Ludlow

  • 12:40 Fingers & Forks Catering Novices' Claiming Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.10s
  • Off time: 12:40:26
12:40 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Great Link 7/2
2nd Rolling Dough (IRE) 25/1
3rd Pennant Dancer 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-21585 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Great Link 16
Distance Winner
4 11-8 t A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (5) 112 7/24.50
2 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Emiratesdotcom 15
7 11-4 pt J M Bradley C Wallis (5) 25/126.00
3 57P88-P Black, Gold hooped sleeves, Pink cap Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 65
5 11-2 pt A Whitehead Josh Wall (7) 69 100/1101.00
4 520/8 Dark blue and red diamonds, red sleeves, dark blue armlets Miles of Sunshine 10
8 11-0 R J Hodges Nick Scholfield 20/121.00
5 705 WHITE and DARK BLUE stripes, diamonds on sleeves Stag Hill (IRE) 24
4 11-0 t B J Llewellyn Robert Williams (5) 97 7/18.00
6 50-1457 LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap To The Sky (IRE) 9
5 11-0 h J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 106 6/52.20
7 9- EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Diamond Pro (IRE) 110
4 10-10 t C N Kellett J M Davies 25/126.00
8 300 RED and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, EMERALD GREEN and RED striped sleeves, RED cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Iguacu 30
9 10-10 R J Price Wayne Hutchinson 95 14/115.00
9 8FP853 Red, white star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Pennant Dancer 15
6 10-10 vt Mrs D A Hamer Aodhagan Conlon (5) 63 66/167.00
10 7-0087 Gold, Blue and Gold quartered cap Home Girl (IRE) 21
5 10-3 Mrs S Johnson R Johnson 10/111.00
11 5-60P Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Rolling Dough (IRE) 62
5 10-1 p1 Mrs S Leech R P McLernon 25/126.00

Verdict

These are a largely modest bunch but TO THE SKY has run in better races since beating four rivals in a maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot in September and can make the most of 8lb he receives from French import Great Link, slightly disappointing in two runs so far in this country. The remainder have plenty of catching up to date as Flat winners Stag Hill and Iguacu have yet to show much ability over timber and there must be a big doubt about Emiratesdotcom lasting home, even on this sharp track.