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Hereford best bets (1645): Dual course-distance winner Family Pot can bounce back under Sean Bowen

The jumping action on Hereford’s PlanetSportBet-sponsored card concludes when the stamina of these eight chasers is likely to be tested to the limit over this extended two-and-a-half-mile trip.

16:45 Hereford: Daily Racing Specials at PlanetSportBet Handicap Chase (2 miles 5 furlongs)

With barely more than a single betting point covering the top four in the market, the bookies’ jury is clearly out as to where the winner might come from here, although the fact that top-weighted Grizzly James won here for Venetia Williams this time last year bodes well under returning winning jockey Charlie Deutsch.

A similar argument could be made for Amalfi Skyline who also scored over this course and distance on his penultimate outing in January, while School For Scandal shaped up well in first-time cheekpieces over this very trip six weeks ago, and should be in the mix if recent wind surgery has gone to plan.

Suggested best bet: Amalfi Skyline in the 16:45 at Hereford

 

In such a wide-open race it would be no surprise if one of the lesser-fancied candidates were to make an impact, and one to have caught the eye of a broad swathe of Tipstrr’s pundits is the Sheila Lewis-trained Family Pot.

The Lewis yard could hardly be called prolific in terms of producing winners, but this grey gelding enjoyed back-to-back successes at this venue a year ago, the second of which was over this very trip.

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The nine-year-old returned from a two-month winter break to finish a promising third of ten over this same trip in February, and although he pulled up on his one subsequent outing at Huntingdon a fortnight ago, this return to more familiar territory could bring a positive response.

Sean Bowen rides for this yard for only the second ever time, which could be seen as him picking up as many rides as possible in his pursuit of the champion jockey title, or could be an astute booking that suits all parties to bring the best out of a useful chaser.

Next best each-way punt: Family Pot in the 16:45 at Hereford

 

 

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