15:45 Hereford Mon 5 November 2018

  • Labels Shopping Ross On Wye Handicap Chase (Class 5)
  • 2m 8y, Good to Firm (Good in places )
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£3,509.002nd£1,030.003rd£515.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 0.7sOff time:15:45:37
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1
1111-12OR: 98D
4/1

Out-and-out front runner who may well get the run of this and appears to be in a good spell at the moment although his weak finishes tend to temper any winning ambitions. Travelled well last time (unsuited by the extended run-in); place chance.

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3
1011-6OR: 92D
4/1

Fair over hurdles back in 2015 when he won a couple of races off slightly higher marks over 2m but very lightly-raced since. His two chase starts under Rules have been less than encouraging; didn't shape too badly last time over hurdles (same rider).

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4
711-4OR: 90BF
15/2

May well be a little more to come from this one although his propensity for weak finishes is a worry (may have needed the race last time on chase debut). Ran better than his finishing position suggests last time and off the same mark looks tempting.

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5
610-11OR: 83
9/2

Reported to have had two wind ops in the past year he's still to win over hurdles/fences and despite being supported last time came up short again (runner-up). That run came in a weak affair and his jumping left something to be desired.

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6
1010-4OR: 76
5/1

His mark continues to fall (now on a career-low mark) but has shown some ability remains in his last two starts and he may be able to take advantage in a weak contest. Ran too free last time out but if he settles he could show his worth.

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7
1110-2OR: 74
10/3

Poor maiden chaser who makes his debut for a new yard having raced out of the weights on his last four starts. Usually races up with the pace and hasn't done badly considering the circumstances but prone to mistakes and faces pace pressure here.

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8
1410-0OR: 70D
25/1

Veteran handicap chaser who is unlikely to be improving at his age and has been well held the last twice. His last win came in the middle of last year when he got the run of the race and that's unlikely to happen here.

Non-Runners

2
Bajardo181
1111-10OR: 96
T: Miss E BakerJ: Jamie Bargary

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Welsh Designe (10/3), Deise Vu (4/1), Sadma (4/1), Wisecracker (9/2), Keppel Isle (5/1), Hands Of Stone (15/2), Bajardo (14/1), Accessallareas (25/1)

Verdict

This isn’t going to take much winning but it should be run at a sound pace given there are a few that like to go forward with one of those being Deise Vu but his propensity for finishing weakly is off putting and another placed effort may be the best he can manage. A strong pace would suit the well-handicapped Keppel Isle (dropped quickly by the handicapper) as that would enable him to settle better, failure to do spoilt his chance last time. Wisecracker didn’t fare badly at Wincanton last time but his jumping was hit-and-miss and this contest gives HANDS OF STONE a chance to win. He looked a weak finisher over hurdles but may last longer over fences and has the most potential of this crowd.
  1. Hands Of Stone
  2. Deise Vu
  3. Keppel Isle

Video Replay

Most Followed

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

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Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

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