Hereford 3.05 tips – Force to emerge the winner

Hereford 3.05 tips - Force to emerge the winner

Harry Whittington

Emerging Force

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Betting Tip: Emerging Force @ 11/8 with williamhill

A far more appealing bet comes in the shape of the Harry Whittington-trained EMERGING FORCE, who is tackling fences for the first time in the beginners’ chase. He looked a bright prospect when winning three of his first four hurdle starts last winter – testing conditions found him out when beaten into third at Newbury – and he’s was unlucky not to score at Haydock in March as he was three lengths clear and going well when unseating his rider at the last. He’d probably had enough for the season when pulling up at the Punchestown Festival on his only subsequent start, though the fact he was sent off at just 6/1 for that Grade 1 win by Bellshill is an indication of the high regard he is held in.

A summer at grass will have done him the power of good and this tall, good-looking sort could really come into his own over the bigger obstacles this season. It’s early days to be talking about the big spring festivals but he looks well up to the standard required and I expect him to make a winning start. This is no gimme, mind, and Paul Nicholls’ Rainy City in particular looks a danger given he is race-fit and will be well at home on the good ground and right-handed track. The Whittington runner looks to have more scope, though, and I’m hopeful his class can see him through.

Betting Tip: Emerging Force @ 11/8 with williamhill

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