12:15 Hereford

Tuesday 13 October 2020

All12:1512:4513:1513:5014:2314:5815:3316:08
  • Mental Health Matters Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 4  |   2m 3f 147y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:15  |   Winning time: 4m 46.77s
1
Let The Heirs Walk21
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-10| J: Charlie Price| T: Tim Vaughan| OR:  127
9/4
Useful-looking gelding who defied a penalty after 8 months off to make it 2 from 2 for this yard at Warwick (2m) 3 weeks ago. This is tougher but he may do better again now back up in trip.
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2
Celestial Forcep15
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  123
5/6
Fairly useful stayer on Flat who made a successful hurdling bow at Newton Abbot (18.5f) in September. Progressed to go close under a penalty there 15 days ago and has scope for better still at 2½m.
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3
Aquila Sky215
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12| J: R T Dunne| T: Sam Allwood
11/1
Offered little both starts for Harry Fry but improved when fourth in a Docnaster novice hurdle (19.4f) on yard debut in February, despite refusing to settle. May improve again.
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4
Ebnal Explorerh50
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12| J: Danny Burton| T: G Hanmer
250/1
Showed little sole start in bumpers and was held back by his attitude when pulled up on Southwell hurdle debut in August.
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6
Knocknagoshel249
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-12| J: Sam Coltherd| T: G Hanmer
250/1
Unpromising in Irish points and well beaten in a bumper/2 novice hurdles.
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9
28/1
Exeter bumper winner in 2019. Goes hurdling for new yard after 17 months off and market likely to provide the best guide.
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10
300/1
Little impact in Irish maiden hurdles. Has left John Queally.
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11
Straw Fan Jack13
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12| J: Sean Houlihan| T: Sheila Lewis| OR:  107
25/1
Well held in a bumper but clear signs of ability over hurdles, in process of running creditably (in fifth) when falling at the last on Bangor reappearance. Remains with potential.
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12
Thais Toir236
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12| J: R Johnson| T: Tom Lacey
5/1
Modest in bumpers (though well backed on debut), given a considerate introduction to hurdling after a break at Huntingdon when last seen and should have more to offer now upped in trip.
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13
125/1
Poor maiden on the Flat who showed a bit of aptitude for hurdling in a pair of Newton Abbot novices but was pulled up on Uttoxeter handicap debut last time.
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Non-Runners

5
Justgivemeareason298
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: A Wintle  J: James Best
NR
7
Legendoire21
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: H Chisman  J: Non Runner
NR
8
Lifeisahighway522
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: B Pauling  J: D A Jacob
NR

Betting

Forecast

Celestial Force (5/6), Let The Heirs Walk (9/4), Thais Toir (5/1), Lifeisahighway (6/1), Aquila Sky (11/1), Straw Fan Jack (25/1), Merchant House (28/1), Justgivemeareason (66/1), Legendoire (100/1), Munstead Moonshine (125/1), Ebnal Explorer (250/1), Knocknagoshel (250/1), Spiritus Mundi (300/1)

Verdict

CELESTIAL FORCE is going the right way over hurdles and has scope for better still now tackling this longer trip, so he earns the vote. Let The Heirs Walk has to concede weight all round but may do better again with this step back up in distance unlikely to trouble him. Thais Toir should leave behind his opening effort over hurdles and is also worth a second look.

  1. CELESTIAL FORCE (IRE)
  2. LET THE HEIRS WALK (IRE)
  3. THAIS TOIR (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
Don't Shout
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £277.00

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