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13:15 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Flowfit Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5228.16
  • 2m 4f 11y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Flowfit Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1261-8 D

Last run: 164 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has won three of his last six hurdle starts (two of the successes in Jersey) but well beaten when last seen in June; bit more to prove than some on chasing debut; tongue-strap fitted for first time.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

No Worries

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Last win came over fences here in November 2022; two minor honours in that sphere last summer but lost his form, including three runs over hurdles when last seen in the autumn; had good record after a break, prior to last season.

14/1

0

13

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

No Worries

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Last success came over fences a year ago; couple of poor efforts since returned to hurdles and he has a doubt over current form; opposed.

25/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /5303-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Maiden; easily his best effort over hurdles when third on handicap debut at Stratford in March (after wind surgery); absent since but chasers in his pedigree and interesting on debut over fences; tongue-strap added.

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3rd

6

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Crystal Moon

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Lightly raced 7yo who came on a bundle for his first run in 11 months to win with a bit in hand over this far on good ground at Hereford three months ago; has never raced on soft so subsequent three-month break might be put down to him waiting for his ground and, although 12lb higher for this, he may well have more to offer (2-4 over fences).

5/1

1st

1

15th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

13:37 Hereford

Crystal Moon

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Won over fences at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) just over a year ago, despite running in snatches, and gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) on seasonal reappearance at Doncaster (3m, good) in November; eased in grade here, high on the list.

3/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.30

Form: 758/

Last run: 619 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in two Irish points and three novice hurdles (for Nigel Hawke); chasing/handicap/stable debut after 20 months off; best watched.

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6th

8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Lightly-raced 7yo who made his breakthrough with a comfortable success at Hereford in January (2m5f, soft); lost his action and pulled up at Ffos Las two weeks ago (sent off favourite); return to slower ground should help and he still has time on his side.

4/1

6

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Kingcormac

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Joe Tickle

Big upturn in fortunes for new stable after a long layoff and switched to chasing/handicaps; off the mark at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last time and without much difficulty; has an 8lb higher mark but still looks capable of better and should go very well again.

2/1

1st

5

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Kingcormac

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

Has shown improvement with two placed efforts since joining new stable and switched to chasing, runner-up at Exeter (2m3f, heavy) latest; could well have a race of this nature in him; shortlisted.

7/2

Form: /225-5

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Just five starts and twice runner-up over hurdles at the end of last year; tailed off on this month's chasing debut at Warwick (11-4), after wind surgery and nine months off; even allowing for that experience being needed, it takes a leap of faith to offer support.

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3

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Warwick

Horizon DAinay

11st 13lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Fair form when second in a couple of 2m maiden hurdles last season; had wind surgery before the first of his three chases this season; below par in two of those but if repeating his Ludlow effort (2m4f, good to soft; penultimate start) he'd have claims; cheekpieces now accompany tongue-tie.

9/2

5th

1

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

13:00 Warwick

Horizon DAinay

12st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Didn't hang about over hurdles; hasn't looked a natural over fences but he still ran well to be only 8l away in a 2m4f Ludlow handicap a month ago; dropping back to 2m at a track where the fences come up fast might test him.

14/1

4th

1

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:15 Ludlow

Horizon DAinay

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Just five starts and twice runner-up over hurdles at the end of last year; tailed off on this month's chasing debut at Warwick (11-4), after wind surgery and nine months off; even allowing for that experience being needed, it takes a leap of faith to offer support.

8/1

Form: 4342-5 D BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Didn't live up to market expectations at Uttoxeter last month, on return from a break, but has shown enough in chases, including over C&D, to warrant consideration.

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3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:05 Ludlow

On The Platform

11st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Winning hurdler but has had plenty of chances over fences (0-15) and his third at Hereford last time was remote (3m1f, good); he did at least run well on his last visit here when runner-up in November.

6/1

Form: 14P60-

Last run: 230 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Hurdles winner last December (heavy) but season ended on a low note; chasing debut after seven months off; others look more appealing.

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9

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Exeter

Shutthegate

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 6th

5/2

1st

14

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Shutthegate

10st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Henry Oliver

Interesting on the pick of last winter's form for John Spearing, including a hurdle win at Warwick off 3lb higher; has run well here in the past; not at his best in two chase runs this season but his new yard are quick to change his headgear and drop him in trip; not discounted.

12/1

10

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Shutthegate

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: John Spearing

Returned from a summer break last season with a comfortable 2m3f win on heavy over hurdles; ended that campaign out of form, however, and did not revive when making chase debut on this season's reappearance; 8lb out of the handicap, with stamina also to be proved.

