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12:20 Hereford 16 Jan 2018 For Free Hereford Tips Juvenile Maiden Hurdle

(Class 5) (4yo) (2m53yds) 2m Soft 8 hurdles
1st £3,638.88 2nd £1,068.48 3rd £534.24 4th £267.12


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
4 112 108 113
gr g Blue Bresil (FR) - Royale Punta Cana (FR) (Verbier)
Led until after 1st, tracked leader until led again before 5th, driven after 2 out, ridden out to hold on flat (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, the gelding had stripped fitter for its previous run which was the first for his yard, having been off the track for 5 months prior) (op 10/1 tchd 9/1)
2  ½
4 112 tb 107 113
b g Excelebration (IRE) - Nigh (IRE) (Galileo)
Tracked leaders, chased winner 2 out, soon driven, not fluent last, kept on well under pressure, just held (op 14/1 tchd 11/1 and tchd 16/1)
3  12 [12½]
4 109 86 94
ch f Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Zagreb Flyer (Old Vic)
Chased leaders, closed 5th, ridden after 2 out, gradually weakened, went modest 3rd flat (tchd 9/2)
4  ½ [13]
4 112 92 101
br g So You Think (NZ) - Bali Breeze (IRE) (Common Grounds)
Held up, headway to track leaders 5th, ridden after 2 out, weakened approaching last, lost modest 3rd flat (op 5/1 tchd 11/2)
5  [14¼]
4 112 90 102
b g Born To Sea (IRE) - Chanter (Lomitas)
Midfield, stumbled and dropped to rear 2nd, not fluent next, ridden after 4th, no headway until stayed on from 2 out, never able to threaten (op 10/1)
6  8 [22¼]
4 112 80 94
b g New Approach (IRE) - Ratukidul (FR) (Danehill)
Midfield, headway to dispute 2nd when not fluent 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened (op 11/8)
4 112
b g Smart Strike (CAN) - Sing Like a Bird (USA) (Lawyer Ron)
Held up, jumped big 1st, ridden after 3rd, tailed off from 4th until pulled up before last
4 112
ch g Sir Percy - Dayrose (Daylami)
Held up, lost touch 5th, behind when mistake next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (op 50/1)
4 109
b g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Salinia (IRE) (Rainbow Quest)
Took keen hold in rear, rapid headway to lead after 1st, headed before 5th, weakened quickly 3 out, behind when pulled up before next (jockey said gelding ran too free) (op 12/1)
4 109 p1
b g Great Journey (JPN) - Theloune (FR) (Cardoun)
Chased leaders until ridden and weakened quickly 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (jockey said gelding stopped quickly)
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