April 14 / 14.22 Hereford

14.22

Soft

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  • Prize money: £4193.42
  • 2m 0f 53y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.58
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4-1233 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Acts on heavy ground; most of his form, including Sandown Grade 2 effort, has substance; well-held last of three runners in Exeter Listed event two months ago but sets a useful standard back down in class.
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1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Insurrection

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on heavy ground; most of his form, including Sandown Grade 2 effort, has substance; well-held last of three runners in Exeter Listed event two months ago but sets a useful standard back down in class.

4/6

1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Insurrection

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on heavy ground; most of his form, including Sandown Grade 2 effort, has substance; well-held last of three runners in Exeter Listed event two months ago but sets a useful standard back down in class.

4/6

3rd

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 1

15:05 Exeter

Insurrection

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle debut in November and good second in Sandown Grade 2 (2m4f, heavy) in December; only third at 4-6 in Taunton novice (2m3f, soft) last month but that form has been firmly boosted by the front two and he's entitled to respect.

11/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 21 D

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful on Flat for the Gosdens; clear second over C&D on debut over hurdles, then went one better at Catterick (1m7f, soft) where he comfortably beat a subsequent dual scorer; should have more to offer.
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7th

7

(5)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

16:40 Hamilton

Maasai Mara

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John O’Shea

A fairly useful 1m2f winner for John and Thady Gosden in 2023; won a soft-ground maiden hurdle this February but refused to race in first-time cheekpieces once in April; fourth of six to Geremia when wearing that headgear again back on Flat at this track (1m4f) 16 days ago, which was up with his best Flat form but suggests he's not on a great mark.

16/1

4th

3

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 15y

Class 3

19:15 Hamilton

Maasai Mara

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John O’Shea

towards rear

6/1

4th

3

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 15y

Class 3

19:15 Hamilton

Maasai Mara

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John O’Shea

A fairly useful 1m2f winner for John and Thady Gosden in 2023; showed winning form over hurdles for his current yard in February but then refused to race at Sandown 20 days ago; he has something to prove back in this sphere now.

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 34221P D BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Disappointing, not beaten entirely by the 2m4f trip, at Huntingdon last month; consistent otherwise and opened his account at Ludlow (2m, soft) the time before; could well rebound.
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3rd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Jour DEvasion

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Disappointing, not beaten entirely by the 2m4f trip, at Huntingdon last month; consistent otherwise and opened his account at Ludlow (2m, soft) the time before; could well rebound.

6/1

3rd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Jour DEvasion

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Disappointing, not beaten entirely by the 2m4f trip, at Huntingdon last month; consistent otherwise and opened his account at Ludlow (2m, soft) the time before; could well rebound.

6/1

2

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Jour DEvasion

11st 12lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Progressive over hurdles, getting off the mark at Ludlow last time (2m, soft); shapes as though this longer trip will suit and is one with a chance.

7/2

Form: P

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Best Flat form on AW; achieved nothing at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) switched to hurdles last time out; enough to prove.
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4th

7

(3)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:45 Kempton (AW)

Home And Dry

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Deborah Faulkner

Fit today from hurdling (showed some ability) and two minor honours over 2m on Polytrack last June suggest he can be thereabouts; blinkered once (tailed off, long absence afterwards) in 2021 and now tries cheekpieces.

10/1

Form: 07

Last run: 119 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Completed a Flat hat-trick last June but not in the same form since, including twice over hurdles; something to prove back under this code.
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3rd

2

12th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

17:18 Fontwell

Blow Your Horn

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Multiple Flat/AW winner at up to 2m2f; acts on a sound surface; 0-5 over hurdles but went close with cheekpieces added on handicap hurdle debut upped to 2m5f Warwick in May; up 2lb but he's far from exposed in this sphere and looks a threat to all.

9/4

2nd

2

30th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:10 Warwick

Blow Your Horn

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Multiple Flat/AW winner at up to 2m2f; acts on a sound surface; 0-4 over hurdles; new headgear now tried; will need some improvement to defy this initial handicap mark over hurdles.

6/4

Form: 48

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Needs to improve markedly on his two hurdles efforts (good to soft) and may be more interesting when he gets a sound surface; sole Flat win came on fast ground.
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5th

9

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Zhang Fei

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

took keen hold, held up in rear

6/1

7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Zhang Fei

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Needs to improve markedly on his two hurdles efforts (good to soft) and may be more interesting when he gets a sound surface; sole Flat win came on fast ground.

33/1

Form: 27-864

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Raced at this course in bumpers, best effort when second on debut; ordinary form in two novice hurdles at Ludlow (behind Jour D'Evasion the first time) and needs improvement.
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2nd

1

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:18 Ludlow

Chevington

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Unexposed 5yo who displayed clear promise in three 2m novice hurdles last season (good to soft/soft), notably here in December behind a smart one; that was on soft ground and yet he's bypassed two recent handicaps on account of the ground being too slow; his form claims are up there at this level.

