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12:35 Ludlow

Good To Soft

RacingTV Club Day Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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RacingTV Club Day Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.30
  • Place: £2.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Easy winner of his third Irish point (3m, soft) in May before being sold for £40,000 later that month; half-brother to some hurdle/chase winners in France and he needs a close look on this switch to rules.

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3rd

1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Imperial Saint

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 3rd

11/4

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Imperial Saint

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Irish point winner who made a bright start over hurdles at Ludlow (won by 9l) in November and he built on that when runner-up under a penalty at Chepstow (2m, soft) the following month; that latest form has been boosted by the winner since and he looks on a workable mark for this handicap debut; shortlisted.

11/2

2nd

1

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Imperial Saint

11st 7lb

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Easy winner in May on his third attempt at Irish points (3m, soft) before £40,000 sale; also no problems when 13-2 for 16-runner maiden hurdle at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) one month ago, so he takes high rank in this field on form and potential.

3/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 49-33

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Returned from a break with a creditable third in a Warwick bumper (2m, good) last month and he filled the same position on his hurdling debut at Hereford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago; that last run was behind a useful prospect and he's respected back in trip for yard that won this last year.

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6th

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Gentleman Jacques

11st 7lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ran well from the front when fourth of 15 at Ludlow (2m, soft) last month and has now made the frame on all four hurdling starts (once over C&D); doesn't appear to be making any progress, though, and others have slightly better form.

8/1

4th

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Gentleman Jacques

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

0-3 in bumpers and 0-3 over hurdles but has consistent form; made the frame in C&D events (soft/good to soft) the last twice, one place behind Lindy Reilly latest; possibilities with Harry Cobden up for first time.

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 9/3

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Two French Flat wins in 2021 but he's had just two hurdle runs for this yard; struggled at Kempton last February but that was in the Adonis (Grade 2) and he ran well for a long way over 2m5f here (third of six) on his recent comeback; looks open to more progress on this drop back in trip and he's respected for in-form yard.

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1st

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

The Famous Five

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Dual Flat winner when trained in France and got off the mark over hurdles at fifth attempt, always doing enough to fend off a subsequent winner at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) in January; could still be well treated after a 5lb rise; good chance.

7/4

1st

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

15:55 Leicester

The Famous Five

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

took keen hold, prominent, challenging and going best 2 out, pushed along and led last, kept on well final 110yds, comfortably

5/2

4th

8

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:05 Ludlow

The Famous Five

11st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Useful French Flat form when winning twice over middle distances in 2021; has yet to really get going over hurdles, following his heavy initial defeat in a Grade 2 with remote placings here over 2m5f and 2m; however, he was running on over the shorter trip last time and looks interesting back up in trip for his handicap debut, especially in a race his stable has done well in.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful four-time winner on the Flat and his last success was at Goodwood (1m2f, heavy) on his penultimate run in May; now switches to hurdling for David Pipe and he's one to keep an eye on back from 192 days off; equipment returns.

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9th

8

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:30 Taunton

Time Interval

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Fairly useful Flat-racer at up to 1m4f and made a quite encouraging stable/hurdle when fourth in today's headgear combination at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last month; needs to take a good step forward today, though.

14/1

4th

14

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Time Interval

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Useful four-time winner on the Flat and his last success was at Goodwood (1m2f, heavy) on his penultimate run in May; now switches to hurdling for David Pipe and he's one to keep an eye on back from 192 days off; equipment returns.

8/1

12th

8

(17)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Newbury

Time Interval

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: John Flint

led, raced centre from 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, headed 2f out, ridden and lost ground from over 1f out

8/1

Form: 34-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in his sole Irish point and he reached the frame in two bumpers at Huntingdon (good/good to soft) this spring; returns from 225 days off but yard is in good form and interesting to see how he figures in market on hurdling debut.

