Today's racecards

Hereford

  • 16:45 Play Casino At BetVictor.com Handicap Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.50s
  • Off time: 16:45:33
16:45 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carrickboy (IRE) 3/1
2nd Alpha Way (GER) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-20P4P White, Dark Blue stars and sleeves, Red cap Russian Flag (FR) 10
Nag me
9 11-12 N B King A Merriam (3) 134 40/141.00
3 2-3P24F Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Rougham 46
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 7/24.50
4 U83-P12 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carrickboy (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 128 3/14.00
5 01UU17 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Made In Time (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 127 11/82.38
6 P7F1PP Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Only Vintage (USA) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-2 P Henderson T J O'Brien 124 14/115.00
7 11-244P ORANGE, BLUE and BROWN quartered cap Tyup Pompey (IRE) 116
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-1 Mrs A Price Miss Alice Mills (7) 109 50/151.00
8 11P145 Orange, Brown disc, Brown cap, Orange spots Alpha Way (GER) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 T Symonds Felix De Giles 105 9/110.00
Non runners
22132-FPPhidippides (IRE)811-10Evan WilliamsPaul Moloney132

Verdict

Alpha Way will ensure there is no hanging about here but is 3lb out of the handicap and likely to face a battle for the lead from the potentially well-handicapped Rougham. The latter took a heavy fall at Taunton in January, however, while Russian Flag, Phidippides, Only Vintage and Tyup Pompey were all pulled up on their latest starts and have a little to prove now. Carrickboy was a little disappointing when beaten at Ayr so this can go to MADE IN TIME. He appears to have ironed out his jumping problems lately and was far from disgraced at Cheltenham after winning a decent novices' handicap over 3m at Taunton. A return to winning ways is on the cards.