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14:55 Ludlow

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Michael Lumsden Memorial Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Michael Lumsden Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 23152 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ran in a Listed race (on heavy) after winning a juvenile hurdle at Catterick (good to soft) and it was another good run behind an unexposed one last time; tackles his first handicap as a jumper and couldn't be ruled out.

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2nd

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Latin Verse

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

Fair Flat handicapper for Ralph Beckett; has taken well to hurdling with wins in a juvenile event at Catterick (1m7f, good to soft) and a handicap off 10lb lower at Ludlow (2m, soft; won eased down by 19l); showed up well for a long way before being pulled up in the Boodles; worth considering.

5/1

21

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Latin Verse

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Syd Hosie

His only real blip over hurdles came when tailed off behind Liari on heavy ground at Aintree in December; however, this represents a different test altogether from winning a Class 4 handicap in reapplied cheekpieces at Ludlow three weeks ago (on soft).

14/1

1st

8

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Latin Verse

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Syd Hosie

Ran in a Listed race (on heavy) after winning a juvenile hurdle at Catterick (good to soft) and it was another good run behind an unexposed one last time; tackles his first handicap as a jumper and couldn't be ruled out.

4/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 623

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Flat maiden; beaten in three hurdle races won by useful horses, latterly behind the highly regarded Givemefive; goes on soft and has to rate an interesting handicap debutant.

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3rd

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Royal Deeside

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Fair Flat-racer who was placed on the last three of his four hurdling starts; no match for wide-margin winner when second over C&D (soft) on handicap debut in February but was nicely clear of the others; shortlisted.

3/1

2nd

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Royal Deeside

10st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Flat maiden; beaten in three hurdle races won by useful horses, latterly behind the highly regarded Givemefive; goes on soft and has to rate an interesting handicap debutant.

4/1

3rd

10

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Royal Deeside

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

Flat maiden; disappointed when favourite for his hurdle debut over C&D in November and he was well beaten when second of six at Newbury last month; may do better yet but such progress is required.

9/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 10-357 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won two novice hurdles last season; ran moderately last time but not disgraced in two handicaps previously; perhaps a better horse on goodish ground, so could do with conditions drying out.

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4th

6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Despereaux

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

towards rear but in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Despereaux

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won two novice hurdles last season; ran moderately last time but not disgraced in two handicaps previously; perhaps a better horse on goodish ground, so could do with conditions drying out.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3613-P CD

Last run: 104 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Just two runs since winning off 4lb lower here last March (2m, good; probably fine on soft) and the latest was over fences (chase debut); that leaves him with a bit to prove on the wellbeing front but hard to dismiss.

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2nd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Thankyourluckystar

12st 0lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Alastair Ralph

in touch with leaders

10/1

4th

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Thankyourluckystar

11st 10lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Just two runs since winning off 4lb lower here last March (2m, good; probably fine on soft) and the latest was over fences (chase debut); that leaves him with a bit to prove on the wellbeing front but hard to dismiss.

10/1

0

6

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Thankyourluckystar

10st 13lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Hurdle winner here in March (2m, now 7lb higher) and fair third later that month; should stay this trip on chasing debut and trainer thinks he'll be better over fences, so not discounted.

7/1

Form: 252438 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Returns to a better trip having been stretched by 2m4f last time and he was beaten only 4l the run before; could have some say but he finds winning difficult (3-59).

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3rd

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

John Betjeman

11st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Fair third at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and now 6lb lower but he's been soundly beaten on his three runs since.

25/1

7th

9

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

John Betjeman

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Thoroughly exposed 8yo with a modest strike-rate and well down the pecking order here.

25/1

5th

1

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

John Betjeman

12st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Returns to a better trip having been stretched by 2m4f last time and he was beaten only 4l the run before; could have some say but he finds winning difficult (3-59).

16/1

Form: 00-564

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ordinary bumper form and a similar story in his three novice hurdles (soft to good); handicaps could see him in a better light but it would boost interest in him if there was some market optimism.

