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15:40 Ludlow

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George Rickards Birthday Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 7f 174y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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George Rickards Birthday Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -P3281 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Stays 3m so was positively ridden back over 2m5f here (soft) three weeks ago and kept rolling to collect by 8l; that warranted a 6lb rise and Cameron Iles claims 7lb; much respected.

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1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Della Casa Lunga

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Stays 3m so was positively ridden back over 2m5f here (soft) three weeks ago and kept rolling to collect by 8l; that warranted a 6lb rise and Cameron Iles claims 7lb; much respected.

2/1

1st

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 3

15:20 Ludlow

Della Casa Lunga

11st 8lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Ex-Irish; easily the best of four runs for this yard came when second of five at Kempton (3m, good to soft) on penultimate start; tailed off in cheekpieces over that same C&D on latest; others look more solid.

16/1

8th

6

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Della Casa Lunga

10st 12lb

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Not yet recaptured her best Irish form at up to 2m4f and it was hard to tell how well she stayed this new trip as there was only one in it (subsequently runner-up in a Grade 2) over C&D four weeks ago; shade to prove overall in the added cheekpieces.

8/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-F143

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Unraced over this far but strong in the finish when winning over 2m4f on heavy at Sandown in December, after which she ran fourth in a good novice handicap at Lingfield (2m3f; form franked since); couldn't land a blow at Carlisle but that was back over 2m1f; one to be very interested in.

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2nd

9

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 183y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Pretending

10st 7lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Won 2m4f Sandown handicap (heavy) in December and in the frame on all three outings since, bumping into the thriving Della Casa Lunga at Ludlow (3m, soft) last time; should give her running but others look less exposed.

20/1

2nd

8

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Pretending

10st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Unraced over this far but strong in the finish when winning over 2m4f on heavy at Sandown in December, after which she ran fourth in a good novice handicap at Lingfield (2m3f; form franked since); couldn't land a blow at Carlisle but that was back over 2m1f; one to be very interested in.

100/30

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-2545

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner who has threatened in a handicap and was just ahead of Holly Hartingo at Kempton two runs back; however, she didn't jump well enough at Newbury last month and not for the first time.

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4th

7

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Fortuna Ligna

10st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has only won a maiden; about 10l behind Gaye Legacy at Newbury before a 12l defeat at Ludlow (again over 3m on soft); needs to raise her game but the new visor (replacing cheekpieces) could trigger something.

9/1

3rd

7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Fortuna Ligna

10st 11lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Maiden winner who has threatened in a handicap and was just ahead of Holly Hartingo at Kempton two runs back; however, she didn't jump well enough at Newbury last month and not for the first time.

11/2

Form: 6-4217 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Second to an improver at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November before winning convincingly at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); never got into it from off the pace at Newbury but she's better than that.

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1st

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Phillapa Sue

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Won off 4lb lower over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December but she didn't shine in last two runs in that sphere; still has potential as a stayer but she needs to kick on again on this switch to fences.

9/2

4th

4

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Phillapa Sue

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Second to an improver at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November before winning convincingly at Doncaster (3m, good to soft); never got into it from off the pace at Newbury but she's better than that.

12/1

7th

8

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Phillapa Sue

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd

5/1

Form: -U2168 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won with nothing to spare at Ascot in November (2m7f, good) when also ridden by Charlie Case and just 1lb lower; her following effort was okay as well and it was quite a strong race in which she was found well wanting at Lingfield; in an ideal world she probably prefers quicker ground than this.

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5th

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Midnightreflection

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Won with nothing to spare at Ascot in November (2m7f, good) when also ridden by Charlie Case and just 1lb lower; her following effort was okay as well and it was quite a strong race in which she was found well wanting at Lingfield; in an ideal world she probably prefers quicker ground than this.

10/1

8th

7

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Midnightreflection

10st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Ben Case

Ran right up to her recent best when winning with nothing to spare at Ascot in November (2m7f, good) and perhaps got racing too far out when a weakener at Kempton (3m, good to soft); now exposed though and others are more intriguing.

9/1

6th

3

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Midnightreflection

11st 3lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Hasn't done herself justice in two previous attempts in this race (on soft; acts on that surface), but she ran right up to her recent best when winning with nothing to spare at Ascot last month (2m7f, good); back up 3lb but still competitively weighted providing she handles the track.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1-7357 C BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Third on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) but twice disappointing in the meantime raised to this sort of distance; now has a bit to prove with cheekpieces given a go.

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3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Space Voyage

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Third on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) but twice disappointing in the meantime raised to this sort of distance; now has a bit to prove with cheekpieces given a go.

8/1

7th

1

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Space Voyage

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Better could have been expected in a Listed mares' race at Kempton in November on her first crack at 3m, but prior to that she kept on well for third on handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) and there are stayers in her pedigree; has won on soft; could go well now back in a handicap.

9/2

Form: 3-P35P C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

The winner of two non-handicaps, one of them here; having a quiet season with the exception of her Kempton fifth and cheekpieces are now called on.

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5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Holly Hartingo

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

The winner of two non-handicaps, one of them here; having a quiet season with the exception of her Kempton fifth and cheekpieces are now called on.

10/1

0

6

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Holly Hartingo

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

Took a step back in the right direction with a fair fifth at Kempton (3m, good to soft) a month ago and each-way claims if building on that.

25/1

Form: 8-2402

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; on her two visits here she's gone close in a bumper and finished fourth of 16 in a novice hurdle; blew out at Market Rasen but firmly back on track when pulling clear with a rejuvenated Nicholls mare at Wincanton (2m5f) and she promises to be well served by this longer trip now making handicap debut; unraced on worse than good to soft but it's unlikely to inconvenience.

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6

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:40 Ludlow

Time In The Sun

10st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

Lightly raced; on her two visits here she's gone close in a bumper and finished fourth of 16 in a novice hurdle; blew out at Market Rasen but firmly back on track when pulling clear with a rejuvenated Nicholls mare at Wincanton (2m5f) and she promises to be well served by this longer trip now making handicap debut; unraced on worse than good to soft but it's unlikely to inconvenience.

7/1

2nd

13

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Time In The Sun

11st 2lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Henry Daly

Went close in a bumper at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last May on her second start and again showed promise when fourth of 16 on hurdle debut there (2m5f, good to soft) in October; flopped at Market Rasen, however, and others have stronger credentials.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £106.00
Straight Forecast £110.20
Tricast £289.00
Trifecta £354.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Della Casa Lunga

SPOTLIGHT:

Pretending

Daily Record:

Time In The Sun

WEST COUNTRY:

Fortuna Ligna

TOPSPEED:

Midnightreflection

POSTDATA:

Della Casa Lunga

The Times:

Della Casa Lunga

Telegraph:

Della Casa Lunga

The Guardian:

Della Casa Lunga

Daily Mail:

Della Casa Lunga

Daily Mirror:

Della Casa Lunga

The Sun:

Della Casa Lunga

The Star:

Della Casa Lunga

D Express:

Pretending