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
Off time: 12:15  |   Winning time: 4m 46.77s
Weighed In
1st
11
25/1
T: Sheila LewisJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Mid-division, stumbled 4th, smooth headway 2 out, pressed leader when pushed along before the last, led following good leap at the last and kept on
2nd
1 ¾
2
5/6f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Close up, eased to the lead after 2 out, not fluent when pressed at the last, soon headed and no extra run-in tchd 4/5
3rd
12
12
5/1
T: Tom LaceyJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, slight mistake when tempo raised 2 out, kept on when ridden but never dangerous op 6/1 tchd 9/2
4th
9 ½
13
125/1
T: Mrs Tracey Barfoot-SauntJ: Cillin Leonard (7)
Tracked leaders early stages then mid-division, towards rear when slight mistake 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, good headway past beaten horses close home op 100/1
5th
nk
1
9/4
T: Tim VaughanJ: Charlie Price (5)
Led, untidy 2 out and hard-ridden, pressed and soon headed, faded late on
6th
¾
10
300/1
T: Mrs N S EvansJ: Robert Williams (3)
Mid-division, pushed along and struggling 3 out, stayed on run-in op 250/1
7th
3 ¼
3
11/1
T: Sam AllwoodJ: R T Dunne
Towards rear, much closer 2 out, outpaced and ridden along after 2 out, mistake last and weakened op 9/1
8th
16
9
28/1
T: W S KittowJ: David Noonan
Towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3 out, hard-ridden when detached 2 out, no more tchd 33/1
9th
33
4
250/1
T: G HanmerJ: Danny Burton (5)
In rear, mistake 3rd, slow at the 4th, a long way detached 2 out, never nearer tchd 200/1

Also Ran

PU
6
250/1
T: G HanmerJ: Sam Coltherd (3)
Prominent, mid-division after the 6th, weakened before 3 out, soon tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

Video Replay

Non-Runners

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

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
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: N A Twiston-Davies
4/1

Prize Money

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

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