12:45 Hereford

Tuesday 13 October 2020

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    Let's Talk Handicap Hurdle (Div 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 5f 163y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:45  |   Winning time: 5m 25.13s
1st
Horse silk
12
11/2
T: Sheila LewisJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Mid-division, tracked leaders final circuit, travelling powerfully 2 out, eased into the lead before the last, 5-lengths clear at the last, extended advantage run-in, comfortable op 6/1 tchd 5/1
2nd
Horse silk
12
14
10/3f
T: D BurchellJ: R T Dunne
Towards rear, pushed along and plenty to do 2 out, driven along and good headway to dispute 2nd at the last, kept on well run-in op 5/2
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
4
9/2
T: B J LlewellynJ: Robert Williams (3)
Towards rear, headway 3 out, mistake when disputing 3rd 2 out, kept on but never dangerous latter stages op 11/2
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
5
20/1
T: R A TealJ: D A Jacob
Chased leader, pressed leader 2 out and briefly led, headed approaching last, no more to give and weakened after the last tchd 18/1 and tchd 22/1
5th
Horse silk
6 ½
8
50/1
T: R BandeyJ: Brendan Powell
Led, pressed and headed 2 out, soon outpaced and no extra close home op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
1
10
8/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 2 out, never nearer op 10/1 tchd 11/1
7th
Horse silk
19
3
6/1
T: A RalphJ: Lee Edwards
Mid-division early stages, prominent entering final circuit, niggled along 2 out, soon weakened and never involved op 7/1 tchd 15/2
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
40/1
T: Georgie HowellJ: Tabitha Worsley (5)
Mid-division, outpaced and lost position 3 out, ridden and struggling 2 out, no more op 33/1 tchd 50/1
9th
Horse silk
1
9
80/1
T: R J ArmsonJ: Phillip Armson (7)
Always towards rear, never involved op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
66/1
T: C J GrayJ: M G Nolan
Prominent, then tracked leader, driven before 5 out, weakened quickly and pulled up op 50/1 tchd 40/1
PU
Horse silk
6
4/1
T: N B KingJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, hampered before 2 out, soon ridden and pulled up before last
PU
Horse silk
13
18/1
T: S CurranJ: J M Davies
Towards rear, pushed along and detached 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 12/1

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Project Mars211
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 8
T: F O'Brien  J: P J Brennan
NR
11
Horse silk
Deputy Jones67
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 7
T: N P Mulholland  J: James Best
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.30Pl:£1.50, £1.70, £1.80EX:£25.50Trifecta:£167.90Tricast:£91.36SF:£24.09Swingers:£4.90, £4.90, £4.30

Forecasts

Project Mars (11/4), Easkey Lad (10/3), Remember The Man (4/1), Arty Campbell (9/2), Knight Commander (11/2), Memphis Bleek (6/1), Blunder Buss (8/1), Deputy Jones (14/1), Magic Shuffle (18/1), Agincourt Reef (20/1), Black Lightning (40/1), Flintara (50/1), Seasearch (66/1), Mackie Dee (80/1)

Verdict

PROJECT MARS made a good start for Fergal O'Brien at the start of 2020 and there's every chance he can pick up where he left off given his stable's excellent form. Knight Commander arrives on the back of 2 good efforts and should figure again. Easkey Lad is also respected on the back of a better run last time, while Remember The Man needs a betting check on his return from wind surgery.

  1. PROJECT MARS (IRE)
  2. KNIGHT COMMANDER
  3. EASKEY LAD (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
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Weight: 12-5  |Age: 7
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £2,794.002nd: £820.003rd: £410.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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