find that one or two are better handicapped.

10/1

4th

2

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Bean In Trouble

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ran really well on his final four starts last year, including on good ground, and he bagged a win at Wetherby (3m, good to soft); good chance he'll be bang there once more.

11/4

Form: -555P4

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Developed into a useful staying novice last season but generally disappointing this term; won't mind if there's rain about and is sliding down the weights but needs to turn things around.
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6

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:31 Hereford

Mr Harp

11st 3lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Thomas Gallagher

Developed into a useful staying novice last season but generally disappointing this term; won't mind if there's rain about and is sliding down the weights but needs to turn things around.

12/1

4th

5

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Warwick

Mr Harp

11st 4lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Thomas Gallagher

Fifth in a trio of handicap hurdles to begin with this season, with a near-10l defeat at Sandown in December (2m7f, good to soft) probably the pick of them; in trouble from an early stage on chase debut since but is not on a bad mark if bouncing straight back now returned to hurdles.

8/1

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:33 Uttoxeter

Mr Harp

11st 11lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Thomas Gallagher

Fifth on all three hurdling starts this season, most notably in Class 2 Sandown handicap (2m7f, good to soft) on second occasion; slightly below that form at Haydock last time and today's forecast good ground is not sure to suit, but he makes his chasing debut from a good mark.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £209.00
Straight Forecast £192.60
Trifecta £1132.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Milan Bridge

RP Ratings:

Minella Buster

The Times:

Mr Harp

TOPSPEED:

Mr Washington

POSTDATA:

Bean In Trouble

WEST COUNTRY:

Milan Bridge

Telegraph:

Milan Bridge

Daily Mail:

Milan Bridge

Daily Mirror:

Milan Bridge

The Sun:

Milan Bridge

Daily Express:

Minella Buster

Daily Record:

Minella Buster

The Guardian:

Mr Harp

The Star:

Mr Washington