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15:35 Hereford

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  • 3m 1f 119y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.80
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 275-23

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Largely consistent mare who is fully exposed after 38 hurdling starts; respectable third at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month, after a break, and today's move back up in trip wil suit; probably won't be far away.

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7th

7

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

13:05 Market Rasen

Kentford Mallard

10st 10lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Won at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) last month and she fell before things got serious back there last time; this consistent 10yo is fine on soft/good to soft ground and might not be far away.

11/2

0

9

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Kentford Mallard

11st 1lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Seamus Mullins

Exposed mare but consistent and came home well over C&D three weeks ago having had nothing to do with a strong pace up front; only 3lb higher for this and she's fine on all ground.

4/1

1st

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Kentford Mallard

10st 11lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Largely consistent mare who is fully exposed after 38 hurdling starts; respectable third at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last month, after a break, and today's move back up in trip wil suit; probably won't be far away.

7/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 144535 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won three good-ground chases in the spring and was placed off today's mark over hurdles at Warwick (3m1f, good) last month; slightly disappointing at Huntingdon a week ago but runs this track well and features prominently in calculations.

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7th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Pottlerath

11st 8lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three good-ground chases last spring (2m7f-3m1f) and signed off in the autumn with a good hurdle run (3m1f, good to form) but has fitness to prove here and today's trip-and-ground combination is probably not ideal.

9/2

2nd

2

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Pottlerath

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three good-ground chases in the spring and was placed off today's mark over hurdles at Warwick (3m1f, good) last month; slightly disappointing at Huntingdon a week ago but runs this track well and features prominently in calculations.

7/1

5th

4

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

Pottlerath

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Took well to chasing this year, winning three times, and bounced back quickly from a below-par hurdle run when third (just behind Edison Kent) at Warwick (3m1f, good) a fortnight ago; probably won't be far away.

6/1

Form: 79-607 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Six-time hurdle winner who is usually ridden very patiently; will be suited by today's conditions but has been out of form for a good while now and needs to turn a corner.

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7th

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

12:20 Ludlow

Sammylou

11st 9lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

His third at Hereford (3m1f, good to firm) in October is a standout recent run as this veteran has been struggling for a while now; ideally wants the ground quicker than this.

10/1

7th

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Sammylou

11st 7lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Veteran who showed clear signs of a return to form in C&D contest (good to firm) five weeks ago, finishing third; tad vulnerable against younger rivals but could go well again; 15lb below last winning mark.

8/1

3rd

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Sammylou

11st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Six-time hurdle winner who is usually ridden very patiently; will be suited by today's conditions but has been out of form for a good while now and needs to turn a corner.

14/1

Form: 232111 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Resurgent 10yo who has won three in a row over 2m7f in recent weeks (good/soft); raised only another 3lb since last time and likely to give this a good shot from the front.

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7th

18

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; an 11yo who has still won six of his last nine races (all staying handicap hurdles) but he bled from the nose when pulled up behind Gwennie May Boy at Uttoxeter last time and this race looks too hot.

33/1

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Classic Concorde

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; some feat for an 11yo to have won six of his last eight starts (all staying handicap hurdles) and at his best in the mud, as he showed with an ultra-game defeat of Supremely West at Chepstow three weeks ago; has earned his career-high mark (up 7lb for last time) and there's no knocking him.

14/1

1st

12

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; five wins last August-December, the last of which was over C&D (soft) at Christmas; up a further 7lb to another career-high mark at Huntingdon (good to soft) one month ago when that superb sequence came to an end and the scale of his defeat was concerning; needs to bounce back with another career best, aged 11.

20/1

Form: 423-25

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Needs to bounce back from last month's below-par Fontwell run but was creditable second at Bangor (2m7f, good) two starts ago, after a break, and has claims if judged on that performance.

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5th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Fine By Me

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Needs to bounce back from last month's below-par Fontwell run but was creditable second at Bangor (2m7f, good) two starts ago, after a break, and has claims if judged on that performance.

11/2

5th

1

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

16:38 Fontwell

Fine By Me

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

7/2

2nd

6

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Fine By Me

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Made winning handicap debut in a division of this race last year (good ground) and ran well in defeat on next two outings; not seen since a lesser effort in October but can go well when fresh and is not yet fully exposed; tongue-tie fitted; no surprise if he features.

9/2

Form: 7647-4 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Unable to justify strong market support when well-held fourth on stable debut a fortnight ago and now 0-6 over hurdles but probably wasn't suited by the slog in the mud that day; back on better ground here; no surprise if she comes good for Dan Skelton soon; cheekpieces added.

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5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Lady Berlais

11st 6lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Made all at Fakenham (2m, soft) in December when 5lb lower; nothing since and the trip is a worry.

12/1

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Lady Berlais

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, led, headed 5 out, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

5/1

Form: 0U-79P

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but unplaced all five hurdling starts; pulled up when upped to 2m7f at Worcester last month and effectively 6lb higher here; very difficult to enthuse over.

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0

8

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Orange Gina

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Showed some ability in bumpers last year but unplaced all five hurdling starts; pulled up when upped to 2m7f at Worcester last month and effectively 6lb higher here; very difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

0

11

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Orange Gina

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Nikki Evans

Not beaten far when ninth of 12 here (2m4f, good) on handicap debut two months ago, having made the running, but is effectively 1lb higher today and needs to improve for the step up in trip.

33/1

9th

12

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Orange Gina

10st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Little to show for three efforts over hurdles but may do better now handicapping, bearing in mind she showed ability (including a second) in bumpers at this track last summer.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £504.00
Straight Forecast £418.20
Tricast £6599.40
Trifecta £5047.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Classic Concorde

WEST COUNTRY:

Fine By Me

Daily Mail:

Lady Berlais

SPOTLIGHT:

Pottlerath

RP RATINGS:

Kentford Mallard

D Express:

Fine By Me

The Star:

Fine By Me

The Times:

Classic Concorde

Telegraph:

Classic Concorde

The Guardian:

Classic Concorde

Daily Mirror:

Classic Concorde

The Sun:

Classic Concorde

Daily Record:

Classic Concorde