January 10 / 14.15 Ludlow

14.15 Ludlow Soft

Luke Watson Memorial “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5854.44
  • 2m 5f 55y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 21s
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Luke Watson Memorial “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

1st
6
Jet Plane

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Showed promise at Uttoxeter (2m/2m4f, good to soft) in October and built on that in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on last month's handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, soft), where he was 5l clear when falling at the final flight; may well make amends today.
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2

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:58 Wetherby

Jet Plane

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Well beaten in the Imperial Cup at Sandown 19 days ago but this lightly raced 6yo was progressive previously and is back in much calmer waters today; could get back on track with a big performance.

4/1

12th

15

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Jet Plane

10st 8lb

J: Mr Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

1-6 over hurdles, the win coming at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) in January; finished behind Dubrovnik Harry when third at Leicester last time and probably does not have that rival's potential; one of three runners for Dan Skelton.

33/1

3rd

2

2nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

13:50 Leicester

Jet Plane

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Steadily progressive over hurdles, gaining deserved first success at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) three weeks ago, just getting better of good tussle; should run his usual solid race but Dubrovnik Harry probably has more potential.

4/1

2nd
10
Samtara

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run: 76 days

W: 12st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
0-14 and was inconsistent last year, finishing tailed off at Chepstow last time out in October; however, he's finished second on four of his last seven starts and shouldn't be far away if back to his best.
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3rd

1

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Worcester

Samtara

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: Martin Keighley

0-13 over hurdles but was close second in handicap here (2m4f, good) last autumn and again went down fighting in Ludlow maiden (2m5f, soft) in January; makes chasing debut after four-month break but has possibilties if he jumps well.

5/1

2nd

10

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Samtara

12st 8lb

0-14 and was inconsistent last year, finishing tailed off at Chepstow last time out in October; however, he's finished second on four of his last seven starts and shouldn't be far away if back to his best.

8/1

6th

2

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Samtara

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: Martin Keighley

0-11 over hurdles but ran big race in defeat when clear second at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) this month, after a break, and today's longer trip won't be a problem; might be the answer.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: C

Last run: 66 days

W: 12st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
No impact when seventh of 11 on hurdle/stable debut at Warwick (2m3f, good) in November but it wasn't a bad run and he retains potential, having won his sole bumper (2m, good to soft); could take a step forward today.
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1st

4

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Pulling Stumps

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Bumper winner here last May (for Mel Rowley); better of two hurdling efforts when third over 2m5f at this course six weeks ago, sticking to his task well; repeat of that gives him leading claims.

2/1

3rd

9

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Pulling Stumps

12st 8lb

No impact when seventh of 11 on hurdle/stable debut at Warwick (2m3f, good) in November but it wasn't a bad run and he retains potential, having won his sole bumper (2m, good to soft); could take a step forward today.

8/1

7th

11

5th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Warwick

Pulling Stumps

10st 11lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Ludlow bumper winner in May (for Mel Rowley, favourite) despite showing inexperience; sold for £75,000 soon after; another interesting recruit to hurdling and capable of being involved.

6/1

4th
8
Moot Court

16/1

Form:

Last run: 58 days

W: 12st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point runner-up (3m, good to yielding) who was a fair third on bumper debut at Chepstow (2m, good) in October; soundly beaten sixth on subsequent hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good), however, and others are preferred.
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5th

3

5th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:35 Exeter

Moot Court

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

5th

3

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Moot Court

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Best effort over hurdles when fourth here last month (6l behind Pulling Stumps); fell latest, also here (brought down Harde Fashion); improvement needed if he's to register a first success.

5/1

6

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:30 Ludlow

Moot Court

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Finished 33-1 fourth in similar event over C&D (soft) last month, improving on his hurdles debut effort; placed in point/bumper earlier on; could go well again but Lassue looks the yard's main hope.

8/1

7/1

Form:

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Jumping can lack fluency and he was tailed off on last month's handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft); something to prove on soft ground but he may have needed that run and he's a strong contender if recapturing the form shown when second in two novice hurdles over C&D (good to soft) last May.
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2nd

4

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:22 Bangor-on-Dee

In Our Dreams

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Alastair Ralph

5th

5

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

In Our Dreams

12st 8lb

Jumping can lack fluency and he was tailed off on last month's handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft); something to prove on soft ground but he may have needed that run and he's a strong contender if recapturing the form shown when second in two novice hurdles over C&D (good to soft) last May.

7/1

6th

3

7th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

12:30 Uttoxeter

In Our Dreams

11st 10lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Absent since finishing second twice over hurdles at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in May, improving on his bumper efforts; still unexposed and could do well in handicaps; interesting on return to action.

9/2

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6th
4
Go Sacre Go

11/4

Form:

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improvement needed to win today but this lightly raced 6yo is in top hands and could build on his fair third of four at Ascot (2m5f, good) on his reappearance in November; withdrawn at Chepstow last month having unseated rider and got loose before the start (11-2 at the time).
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3rd

2

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Worcester

Go Sacre Go

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

0-6 over hurdles; looked set to finish second in Class 5 handicap at Taunton (3m, good) last month but swerved left and unseated rider just after last flight; has a bit to find on the figures here.

