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12:45 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Ludlow Brewery John Walters Novices’ Claiming Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Ludlow Brewery John Walters Novices’ Claiming Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 4237P8

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Maiden; placed over hurdles in France but little in three starts in Britain, the latest when capitulating quickly at Hereford this month after making the running; still not completely ruled out; hood left off.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Coastal Sun

10st 4lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a Ludlow claimer last November; beaten in eight handicaps but only 4l and 7l away in her last two; Will Featherstone's 10lb claim comes in handy; possible.

5/1

6th

13

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:00 Newton Abbot

Coastal Sun

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a claimer last November; handicap form for current yard has been moderate, finishing behind three of these when seventh at Worcester two starts ago; fair third at Stratford since but this looks tougher.

12/1

3rd

10

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:20 Stratford

Coastal Sun

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a claiming hurdle for previous yard; respectable 10l fourth over C&D in June before a lesser effort at Worcester; not overly convincing.

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1066P2

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Stratford selling winner in September and easily best effort since when runner-up in a Wincanton handicap 13 days ago; enters the argument on that; seems best when able to dictate.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Baliyad

10st 6lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole hurdle win at 2m2f in September; often competitive in defeat subsequently but has been going through a lean spell this year and was beaten a long way out over 2m4f at Uttoxeter ten days ago; others preferred.

25/1

7th

8

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:30 Uttoxeter

Baliyad

10st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole win (28 attempts) was in a 2m2f selling handicap last September; had a run of seconds over about 2m before his form dipped behind Maillot Blanc at Hereford (2m3f; soft ground a possible excuse) on penultimate start and fell two out at Wincanton on latest (looked beaten); competitive often enough to be considered.

14/1

16

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Baliyad

10st 4lb

J: Mr Ivor Herbert

T: Matt Sheppard

Sole win (27 attempts) was in a 2m2f selling handicap last September; had a run of seconds over about 2m before his form dipped at Hereford (2m3f) on latest start but it's possible that soft ground was against him; stamina has not been proved.

12/1

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £2.30

Form: P11-0P D

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Wildly inconsistent but has won four of his last 11 starts, three chases and an Exeter selling hurdle in April; scored the first time cheeekpieces were fitted so perhaps a visor could have a positive effect; risky but strong chance if he turns up in a good mood.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Ring The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Downed an odds-on favourite when recording 33-1 win at Chepstow (2m Class 5 conditionals' handicap hurdle; soft) two starts ago but weakened tamely in a Stratford seller subsequently; has won over fences in the past, including here (2m), but couldn't be a confident choice.

11/1

3rd

2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:27 Stratford

Ring The Moon

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, led narrowly 4th, pushed along home turn, ridden and headed approaching last, soon weakened

13/2

1st

6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

13:25 Chepstow

Ring The Moon

10st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Evan Williams

Placed in modest Ludlow claimer (2m, good to soft) in first-time visor in November but ought to have been suited by the heavy ground when pulled up in a handicap next time and has become very unreliable.

25/1

Form: 6/5

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nine Flat wins (eight on AW); two hurdling attempts, four years apart, and no threat in the second of them, at Market Rasen 20 days ago; this is less demanding and not impossible that he could figure.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

15:00 Carlisle

Lopes Dancer

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Bethell

Prolific Flat-racer with nine wins to his name, eight on the AW; still unexposed over hurdles and it wasn't a bad handicap debut at Huntingdon two months ago (2m3f, good to soft).

13/2

17

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Lopes Dancer

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Harriet Bethell

Flat Flat-racer with nine wins on his CV; still unexposed over hurdles but was just a respectable fifth on recent handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) and younger rivals are more persuasive here.

20/1

5th

15

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Lopes Dancer

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Harriet Bethell

Nine Flat wins (eight on AW); made a belated return to hurdling (0-3) in November and latest fourth was in a claimer; others appeal more.

