14:00 Hereford

Tuesday 16 January 2018

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

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  • 5YO plus  |   Class 4  |   3m 1f 44y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 6m 35.8s
1st
Horse silk
13
7/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
Jumped left at times, disputed lead until after 1st, chased leader, led 6th, clear last, comfortably
2nd
Horse silk
18
1
11/2
T: R WoollacottJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division, headway 7th, chased winner after 4 out, stumbled 2 out, beaten when jumped left last tchd 5/1 and tchd 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
18
2
7/2f
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 10th until after 4 out, weakened before 2 out tchd 10/3
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
11
12/1
T: J GroucottJ: Lee Edwards
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 11th, mistake 4 out, weakened before next op 11/1 tchd 10/1
5th
Horse silk
15
12
50/1
T: Mrs L J YoungJ: James Best
Mid-division, not fluent 11th, 5th and just about in touch when mistake 15th, soon weakened op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: D A ReesJ: James Bowen (5)
Held up in rear, mistake 4th and 7th, some headway 12th, weakened 14th, pulled up before 2 out op 7/1
PU
Horse silk
4
80/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom (7)
Behind, jumped left and not fluent 6th, pulled up after 8th op 66/1
UR
Horse silk
5
25/1
T: D L WilliamsJ: Shane Quinlan (7)
Mid-division, hit 3rd, behind 12th, very remote last when mistake and unseated rider last tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
6
7/1
T: M SheppardJ: Mr Ed Bailey (7)
Held up in rear, behind 14th, pulled up before 2 out tchd 15/2
PU
Horse silk
7
33/1
T: T SymondsJ: J E Moore
Took keen hold, led after 1st, headed 6th, lost place 13th, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
8
25/1
T: P GundryJ: Bryony Frost (5)
Mid-division, behind from 13th, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
9
11/2
T: J ScottJ: Matt Griffiths
Held up towards rear, hit 4th, mistake next, ridden 9th, behind 12th, pulled up after 13th tchd 5/1 and tchd 13/2
PU
Horse silk
10
33/1
T: A WintleJ: David Noonan
Disputed lead until after 1st, tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, lost place after 10th, pulled up before 12th op 25/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.50Pl:£2.30, £1.90, £1.60EX:£41.60Trifecta:£183.20Tricast:£157.03SF:£40.87Swingers:£7.30, £5.10, £3.20

Forecasts

Baron Du Plessis (7/2), The Kings Writ (11/2), Gonnabegood (11/2), Clondaw Rigger (7/1), Handsome Sam (7/1), Steel Native (8/1), Heavenly Promise (12/1), Minella Style (25/1), Big Time Frank (25/1), Is Love Alive (33/1), Janes Boutique (33/1), Admiral Blake (50/1), Dancing Conquest (80/1)

Verdict

A low grade novices handicap chase, but it's quite possible that a few of these runners will have more to offer, including the difficult to assess dual point winner The Kings Writ. However, he concedes the best part of two stone to the recent Uttoxeter runner up Clondaw Rigger, so there's every chance that the handicapper has taken few chances with the Richard Woollacott trained runner. Gonnabegood switches to chasing mid-season from a fair mark, and that's a slight surprise, as one might expect that he'd have another race or two in him over hurdles from his current mark, but we'll opt to row in with STEEL NATIVE in the very capable hands of James Bowen. This upwardly mobile seven-year-old stays well and handles cut in the ground, and must figure in the frame at the very least from what is still probably a very handy mark.
  1. Steel Native
  2. Gonnabegood
  3. Baron Du Plessis

Prize Money

1st: £4,938.002nd: £1,450.003rd: £725.004th: £363.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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