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15:50 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Phillip Matthews Memorial Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 5f 55y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Phillip Matthews Memorial Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 444616 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Kept on from poor position for fortunate C&D (good to soft) win on handicap debut in December but was well beaten here three weeks ago and needs to bounce back from that.

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2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

14:53 Ludlow

Regal Renaissance

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Reliable hurdler at about this distance and she has a very solid record at this course; perhaps handicapped about right on balance but she's bred to make a chaser; conditions fine.

4/1

2nd

4

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:00 Wincanton

Regal Renaissance

11st 8lb

J: Mr Archie Jones

T: Henry Daly

Ludlow regular who was winning for the first time away from that track when coming home 8l to the good at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) ten days ago; doesn't need the mud and has to be strongly considered under a penalty, which is effectively erased by her jockey's claim.

100/30

1st

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

15:00 Chepstow

Regal Renaissance

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Dual 2m5f Ludlow scorer last term who comes here in good nick, third of seven back there last month; she ought to be in the shake-up once more.

15/2

20/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 3096P3

Last run: 163 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden; posted by far her best of three runs for Gary Brown when third of seven at Leicester (1m7f, good to firm; first-time tongue-tie) in November but was beaten over 17l there and hasn't raced again since.

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10th

6

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Eaton Lady

11st 3lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Off the mark over hurdles at 18th attempt in May, prevailing narrowly for Isabelle Ryder over C&D (good), and backed up that performance with close second at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July; each-way claims at least.

7/1

2nd

4

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Eaton Lady

11st 3lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Has improved in recent starts and came out on top in a tight finish at Uttoxeter in May, her first win at the 20th attempt; only 2lb higher and Isabelle Ryder again takes off 10lb; shorter trip of no real concern.

4/1

100/30

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4-075F

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in first two handicaps (2m3f/3m2f) but, with cheekpieces fitted, was very much in contention before penultimate-flight fall at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; must be considered off same mark here.

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3rd

7

26th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Worcester

Whenthepennydrops

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Gradually returned to form last term after a year out, staying on for a place when falling late at Southwell and just stretched by the 2m5f trip at Ludlow latest; one of two runners for owners and may place.

9/2

3rd

9

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:50 Ludlow

Whenthepennydrops

11st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, headway 4 out, pushed along 3 out

100/30

9

12th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:40 Southwell

Whenthepennydrops

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Six-race maiden who has only bits of encouraging form; however, this combination of drop back in trip and first-time headgear may prompt improvement; represents notable connections and can't be written off.

10/1

Form: 44251

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Ex-French filly who just held on to open her account in juvenile maiden at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month, her third start for Venetia Williams; moves up in trip today and could easily have more to offer.

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4th

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:50 Ludlow

Jikala

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, hit 3 out

4/1

1st

6

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:15 Hereford

Jikala

10st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French filly who made promising British debut when clear second over C&D (soft) in January; soundly beaten in Sandown handicap a fortnight ago but has a big role to play here if back on song.

7/2

5th

7

11th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Jikala

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French filly who made an encouraging British debut at Hereford (soft) two months ago, finishing a clear second; open to further progress and warrants respect.

4/1

Form: 00-598

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Struggled in two bumpers in early part of last year and showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for first three hurdling starts (2m-2m4f); improvement required on today's handicap debut.

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5th

13

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:50 Ludlow

Tara Haze

10st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Phillip Dando

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 4 out, pushed along 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

66/1

8th

12

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Tara Haze

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Yet to show any significant promise after two bumper runs and two hurdle runs (2m/2m4f).

200/1

9th

15

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Tara Haze

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

towards rear of midfield, mistake 3rd

100/1

33/1

Form: 5F5

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Always towards rear on debut in December but has shown minor promise on her two starts this year (both 2m) and might have further improvement to come in handicaps; moves up in trip today.

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8th

12

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:40 Hereford

Damask

10st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Tom Symonds

Consistent in handicaps this spring, making the frame for the third consecutive time when close up over C&D (good to soft; handles heavy) 18 days ago; likely to have a say again.

7/1

3rd

13

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Damask

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Ten-race maiden; made the frame on both starts last month, more recently when third of 14 here (2m5f, soft), but needs to find something extra today; 1lb out of the handicap.

