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14:40 Ludlow

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 7f 174y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3-2P22 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on three of his four hurdling starts, most recently on handicap debut here (2m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; can play another significant role if suited by today's step up to 3m.

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1

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Hardy Fella

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

jumped right on occasions, led, prominent when headed 4th, lost position when bad mistake 8th, mistake 12th, soon pulled up

6/1

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

16:15 Ludlow

Hardy Fella

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won a 3m handicap hurdle here last April off 8lb lower; had some luck on his side when scraping home at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) on second chase start and has been beaten fair and square in two subsequent runs (2m3f/2m5f); perhaps on a high mark but returning to further is well worth a shot.

4/1

4th

7

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:30 Hereford

Hardy Fella

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Sole hurdle win at 3m; element of good fortune when scraping home at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) on second chase start and a Plumpton fifth next time looks better form now; probably not done with off his current mark.

9/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -35P21 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Took form to new level when pushed-out winner at Newbury (3m, soft) last month and is now 2-8 over hurdles; not yet fully exposed over 3m; features prominently in calculations.

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2nd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballycamus

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led, not fluent 3rd, faced challenge 4 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/2

2nd

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballycamus

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2-4 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in January; posted another good effort when second at Newbury (2m4f, heavy) this month and will be fine back at 3m; probably won't be far away.

4/1

2nd

3

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Ballycamus

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Successful in lower grade at Warwick (2m4f, soft) most recently, taking chase record to 2-3; now 5lb higher back in stiffer company and was well behind Passing Well here two starts ago; however, can't rule out further improvement in this sphere.

9/2

11/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: -52U95

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; looked quite promising when second in Bangor maiden (2m3f, soft) in November but was unable to justify his prominence in betting when safely held in first two handicaps (2m4f/2m3f); moves up in trip with cheekpieces added today.

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2nd

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Rockinastorm

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Henry Daly

Too good for dual subsequent course winner One True King when scoring over C&D (soft) in February, his third chase success this season; needs to bounce back from a poor run last month and would appeal more on slower ground, but still enters calculations.

8/1

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Rockinastorm

11st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Benefited from Hurlerontheditch's last-fence fall when scoring on seasonal/chase debut at Warwick (3m, soft) and has added two further chase wins since (2m5f, good/3m, soft); would appeal slightly more on slower ground but might still be on the upgrade and features prominently in calculations.

11/2

1st

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Rockinastorm

10st 7lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Henry Daly

Bright start to chase career with wins at Warwick (3m, soft) and Hereford (2m5f, good); beaten favourite the last twice (backward steps) but it's too soon to write him off; could well rebound under Gina Andrews, the winning rider in this race for the last two years.

4/1

5/1

Form: -23416 C

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Didn't really fire on handicap debut in February but kept on well to win 2m5f course maiden (2m5f) two starts ago and could quite plausibly have untapped potential over 3m.

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23

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Egbert

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Won a maiden hurdle on sole start on soft; ran poorly on second outing this term but the other three yielded two wins and a good second; first-time visor for 4l win at Doncaster (good) in January and first-time blinkers when front-running second at Kempton (good to soft) five weeks ago; both were 3m and, although 2lb out of the handicap here, the move up in trip is interesting.

40/1

2nd

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Egbert

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won his only course start, over 2m4f; had good and ordinary days over hurdles and fences since early 2023 but found plenty for a first-time visor when winning at Doncaster (3m, good; has won on soft) in January; career-high mark now but it shouldn't be beyond him; respected in first-time blinkers.

9/4

Form: 3-4PP7

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in his last two chases then soundly beaten on return to hurdling (first-time visor); cheekpieces (worn two starts ago) given another whirl here; 2lb out of the weights; leap of faith required to support him.

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10th

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Another Mystery

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

After back-to-back hurdle wins last summer he was bought for 15,000gns out of Lucy Wadham's yard; well beaten in two 3m chases for current connections and now 0-6 in this discipline; tries a hood.

