12:50 Hereford

Tuesday 16 January 2018

All12:2012:5013:2514:0014:3015:0515:4016:10

    myracing.com Maiden Hurdle (Div 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 3f 147y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:51  |   Winning time: 4m 59.7s
1st
Horse silk
7
9/5f
T: W GreatrexJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, challenged 6th, ridden to lead before 2 out, pressed flat, driven out, in command towards finish op 9/4 tchd 7/4
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
8
2/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leaders, not fluent 7th or 3 out, went 2nd before last, challenged flat, edged left and held towards finish op 7/4
3rd
Horse silk
7
6
4/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Mid-division, headway when not fluent 4th, challenged 2 out until before last, stayed on same pace tchd 9/2
4th
Horse silk
27
4
25/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
Led until after 1st, chased leader, not fluent 3rd, closed 5th, carried left next, soon led, headed before 2 out, weakened well before last op 33/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
11
66/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
Mid-division on outside, 6th 3 out, closed next, soon weakened op 50/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ½
10
12/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division, headway after 6th, 5th and ridden 3 out, weakened after next tchd 10/1
7th
Horse silk
39
2
9/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division, not always fluent, pushed along and struggling 7th, very remote 8th 3 out
8th
Horse silk
24
9
100/1
T: Sheila LewisJ: Robert Williams (3)
In rear, remote 7th 3 out, no chance and soon well behind
9th
Horse silk
nk
3
100/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: James Best
Tracked leaders, weakened before 6th, very remote 8th 3 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
66/1
T: A PhillipsJ: S Bowen
In rear, not fluent 3rd, behind next, tailed off 10th 3 out, pulled up after op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
5
66/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Alain Cawley
Took keen hold, led after 1st, clear next until jumped left 4th, went left 5th, soon headed and weakened, tailed off 11th 3 out, pulled up after

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.40Pl:£1.20, £1.10, £1.70EX:£7.20Trifecta:£17.00SF:£5.69Swingers:£2.00, £1.10, £2.20

Forecasts

Rock My Style (9/5), Sunset Showdown (2/1), Piton Pete (4/1), Cold As Ice (9/1), Sunday In The Park (12/1), Itsamanslife (25/1), Touch Of Velvett (66/1), Lake Washington (66/1), Berlief Aramis (66/1), The Final Whistle (100/1), Concealed Ambition (100/1)

Verdict

A race which lacks strength in depth, and those horses allocated handicap marks look to have been given lofty perches for what they've actually achieved. Piton Pete has shown ability, but he'd surely struggle to be competitive off a mark of 125, so his trainer Oliver Sherwood looks to be rather limited in terms of finding winning opportunities; other than in this grade. Rock My Style has a few slight question marks to address, but probably boasts the pick of the form over hurdles so far. Therefore, a chance is taken on the hurdles debutante (point-to-point winner) SUNSET SHOWDOWN. This gelding was well found in the market ahead of his rules bumper debut at Chepstow in November, and thankfully for his new trainer, he doesn't lock horns with Good Boy Bobby here.
  1. Sunset Showdown
  2. Rock My Style
  3. Piton Pete

Prize Money

1st: £3,639.002nd: £1,068.003rd: £534.004th: £267.00

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