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18:25 Ludlow

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JM Construction Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 3m 1f 125y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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JM Construction Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 51P34- C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Best form over fences when wide-margin winner of his second chase, at Hereford in November (3m1f, good to soft), but hasn't lived up to that promise and again a weak finisher at Wetherby in March (2m3f, soft; has won on that surface); risky for now.

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8

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:50 Ayr

Jet Plane

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form can be up and down but he's won his last two, from the rear at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft) last month and from the front at Market Rasen (2m3f, good to soft) last week; won on soft last October; did it easily last time and he's 4lb ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; key player.

7/2

1st

5

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Jet Plane

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, left in lead 2nd, clear before 8th, increased tempo and went well clear before 3 out, hit 2 out, shaken up approaching last, eased inside final 110yds

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 54656- D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Looked to have a bright future as a staying chaser in 2019-20 season but been through hard times and nothing like the same horse these days, in cheekpieces on last three starts; right down the weights but has it to prove.

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1st

4

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Copperhead

11st 4lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped right on occasions and didn't always jump with fluency, raced in third, went second before 5th, soon pressed leader, not fluent when led 3 out

7/2

4th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Copperhead

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stuck on a losing run but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort; questionable whether he wants the ground quite this deep but has strong form claims.

3/1

4th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Copperhead

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Winless streak has just passed its four-year anniversary but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort against younger opposition and again he ran well for a long way when a 12l third at Sandown two weeks ago (3m, soft); off a light weight and with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb, he's a major player against fellow oldies this time.

9/2

Form: PP451- C

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Winner of both chase completions here, over 2m4f and 3m; very mixed in recent times but good going is important to him and he was back to form when getting his ground here 13 days ago; the threat of rain is a worry.

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2nd

2

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Marettimo

12st 2lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Bill Turner

Prevailed in frantic finish to cause 25-1 surprise at Ludlow (3m, good) last month, his fourth chase win, and also ran well when third on slower-than-ideal ground there (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; will be fine on this left-handed track; good chance.

3/1

3rd

8

9th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

18:25 Ludlow

Marettimo

11st 1lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Winner of both chase completions here, over 2m4f and 3m; very mixed in recent times but good going is important to him and he was back to form when getting his ground here 13 days ago; the threat of rain is a worry.

11/2

1st

9

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

Marettimo

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Ended last season with two good-ground chase wins (2m4f/3m; one here) but he's struggled in his four runs this term and was a remote fifth at Exeter (3m, good to soft) last time; now back on last winning mark but he needs to turn things around.

14/1

Form: 21P3P- CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Good course record, winning three from five starts at 3m-3m1f (good and good to soft) but the latest defeat in March was a lesser effort and divided two pulled-up runs; less on his plate than at Haydock last month but can't count on a return to best.

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5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Tide Times

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Gained all four chase wins here, most recently when digging deep to capitalise on some help from the handicapper over today's trip (soft) in December; made jumping errors and was pulled up here in January but today's ground will suit and he remains on a good mark.

7/1

0

4

5th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

14:45 Ludlow

Tide Times

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Acts on soft ground; has a record of 4-8 at Ludlow, including wins in this race last year (off 7lb higher) and a similar event over 3m last month (all out); still favourably handicapped and commands respect.

11/4

Form: /6251-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

These aids seem to have helped and he was having just his second attempt at a staying trip when a convincing winner at Huntingdon last month (2m7f, good to soft; only three finished); should go on; Harry Cobden a rare booking for the yard.

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3rd

5

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 3

18:25 Aintree

Kakamora

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

pressed leader, pushed along 3 out, ridden and weakened 2 out

9/2

1st

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Worcester

Kakamora

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

Flopped at Ludlow last month and has something to prove on the back of that, but two starts ago he won at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) and he's also effective on good ground; not ruled out.

5/2

5th

6

9th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

18:25 Ludlow

Kakamora

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

These aids seem to have helped and he was having just his second attempt at a staying trip when a convincing winner at Huntingdon last month (2m7f, good to soft; only three finished); should go on; Harry Cobden a rare booking for the yard.

3/1

Form: /132P-

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

All best form at about 3m1f on good ground and impressive when winning at Kempton in October; solid efforts in defeat since before pulled up on good to soft on Boxing Day; form chance if ground is suitable.

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8th

2

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Minella Buster

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Last season started well before he lost his way; however, he does seem best when fresh and was returning from 153 days off when going close at Stratford in October (2m6f, good); over this more suitable trip, after a break, he has to be of interest.

7/1

2nd

4

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:45 Stratford

Minella Buster

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent 3rd, pressed winner after 2 out, 1 length down last, kept on towards finish

7/1

6th

5

9th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

18:25 Ludlow

Minella Buster

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

All best form at about 3m1f on good ground and impressive when winning at Kempton in October; solid efforts in defeat since before pulled up on good to soft on Boxing Day; form chance if ground is suitable.

11/2

Form: P2P/4-

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Two hurdle wins and although a maiden over fences he's shown useful form at times, most recently when chasing home an improver at Market Rasen last February (3m, good to soft; acts well on soft); respectable fourth back from break at Doncaster and easing ground a plus.

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7

9th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

18:25 Ludlow

Brianstorm

11st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Two hurdle wins and although a maiden over fences he's shown useful form at times, most recently when chasing home an improver at Market Rasen last February (3m, good to soft; acts well on soft); respectable fourth back from break at Doncaster and easing ground a plus.

10/1

4th

5

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:10 Doncaster

Brianstorm

11st 7lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

0-8 over fences with an in-and-out profile, and he's been absent since being pulled up at Fakenham last April; however, he's had wind surgery since (his third such operation) and has run well after an absence in the past; on a handy mark and capable of a bold show.

6/1

3

21st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Brianstorm

11st 11lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Venetia Williams

0-7 over fences and not very consistent but ran a big race from the front when second at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) last month and a subsequent 2lb nudge up the weights ought to be manageable.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £318.00
Straight Forecast £348.80
Tricast £1089.00
Trifecta £1580.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Kakamora

RP RATINGS:

Minella Buster

TOPSPEED:

Tide Times

POSTDATA:

Marettimo

The Times:

Jet Plane

SPOTLIGHT:

Brianstorm

D Express:

Minella Buster

Telegraph:

Kakamora

Daily Mirror:

Kakamora

The Sun:

Kakamora

The Star:

Kakamora

Daily Record:

Kakamora

Daily Mail:

Tide Times

The Guardian:

Marettimo