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16:10 Hereford

Soft

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  • 2m 5f 163y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -33614 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Two from two at Hereford, the wins gained in a maiden (2m5f, good) last January and handicap (2m3f, soft) in November; may have more to offer back here; Lilly Pinchin takes off a useful 3lb; respected.

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4th

7

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

Zestful Hope

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

3-15 over hurdles (all wins at Hereford); went close over C&D (good to soft) in January but below par back at Hereford last time; still an each-way player if bouncing back.

11/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4862-5 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden; had wind surgery prior to finishing fifth in big field at Wincanton (1m7f) on Boxing Day when making seasonal/handicap debut; open to improvement with that outing under his belt; bred to be suited by this new trip; appealing type.

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1st

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Pachacuti

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won over hurdles last February; placed in three of his four starts over fences and the form is solid; clear second off just 1lb lower at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) most recently and looks poised to go one better.

2/1

2nd

6

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Pachacuti

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: David Pipe

Ran creditably in first-time cheekpieces at Exeter (3m, heavy) on New Year's Day and has now been placed in two of his three chase starts; hurdles success came off just 2lb lower; possibilities.

5/1

3rd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Pachacuti

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Grossly flattered by his proximity when second in an eventful race on seasonal/chase debut at Warwick (3m, soft) in November and was pulled up later that month; needs a good boost from the first-time blinkers here.

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 323-35

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; not disgraced in good-ground handicaps at Wincanton (2m4f) and Taunton (2m3f) since having wind surgery; however, doesn't appear to be crying out for this stiffer test of stamina.

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0

6

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Lady Wilberry

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Claire Hitch

Consistent over hurdles and fences for Keiran Burke; not on a bad mark if able to resume where she left off back in May when going close in a 3m2f chase.

7/2

Form: 515-0S

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

2m winner; not fully exposed; shaped promisingly over 2m3f here (won by Zestful Hope) last time, as he was on the heels of leaders when taking a false step and falling on the home bend; possibilities off same mark.

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3rd

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Chris Cool

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Seems well suited by Bangor and Huntingdon; successful twice at latter track (3m1f) this season, including latest start; on career-high mark but may remain competitive provided he's as good at Ludlow.

7/1

1st

8

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

15:20 Huntingdon

Chris Cool

10st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 62-293 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Has defied higher marks over hurdles and fences; however, the balance of his form last year suggests he's past his best; modest third at Catterick when last seen seven weeks ago.

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6th

4

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:27 Stratford

Forecast

11st 4lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

raced in second, bad mistake and pushed along 5th, dropped to rear before 2 out, weakened quickly 2 out, tailed off

4/1

6th

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Warwick

Forecast

11st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Hurdle/chase winner who is not as good as he was but retains some ability; modest fourth of six in a handicap hurdle at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) 19 days ago, form which gives him something to find here.

14/1

4th

5

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Forecast

11st 3lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, held up in last, outpaced and pushed along 3 out, ridden and struggling when left in modest third before 2 out, soon hung right, lost third run-in

14/1

Form: 33-144 CD BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: P1P-PP D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Far from reliable having posted form figures of FP1PPP in his last six races (hurdles/fences); the win came at Ascot (2m7f soft) and he holds good claims on that performance; just hard to back with confidence.

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1

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Guillemot

12st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

led, disputed lead from 4th, prominent when reminders just after 5 out, ridden 4 out, weakened and pulled up home turn

9/1

7th

3

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Guillemot

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Daly

Far from reliable having posted form figures of FP1PPP in his last six races (hurdles/fences); the win came at Ascot (2m7f soft) and he holds good claims on that performance; just hard to back with confidence.

12/1

1

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Guillemot

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

towards rear, mistake 1st, mistake 6th, reminders 7th, detached with one circuit to go

11/1

Form: 2/1-

Last run: 299 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Twice raced; second in Irish bumper then joined current connections for £130,000; went one better in weak novice hurdle at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) last March; eyeshield now applied; still very unexposed and looks interesting on return from another layoff.

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8th

2

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Pay The Pilot

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Runner-up in a Punchestown bumper (2m4f, heavy) in March 2021 and returned from a year off to beat two rivals on stable/hurdles debut over this C&D (good to soft); another lengthy absence after that and pulled up in both handicaps since returning in January (eyeshield first occasion); lots to prove.

16/1

8

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Pay The Pilot

11st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

led

16/1

4

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Pay The Pilot

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Twice raced; second in Irish bumper then joined current connections for £130,000; went one better in weak novice hurdle at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft) last March; eyeshield now applied; still very unexposed and looks interesting on return from another layoff.

11/4

Form: 1F-PP7

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Most recent win came in Fontwell chase (2m3f) last winter; poor completion record since (fences/hurdles) and achieved little when he got round last time; others preferred.

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5

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Cilaos Glace

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Most recent win came in Fontwell chase (2m3f) last winter; poor completion record since (fences/hurdles) and achieved little when he got round last time; others preferred.

33/1

7th

4

7th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:35 Leicester

Cilaos Glace

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Chasing campaign ended on a low note in the spring and he was in trouble by halfway when pulled up back over hurdles at Lingfield last month; too many doubts for now.

25/1

5

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

14:00 Lingfield

Cilaos Glace

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

took keen hold, pressed leader, shaken up and lost ground 4th, soon in rear, behind when not fluent 5th, soon pulled up

12/1

Form: 341-35 CD BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

C&D winner on soft ground last March (handicap debut); beaten favourite in two outings since but the return to this scenario looks a plus; represents major stable and may still have more progress in him.

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2nd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballycamus

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, not fluent 3rd, faced challenge 4 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/2

2nd

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballycamus

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2-4 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in January; posted another good effort when second at Newbury (2m4f, heavy) this month and will be fine back at 3m; probably won't be far away.

4/1

2nd

3

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Ballycamus

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Successful in lower grade at Warwick (2m4f, soft) most recently, taking chase record to 2-3; now 5lb higher back in stiffer company and was well behind Passing Well here two starts ago; however, can't rule out further improvement in this sphere.

9/2

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Exacta £195.00
Straight Forecast £174.10
Tricast £1145.40
Trifecta £1286.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Pay The Pilot

RP Ratings:

Ballycamus

TOPSPEED:

Lady Wilberry

SPOTLIGHT:

Pachacuti

POSTDATA:

Zestful Hope

THE NORTH:

Chris Cool

D Express:

Ballycamus

The Times:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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The Guardian:

Lady Wilberry