Today's racecards

Hereford

  • 16:50 Toteexacta Flexi Betting Beginners' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 14.88s
  • Off time: 16:50:17
16:50 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Acrai Rua (IRE) 11/8
2nd Viper 9/4
3rd Kanad 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/U32-22 Royal blue and light blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, pink cap Acrai Rua (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 11/82.38
2 PP1-232 WHITE, BLACK disc, striped sleeves Kanad 10
Nag me
8 11-0 pt M F Harris Jimmy Derham (5) 115 4/15.00
3 5-P Yellow, Dark Green disc, Black sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Spiritonthemount (USA) 13
Nag me
5 11-0 b P W Hiatt L Treadwell 50/151.00
4 PU3-316 Orange, Brown disc, Brown cap, Orange spots The Hairy Mutt (IRE) 7
Nag me
8 11-0 Lady S Brooke Miss L Brooke (7) 99 10/111.00
5 62/43-44 Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Thyne Spirit (IRE) 20
Nag me
11 11-0 p S T Lewis C Bolger 58 33/134.00
6 181/04-2 PURPLE, large PINK spots and spots on cap Viper 9
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-0 Dr R D P Newland S Thomas 9/43.25
7 7853-44 White, Red diamond, Blue cap Little Girl 18
Nag me
12 10-7 R E Peacock J E Moore 66 33/134.00
8 85/547-4 Yellow, royal blue star, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Outclass 34
Nag me
8 10-7 Harry Chisman David England 64 18/119.00

Verdict

Beginners' chases are notoriously tricky affairs, with the runners looking to win over fences for the first time, and preference is for ACRAI RUA, whose hurdling form entitles him to overcome the challenges of Kanad and Viper. The last named has collected five races in his career but has yet to shine over fences, although finishing runner-up last time he was well beaten and is taken on. Kanad's most recent success came in selling class, but there was enough about his second placed effort last time to suggest he can play a leading role here. However, Acrai Rua has a string of fine performances to his credit over hurdles, and sure to have been well schooled by his trainer, this unexposed performer can lose his maiden tag at the first time of asking over fences.