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6th

5

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Taunton

Mersey Street

11st 0lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 7526-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed promise in bumpers, including a second at Doncaster (2m, good) in March, but he made a low-key start over hurdles at Newbury 18 days ago; can only be watched after that heavy defeat at a big price.

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6th

2

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Crystal Mer

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Paul Webber

Placed in a bumper on good; ran well for a long way before weakening on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft); remains to be seen whether he wants the ground this slow but Cobden is booked and a tongue-tie is added.

8/1

50/1

Form: 6

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Poor maiden on the Flat and he finished a remote sixth at a massive price on his hurdling debut at Hereford (2m, good) last Tuesday.

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4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Crossbeau

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakening when jumped right last

10/1

5th

9

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Crossbeau

11st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

15-race maiden, most on Flat; hurdling last five starts, vastly more competitive when third on handicap hurdle debut and unfortunate in seven-runner race at Chepstow (near 2m4f, again heavy) nine days ago as he was about 6l clear when unseating at the last; has the same mark today (due to go up 5lb) so has a big shout if in the same form.

3/1

0

8

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

13:00 Chepstow

Crossbeau

10st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Tim Vaughan

Lowly rated Flat maiden; well-beaten in three maiden/novice hurdles in the autumn but belied 80-1 odds when creditable third of 13 on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy); major player if in similar form here.

9/2

Form: 1 D

Last run: 179 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Point winner who landed a Market Rasen bumper (2m, good) when last seen in June but that was in a weak race where the favourite ruined her chance by being wayward; this is a harder task on her hurdling debut and she may want longer trips over jumps.

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5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

12:35 Huntingdon

The Gambler

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Max Young

took keen hold, held up in last, good headway 4 out, weakened quickly home turn, mistake and pulled up 2 out

7/2

10th

11

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

The Gambler

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Won a point (3m, yielding to soft) last April and followed up in weak bumper (2m, good) in June; however, she's been tailed off/pulled up on her first two hurdle starts (50-1 each time).

50/1

0

4

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 45y

Class 4

12:00 Uttoxeter

The Gambler

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Won slow-ground Irish point in April and followed up in weak, four-runner Market Rasen bumper (good) on rules debut in June but was soundly beaten when 50-1 for last month's hurdling debut at Ludlow (2m, good to soft); upped in trip here; others look much stronger.

33/1

Form: 80

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in the spring but he's been well held in two hurdle runs this autumn and was always in rear at Worcester last time; tongue-tie is now added and he needs a transformation.

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3rd

5

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Dusautior

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, mistake 8th, reminders 9th

5/1

9th

6

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Dusautior

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Irish point winner in the spring but he's been well held in two hurdle runs this autumn and was always in rear at Worcester last time; tongue-tie is now added and he needs a transformation.

20/1

12th

4

8th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Warwick

Dusautior

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Irish point winner; didn't live up to market expectations when only eighth on his Ludlow hurdling/stable debut 13 days ago; ought to be capable of much better but now needs to show it.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fairly useful six-time winner on the Flat and he was a close second at Epsom (1m4f) on his penultimate run last month; should have a future over hurdles and he needs watching in market on his switch to this sphere; effective on fast and heavy ground.

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4th

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Dundory

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner; did not emerge from rear division on his first three hurdling starts but ran big race when third on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy); 2lb lower here and has cheekpieces (worn for last four Flat wins) refitted; must be considered.

6/1

3rd

8

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Dundory

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Multiple turf winner at up to 1m4f on the Flat (RPR 83), where he is not ground dependent; has failed to transfer that ability to this code in three maiden hurdles; may be able to show more now entering handicaps from a workable mark; market check suggested.

10/1

Form: 1-44 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Hereford bumper (2m, good) on debut in February but he's finished fourth in both subsequent runs and was behind Gentleman Jacques on his recent hurdling debut at Hereford (2m3f, good); has some work to do to turn the tables with his old rival and not sure this drop back in trip will suit.

