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15:35 Ludlow

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Tanners Cava EBF ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Tanners Cava EBF ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.67
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 18-U3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Uttoxeter bumper winner before finishing eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; was about to mount his challenge when jinking and unseating three out on hurdling debut at Exeter but didn't do much wrong at Taunton, other than find two superior (finished clear of the remainder); the winner bolted up again last week; brings the best form credentials.

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1st

4

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Uttoxeter bumper winner before finishing eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; was about to mount his challenge when jinking and unseating three out on hurdling debut at Exeter but didn't do much wrong at Taunton, other than find two superior (finished clear of the remainder); the winner bolted up again last week; brings the best form credentials.

4/6

3rd

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Taunton

Go To War

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won a good-ground Uttoxeter bumper before finishing a respectable eighth in the Grade 2 at Aintree; well backed for hurdling debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) and was mounting a challenge when jinking and unseating three out; much respected.

2/1

0

4

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Go To War

11st 4lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Half-brother to useful hurdler Flight Deck; won good-ground Uttoxeter bumper in pretty good style on debut a year ago and didn't really enjoy the run of the race when very respectable eighth of 20 in Grade 2 Aintree bumper in April; looks a good prospect for novice hurdles.

15/8

7/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 334

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Tongue tied the last twice, finishing an 11l third of 16 over C&D (good to soft) before probably performing to a similar level behind a top prospect at Huntingdon (good); has brighter prospects than a good many of his rivals.

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2nd

8

25th Jan 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:25 Huntingdon

Jour DEvasion

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

led

8/1

2nd

6

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Jour DEvasion

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Tongue tied the last twice, finishing an 11l third of 16 over C&D (good to soft) before probably performing to a similar level behind a top prospect at Huntingdon (good); has brighter prospects than a good many of his rivals.

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £9.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

£46,000 3yo; third foal; half-sister to 2m2f/2m4f hurdle winner Dorisa Queen; dam AW bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, sister to bumper, 2m5f hurdle and 2m6f chase winner Carlitos; tongue tied; from a leading yard, market may guide.

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6th

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Lindy Reilly

11st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Belied her 50-1 odds with a promising effort in C&D novice hurdle (soft) just before Christmas, staying on for third of 15 (one place in front of Gentleman Jacques); likely player provided that debut form is backed up.

5/1

3rd

13

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Lindy Reilly

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

£46,000 3yo; third foal; half-sister to 2m2f/2m4f hurdle winner Dorisa Queen; dam AW bumper/2m4f hurdle winner, sister to bumper, 2m5f hurdle and 2m6f chase winner Carlitos; tongue tied; from a leading yard, market may guide.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 49-332

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Placed in all three starts this season, latterly lacking the gears of the winner in a C&D maiden three weeks ago (opening-race contender The Famous Five was in third); vulnerable to anything with real potential but should make presence felt.

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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

4th

3

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Gentleman Jacques

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Placed in all three starts this season, latterly lacking the gears of the winner in a C&D maiden three weeks ago (opening-race contender The Famous Five was in third); vulnerable to anything with real potential but should make presence felt.

9/2

Form: 58-62

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

150-1 when showing huge improvement to finish second in a 2m novice at Warwick (soft); the winner was tailed off at Plumpton on Monday but the third has since been placed in a Sandown handicap; each-way claims with Harry Atkins again on board claiming 10lb.

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2nd

2

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:40 Hereford

Myfanwys Magic

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Belied triple-digit odds when close second in Warwick novice (2m, soft) in November but was just a respectable fourth when upped to 3m for recent handicap debut at Southwell (good to soft); drops back in trip here; improvement needed.

14/1

4th

3

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Myfanwys Magic

11st 10lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Went close in a novice hurdle at Warwick in November and showed that form was no fluke at Ludlow latest, both over 2m on soft; initial mark looks a bit stiff but further improvement may well be possible over this much longer trip, with the dam having had plenty of stamina.

4/1

Form: 27-8

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

All three bumper runs were at Hereford and easily the best was on debut when second in a small field; doesn't look up to this.

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4th

2

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Chevington

11st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

All three bumper runs were at Hereford, easily best of them on debut when second in a small field; 125-1 and beaten about 18l when sixth of 15 to an impressive winner in C&D novice (soft) on hurdle debut but that's the best hurdles form in this field; it does not set a high standard.

7/2

6th

1

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Chevington

11st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

All three bumper runs were at Hereford and easily the best was on debut when second in a small field; doesn't look up to this.

40/1

8th

3

24th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:15 Hereford

Chevington

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

midfield, some headway over 4f out, weakened over 3f out

16/1

Form: 7-27

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Never threatened an easy winner at Hereford last month and dropped out very quickly after a mistake back there three weeks ago; has to raise his game.

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7th

8

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Saxons Lane

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Never threatened an easy winner at Hereford last month and dropped out very quickly after a mistake back there three weeks ago; has to raise his game.

12/1

7th

8

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:20 Hereford

Saxons Lane

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Battled on for never-dangerous second, having made a bad jumping error, over C&D (good) on recent hurdling debut but needs to take a big step forward today.

9/1

2nd

9

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:50 Hereford

Saxons Lane

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Seventh of 17 in a soft-ground bumper at Kempton, having weakened up the straight; no doubt capable of better as he gains experience.

