Today's racecards

Hereford

  • 13:10 bet365.com Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.80s
  • Off time: 13:10:33
13:10 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vulcanite (IRE) Evs
2nd Salden Licht 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-P98P9 Red, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black star Final Flyer (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 Mrs N S Evans Peter Hatton (7) 93 200/1201.00
2 F6P05-5 Royal Blue and White (halved), Royal Blue sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Furrows 207
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 20/121.00
3 1115-U2 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Grams And Ounces 45
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-0 t J L Flint Thomas Flint (7) 7/18.00
4 314129- Black, black and maroon striped cap Monarch's Way 242
Nag me
5 11-0 p J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 20/121.00
5 5305/ BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Oddjob (IRE) 699
Nag me
8 11-0 D Pipe C O'Farrell 40/141.00
6 321B53/ Emerald green, red sleeves, dark green cap Salden Licht 606
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 A King R Thornton 15/82.88
7 21205-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vulcanite (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 t C E Longsdon A P McCoy Evs2.00

Verdict

This looks a strong contest for the track as a couple of these may have Festival aspirations. VULCANITE was just below the best of last season's crop of novice hurdlers but was still very useful and he made a winning reappearance in effortless fashion in a Fakenham handicap. McCoy is in the saddle again and the five-year-old should make a successful start over the larger obstacles if jumping adequately. Salden Licht had his problems last year and returns from a lengthy lay-off but he's worth noting for future reference if he can recapture his form while Grams And Ounces came up against a smart novice in Sire De Grugy at Kempton last time and should go one better sooner rather than later. Monarch's Way will do well if translating his hurdles form to fences but Furrows and Oddjob may be better for the run and Final Flyer doesn't look up to this level.