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16:10 Ludlow

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Flowfit Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Flowfit Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £51.00
  • Place: £6.30

Form:

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very consistent at a fair level on the Flat since the autumn, and collected a 1m4f AW handicap in November (RPR 72), but dropped out rather tamely on recent hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) and needs help from the first-time tongue-tie here.

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6

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Jacks Profit

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: David Evans

Tailed off on hurdling debut but different story over C&D this month (in tongue-strap for first time) when beating several of these; 50-1 but no fluke about the win and followed up in Wolverhampton AW contest last Saturday; penalty for the course success but still strongly considered.

15/8

1st

6

(2)

18th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jacks Profit

9st 7lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: David Evans

led narrowly

6/4

1st

9

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Jacks Profit

10st 4lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: David Evans

Very consistent at a fair level on the Flat since the autumn, and collected a 1m4f AW handicap in November (RPR 72), but dropped out rather tamely on recent hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) and needs help from the first-time tongue-tie here.

20/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 6-521 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Creditable second of 14 on hurdling debut at Huntingdon (2m, good to soft) in January and probably didn't need to match that form to go one better over C&D (good) eight days ago; leading contender under penalty.

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9th

7

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Welsh Charger

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Won two novice hurdle last season and back on the scoresheet at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft) on Boxing Day on second handicap start; followed up at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month; hit with a 9lb rise for last time but this 6yo is progressive and could have more left in the tank.

11/2

1st

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Welsh Charger

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Two wins (Ludlow) and two seconds as a novice last term; built on that when justifying favouritism at Market Rasen (extended 2m2f, good to soft) on Boxing Day in his second handicap, failing to settle early on but seizing the initiative entering the final turn and in charge from before two out; the extra distance asks a question but he's bred to stay and 5lb rise should be outstripped at some point soon by his potential.

7/2

1st

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

15:32 Market Rasen

Welsh Charger

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Kept on for two novice hurdle wins at Ludlow (2m, good/soft) last term and not beaten far when fourth on last month's handicap and seasonal debut at Huntingdon (2m, good); open to improvement over today's extra yardage.

5/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 11-6 D

Last run: 127 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner last season (good/good to soft) but refused to settle and also compromised his chance by persistently hanging when well-held sixth on hurdling debut at Fakenham (2m, good) in October; might be more relaxed with a hood fitted here and almost certainly has the raw ability to feature, but comes with obvious risk.

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4

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:00 Wincanton

Gallopade

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Warren Greatrex

led, raced in second when not fluent and headed 2nd, pulled up before 2 out, lost action

4/5

2nd

3

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Gallopade

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Warren Greatrex

Dual bumper winner; too free in both starts over hurdles, most recently when third behind Jacks Profit and Welsh Charger over C&D (in hood for first time, made the running); Harry Cobden booked but chance of reversing the places probably rests with him settling better.

7/2

3rd

4

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Gallopade

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Warren Greatrex

Dual bumper winner last season (good/good to soft) but refused to settle and also compromised his chance by persistently hanging when well-held sixth on hurdling debut at Fakenham (2m, good) in October; might be more relaxed with a hood fitted here and almost certainly has the raw ability to feature, but comes with obvious risk.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2-978

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Close second in good-ground Thurles bumper last March but all three British bumper runs in the autumn were disappointing; significant improvement needed on today's hurdle debut.

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4th

4

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Cumhacht

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced after 3 out, headway when hampered by faller 2 out, stayed on run-in

6/1

4th

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Cumhacht

11st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Rebecca Curtis

towards rear

10/1

5th

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Worcester

Cumhacht

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Rebecca Curtis

Has the ability to win races of this nature but he is 0-10 and let one slip through the net at Ffos Las in June (2m4f, good), having tanked through the race; more place money on the cards but others might see things out with more gusto.

8/1

9/1

Form: 48

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on the Flat at best; safely held after racing too freely on both hurdling starts but ran well for a long way at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) last month and today's faster ground ought to suit; can do better.

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4th

4

18th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:25 Fontwell

Dickens

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

took keen hold, towards rear, hit 3rd, hit 3 out, headway home turn, shaken up when in touch with leaders 2 out, ridden and stayed on run-in

12/1

3rd

4

29th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:10 Market Rasen

Dickens

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Two Flat wins in 2021; has been too free in all three hurdling starts but it hasn't stopped him shaping with some promise, notably when fifth at Ludlow latest; makes handicap debut off an attractive mark though ability to act on genuinely soft ground is open to question.

7/4

5th

3

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Dickens

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Fairly useful on the Flat at best; safely held after racing too freely on both hurdling starts but ran well for a long way at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) last month and today's faster ground ought to suit; can do better.

9/1

12/1

Form: 5P3

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Lowly rated maiden on the Flat; well beaten on first two hurdling starts but belied triple-digit odds when keeping-on third in fillies' race at Hereford (2m, good) two weeks ago and has realistic each-way claims here.

