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15:00 Hereford

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Hereford Motor Group Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £8977.7
  • 2m 4f 194y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Hereford Motor Group Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4-5742 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Good strike-rate in novice/handicap hurdles last winter, including on heavy; has taken time to adjust to fences but he didn't go down without a fight in 2m4f Leicester handicap last month; up 4lb; can progress.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Honneur DAjonc

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

2m5f chase winner but unraced beyond that far; lost his way over fences and beaten 12l and 18l back over hurdles the last twice; not crying out to be backed at the minute.

7/1

5th

1

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Honneur DAjonc

12st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on best hurdles/chase form and, returned to this discipline, he ran better behind an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, soft); was beaten 12l though and likely to need more here.

8/1

2nd

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Honneur DAjonc

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on best hurdles/chase form; predominantly out of sorts since last success (fences) but could revive off this reduced mark dropped in grade and back hurdling.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.10

Form: /4-7P2

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won point debut but missed two years and had not shown much in handful of rules starts until shaping nicely when runner-up in 2m3f Exeter handicap (heavy) on New Year's Day; up in grade but now of more interest.

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2nd

2

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:25 Ascot

Upton Road

11st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Michael Scudamore

Not at his best at Sandown three weeks ago and now 0-6 over fences but was runner-up twice on slow ground in January (2m3f/2m5f) and will be right on the premises here if able to reproduce that form.

7/1

5th

10

11th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Upton Road

10st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Michael Scudamore

Point winner; 0-5 over rules fences but his turn looks near having finished a good second at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) and Hereford (2m5f, soft) the last twice; not without a chance returned to 3m.

8/1

2nd

7

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Upton Road

10st 12lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Michael Scudamore

Won point debut but missed two years and had not shown much in handful of rules starts until shaping nicely when runner-up in 2m3f Exeter handicap (heavy) on New Year's Day; up in grade but now of more interest.

13/2

Form: 521-45 C

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Smart in bumpers and won two novice hurdles last winter, improving at 2m-2m2f in the spring (including on soft); finished ahead of Honneur D'Ajonc in two handicap chases in the autumn but the latter has done much better since; step forward needed.

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2nd

9

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Super Six

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield, dropped to rear 8th, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, went second 2 out, challenging when short of room and badly hampered run-in, kept on when switched right final 110yds, went third final strides, finished 3rd, placed 2nd

8/1

4th

7

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

14:05 Newbury

Super Six

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Behind Honneur D'Ajonc at Hereford but not by far despite failing to handle the track and he posted by some margin his best form over fences to win with plenty in hand at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft; 9lb lower); jumped well there and is capable of further progress.

5/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Super Six

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two-time novice hurdle winner (good to soft/good) who improved upon his first two chase starts when third at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month; that latest run can be upgraded as he hung badly left and forfeited ground with a circuit to run; open to improvement and he's on the shortlist.

6/1

Form: 12/4-4

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won three of first four hurdles at 2m-2m2f (soft/heavy); fair start to chase career in late 2021 but wasn't seen again for over a year and never involved at Hereford in December (2m, soft) when given time to overcome some rusty early jumps; still has potential and should come on for the run.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Hooligan

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Won three of first four hurdles at 2m-2m2f (soft/heavy); fair start to chase career in late 2021 but wasn't seen again for over a year and never involved at Hereford in December (2m, soft) when given time to overcome some rusty early jumps; still has potential and should come on for the run.

11/2

4th

1

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:15 Hereford

Hooligan

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

3-5 over hurdles in 2020-21 season and made quite encouraging chasing debut in November 2021; subsequent 410-day absence is an obvious concern but he should still have potential.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 24-811 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Low-key chase debut in October but has come good since, winning at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) and Kelso (2m6f, heavy), finding plenty on both occasions; is likely to continue on the upgrade despite 8lb rise.

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13

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Bill Baxter

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Warren Greatrex

disputed lead early, led narrowly 2nd, headed before 6th, lost position before 8th, dropped to rear and weakening when hampered by faller 5 out

10/1

20

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Bill Baxter

10st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Enjoyed a progressive campaign prior to winning this last year (soft), whereas he's been unable to get competitive on his five starts this season; however, he's just 1lb higher than 12 months ago and perhaps the first-time cheekpieces and return to these fences will reignite his spark.

6/1

6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Bill Baxter

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

midfield, dropped to rear after 4th, weakened gradually from 3 out

15/2

Form: 24-223 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Acts well on testing surfaces and stayed further over hurdles but seemingly ran out of options from handicapping point of view; lacks public experience of fences and probably needs to improve for them.

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4

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Franco dAunou

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Acts well on testing surfaces and stayed further over hurdles but seemingly ran out of options from handicapping point of view; lacks public experience of fences and probably needs to improve for them.

13/2

3rd

4

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Franco dAunou

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Easy winner of 2m4f novice at Fontwell (heavy) in February 2021; 0-6 since but runner-up in four of those, including on both this term; moves up in trip, having seen the 2m6f out well on soft ground on latest outing; improvement needed.

7/1

Form: F18-26 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

All three rules wins have come on good/good to soft and twice taken out of races on soft; the transition to fences hasn't been smooth and others are higher up the list; first-time cheekpieces fitted.

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1st

7

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Moriko De Vassy

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Well treated on his good second to very useful Notlongtillmay at Wetherby (1m7f; chase debut) last November; however, nowhere near that form in three runs since, latest in a notable race returned to hurdles; bit to prove back up in distance.

16/1

7th

10

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 2

15:20 Ffos Las

Moriko De Vassy

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a pair of novice hurdles two seasons ago but rather struggled over fences last term; ground could be an issue on stable debut (was with Tom Symonds) and others appear to hold stronger claims.

20/1

5

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Moriko De Vassy

11st 5lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Tom Symonds

All three rules wins have come on good/good to soft and twice taken out of races on soft; the transition to fences hasn't been smooth and others are higher up the list; first-time cheekpieces fitted.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £281.00
Straight Forecast £272.60
Trifecta £1713.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bill Baxter

The Times:

Hooligan

LAMBOURN:

Bill Baxter

Telegraph:

Bill Baxter

D Express:

Bill Baxter

The Star:

Bill Baxter

Daily Record:

Bill Baxter