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16:23 Ludlow

Good To Soft

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

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

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 59961F D BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Improved and rewarded heavy market support on handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, good) in February; beaten when falling at Ffos Las (3m) latest but progress remains possible.

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1st

7

21st May 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

16:05 Stratford

Maid Of The Night

10st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

2-3 since switched to handicaps, and the form of last month's Ludlow success (2m5f, good to soft) has recently been well advertised by the close second; moves up in trip today; could easily have more to offer.

5/1

1st

11

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Maid Of The Night

10st 7lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Improved and rewarded heavy market support on handicap debut at Hereford (2m5f, good) in February; beaten when falling at Ffos Las (3m) latest but progress remains possible.

7/1

9

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:45 Ffos Las

Maid Of The Night

10st 9lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Won a point bumper in January 2022; well held under rules until handicap debut 18 days ago when she won seven-runner race at Hereford (good) on step up from 2m to 2m6f; 5-4 favourite that day and plenty in that performance suggested she would stay further; raised 6lb but may well follow up.

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 224441 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Delivered on earlier promise when winning quite stylishly on handicap debut at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; should be fine on the forecast quicker ground here and a 6lb rise could turn out to be lenient.

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4th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Our Laura B

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual hurdle winner over 2m4f at Newcastle last spring (heavy/good); back on a workable mark now but ended 2023 with two disappointing efforts and has fitness to prove after five-month break.

14/1

Form: 322317

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Jumped poorly and was well beaten in valuable series final last month but has generally been very consistent at around 2m since switched to hurdling last summer; won't be far away if stamina holds out here.

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No Results Found

Form: 66F7

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Showed her first glimmer of promise when midfield in Doncaster maiden (2m, good) last month; 2lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut but could quite plausibly have more to offer over the longer trip.

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5th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:05 Fontwell

Happy Index

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Paul Webber

Won a Ludlow handicap (2m5f, good) off 1lb lower last May but she's not gone on from that and was a well-held fifth at Huntington 18 days ago; record now stands at 1-11 and she has something to prove back in trip; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

8/1

5th

9

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Happy Index

10st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Paul Webber

led, not fluent 1st, headed and prominent 2nd

11/2

4th

9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:50 Huntingdon

Happy Index

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Paul Webber

Won a 2m5f Ludlow handicap last May (good); below-par last two starts after a break; 2lb out of the weights; plenty to prove.

25/1

33/1

Form: 087387

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Placed in big field at Galway (2m6f, yielding) last September but made low-key stable debut the following month and hasn't raced again since.

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8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Chinook

10st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Sheila Lewis

Ex-Irish maiden; easily best of five starts for new yard came in April 2023, four runs back, when fifth of 13 over C&D; 6lb lower today but needs a revival on this second run since her winter break.

14/1

4

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Chinook

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sheila Lewis

Ex-Irish maiden; bettered low-key stable debut when very respectable fifth in this race a year ago (good to soft), but was pulled up in November, after a break, and has been absent again since.

20/1

Form: 4F32P0

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on handicap debut at Southwell (2m, good) in November but pulled up when upped to 2m4f for next outing and finished down the field when dropped back to 2m and tried in cheekpieces (retained) last time; moves back up in trip here; needs to get career back on track.

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No Results Found

Form: 40-374

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 22l when fourth of seven on handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) in March but that was her first run for six months and the outing may have brought her on.

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0

10

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Fakenham

Div Ine Tara

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Not beaten far at Ludlow in April (2m5f, good to soft) but early mistakes cost her when pulled up on final start for Fergal O'Brien; probably best watched on this occasion in first-time headgear.

20/1

Form: 7F-P15

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Displayed sudden jolt of improvement to cause 20-1 surprise at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) last month, her third handicap, but was safely held at Taunton (3m, good to soft) a fortnight later and needs to kick on again now.

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9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Atjima

10st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Has lost her way since last March's Ffos Las win on good ground off this mark; hasn't had those conditions since but she was reluctant to line up on her reappearance and then pulled up next time.

25/1

3

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Atjima

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Surprise winner at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) in March but hasn't threatened to win again and she was reluctant to line up when tailed off after a break at Taunton.