16/1

Form: 6/

Last run: 807 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finished last in a bumper for Jamie Snowden; after unseating mid-race in his first point he refused to race in the second; now hooded on this return to rules action for a respected new yard.

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0

13

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:20 Catterick

Top Of The Bay

11st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Refused to race in a point but he showed fair form when fourth of six in 2m Haydock novice hurdle 25 days ago; he may do better now his stamina is drawn out more.

20/1

4th

6

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

12:50 Haydock

Top Of The Bay

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway and in touch with leaders after 3rd

66/1

8th

10

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Top Of The Bay

11st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Finished last in a bumper for Jamie Snowden; after unseating mid-race in his first point he refused to race in the second; now hooded on this return to rules action for a respected new yard.

50/1

Form: 6P

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in an Irish point; tailed off in an Ascot bumper and pulled up in a Hereford novice only four days ago.

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6th

3

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Johns Dream

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Showed ability in an Irish point but low-key form in Britain so far, in a bumper and two novice hurdles, and waiting for a handicap mark now.

100/1

Form: F8-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Was still in second (though well held by the winner) when falling inside the final furlong on his debut in a Chepstow bumper; not sure if that's knocked his confidence as he was tailed off next time and then trailed home last on recent hurdling debut at Ffos Las.

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10th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Duc Du Rene

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Was still in second (though well held by the winner) when falling inside the final furlong on his debut in a Chepstow bumper; not sure if that's knocked his confidence as he was tailed off next time and then trailed home last on recent hurdling debut at Ffos Las.

33/1

5th

4

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:35 Ffos Las

Duc Du Rene

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

in rear, headway after 3rd, not fluent when in touch with leaders 3 out, soon weakened

8/1

8th

3

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

17:35 Chepstow

Duc Du Rene

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

£65,000 3yo; dam sister to useful chaser Dun Doire, has bred several winners; 4-1 for bumper debut here in February but was fading when falling inside the final furlong; open to some improvement if none the worse.

5/1

66/1

Form: 0740-3

Last run: 219 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

It was a low-grade handicap in which she made the frame at Southwell in May (2m, good) and unlikely to be winning a race of this nature.

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11th

14

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

My Virtue

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

It was a low-grade handicap in which she made the frame at Southwell in May (2m, good) and unlikely to be winning a race of this nature.

66/1

3rd

7

15th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

20:15 Southwell

My Virtue

10st 7lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Belied 150-1 odds when very respectable fourth in Ludlow maiden (2m, soft) in March but finished down the field when upped to 2m5f for recent handicap debut there; may benefit from today's drop back in trip but others have much more convincing form.

40/1

Form: 87

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has made a low-key start in two novice hurdles (good/soft) and now goes in a tongue-tie; one for handicaps.

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12th

15

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Special Dragon

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has made a low-key start in two novice hurdles (good/soft) and now goes in a tongue-tie; one for handicaps.

100/1

7th

11

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 3

14:21 Bangor-on-Dee

Special Dragon

10st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Out of a useful Flat winner at up to 1m4f but she made a low-key start in a Huntingdon novice (2m, good; 40-1) last month and is probably one for further down the line.

33/1

8th

13

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:05 Huntingdon

Special Dragon

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Out of a useful Flat winner at up to 1m4f; will need to be fairly useful to make an impact on debut.

33/1

Form: 5-6

Last run: 222 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to stable's high-class staying hurdling Mighty Man; tailed off in both his bumpers and reportedly bled in the latest.

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4th

8

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

16:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Scrumpy

11st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Dam sister to high-class Mighty Man; beaten 38l, however, in his first bumper, reportedly bled next time and pulled up on hurdle debut latest.

50/1

0

9

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Scrumpy

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

Out of a sister to stable's high-class staying hurdling Mighty Man; tailed off in both his bumpers and reportedly bled in the latest.

33/1

6th

4

12th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

17:08 Market Rasen

Scrumpy

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Out of a sister to stable's high-class staying hurdling Mighty Man but was beaten about 38l when fifth on debut at Hereford (good to soft) in November and hasn't raced again since.

16/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Has shown zero in a bumper here and a Taunton novice hurdle.

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0

7

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:20 Southwell

Darquesse

10st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Claire Dyson

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear and pushed along before 5th

50/1

0

11

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Darquesse

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Claire Dyson

Has shown zero in a bumper here and a Taunton novice hurdle.

100/1

Form:

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Weak in the betting for a debutante from this yard when beaten nearly a distance in a bumper at Hereford (2m, good; 22-1).

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0

14

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Warwick

Kattegat

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Towards rear in bumper at Hereford (2m, good) in November and unseated at the fifth when 200-1 for a novice hurdle at Ludlow (2m, soft) last month.

100/1

0

12

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Kattegat

10st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Weak in the betting for a debutante from this yard when beaten nearly a distance in a bumper at Hereford (2m, good; 22-1).

20/1

11th

14

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

15:45 Hereford

Kattegat

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

£15,000 3yo; half-sister to winners Midnight Chill (2m-2m4f chase) and Aviewofthestars (2m/2m4f hurdle), from useful jumps family; major yard; market support should be heeded.

16/1

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