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19:30 Ludlow

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Behind Bars Ltd Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 1m 7f 212y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Behind Bars Ltd Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.20
  • Place: £2.90

Form: /545P-

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

A fairly useful 1m4f Flat winner in Ireland but he's yet to score over hurdles for his current yard and was pulled up on his chasing debut at Stratford (2m3f) 16 days ago; others appeal more.

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8th

14

(10)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Alghazaal

8st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Mark Usher

Infrequent winner who had plenty of chances during the winter and returns from three months off; several make greater appeal.

16/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 05811- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Improving young chaser who arrives on a hat-trick after cosily landing 2m handicaps recently at Taunton and Wincanton; up another 6lb but this sound jumper remains on a workable mark; big shout.

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8th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Flash Gorcombe

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Three chase wins this season, the last two over 2m this spring; unraced beyond 2m4f under rules but stays that trip perfectly well and has form in 3m points; evidently in prime form; interesting to see how he fares.

6/1

1st

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Flash Gorcombe

11st 5lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Dual chase winner this season, most recently when dropped to 2m at Hereford (soft) a fortnight ago; 7lb rise asks a question of him but he's evidently in very good nick.

9/2

1st

3

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Flash Gorcombe

11st 9lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Robert Walford

Won easily at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in January; he needs to prove he can win off his increased mark but has run well in defeat the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft/soft) and should be thereabouts.

11/4

14/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 6146F- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark over fences at Fakenham (2m) last May but below par since and he's been off the track since falling four out at Plumpton (2m4f) seven months ago; his subsequent wind op needs to spark a resurgence.

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5

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Arbennig

11st 6lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Two wins this summer, the latest off 6lb lower at Worcester four weeks ago; goes well for Will Featherstone, whose 10lb claim should again prove useful, and appears much better when able to lead; acts on good and soft.

7/2

1st

7

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Arbennig

11st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Benefited from the return to front-running tactics when comfortably winning at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) in June and fell mid-race on his return visit; only 7lb higher than for that win and needs respecting.

9/2

0

4

11th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 214y

Class 5

19:40 Uttoxeter

Arbennig

11st 0lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Returning to front-running tactics did the trick when comfortably beating Lonimoss Bareliere over C&D (soft) 19 days ago; a 7lb rise could have been worse and Will Featherstone rides again.

2/1

Form: /1U2P-

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Opened his account on yard debut in 2m2f Taunton handicap chase in December but he's been hit and miss since and was pulled up at Fontwell (2m2f) last time; he needs to bounce back.

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5th

5

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Letsbe Avenue

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Not one to rely upon heavily but won off today's mark at Taunton (2m2f, good) in December and didn't run badly at Ludlow (2m) this month; looks well worth a crack at today's trip and is capable of a bold show.

11/4

4th

5

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

19:30 Ludlow

Letsbe Avenue

10st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Opened his account on yard debut in 2m2f Taunton handicap chase in December but he's been hit and miss since and was pulled up at Fontwell (2m2f) last time; he needs to bounce back.

10/1

6

8th Mar 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

15:40 Fontwell

Letsbe Avenue

10st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

held up in rear, jumped left and bumped rival 7th

100/30

Form: 12F12- BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Bagged her second chasing win at Market Rasen (2m3f) in February and backed it up when second of five at Taunton (2m5f) following month; she's effective over this shorter trip and can make her presence felt once more.

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6th

5

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Miladygrace

10st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Dual chase winner last season (2m2f/2m3f) but below best over fences lately and now reverts to hurdling for first time since 2020; might be perked up by first-time cheekpieces but others have much less to prove.

10/1

4th

5

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:50 Stratford

Miladygrace

10st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Two wins last season but not at that level in two outings this term; well held at Newton Abbot latest and may be better going right-handed (both wins that way around); Sean Bowen booked but others appeal more.

7/1

4th

4

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Miladygrace

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Dual chase winner for new stable last season (2m2f/2m3f), and posted another good effort when clear second off today's mark at Taunton (2m5f, good to soft) in March; had excuses when below form last time and may yet have more to offer.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 36132- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Gained his breakthrough success at Catterick (2m) in February and posted another solid effort when second of nine in 2m1f Plumpton handicap chase 30 days ago; he needs considering off an unchanged mark.

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7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Elmount

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Winner in Britain; pulled up on his sole Irish start at Thurles in October; hard to fancy.

33/1

0

5

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Elmount

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Sole win over fences in Britain came at Catterick last season; however, tailed off at Ludlow when last seen, has stamina to prove at this trip and probably best watched on yard debut returning from 163 days off (bought for £10,000 in August).

18/1

6th

1

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

19:30 Ludlow

Elmount

12st 1lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Gained his breakthrough success at Catterick (2m) in February and posted another solid effort when second of nine in 2m1f Plumpton handicap chase 30 days ago; he needs considering off an unchanged mark.

11/2

Form: 48/08-

Last run: 345 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Two-time 2m1f hurdles winner for Phil Middleton but he didn't prove so good over fences and has offered little in two starts back hurdling for his current yard; he reverts to fences now after 11 months off/breathing surgery with plenty to prove.

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No Results Found

Form: 32724- D

Last run: 203 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ended a long losing run in 2m Huntingdon handicap chase last June and he largely ran well after; he needs to hit the ground running though after six months off, though.

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5th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Begoodtoyourself

10st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Christopher Kellett

Hurdle and chase winner at up to 2m3f; well below par in two starts since the latest at Carlisle in December (2m3f, good to soft).

20/1

11th

12

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Begoodtoyourself

10st 9lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Christopher Kellett

midfield

16/1

Form: /524F-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Fair maiden hurdler who has shown similar form in three runs over fences; had breathing surgery before latest one when fell three out (still in touch) in 2m1f Plumpton handicap 30 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.

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0

2

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

13:45 Plumpton

Extraordinary Man

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

led, soon clear, much reduced lead before 6th, bumped 7th, headed before 4 out, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up on turn before 2 out

5/1

2nd

5

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Extraordinary Man

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Bridgwater

Battled on well to win from the front at Hereford (2m, good) in November, after a break, and his second at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) a fortnight later was also a good effort, but he moves up from Class 5 today and others appeal more; cheekpieces (worn once over hurdles last May) refitted.

9/2

Form: 9/536-

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

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1st

6

10th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:15 Leicester

Johnny Mac

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Matt Sheppard

Lightly raced 9yo who won comfortably on stable debut at Hereford (2m, good) in November and battled on well to follow up over C&D (heavy; front pair clear) last month; effectively another 10lb higher from out of the weights today but might still be on the upgrade.

5/1

1st

5

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

14:35 Leicester

Johnny Mac

10st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Lightly raced for his age and bounced back to form to win comfortably on stable debut at Hereford (2m, good) a fortnight ago; could still be very well treated after a 5lb rise and ought to cope pretty well with today's ground; good chance.

6/4

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Payout
Exacta £459.00
Straight Forecast £378.90
Tricast £4079.40
Trifecta £4811.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Flash Gorcombe

POSTDATA:

Elmount

WEST COUNTRY:

Miladygrace

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Daily Record:

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