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15:07 Ludlow

Soft

Mad Men At Prostate Awareness Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5545.05
  • 1m 7f 212y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Mad Men At Prostate Awareness Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 067313 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Flat/hurdle winner and completed the set in a 2m handicap chase at Worcester in September (good to soft; narrowly); appeared to have no obvious excuses when a well-held third at Taunton.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

15:43 Chepstow

Dr T J Eckleburg

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in last, detached 6th, headway before 4 out, went second approaching last, good jump last, kept on well run-in

8/1

3rd

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

14:35 Wincanton

Dr T J Eckleburg

11st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

raced in fourth, pushed along early, went third 2 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

9/4

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6435-F D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner and later placed in a Sandown handicap off this mark; his first run for Warren Greatrex and over fences when departing a good way out at Taunton (2m2f, good to soft; 13-2); couldn't dismiss.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 208y

Class 4

15:40 Hereford

Keep Running

12st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Something seemed amiss last time; made all at Taunton (2m, soft) earlier in January and still looks open to further progress over fences; has form at up to 2m4f; remains of interest.

7/2

5

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Keep Running

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Record of 1-9 over hurdles but already looking a better chaser and, on just his third run in this discipline, he made all the running for a narrow success at Taunton (2m, soft; only did enough); raised in class off a 4lb higher mark but very much heading in the right direction.

6/1

1st

1

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Keep Running

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Fell on seasonal/chase debut in November but bounced back quickly and ran big race from the front when clear second to Dr T J Eckleburg over C&D (soft) last month; only 2lb higher today and can make another bold bid.

15/8

OUR TIP

Form: -7PF6U

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Completing has been a challenge in his brief chasing career to date (0-5) but he's a winning hurdler and this is his first handicap in this discipline; as his Irish stable's only runner on the card he's by no means dismissed.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Steppenwolf

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning hurdler; has failed to complete three of his seven starts over fences; made a bad mistake at the eighth when third in a Ludlow handicap; beaten almost 20l in fifth at Leopardstown last time.

14/1

5th

9

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Steppenwolf

11st 4lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

Winning hurdler; has failed to complete three of his six starts over fences; made a bad mistake at the eighth when third in an ordinary Ludlow handicap last time; trainer appears to have a stronger candidate in Broken Ice.

16/1

3rd

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:07 Ludlow

Steppenwolf

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Completing has been a challenge in his brief chasing career to date (0-5) but he's a winning hurdler and this is his first handicap in this discipline; as his Irish stable's only runner on the card he's by no means dismissed.

5/2

Form: 804-16 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler who finished second in the 2022 Imperial Cup (soft); won a small-field novice handicap at Perth (2m, good) on his first run over fences and it was always going to be tough for him at Aintree; this won't be so demanding and he remains on a realistic mark.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Lively Citizen

12st 2lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: D J Jeffreys

In the process of returning to form and would surely have gained a second chase success but for stumbling and coming down two out here a month ago (2m, soft; fine on drier); 4lb higher back over hurdles but Harry Atkins now claims 7lb; a three-time winner in this discipline.

9/2

0

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:05 Musselburgh

Lively Citizen

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: D J Jeffreys

prominent on inner, in touch with leaders after 4th

9/2

Form: 6512-P

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Novice hurdle winner who was runner-up in a handicap off this mark; his recent chase debut at Kempton did not go well when in trouble a long way out, and all his runs over jumps have been at longer distances.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Earth King

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Sole win (ten races) in a four-runner novice hurdle at Exeter (2m2f) last February; sent chasing this term, easily best of four attempts when third of seven at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft; acts on heavy) on penultimate start; tried 2m6f latest; there's some stamina in the family and he's well treated judged on peak efforts.

6/1

5th

9

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

14:35 Newbury

Earth King

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Scored over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f) last February; bounced back to form at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day when having third attempt over fences; bred to stay this new trip and could go well again.

16/1

3rd

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:03 Wincanton

Earth King

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Won Exeter novice hurdle (2m2f, good) in February and ran at least as well when second on handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, heavy) the following month; remains lightly raced for his age but made a disappointing start to his chasing career this autumn (two attempts).

10/1

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Non-runners

Doyouknowwhatimean, Jolly Nellerie

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £121.00
Straight Forecast £117.10
Trifecta £252.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Dr T J Eckleburg

SPOTLIGHT:

Steppenwolf

Telegraph:

Jolly Nellerie

The Star:

Doyouknowwhatimean

LAMBOURN:

Keep Running

TOPSPEED:

Lively Citizen

The Sun:

Jolly Nellerie

Daily Mail:

Steppenwolf

D Express:

Steppenwolf

POSTDATA:

Dr T J Eckleburg

The Times:

Dr T J Eckleburg

The Guardian:

Dr T J Eckleburg

Daily Mirror:

Dr T J Eckleburg

Daily Record:

Dr T J Eckleburg