8/1

2nd

1

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:18 Ludlow

Chevington

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

Unexposed 5yo who displayed clear promise in three 2m novice hurdles last season (good to soft/soft), notably here in December behind a smart one; that was on soft ground and yet he's bypassed two recent handicaps on account of the ground being too slow; his form claims are up there at this level.

8/1

Form: 6

Last run: 234 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Opened his Flat account in low-grade AW event (1m4f) last month; in good form but he's only a modest sort and looks inferior to some of these rivals; second crack at this sphere.
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3rd

8

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:15 Newton Abbot

Ocean Ridge

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Won a 1m4f classified race on the AW in March and entitled to show more over hurdles now switched into a handicap; others still look more likely.

7/1

4th

11

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

Ocean Ridge

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Won a basement-grade AW race last month but was soundly beaten when switched back to hurdling at Hereford (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and still needs to prove himself under this code.

33/1

4th

11

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

Ocean Ridge

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Won a basement-grade AW race last month but was soundly beaten when switched back to hurdling at Hereford (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and still needs to prove himself under this code.

33/1

Form: 4

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point form is nothing special; similar story in maiden hurdle here (2m3f, soft; distant fourth) last month on the switch to rules, posting a meagre RPR.
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5th

8

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

El Vigaro

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Well held in three runs in maiden/novice hurdles for new yard this spring but has offered a hint of promise; should be seen to better effect in this low-grade handicap.

12/1

5th

8

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

El Vigaro

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Well held in three runs in maiden/novice hurdles for new yard this spring but has offered a hint of promise; should be seen to better effect in this low-grade handicap.

12/1

8th

3

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Warwick

El Vigaro

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Matt Sheppard

Modest point form and hasn't fared much better since switching to rules; always in the rear at Hereford (2m, good to soft; 200-1) latest; safe to look elsewhere for the solution.

200/1

Form: 54

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Ordinary maiden on Flat for Hugo Palmer; comfortably held in two attempts over hurdles; handicaps more suitable shortly.
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11

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Dragonball Prince

10st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ordinary maiden on Flat for Hugo Palmer and tailed off in three hurdles on ground ranging from heavy to good to soft; in a respected yard but has it all to prove on handicap debut.

10/1

100/1

Form: P5

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Last Flat success came in low grade; has achieved little in two novice hurdles since returning from long absence; tongue-tie applied.
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12th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Too Shy Shy

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Last Flat success came in low grade; has achieved little in two novice hurdles since returning from long absence; tongue-tie applied.

100/1

12th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Too Shy Shy

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Last Flat success came in low grade; has achieved little in two novice hurdles since returning from long absence; tongue-tie applied.

100/1

5th

6

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:30 Ludlow

Too Shy Shy

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

3-39 on the Flat, the latest win gained in basement-grade classified last summer, but was pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) when 150-1 for last month's stable/hurdle debut.

100/1

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Record of just 1-25 on Flat, the success gained off a basement mark on AW (2m) in December; brings limited potential to hurdles.
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10th

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

Gerrots

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Modest Flat winner; has failed to beat a rival in two starts since switched to hurdles; opposed.

100/1

10th

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:40 Stratford

Gerrots

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Modest Flat winner; has failed to beat a rival in two starts since switched to hurdles; opposed.

100/1

12th

5

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

18:40 Chepstow

Gerrots

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Deborah Faulkner

Just 1-25 on Flat, the win gained off a basement mark on AW; failed to beat a rival at Hereford on the switch to hurdles.

100/1

Form: 22310 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Horse

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Form & Verdict
Form dipped sharply at Taunton on Thursday; consistent otherwise and opened his account at Warwick (2m, soft; hurdles debut) the time before; similar type to Jour D'Evasion and may bounce back.
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No Results Found

Form: P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the third attempt in Irish points in spring 2022; achieved nothing at Southwell (2m4f) last month switched to rules but possibly needed the run.
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2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:40 Southwell

Captains Road

11st 7lb

J: Cian Chester

T: Charlie Longsdon

Makes rules debut after long absence but won an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) in May 2022 when last seen (sold for £22,500 later that month) and trainer has had a good season with his point recruits; not ruled out.

7/1

Non-runners

Captains Road

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Payout
Exacta £3.10
Straight Forecast £3.21
Trifecta £7.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Insurrection

The Times:

Maasai Mara

RP RATINGS:

Insurrection

TOPSPEED:

Insurrection

POSTDATA:

Insurrection

WEST COUNTRY:

Insurrection

Daily Mail:

Insurrection

Daily Mirror:

Insurrection

The Sun:

Insurrection

The Star:

Insurrection

Daily Record:

Insurrection

Telegraph:

Maasai Mara

D Express:

Maasai Mara