16:25 Hereford
MansionBet Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (5) 4-6yo
MansionBet Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (5) 4-6yo
Going:
Good To Soft
Good To Soft
Distance: 2m 53y Runners: 9
NH Flat
Good To Soft 2m 53y
Thunderstruck looks the pick of the runners with bumper form but he's taking on a very interesting rules debutant in BLAZER'S MILL, whose Irish point effort is useful and who is bred to do well in this sphere. Thegallantway and Piggy Winkle are others to note.[Steve Boow]
LAMBOURN Thunderstruck
POSTDATA Thunderstruck
SPOTLIGHT Blazer's Mill
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1
Blazer's Mill
A Coleman/O Murphy
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 2-
6/5, 11/10
6/5
SP
Solid form in Irish point last March, finishing second to Birchdale who has since won over hurdles for Nicky Henderson and looks a smart prospect (favourite for Grade 2 recently but was withdrawn); joined new yard for £160,000; has bumper winners in his family and commands respect.
5
ThunderstruckBF
L Aspell/Miss E Lavelle
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 12
114 5/2
11/4
SP
Bought for £125,000 after his Irish point win; started favourite for Sandown bumper on rules debut and shaped encouragingly in second place, perhaps getting a little tired (on the heavy ground) late on; the form hasn't worked out well but he's basically unexposed and may progress.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/11/18
    SAN 16Hy 4-6yCl4 NHF,3K
    10-12
    2/11 5l, The Raven's Return[2/1F]10-7
    Leighton Aspell
    91
    104
4
Thegallantway
P Brennan/F O'Brien
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 1
6/1, 13/2
7/1
SP
Justified favouritism with 12l success in Irish point in October; sold £22,000 the following month; has joined a respected stable and market support should be noted.
2
Floki
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 8-
110 13/2, 7/1
8/1
SP
Finished eighth of 18 in Warwick bumper last spring, faring better than the bare result suggests (met trouble); open to improvement but pedigree suggests he may not flourish until sent over jumps and longer trips.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/04/18
    WAR 16GS 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-11
    8/18 6 3/4l, Emitom[16/1]10-11
    Harry Skelton
    35
    100
3
Piggy Winkle
R McLernon/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight
7/1, 15/2
8/1
SP
Brother to 2m7f/3m hurdle winner Princess Tiana; dam useful bumper/2m4f hurdle winner (stayed 3m1f), half-sister to 2m7f-3m1f chase winner Good Time Melody; trainer is 3-11 in bumpers this term; note market signals.
6
Penny Mallow
G Sheehan/Miss V Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight
10/1
SP
15,000euros 3yo; sister to 2m hurdle winner Kapga De Lily; dam French 2m1f hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to 2m-2m4f hurdle/very useful chase winner Kapga De Cerisy; yard is 0-7 in bumpers this season; market helpful.
7
Galtee Mountain
B Powell/J Santos
Age: 4
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight
66/1
SP
First foal; dam point winner/placed 2m3f-2m5f hurdles/chases, half-sister to 3m hurdle winner Moscow In April out of point/3m1f hurdle/chase winner; trainer not associated with bumper winners.
8
Pontblyddyn
L Heard/D M Loughnane
Age: 4
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 0
82 80/1
100/1
SP
Friendless in the betting and well held in junior bumper at Huntingdon ten weeks ago; best watched.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/11/18
    HUN 14Gd 3yCl5 NHF,2K
    10-12
    11/16 35l, Cascova[80/1]10-12
    Jonathan Burke
    24
    61
9
Tybielass
C Brace/B Llewellyn
Age: 4
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: 9
125/1
150/1
SP
Hard to judge on last week's Ffos Las debut (saddle slipped, came home tailed off) but can be opposed; stable has poor strike-rate in bumpers.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/01/19
    Ffo 16Sft 4-6yCl5 NHF,2K
    9-10
    9/11 102l, Jelski[33/1]11-0
    Patrick Cowley
Unnamed Favourite
SP
Unnamed 2nd Favourite
SP