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15:00 Ludlow

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Boyne Cup (A Handicap Chase)

  • Prize money: £9505.8
  • 2m 7f 171y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Boyne Cup (A Handicap Chase)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-8617 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Didn't get home after setting good pace in major handicap at Kempton in February but his very dominant win from the front there (3m, soft) in January is still quite fresh in the mind, and he could be hard to catch here.

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10th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Annsam

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Last three appearances include 3m wins at Kempton (soft) and Ludlow (good to soft), looking better than ever; not disgraced in major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good) in November but doesn't appear to be screaming for this extra distance; career-high mark compounds matters.

10/1

1st

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Annsam

12st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Didn't get home after setting good pace in major handicap at Kempton in February but his very dominant win from the front there (3m, soft) in January is still quite fresh in the mind, and he could be hard to catch here.

11/4

7th

5

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Annsam

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Made all in impressive fashion over C&D (soft) last month; he's in a hotter race today and is likely to face greater pressure in front, but given his dominance a 7lb rise could have been worse and it will be no surprise if he plays another leading role; also effective on good ground.

11/2

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 20864P D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who has become very well handicapped on some of last year's form and won't mind if the ground dries out here; not at best in recent months, though, and his tendency to clout the occasional fence is always a worry; swaps blinkers for first-time visor today.

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5th

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:10 Ludlow

The Wolf

12st 6lb

J: Mr James King

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders

4/1

1

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:50 Exeter

The Wolf

12st 6lb

J: Mr James King

T: Olly Murphy

He's not easy to win with, having posted just one victory from his last 21 starts; however, he ran well when third in a handicap at Leicester (2m6f, soft) in January and holds stand-out claims if repeating that form today.

Evs

Form: -1F751 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Returned to form with C&D (good) win last month and is now 5-17 over fences; back up to career-high mark today but is versatile regarding ground and remains unexposed over this sort of trip.

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No Results Found

Form: P-74P0 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Hasn't really fired this season but ran well for a long way in Cheltenham Festival handicap last month and is now 9lb lower than when game winner of last season's Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby (3m, soft); not ruled out.

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13th

19

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Good Boy Bobby

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Prominent-racer who won two veterans' chases in a row in the autumn and is now back on his last winning mark; however, his subsequent form has been patchy and this 11yo needs to better this year's efforts.

40/1

5th

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Good Boy Bobby

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Two veterans' chase wins at about 3m (good to soft; has won on soft) in the autumn; he hasn't looked ahead of his mark in refitted cheekpieces since but his proven stamina will be an asset in the conditions now having his first run over 2m3f since winning in late 2021.

15/2

3rd

7

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Good Boy Bobby

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Began this season with hard-fought wins at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) and Sandown (3m, good to soft) in the autumn, and didn't run badly when seventh in last month's Veterans' Final (first-time cheekpieces); one to consider.

7/1

Form: 9-2511

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

2-2 since fitted with cheekpieces this year, with both wins gained over 2m4f at Huntingdon (good to soft/good); moves up in grade today but could quite plausibly have untapped potential over 3m; major player.

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3rd

4

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Dibble Decker

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, outpaced and lost ground before 3 out, soon struggling

9/4

2nd

7

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

Dibble Decker

11st 5lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Dual C&D winner last season (including this race) and returned to form with hard-fought success at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in January; nudged back up to career-high mark today but still features prominently in calculations.

100/30

1st

4

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Dibble Decker

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Back-to-back wins in the new cheekpieces at Huntingdon (2m4f, good/good to soft) early last year; looked rusty when well behind Huelgoat on his return and he was easy to back; better can be expected this time with a tongue-tie added.

12/1

Form: 23-7P3 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on seasonal/stable debut in December and was just a modest third of four in first-time cheekpieces at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) when back in action 11 days ago; very well handicapped on old form (even from 2lb out of the weights) but has a fair bit to prove.

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1

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Captain Tommy

12st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Fred Timmis

2-2 in hunter chases at Ludlow this year (3m/2m4f; soft) and he predictably found it hard work in the Foxhunters' at Aintree the final time; this isn't quite so demanding but he's relying on some of these being off their game.

16/1

9th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Captain Tommy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Fred Timmis

The winner of two small-field hunter chases at Ludlow this year, latterly proving too strong for Espoir De Guye; that form, and the balance of his handicap exploits during the past 12 months, strongly hints at limitations at this level.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 12-314 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won twice over C&D last year (soft/good to soft); hold no secrets from the handicapper and is likely to face competition for the early lead but was very respectable fourth in major handicap at Kempton (3m, good) in February and the return to this track is an obvious plus.

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1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Bobhopeornohope

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

took keen hold, prominent, jumped slightly left 1st, challenging 5 out, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

14/1

0

1

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Bobhopeornohope

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Usually front runs; perhaps needed his comeback race and he made a bad mistake when pulled up here on final run of last season; it was only four starts ago he was a game winner of this 12 months ago off the same mark and he then ran well in a strong handicap at Kempton; could easily be in the shake up.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £259.00
Straight Forecast £244.00
Trifecta £1424.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Dibble Decker

SPOTLIGHT:

Annsam

RP Ratings:

Bobhopeornohope

TOPSPEED:

The Wolf

The Sun:

Good Boy Bobby

Daily Mirror:

Dibble Decker

The Star:

Dibble Decker

Daily Record:

Dibble Decker

WEST COUNTRY:

Bobhopeornohope

D Express:

Bobhopeornohope

The Times:

Annsam

The Guardian:

Annsam

Daily Mail:

Annsam

POSTDATA:

The Wolf