12:45 Hereford

Tuesday 13 October 2020

All12:1512:4513:1513:5014:2314:5815:3316:08

Let's Talk Handicap Hurdle (Div 1)

Class 5  |   2m 5f 163y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 12:45  |   Winning time: 5m 25.13s
Weighed In
1st
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1
9
80/1
T: R J ArmsonJ: Phillip Armson (7)
Always towards rear, never involved op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
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
6
4/1
T: N B KingJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, hampered before 2 out, soon ridden and pulled up before last
PU
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

Video Replay

Non-Runners

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

Betting

Forecast

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
Searching
Weight: 12-5  |Age: 7
Weight: 12-5  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Ben Jones
  |  
T: Grace Harris
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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