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15:45 Ludlow

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His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (for Pow Challenge Trophy)

  • Prize money: £7450.5
  • 2m 7f 171y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (for Pow Challenge Trophy)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -34442

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful ex-French chaser who posted his best effort for his current yard on the back of a wind op when second in 3m Lingfield handicap eight days ago; 6lb out of the handicap there so he rates a player despite being 3lb "wrong" in the weights here.

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2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Seigneur Des As

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Win last February came off this mark but he's offered little in two runs over hurdles back from almost a year off, latterly for his new yard a fortnight ago; the return to fences needs to help.

10/1

5th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

13:57 Wincanton

Seigneur Des As

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

Sole career win came in a Ludlow handicap chase in February of last year (3m, good); beaten a long way into third on his return from an absence in a 2m4f novice at Huntingdon.

20/1

3rd

5

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Seigneur Des As

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Ex-Milton Harris; only win came in a Ludlow handicap chase in February last year (3m, good); mixed form over hurdles and fences since; back after a break.

9/1

OUR TIP

9/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 23-6U4 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Unreliable sort but he's a three-time C&D winner and held every chance when almost falling at the final fence in 3m1f handicap here last time; he can't be ruled out, especially if jumping better.

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8th

7

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Uttoxeter

Head To The Stars

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Best known as a Ludlow specialist in recent years but didn't run well there on latest appearance six weeks ago and comes here with something to prove; younger rivals appeal more.

16/1

5th

1

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

16:10 Ludlow

Head To The Stars

12st 2lb

J: Hugh Nugent

T: Henry Daly

Reserves his best for this track and may have given Tide Times something to think about but for final-fence blunder here in January; another good effort last month but does look rather marooned off current mark.

9/1

2nd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:45 Ludlow

Head To The Stars

12st 2lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Unreliable sort but he's a three-time C&D winner and held every chance when almost falling at the final fence in 3m1f handicap here last time; he can't be ruled out, especially if jumping better.

9/1

Form: 018556 C

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Scored at Market Rasen (2m5f) in September but has failed to make the frame in four subsequent outings, never-dangerous sixth at Ascot (3m) four days ago; he needs to bounce back.

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6th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

One True King

12st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Coped well with drop to 2m when scoring here last month then followed up over C&D (also on soft) three weeks ago; nudged up only another 2lb for the latter success and today's faster ground will also suit.

9/4

1st

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

One True King

11st 7lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Much better known for his exploits over 3m nowadays but coped well with drop back to 2m when keeping on strongly to win for Toby McCain-Mitchell here (soft) 12 days ago; quickly moves back up in trip today; 5lb rise ought to be manageable.

4/1

Form: -86325 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who comes here on the back of an excellent fifth from 10lb out of the handicap in 3m5f Classic Chase at Warwick last month; he warrants plenty of respect back off his proper mark here.

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2

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Volcano

11st 12lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Sheila Lewis

Has gained most wins at Warwick, the last three over 3m5f; best effort this term came over same distance in cross-country race at Cheltenham; drops back in grade off a workable mark but this doesn't look an ideal scenario; 0-4 at Hereford.

11/4

0

14

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Volcano

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Often front-runs; Warwick specialist with five wins from six appearances and two of those wins were over 3m5f (one on soft); the defeat, however, came in this race last year (heavy) when beaten 16l in a respectable fifth; best to forgive this season (way out of the weights on Cheltenham cross-country on last two starts) but 2lb wrong today and this task looks a bit too tough.

16/1

Form: 202/50 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Very useful chaser for Nick Williams back in 2018 but not so good nowadays and he has shown little both starts for his current yard, only 12th in 3m Sandown handicap last month; has it to prove.

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3rd

1

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

14:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Coo Star Sivola

12st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

raced in second

6/1

4th

1

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

Coo Star Sivola

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

led, ridden before 2 out, soon headed, no extra approaching last

5/1

25

16th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Coo Star Sivola

10st 2lb

J: Mr Gearoid Harney

T: Venetia Williams

Two-time course winner who is very well handicapped on his form for Nick Williams up to spring 2021; however, following a long absence, he's struggled to get competitive on his three runs for this yard.

66/1

Form: P-P072

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Ended his time with Gordon Elliott under a cloud but he bounced back to form for his new yard when runner-up in 2m4f Leicester handicap three weeks ago; he needs to back it up now.

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2nd

5

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

19:42 Southwell

The Big Lense

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Won a handicap chase on Aintree's Mildmay course last summer for this yard and a point this February, again on his favoured good ground; struggles when it's softer and he took a heavy fall at The Chair in the Foxhunters' at Aintree last month; has never been as effective over hurdles.

12/1

20

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

The Big Lense

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Formerly useful in Ireland; won a handicap on the Mildmay course here last summer for James Owen; however, good ground seems the key to him and he'll see none of that today; struggled on soft behind Cap Du Mathan last month.

100/1

3rd

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

The Big Lense

12st 6lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

Regularly successful for Gordon Elliott, including in a valuable handicap at Kilbeggan (July 2021); has also enjoyed plenty of success for the Owens, most notably when winning over 2m4f (good) on the Mildmay Course at Aintree last summer; resumed winning ways in a four-runner point latest; obvious chance.

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £230.00
Straight Forecast £234.60
Trifecta £816.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Volcano

SPOTLIGHT:

Seigneur Des As

WEST COUNTRY:

One True King

Telegraph:

Head To The Stars

The Guardian:

Coo Star Sivola

D Express:

Seigneur Des As

Daily Record:

Seigneur Des As

The Star:

One True King

TOPSPEED:

Volcano

POSTDATA:

Volcano

The Times:

Volcano

Daily Mail:

Volcano

The Sun:

Volcano

Daily Mirror:

Head To The Stars