33/1

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Two outings in points (for this trainer), beating three rivals in the second of them, in April 2021; probably best watched on hurdle debut.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Swearer

11st 1lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Joe Tickle

in touch with leaders, mistake 2nd, prominent 3rd, mistake 7th

20/1

0

15

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Swearer

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tickle

Not beaten far in claiming hurdle on rules debut in November 2022 but was pulled up in an ordinary Fakenham maiden (2m4f, soft) when back under rules last month.

66/1

15/8

Form: 42223

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Maiden; placed in last four starts and might have won the latest of them, at Leicester this month, but for blundering at the final flight; drops to a claimer with a tongue-strap added; solid chance despite top weight.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:20 Windsor

Lusaka

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

Productive for new stable in 2023, winning four of his last five starts, mostly over 1m6f; however, doesn't appear to be crying out for this drop back to a sharp 11.5f on reappearance.

8/1

Form: 83-3

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Flat winner; well-beaten third on last month's stable debut at Uttoxeter (bled); pulled hard then, not for the first time, and hood now fitted; claims on official ratings but something to prove for now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:50 Ludlow

Zuraig

11st 2lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

held up in rear, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on and went modest third run-in

20/1

9th

8

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Zuraig

11st 6lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won a soft-ground Flat seller in May but was safely held when back over hurdles in June; returns from 161-day break; not the percentage call.

16/1

Form: 0-2747

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Maiden; well beaten latest but very close fourth on previous start, in a modest handicap; something to find on ratings but could play a part.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:45 Ludlow

Lady P

10st 3lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Maiden; well beaten latest but very close fourth on previous start, in a modest handicap; something to find on ratings but could play a part.

14/1

7th

14

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Lady P

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

midfield

33/1

4th

9

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

Lady P

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

prominent, pushed along after 6th, ridden 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon edged right, rallied approaching last, kept on from last, not reach leaders

20/1

Form: 9/2P8P

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Point winner but 0-15 under rules; ran well when second over fences in September but little since; hard to have great faith but drop in trip probably a good move; stable also runs Baliyad.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:45 Ludlow

Evron

10st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Point winner but 0-15 under rules; ran well when second over fences in September but little since; hard to have great faith but drop in trip probably a good move; stable also runs Baliyad.

14/1

4

21st Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

14:10 Ludlow

Evron

11st 1lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Matt Sheppard

Won a point but he's 0-7 over hurdles and 0-6 as a chaser; ran quite well in a Bangor handicap chase in September but has not shown a lot since, latterly on his return to hurdles.

20/1

8th

7

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:52 Chepstow

Evron

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Plenty of form in points; hard to know what he achieved when behind an easy winner in a Bangor handicap chase and he then pulled up at Exeter after jumping moderately; 0-6 as a hurdler and never placed.

20/1

Form: 66/8P-

Last run: 386 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Flat winner; hasn't achieved a great deal in five starts for this yard, the latest at Wolverhampton 16 days ago; pulled up on handicap debut when last seen over hurdles a year ago; limited appeal.

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Verdict Starting price

2

(12)

3rd May 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tribal Commander

11st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Made all when winning easily for Ian Williams over C&D early last year off a 2lb higher mark; back in form on his recent course comeback (1m6f) for Roisin Leech, again from the front, and that gave something to build on.

6/1

2nd

2

(11)

8th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tribal Commander

11st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Easy winner from 2lb higher here (16.5f; first-time tongue-tie) on his final start for Ian Williams in January last year, but form has regressed under both codes for this yard; best watched for now.

33/1

10

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:20 Hereford

Tribal Commander

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Sophie Leech

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles since last summer; his defeat on heavy ground in December can be overlooked but, nevertheless, he comes here with a lot to prove; 3lb out of the weights.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £528.00
Straight Forecast £534.60
Trifecta £4876.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Zuraig

POSTDATA:

Lusaka

SPOTLIGHT:

Ring The Moon

WEST COUNTRY:

Swearer

The Guardian:

Tribal Commander

Daily Mail:

Baliyad

Telegraph:

Zuraig

D Express:

Zuraig

The Sun:

Zuraig

The Times:

Lusaka

The Star:

Lusaka

Daily Record:

Lusaka

Daily Mirror:

Ring The Moon