12/1

3rd

11

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Damask

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Off a reduced mark she ran her best race yet when coming from off the pace to finish a close fourth at Ffos Las (2m, heavy); has a longer trip on drying ground this time but now has a platform on which to build.

12/1

Form: 00-083

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but made very encouraging stable debut when third behind Kalpaga at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) this month and has possibilities here if able to build on that performance.

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No Results Found

Form: PP2P

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Huntingdon maiden (2m4f, good) in February but pulled up on other three hurdling starts, most recently on last month's handicap debut; tongue-tie added today; others look much safer.

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1st

3

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Presenting Belle

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Runner-up in Huntingdon maiden hurdle (2m4f, good) in February but poor otherwise over hurdles, including three handicaps; didn't look the easiest of rides when visored last time and goes chasing with a good bit to prove.

10/1

2

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Uttoxeter

Presenting Belle

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Runner-up in Huntingdon maiden hurdle (2m4f, good) in February but poor otherwise over hurdles, including three handicaps; didn't look the easiest of rides when visored last time and goes chasing with a good bit to prove.

5/1

4th

2

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

18:15 Market Rasen

Presenting Belle

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

held up in rear, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out

7/1

Form: 34430

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer who made the frame on first four hurdle starts, most recently when third on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m6f, heavy) in January; reportedly had a respiratory problem when well beaten at Ffos Las last month; contender if back on song here.

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9th

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:50 Ludlow

Noplacetobe

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

took keen hold, midfield, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 5 out, ridden and no impression after 4 out

8/1

12th

6

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Noplacetobe

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

Winning pointer who has made the frame on all four hurdle starts, most recently when third of 11 in handicap here (2m6f, heavy) in January; today's trip-and-ground combination should also suit and she still has potential.

15/2

3rd

5

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Noplacetobe

11st 8lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Michael Scudamore

Won Irish maiden point last April; third at Worcester on rules debut is her best hurdles form and she was 17l behind Spitfire Girl when fourth of 16 in handicap at Uttoxeter last time; early days but work to do.

12/1

Form: 93PP5P

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Placed in Wexford maiden (2m4f, good) last June but has struggled on all four starts for Sheila Lewis (2m-2m5f); needs the first-time cheekpieces to make a huge difference.

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8th

7

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Talkingthetalk

10st 2lb

J: Miss Jess Stewart

T: Sheila Lewis

Won small-field chases at Uttoxeter this June and September, but those are way in advance of her other performances this year; wore cheekpieces on six of last seven starts, with tongue-tie on last two; clear risks for backers but trainer won this race in 2020 and 2022, latterly with another of today's runners, Family Plot.

14/1

Form: 50764

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Ultimately well beaten on all three starts over hurdles but ran well to a point on each occasion and evidently has some ability; makes handicap debut off a lowly mark here and ought to last a bit longer in this company.

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3rd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Passing Kate

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Matt Sheppard

Has form figures of 123132 since November and her latest second at Ludlow (2m, soft) was behind a big improver; only 1lb higher here and she should be in the thick of things again.

9/2

2nd

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Passing Kate

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

2-7 for new stable this season, the latter win gained in good style at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in February; gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) from out of the weights in higher-grade company at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month and can play a major role on this return to Class 5.

11/4

Form: 44369

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Placed on hurdling debut at Southwell (2m, soft) in November but her next two runs (2m4f/2m) were underwhelming, and she'll need to up her game to pose a threat on today's handicap debut.

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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

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Non-runners

Kalpaga

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Payout
Exacta £1465.00
Straight Forecast £1461.40
Tricast £8966.00
Trifecta £13428.00

Selections

The Sun:

Jikala

RP Ratings:

Regal Renaissance

POSTDATA:

Kalpaga

Daily Mail:

Mrs Kinsella

The Times:

Passing Kate

The Guardian:

Noplacetobe

SPOTLIGHT:

Whenthepennydrops

The Star:

Jikala

Daily Record:

Jikala

Telegraph:

Regal Renaissance

D Express:

Kalpaga

Daily Mirror:

Mrs Kinsella