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11th

12

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Prairie Diamond

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Won a Hereford bumper (2m, good) on debut in February but he's finished fourth in both subsequent runs and was behind Gentleman Jacques on his recent hurdling debut at Hereford (2m3f, good); has some work to do to turn the tables with his old rival and not sure this drop back in trip will suit.

9/1

4th

9

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:20 Hereford

Prairie Diamond

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

held up in rear, outpaced before 2 out, outpaced 3 out, no impression before 2 out

8/1

4th

1

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Worcester

Prairie Diamond

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

took keen hold, prominent

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: P

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Closely related to several useful jumps winners but he was always in rear before being pulled up in a Ffos Las novice (2m, heavy; 66-1) on his recent debut; best watched.

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1

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Ask Me Out

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, outpaced and struggling 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 9th

66/1

Form: 6-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well bred but he didn't live up to market expectations in sole bumper and, after wind surgery, he was tailed off at 20-1 on his recent hurdling debut at Warwick (2m, soft); tongue-tie worn last time is now removed.

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4th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:50 Sedgefield

Bingo Little

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, some headway 2 out, weakened run-in

16/1

0

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Taunton

Bingo Little

11st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

took keen hold, midfield

40/1

Form: 6-300

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers in the spring but he's finished tailed off at huge prices in two hurdle runs this season.

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12th

11

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

James Baie

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Max Young

Not disgraced in two bumpers last spring but showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for three novice/maiden hurdles in the autumn; cheekpieces on for handicap debut; needs to take a big step forward.

40/1

0

9

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

James Baie

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Max Young

Showed some ability in bumpers in the spring but he's finished tailed off at huge prices in two hurdle runs this season.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Useful on the Flat for William Haggas and was runner-up at Goodwood (1m6f, soft) in August in his final run for that yard; changed hands for 45,000gns in September; stamina won't be an issue at this new discipline and he looks an interesting recruit to hurdling.

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0

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Nathanael Greene

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Useful on the Flat for William Haggas and was runner-up at Goodwood (1m6f, soft) in August in his final run for that yard; changed hands for 45,000gns in September; stamina won't be an issue at this new discipline and he looks an interesting recruit to hurdling.

11/2

2nd

1

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Goodwood

Nathanael Greene

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

His only handicap win came in the mud at Haydock (1m6f) last July, where he also ran well when tongue tied for the first time on latest start (2m, heavy); his two runs on a sound surface this term (on good to firm here and on good) hint that today's ground may not be soft enough.

5/2

3rd

1

(6)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

Nathanael Greene

10st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Tailed off on heavy going in the November Handicap last term but his big day came on soft at this track last July with a 1m6f win in first-time cheekpieces; first go in the headgear this season saw a good, staying-on fourth in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (2m, AW) five weeks ago, before a lesser show in blinkers at Newbury; back to cheekpieces this time, with a tongue-tie added; each-way claims.

5/1

Form: 456P

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

No threat in two bumpers during the summer and she's struggled in both hurdle runs (2m, good to firm/soft) this autumn.

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0

16

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Whitehall Flyer

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Max Young

No threat in two bumpers during the summer and she's struggled in both hurdle runs (2m, good to firm/soft) this autumn.

100/1

0

9

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Stratford

Whitehall Flyer

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

No threat in either bumper (2m, good) and tailed off at 150-1 on recent hurdle debut at Hereford (2m, good to firm).

66/1

6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:25 Hereford

Whitehall Flyer

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Max Young

Did not show enough in two bumpers in early part of this season to warrant serious consideration on today's hurdling debut; hood fitted.

66/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

The Famous Five

Daily Mail:

The Gambler

SPOTLIGHT:

Imperial Saint

The Guardian:

Time Interval

D Express:

Gentleman Jacques

The Star:

Nathanael Greene

The Times:

Dundory

Daily Record:

The Gambler

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial Saint

POSTDATA:

The Famous Five

Telegraph:

The Famous Five

The Sun:

The Famous Five

Daily Mirror:

Time Interval