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7th

2

(2)

28th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

By Pass

9st 12lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced and lost position over 2f out, soon dropped to rear and no impression

20/1

6th

1

(9)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

By Pass

9st 2lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Bill Turner

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left 1f out, soon weakened

20/1

7th

7

24th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

19:50 Southwell

By Pass

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent after 1st, ridden and weakened before 3 out

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three-time Flat winner, most recently on last month's stable debut at Kempton (2m, AW; RPR 70); evidently in very good nick, and has a fighting chance here if he takes well to hurdling.

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9th

10

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Overstate

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual AW winner, latest success over 2m in February 2023; poor form over hurdles subsequently last year and showed very little when returned to the Flat at Kempton 121 days ago.

40/1

10th

2

(10)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Overstate

10st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

First two wins over 1m4f (turf) and 1m2f (Polytrack) but found stamina reserves when upped to 2m over C&D on latest Flat start for previous trainer in February; poor hurdles form since but may have more to come at this trip back with former yard if jumping experience hasn't soured him.

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful 2yo in Ireland but never added to his debut win, and his second on the Flat in January came in a low-grade handicap (1m; RPR 65); joined good stable for hurdling career but his stamina is not assured and others have more pressing claims; blinkers removed from headgear combination.

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8th

8

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:15 Perth

John The Baptist

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

jumped right throughout, always behind, tailed off

7/1

Form: 4436

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in all three bumpers last year but suffered 52l defeat on hurdling debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) in January and is difficult to enthuse over after that; drops back in trip here.

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4th

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Masked Dance

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Mel Rowley

Went close over C&D in November, after a layoff, then drew clear to win by 25l at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) in January; still has scope for further progress but stopped quickly after racing too freely here in February and needs to put that performance behind her.

6/1

7

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Masked Dance

11st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Runner-up on first two starts this term, latterly over C&D (good to soft) after wind surgery and a five-month break; that good show preceded further improvement when she got off the mark at the ninth attempt and she did it with a 25l win in seven-runner handicap at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft); 11lb rise today but it's hard to be confident that it will have her measure.

3/1

Form: 70U80

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Unseated rider at first flight on hurdling debut in January and well beaten at big odds on both outings last month, latterly in C&D race won by Welsh Charger.

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10th

8

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Minneigh Mozze

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Unseated rider at first flight on hurdling debut in January and well beaten at big odds on both outings last month, latterly in C&D race won by Welsh Charger.

200/1

14th

12

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Minneigh Mozze

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Is yet to show any form of note in bumpers and two starts over hurdles at Hereford this year; she's very hard to make a case for.

100/1

8th

11

5th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:33 Hereford

Minneigh Mozze

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Down the field in two autumn bumpers for a different yard; 250-1 for a hurdle here last week and unseated after jinking right at the first flight.

66/1

Form: 7

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made fairly encouraging hurdle debut when seventh of 14 at Kilbeggan (2m3f, good) last summer but today's stable debut comes after a 230-day absence and he's probably best watched.

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14

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Warwick

Happy Sanchez

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Max Young

Unplaced all six hurdling starts, most recently when pulled up at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) last month; upped in trip and fitted with cheekpieces for chasing debut; may benefit from the return to good ground.

50/1

10

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Happy Sanchez

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Well beaten when 100-1 for handicap debut at end of last season (2m2f) and also when reappearing in Ludlow novice last month (2m); very difficult to enthuse over.

66/1

7th

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Happy Sanchez

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

No solid claims after one Irish maiden point and four runs over hurdles, two over C&D; latest run was in a 2m2f handicap, no show at 100-1.

100/1

200/1

Form: 140/P0 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair on the Flat but was pulled up on hurdling debut for Ann Duffield in the autumn and also struggled on first hurdle start for current stable, over C&D behind Welsh Charger eight days ago.

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7th

5

(6)

19th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Hackberry

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Nikki Evans

in touch with leaders

16/1

12th

5

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Fair on the Flat but was pulled up on hurdling debut for Ann Duffield in the autumn and also struggled on first hurdle start for current stable, over C&D behind Welsh Charger eight days ago.

200/1

15th

3

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nikki Evans

Fair bumper/Flat scorer for Brian Ellison but he was pulled up on his hurdling debut for Ann Duffield at Kelso in October and also came in well held back on the level in 2m Wolverhampton handicap last month for his new stable; others appeal more.

50/1

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Exacta £1164.00
Straight Forecast £886.60
Trifecta £5142.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Welsh Charger

The Guardian:

By Pass

Daily Mirror:

Overstate

LAMBOURN:

Gallopade

WEST COUNTRY:

John The Baptist

RP Ratings:

Welsh Charger

TOPSPEED:

Welsh Charger

POSTDATA:

Welsh Charger

The Times:

Welsh Charger

Telegraph:

Welsh Charger

Daily Mail:

Welsh Charger

D Express:

Welsh Charger

The Star:

Welsh Charger

Daily Record:

Welsh Charger

The Sun:

By Pass