EXPERTS at Racing Post have previewed all of the action ahead of Thursday afternoon's winter meeting at Hereford, which will be the last fixture of the year at the Herefordshire racecourse. 

Tickets start at just £15 so get the waterproofs on and get down for a highly competitive card, which features seven races - the highlight of which is the 2:10, a Class Four Handicap Chase with the winner scooping over £4,000 in prize money, while the 1:40 Novices' Chase is another to keep an eye on.

Edward Austin - who boasts a 67% strike rate at the track is over £42 in profit (based on a £1 stake) - has two strong rides, while Cheltenham Gold Cup winning duo Nicky Henderson and Nico de Boinville will also be represented.

Warwickshire trainer Dan Skelton is also worth keeping an eye on, Skelton - who has an impressive 40% strike rate at the course - has four fancied runners across the seven races.

Gates open at 10:40 with racing getting under way two hours later and the last trip going off at 3:40. 

Two to back from expert tipsters at Racing Post: 

SUPREMELY LUCKY (1.10) looks a proper chasing type and Dan Skelton’s seven-year-old novice can make it third time lucky over fences having finished second on his first two runs.
He ran no race at Hexham last time when suffering an overreach but has plenty of form on a testing surface otherwise.

The Paul Nicholls-trained SABRINA (3.40) was second on her debut at Taunton in October.
That effort was on a decent surface, but there’s enough evidence she will handle the softer ground on offer and she can land the bumper.


Race by race guide



12:40 Cotswold Mini Mares' Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 3m1/2f

Tip: Special Princess 2/1


1:10 Central Roofing Beginners' Chase Cl4 (4yo+) 3m1f

Tip: Supremely Lucky 11/8


1:40 Westons Cider Novices' Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+) 2m51/2f

Tip: Frisson Collonges 5/1


2:10 Cotswold Hereford Novices' Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m

Tip: Big Nick 4/1


2:40 Appliance Solutions Ledbury Maiden Hurdle Cl5 (3yo+) 2m

Tip: Tribesmans Glory


3:10 Verzon House Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m5f

Tip: Beni Light



3:40 Cotswold BMW Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race Cl5 (4-6yo) 2m

Tip: Sabrina 2/1


Top jockeys at Hereford this season


Jockey - wins/rides - % win rate - level stakes profit %

Ben Jones - 5-10 - 50% - +11.12

Edward Austin - 2-3 - 67% - +42.00

Hugh Nugent - 2-5 - 40% - +4.25

Dave Crosse - 2-5 - 40% - +26.00

Richard Johnson - 2-7 - 29% - -1.62


Top trainer - wins-runs - win rate - level stakes profit %

Venetia Williams - 4-13 - 31% - +6.50

Philip Hobbs - 2-3 - 67% - +2.37

Dan Skelton - 2-5 - 40% - +3.00

Grace Harris - 2-6 - 33% - +2.75

Nigel Twiston-Davies - 2-7 - 29% - +1.25


(profit based on a £1 stake on every runner at Hereford this season) 


Travellers' check


HORSE               TRAINER            RACE MILES

Jungle Prose       Nick Gifford         153

Espion De Saflo  Gary Moore         151

Top of The Morning Toby Lawes     142

China Flower       Toby Lawes         142

Feodora               Toby Lawes         142


Horses which have come from furthest stables to race at Hereford


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