9/1

6th

6

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Another Mystery

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

Bought for 15,000gns out of Lucy Wadham's yard following back-to-back wins over hurdles; made it 0-5 over fences with a lacklustre effort behind Great D'Ange at Market Rasen.

8/1

Form: 352-05

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fifth of six here (2m5f, soft; refitted cheekpieces) last month, his second run after a long layoff, and has become very well handicapped on old form but would appeal more on genuine good ground.

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6

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

14:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Your Band

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

pulled up after 3rd, dismounted

14/1

6th

9

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:40 Ludlow

Your Band

10st 12lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, headway 3rd, pushed along before 4 out

14/1

5th

6

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Your Band

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Tailed off at Chepstow on return from 18 months off; cheekpieces back on (0-3 in them) and all best form on good ground.

50/1

Form: 9/31-

Last run: 647 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Ex-pointer who built upon promising hurdle debut when clear winner of Newton Abbot maiden (2m2f, good to firm) in July 2021; completely unexposed over 3m under rules but this handicap debut comes after a 647-day absence.

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7th

6

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:40 Ludlow

Oscars Fame

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, midfield, not fluent 4th, mistake 6th

14/1

Form: 529P06

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 8yo who has been well beaten on all three starts for current stable; needs a revival and has stamina to prove but is on a good mark now and the refitted cheekpieces might give him a boost.

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6th

2

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

19:45 Market Rasen

Guiri

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led narrowly, slowed dramatically and headed 1st

8/1

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:40 Ludlow

Guiri

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

held up in rear, some headway after 7th, pushed along 5 out

20/1

6th

3

21st Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Wetherby

Guiri

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Haslam

Ex-Irish 8yo who won at the 2021 Punchestown festival and is one to watch in the betting on his third start for this yard, but he has lots to prove having been pulled up/tailed off the last twice.

33/1

Form: /58-82

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced since winning hurdle debut in 2020 but battled on pretty well for second behind very progressive rival at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and has each-way claims at least here.

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5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:40 Ludlow

What About Time

11st 7lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear before 7th, detached when pulled up before 4 out

6/1

6

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

14:40 Market Rasen

What About Time

11st 3lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Very lightly raced since winning hurdle debut in 2020 but battled on pretty well for second behind very progressive rival at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and has each-way claims at least here.

13/2

8

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Exeter

What About Time

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Handicap on last three outings, best of those when second of eight at Huntingdon (3m1f, good to soft) last time; needs better than that and his 2020 maiden win remains clearly his best form.

8/1

Form: -P0PP4

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner for Gordon Elliott in 2020 but has struggled on both runs for new stable this year (2m4f/2m3f) and has a lot to prove here (including stamina).

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7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:40 Ludlow

Jimmy Jimmy

11st 4lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

raced lazily at times, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along and detached 6th

33/1

4th

1

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Jimmy Jimmy

12st 0lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner for Gordon Elliott in 2020 but badly lost his way and was pulled up a long way out on debut for this yard at Ffos Las; all to prove with new blinkers/tongue-tie replacing cheekpieces.

25/1

6

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ffos Las

Jimmy Jimmy

11st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Ex-Gordon Elliott; bumper/hurdle winner in 2020 but badly lost his way subsequently; huge turnaround is required on debut for new yard.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £155.00
Straight Forecast £167.70
Tricast £758.30
Trifecta £702.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballycamus

Daily Mail:

Hardy Fella

TOPSPEED:

What About Time

D Express:

Rockinastorm

The Sun:

Hardy Fella

The Star:

Hardy Fella

RP Ratings:

Ballycamus

POSTDATA:

Ballycamus

WEST COUNTRY:

Ballycamus

The Times:

Ballycamus

Telegraph:

Ballycamus

Daily Mirror:

Ballycamus

Daily Record:

Ballycamus

The Guardian:

What About Time