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15:50 Ludlow

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 7f 212y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

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9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2-5441 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Placed in French chases in 2020 and back over fences for first time since when scoring easily by 15l from off the pace at Bangor (2m1f, heavy) in December; 10lb higher in a better race here but highly respected given his dominance last time.

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1st

3

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Ludlow

Force De Frap

11st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Placed in French chases in 2020 and back over fences for first time since when scoring easily by 15l from off the pace at Bangor (2m1f, heavy) in December; 10lb higher in a better race here but highly respected given his dominance last time.

9/4

4

17th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Southwell

Force De Frap

11st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Placed in French chases in 2020 and back over fences for first time since when bolting up at Bangor (2m1f, heavy) last month; he's 10lb higher in a better race here but has to be respected given his dominance last time.

5/2

1st

2

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

12:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Force De Frap

11st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

travelled strongly

7/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 16-421

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Sketchy round of jumping on seasonal/chase debut but fared much better on both starts since, winning at Taunton (2m2f; from Famoso) ten weeks ago on latest despite again tending to jump to his left, impressing with the way he took charge two out; 7lb higher today but could now be on the upgrade.

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2nd

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Ludlow

Abingworth

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Sketchy round of jumping on seasonal/chase debut but fared much better on both starts since, winning at Taunton (2m2f; from Famoso) ten weeks ago on latest despite again tending to jump to his left, impressing with the way he took charge two out; 7lb higher today but could now be on the upgrade.

5/2

1st

1

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Abingworth

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Well beaten after sketchy round of jumping on last month's seasonal/chase debut but fared much better when clear second to a big improver at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) 16 days ago, despite again lacking fluency; recent 2lb rise ought to be manageable; major player.

11/4

Form: 251231 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

An 8yo now but he broke his duck in August, won over C&D (good to soft) in November, was second to Abingworth at Taunton and scored again at Hereford (good) on latest outing; sprinted clear in the latter, so looks a leading player again despite today's 9lb higher mark.

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3rd

6

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Ludlow

Famoso

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

An 8yo now but he broke his duck in August, won over C&D (good to soft) in November, was second to Abingworth at Taunton and scored again at Hereford (good) on latest outing; sprinted clear in the latter, so looks a leading player again despite today's 9lb higher mark.

11/4

1st

5

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Famoso

10st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Exposed 8yo but has never been in better form; has crept up the weights but was third here last time despite an irregular heartbeat showing up afterwards; respected.

4/1

Form: /31466 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Easy hurdles win at Chepstow (2m, heavy) on second run back from a long layoff, followed by fair fourth at Ascot (1m7f, soft); weakened to heavy defeats both starts since but they were 2m4f/2m5f and he should be more interesting back over this trip, if he takes to chasing at the first attempt.

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4th

1

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Ludlow

Chance A Tune

12st 1lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Easy hurdles win at Chepstow (2m, heavy) on second run back from a long layoff, followed by fair fourth at Ascot (1m7f, soft); weakened to heavy defeats both starts since but they were 2m4f/2m5f and he should be more interesting back over this trip, if he takes to chasing at the first attempt.

11/2

6th

9

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Chance A Tune

10st 4lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

759 days off before this season; won easily at Chepstow (2m, heavy) on second run back, followed by a fair fourth at Ascot (1m7f, soft) but he weakened badly late on over 2m4f on heavy at Aintree 17 days ago; while he had 2m4f form on good ground in 2021, others have more solid achievements at this sort of trip.

10/1

Form: -P605P

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden under rules; second at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) last April but no comparable form before or since and he's 12lb out of the handicap today; now tongue tied for the first time.

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5th

7

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Ludlow

Beannaigh Do

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sheila Lewis

13-race maiden under rules; second at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) last April but no comparable form before or since and he's 12lb out of the handicap today; now tongue tied for the first time.

50/1

Form: 491-25 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

7yo who's seen plenty of action on Flat and over hurdles; switched to chasing both starts for new yard, with a fair second at Worcester (2m4f) on first occasion but tailed off with new cheekpieces at Chepstow (2m, soft) last time; reverts to blinkers; others look more solid.

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5

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Ludlow

Iron Heart

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

7yo who's seen plenty of action on Flat and over hurdles; switched to chasing both starts for new yard, with a fair second at Worcester (2m4f) on first occasion but tailed off with new cheekpieces at Chepstow (2m, soft) last time; reverts to blinkers; others look more solid.

16/1

5th

7

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:05 Chepstow

Iron Heart

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Both hurdle wins came on good ground but he handles it slower; form of his stable/chase debut second is nothing out of the ordinary; new headgear now tried.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £135.00
Straight Forecast £138.30
Trifecta £342.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Abingworth

RP RATINGS:

Force De Frap

POSTDATA:

Famoso

Daily Mirror:

Iron Heart

TOPSPEED:

Abingworth

The Times:

Abingworth

Telegraph:

Abingworth

The Sun:

Abingworth

WEST COUNTRY:

Force De Frap

D Express:

Force De Frap

The Star:

Force De Frap

Daily Record:

Force De Frap

The Guardian:

Famoso

Daily Mail:

Famoso