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6th

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Gower Prince

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ordinary bumper form and a similar story in his three novice hurdles (soft to good); handicaps could see him in a better light but it would boost interest in him if there was some market optimism.

8/1

4th

7

26th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Gower Prince

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ordinary bumper form; appeared to take a step forward when beaten 22l on hurdling debut at Hereford (good; first-time hood retained since) but he then trailed home tailed off at Aintree; others have shown more and it could be that he needs good ground.

33/1

Form: 424

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Questionable what he achieved when a well-held second behind a useful Flat recruit at Bangor (2m, soft) and he was beaten further at Hereford (2m3f) latest; makes handicap debut after quite a break and others are safer.

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5th

1

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Black Occ

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Sheila Lewis

Well-held second behind a useful Flat recruit at Bangor (2m, soft) in October; finished tailed off on his handicap debut at Ludlow but that was a stronger handicap than this; remains of some interest.

14/1

7th

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Black Occ

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Questionable what he achieved when a well-held second behind a useful Flat recruit at Bangor (2m, soft) and he was beaten further at Hereford (2m3f) latest; makes handicap debut after quite a break and others are safer.

20/1

4th

8

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:50 Hereford

Black Occ

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Runner-up in an Irish point; raced freely when a remote fourth on hurdling debut at Worcester and questionable what he achieved when a well-held second behind a useful Flat recruit at Bangor; should be better for going up in trip but others appeal more.

8/1

Form: 45-750

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Handicap debutant from a leading stable and it was always going to be tough in his latest novice won by the high-class Gidleigh Park; market informative.

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8

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Mr Hope Street

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Represents a top stable but was always behind when 22-1 for handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, soft) in February and needs today's longer trip to show him in a much better light.

14/1

8th

9

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Mr Hope Street

10st 13lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Handicap debutant from a leading stable and it was always going to be tough in his latest novice won by the high-class Gidleigh Park; market informative.

11/2

Form: B7-543

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden who is 0-13 over hurdles; ran okay in a good Hereford maiden in November (2m, good) and has handicap experience, but all his best form is on good or faster ground.

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9th

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Evenwood Sonofagun

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

18-race maiden who is 0-13 over hurdles; ran okay in a good Hereford maiden in November (2m, good) and has handicap experience, but all his best form is on good or faster ground.

10/1

Form: 2554P5 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he was when with Nicky Henderson and, although still a winner this season (2m4f, soft) in September, his recent efforts have been thoroughly underwhelming.

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4th

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Heross Du Seuil

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ryan Potter

in touch with leaders

12/1

10th

6

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Heross Du Seuil

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Ryan Potter

Not as good as he was when with Nicky Henderson and, although still a winner this season (2m4f, soft) in September, his recent efforts have been thoroughly underwhelming.

10/1

Form: -84110 CD BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Had his first blip in handicaps when well below his best at Doncaster last time; won nicely enough the time before at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) to believe this 6lb higher mark should be manageable.

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10

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Little Pi

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Matt Sheppard

Had his first blip in handicaps when well below his best at Doncaster last time; won nicely enough the time before at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) to believe this 6lb higher mark should be manageable.

9/1

15th

5

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Little Pi

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Has form figures of 411 since handicapping, most recently recording a 6l success at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft); progressing nicely and warrants respect despite another 7lb rise.

5/1

1st

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Little Pi

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

midfield, headway after 5th, went second before 2 out, soon ridden, led but jumped left and hampered rival last, went clear run-in, readily

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £173.00
Straight Forecast £211.60
Tricast £1180.10
Trifecta £1429.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Deeside

WEST COUNTRY:

Latin Verse

TOPSPEED:

Thankyourluckystar

Daily Mail:

Little Pi

D Express:

Gower Prince

Telegraph:

Latin Verse

Daily Mirror:

Latin Verse

Daily Record:

Latin Verse

RP RATINGS:

Royal Deeside

POSTDATA:

Royal Deeside

The Times:

Royal Deeside

The Sun:

Royal Deeside

The Star:

Royal Deeside

The Guardian:

Thankyourluckystar