15:10 Hereford

Thursday 19 December 2019

All12:4013:1013:4014:1014:4015:1015:40

Verzon House Handicap Chase

Class 5  |   2m 4f 194y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:10  |   Winning time: 6m 2.7s

1st
7
5/4f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Chased leaders, led before 2 out, hard driven, all out op 13/8
2nd
9
2
15/8
T: R WalfordJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Led until 7th, led again after 10th, headed before 2 out, no extra flat op 2/1

Also Ran

PU
1
7/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
Tracked leader, lost place 4th, soon in rear, behind when pulled up before 10th op 9/2
PU
5
7/1
T: J GroucottJ: Miss L Brooke (7)
Chased leaders, led 7th, headed after 10th, blundered next, soon pulled up op 5/1
PU
6
8/1
T: D L WilliamsJ: Shane Quinlan (5)
In touch, driven to challenge 5 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next op 13/2 tchd 6/1

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Non-Runners

4
Russian Service14
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 7
T: S Drinkwater  J: Jack Tudor
3
Beni Light27
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 8
T: D A Rees  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Blue Monday (5/4), The Brothers (15/8), Beni Light (9/2), Shininstar (7/1), Sutter's Mill (7/1), Bennys Girl (8/1), Russian Service (10/1)

Verdict
It's not hard to have doubts about all of this field in one way or another but there are a few that warrants some attention not least BLUE MONDAY from the Fergal O’Brien yard that can do little wrong this season. The support he received last time hinting that he’s capable of better off this most basement of marks. The Brothers can’t be far away from making a real impression over fences although a longer trip would be preferable as it would be for Sutter’s Mill. Beni Light can’t be totally dismissed if he’s forgiven his run last time having been a consistent sort prior to that but Shininstar may find this too much of a test away from his beloved Ludlow.
  1. Blue Monday
  2. The Brothers
  3. Beni Light
Prize Money
1st:
£2,989.00
2nd:
£878.00
3rd:
£439.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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