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Hereford

Thu, 3rd May 2012
15:50
Butty Bach Handicap Chase, 2m 5f 110y
5 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £2800

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

1 Cebonne (FR) (13J)
11 b g Pistolet Bleu (IRE) - Northine (FR) (Northern Treat (USA))
724P/62- Mr C J Leech

11-12  
97

6/5
Paul Moloney
Mrs S Leech

Successful in two chases at 2m 5f and 3m on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten 10l by Current Climate when second of 7 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Fontwell over 3m 4f (good to soft) last month.

2 Got The Urge (IRE) (24J)
10 ch g Snurge (IRE) - Kyle Lamp (IRE) (Miner's Lamp (UNR))
6009/4P- Mrs Nancy Mayes

11-5  
90

10/1
Jason Kiely (10)
Tim Vaughan

A winner of a chase at 2m 3f on soft ground, but that win was over two years ago. Pulled up 3 out when 33-1 at Chepstow over 3m (soft) in a chase won by Pancake last month on his latest outing.

3 Thedreamstillalive (IRE) (65J)
12 ch g Houmayoun (FR) - State Of Dream (IRE) (Carmelite House (USA))
523P/P7- Mr J A B Old
Tongue strap

10-9  
80

3/1

J A B Old

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Well beaten at 16-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Leicester over 2m 7f (good) in February.

4 Russellstown Boy (IRE) (68J)
12 b g Arctic Lord - Lough Borough (IRE) (Orchestra (IRE))
534/6U8- Mr R S Herbert

10-3  
74

8/1
J M Davies
Mrs P Ford

A winner of a chase at 2m 5f on heavy ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Lady Willa when last of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 2m (soft) in February.

5 Midnight Charmer (GB) (25J)
6 b g Midnight Legend - Dickies Girl (Saxon Farm)
P/53625- Mrs M J Arnold

10-2  
73

4/1
James Banks (7)
Miss E Baker

Placed in a hurdle race and a chase from nine starts. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Cecily Parsley when fifth of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Towcester over 2m 6f (good) last month.

Race Verdict

Cebonne returned to form at Fontwell last month and makes plenty of appeal having dropped back down to his last winning mark, but MIDNIGHT CHARMER edges the verdict in receipt of so much weight. Emma Baker's gelding was admittedly disappointing on a quick surface at Towcester last month, but a repeat of his second place finish on rain-soaked ground at Fontwell previously would give him a great chance. Thedreamstillalive is ridiculously well treated on best form, but hasn't shown a great deal in both starts since returning from a long time off in December.

Selection: Midnight Charmer        Danger: Cebonne        Alternative: Thedreamstillalive
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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