25/1

Form: 30PP-4 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner but has shown nothing in four starts for current yard, including back over fences at Hereford this month.

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7

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

15:50 Market Rasen

Fitzroy

10st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

prominent

33/1

5th

8

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Fitzroy

10st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Won maiden hurdle for Olly Murphy in 2021 but uncompetitive in his six starts for this yard, over fences and hurdles, despite a tumbling handicap mark; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

33/1

5th

6

15th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Fitzroy

10st 12lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Winning hurdler for Olly Murphy but uncompetitive in five starts for this yard, over fences and hurdles, despite a tumbling handicap mark.

50/1

Form: 87-24

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Four career starts; runner-up over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month but didn't build on that at the same track two weeks later; trainer wasting no time sending him chasing but opening handicap mark demands improvement.

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6th

1

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Wetherby

Inflagrante

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Soundly beaten at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in January in his first handicap hurdle but 2m on the forecast good ground might represent his optimum conditions for now, and this lightly raced 7yo is not written off.

8/1

7th

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:17 Uttoxeter

Inflagrante

12st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Only the five runs, falling in the latest on his chase debut when on the retreat; now makes handicap debut as a hurdler and there were positives to take from his novice efforts here.

6/1

2

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:15 Ludlow

Inflagrante

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Four career starts; runner-up over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month but didn't build on that at the same track two weeks later; trainer wasting no time sending him chasing but opening handicap mark demands improvement.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4P/32- BF

Last run: 299 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Maiden; good efforts when placed in both chasing attempts last winter; returns from nine months off and drying ground poses a question but stable now hitting its stride and leading claims if conditions not a problem.

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6th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Supervisor

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Lightly raced 10yo who has been progressive over fences and he made it two wins from his last four starts when making all at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; up 7lb but he had plenty in hand last time and another bold bid should be on the cards.

5/1

1st

5

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Supervisor

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Returned from a break to win comfortably at Ludlow (3m, soft) and very nearly defied a penalty in another Class 5 at Exeter; however, he was found out by the rise in class (and a 6lb higher mark) when behind First Lord De Cuet at Newbury; had no obvious excuses that day other than some fences were omitted.

11/4

4th

11

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Supervisor

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Lightly raced 10yo; bolted up after a break at Ludlow (3m, soft) and only narrowly failed to defy a penalty under the same conditions at Exeter (headed on the line); a further 6lb higher today and this is his third run in fairly quick succession, but needs respecting nonetheless.

6/1

Form: 5565/0

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all nine starts; not beaten out of sight on this month's chasing debut, after nearly two years off, but great deal more needed.

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12

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:23 Taunton

Dark Storm

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Bill Turner

Struggled over hurdles in 2020 and it was the same story last month on his first two chase starts, after a very long absence.

66/1

11

30th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:15 Ludlow

Dark Storm

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Unplaced all nine starts; not beaten out of sight on this month's chasing debut, after nearly two years off, but great deal more needed.

25/1

10th

9

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Ffos Las

Dark Storm

10st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

midfield, dropped to rear and reminders home turn

66/1

Form: 2-3P4P C

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Case can be made on the pick of her chasing efforts but wasn't in much form when last seen in the summer and being 5lb out of the handicap is no help, either.

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8

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Diamond Rose

10st 5lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Julian Smith

100-1 fourth from out of the weights at Warwick (2m5f, good) but she fared less well off 5lb lower at Ludlow; down another 2lb but that penultimate effort is looking flattering.

20/1

8th

8

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:35 Ludlow

Diamond Rose

10st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Julian Smith

Belied 100-1 odds when very respectable fourth from out of the weights at Warwick (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago, after a break, but her last win was in 2019 and her overall profile remains unappealing.

14/1

4th

15

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:32 Warwick

Diamond Rose

10st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Julian Smith

Without a win since 2019 and not seen since running poorly in a chase in November; can't be recommended from 4lb out of the weights here.

66/1

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Selections

The Times:

Crystal Moon

SPOTLIGHT:

Supervisor

TOPSPEED:

On The Platform

WEST COUNTRY:

Inflagrante

RP Ratings:

Diamond Rose

Daily Mirror:

Inflagrante

Telegraph:

Crystal Moon

The Guardian:

Crystal Moon

The Sun:

Crystal Moon

Daily Mail:

On The Platform

D Express:

On The Platform

POSTDATA:

Supervisor

The Star:

Supervisor

Daily Record:

Supervisor