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4:35 Hereford 17 Feb 2021 Novices' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (0-105, 4yo+) (2m3f147yds) 2m3½f Soft 10 hurdles
1st £2,794.14 2nd £820.44 3rd £410.22 4th £350 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 113 t 104 68 111
b g Arctic Cosmos (USA) - Hardy Lamb (IRE) (Witness Box)
Midfield, nudged along and dropped to rear after 4th, rallied before 6th, close up before 7th, not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and rallied to challenge last, kept on to lead final 110yds, all out, just held on (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding had benefitted from a drop back in trip to 2m 3f 147yds on this occasion having raced over 2m 7f 7yds last time out) (op 66/1)
2  nse
5 109 t 103 67 109
b g Jet Away - Lady Firefly (IRE) (Mr Combustible)
Midfield, headway and close up before 4th, disputed lead 6th, nudged along before 2 out, pushed along and led narrowly before last, not fluent last, ridden and headed final 110yds, rallied towards finish, just failed (op 12/1)
3  ½ [½]
6 1012 tp1 104 67 110
b g Yeats (IRE) - Heath Heaven (Alflora)
Close up, disputed lead 6th, nudged along to lead after 3 out, faced challenge before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, jockey dropped whip and headed before last, ridden and kept on run-in, no extra towards finish (tchd 11/4)
4  14 [14½]
6 111 102 50 94
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Formidable Guest (Dilshaan)
Midfield, headway and close up on outer before 6th, disputed lead 6th, pushed along and reminders after 3 out, lost position before 2 out, ridden and rallied home turn, went modest fourth run-in (op 13/8 tchd 11/8)
5  ½ [15]
6 1012 t 104 52 94
b g Le Fou (IRE) - Knockalaghan Maid (IRE) (Snurge)
In rear, some headway before 6th, prominent before 7th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened home turn, soon held (op 25/1)
6  [19¾]
7 1013 t1 103 46 88
b g Arcadio (GER) - Tobetall (Tobougg)
Pressed leader, bumped 4th, led on outer before 6th, joined 6th, niggled along before 3 out, soon headed, pushed along and lost ground before 2 out, soon weakened (op 33/1)
7  [24½]
6 1010 102 40 85
b g Universal (IRE) - Foxglove (Hernando)
Towards rear, dropped to last before 5th, pushed along with one circuit to go, rallied before 6th, lost position when not fluent 3 out, kept on from 2 out, never on terms (op 16/1)
6 109 b 103
b g Galileo (IRE) - Anna Karenina (IRE) (Green Desert)
Close up, not fluent 2nd, lost ground into midfield after 4th, niggled along with one circuit to go, pushed along before 6th, ridden after 3 out, soon tailed off, pulled up before 2 out (op 11/1)
7 114 h1 105
b g Arakan (USA) - Kerry Lily (IRE) (Priolo)
Took keen hold, in rear, headway and prominent before 7th, lost position and not fluent 3 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out (vet said gelding lost its left-fore shoe) (tchd 50/1)
7 109 101
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Coolamaine Star (IRE) (King's Theatre)
Jumped left on occasions, led narrowly, jumped left and bumped rival 4th, headed and lost position on inner before 6th, soon dropped to rear, pulled up back straight (op 7/1)
7 113 104
b g Getaway (GER) - Trixskin (IRE) (Buckskin)
Midfield, lost position before 6th, well behind before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out (op 28/1 tchd 33/1)
6 114 105
ch g Creachadoir (IRE) - Royal Army (GER) (Pirate Army)
Prominent, disputed lead 6th, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, dropped to rear before 2 out, pulled up before last (op 17/2 tchd 11/1)
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