16/1

11th

12

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Taunton

Atjima

10st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Displayed sudden jolt of improvement to cause 20-1 surprise at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) in March, her third handicap, but was safely held on final two starts last season (3m/2m5f) and needs to kick on again here.

20/1

Form: 36544

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat in Germany in 2019 but is 0-5 over hurdles; certainly didn't run badly when fourth in two Worcester handicaps (2m4f/2m) in early part of this season but has fitness to prove after 202-day absence and the cheekpieces (worn for her last three races) are missing.

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9th

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Night Fever

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won on the Flat in Germany in 2019 but is 0-5 over hurdles; certainly didn't run badly when fourth in two Worcester handicaps (2m4f/2m) in early part of this season but has fitness to prove after 202-day absence and the cheekpieces (worn for her last three races) are missing.

11/1

4th

3

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

Night Fever

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened last, lost third run-in

6/1

4th

7

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Worcester

Night Fever

10st 5lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jamie Snowden

held up in behind leaders, prominent after 5th, ridden after 3 out, disputing third last, kept on

12/1

Form: 6F-90P

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on all three starts for new stable this year, the last twice in handicaps (2m-2m4f); considered only if lively in the betting.

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7

21st May 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Iconic Rock

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Safely held in all three handicap hurdles, albeit she was prominent for a long way at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) on latest outing last month; needs to improve on today's chasing debut but her Irish point second in 2021 bodes well, and she's worth a glance in the betting.

14/1

10th

6

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Iconic Rock

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Soundly beaten on all three starts for new stable this year, the last twice in handicaps (2m-2m4f); considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

2

18th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Iconic Rock

11st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Went close in Irish point last winter; has had few chances over hurdles but effort was short-lived on handicap debut at Ffos Las 13 days ago (2m5f, good) and needs much more for the return to 2m.

20/1

20/1

Form: 9074

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Made inauspicious start to her rules career but took good step forward when 150-1 fourth in 2m novice here (good to soft) last month; almost certainly needs to improve again today but the move back up in trip ought to suit.

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1st

10

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

18:42 Southwell

My Virtue

10st 3lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Mel Rowley

Winning pointer; third in this 12 months ago (on good) and combination of softer ground and tougher company an excuse for her heavy novice defeat at Ludlow when next seen in December; if repeating last year's form in this race she won't be far away.

7/1

Form: 379

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 31l when third on debut in December (1m7f) and tailed off twice since (2m4f/2m5f) but remains very unexposed and is a possible improver on today's handicap debut.

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4th

3

27th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

20:25 Ffos Las

Danas Gem

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent

6/1

12th

8

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Danas Gem

11st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Beaten about 31l when third on debut in December (1m7f) and tailed off twice since (2m4f/2m5f) but remains very unexposed and is a possible improver on today's handicap debut.

12/1

9th

5

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Danas Gem

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Modest form on debut here (1m7f) and remote at Huntingdon (2m4f) three weeks ago; needs a transformation.

40/1

Form: 43

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Placed on Irish point debut just over a year ago and shaped with significant promise before weakening into fourth on hurdle debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) in January; looked tired when well-held third at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) last month but still makes appeal in this low-grade handicap.

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8th

5

8th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Warwick

Olriver Shine

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Showed ability in Irish point; hasn't progressed from a reasonable hurdle debut at Plumpton in January and out with the washing on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) in April; still time for her to do better but others more obvious today.

20/1

13th

5

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Olriver Shine

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Placed on Irish point debut just over a year ago and shaped with significant promise before weakening into fourth on hurdle debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) in January; looked tired when well-held third at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) last month but still makes appeal in this low-grade handicap.

5/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Our Laura B

RP Ratings:

Never No Trouble

Telegraph:

Atjima

Daily Mail:

Maid Of The Night

WEST COUNTRY:

Div Ine Tara

POSTDATA:

Our Laura B

The Times:

Our Laura B

Daily Mirror:

Our Laura B

The Star:

Our Laura B

The Sun:

Never No Trouble

The Guardian:

Atjima