6/1

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Go Sacre Go

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

5th

8

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Warwick

Go Sacre Go

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Stablemate of Hyland who had a wind operation after a low-key stable/British debut in December 2020; has worn a hood when underperforming in two runs this winter; interesting to see it left off for his handicap debut given he can pull hard; may do better at some stage.

7/1

7th
1
Beep Beep

20/1

Form:

Last run: 396 days

W: 12st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
25-1, pulled up after halfway on debut in Warwick bumper (2m, soft) in December 2020; best watched on this first run since.
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4

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:16 Perth

Beep Beep

11st 7lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seems to be improving with experience, and was only beaten about 15l when third of four at Ludlow (2m5f, good) last month; upped in trip again for today's handicap debut and should have more to offer.

4/1

3rd

2

28th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Beep Beep

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Soundly beaten on both hurdling starts, more recently when last of four finishers at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) this month; needs today's faster ground to show him in a much better light.

16/1

4th

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Doncaster

Beep Beep

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Hasn't shown a great deal in two starts, the latest his hurdling debut in January, after more than a year off.

33/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Signs of ability in bumper but tailed off on first two hurdle starts and is hard to fancy.
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8

8th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:10 Ludlow

Meechlands Magic

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Debra Hamer

8th

7

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Meechlands Magic

12st 8lb

Signs of ability in bumper but tailed off on first two hurdle starts and is hard to fancy.

100/1

8th

7

16th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Ffos Las

Meechlands Magic

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Debra Hamer

Best effort in bumpers when fourth at Newton Abbot (heavy); weak in the market (40-1) and showed little promise on hurdling debut over C&D four weeks ago; others preferred.

40/1

9th
2
Boley Bay

33/1

Form:

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Mid-race unseat in sole point in 2019 and well-beaten fourth on rules debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft; 28-1) 54 days ago; major improvement needed.
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1

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

13:17 Ffos Las

Boley Bay

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Glimmer of hope in his 2m4f maiden fourth here last November (soft), but failed to step up on that effort next time (beaten 70l); may be one for better ground and handicaps before long but not persuasive this time; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

66/1

9th

2

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Boley Bay

12st 8lb

Mid-race unseat in sole point in 2019 and well-beaten fourth on rules debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft; 28-1) 54 days ago; major improvement needed.

33/1

4th

1

17th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Ffos Las

Boley Bay

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Rebecca Curtis

14,000euro 3yo; 2nd foal; half-brother to 2m-2m4f hurdle winner The Vollan; dam no sign of ability 2m/2m6f hurdles, half-sister to useful bumper/2m hurdle winner The Big Bite out of half-sister to bumper/smart 2m2f-3m hurdle/high-class chase winner Cooldine; unseated rider in sole Irish point in March 2019, but local trainer does well here and he's worth a market check.

25/1

Form:

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Belied his 100-1 odds when staying on for fourth at Leicester (1m7f, soft) last month on his third hurdle start; has to prove that was no one-off but he's an interesting contender now up in trip, with stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree.
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4

11th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:30 Exeter

Eppleton Collier

11st 11lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Excelled himself when 100-1 fourth in Leicester maiden (1m7f, soft) in December but was unable to land a significant blow when well-beaten fourth there (2m4f, soft) on last month's handicap debut; now drops back in trip with cheekpieces added.

33/1

4th

8

2nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:50 Leicester

Eppleton Collier

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: David Bridgwater

Clearly best effort over hurdles when fourth in maiden here (1m7f, soft) in December, but he was 100-1 that day and has to prove it was no fluke; pulled up last time; needs to bounce back on today's handicap debut.

25/1

3

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Eppleton Collier

12st 8lb

Belied his 100-1 odds when staying on for fourth at Leicester (1m7f, soft) last month on his third hurdle start; has to prove that was no one-off but he's an interesting contender now up in trip, with stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree.

14/1

Form:

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in second on last month's debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft; 10-1) but the winner is going places and he shaped as though he'd be suited by today's extra yardage; could have a part to play.
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12

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 166y

Class 4

15:45 Wincanton

Wrong Shape Ball

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Made a promising start over hurdles when second of 12 in a Catterick novices' hurdle (2m3f, good to soft) in December; hung right-handed when pulled up at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) since then; could be involved if able to bounce back from that.

13/2

12

2nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Wrong Shape Ball

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Nicky Martin

Encouraging second on debut at Catterick in December (2m3f, good to soft; albeit no match for the winner) and soft ground may not have suited at Ludlow last time; however, he needs to build on his initial form if he's to make an impact today and others have more pressing claims.

11

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

14:15 Ludlow

Wrong Shape Ball

12st 8lb

Soundly beaten in second on last month's debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft; 10-1) but the winner is going places and he shaped as though he'd be suited by today's extra yardage; could have a part to play.

10/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jet Plane

TOPSPEED:

Go Sacre Go

The Times:

Wrong Shape Ball

WEST COUNTRY:

Pulling Stumps

RP Ratings:

Jet Plane

POSTDATA:

Jet Plane

Telegraph:

Jet Plane

The Guardian:

Jet Plane

Daily Mail:

Jet Plane

Daily Mirror:

Jet Plane

The Sun:

Jet Plane

The Star:

Jet Plane

LAMBOURN:

Go Sacre Go

Daily Express:

Go Sacre Go

Daily Record:

Go Sacre Go