• 15:20 Robert Holden Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 55.40s
  • Off time: 15:20:45
15:20 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Talkonthestreet (IRE) 2/1
2nd Grove Pride 2/1
3rd Italian Master (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-2231P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Grove Pride 26
7 11-7 H D Daly A Tinkler 130 2/13.00
2 1-22351 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
5 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 126 2/13.00
3 F-11PFP Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Adios Alonso (IRE) 74
Distance Winner
6 11-1 p1 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (7) 66/167.00
4 1-0 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Italian Master (IRE) 119
Distance Winner
6 11-1 t1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 3/14.00
5 35P119 Black, royal blue epaulets Oca De Thaix (FR) 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-1 W K Goldsworthy Miss Charlotte Evans (7) 105 20/121.00
6 P-4 Orange, Green striped sleeves, Orange cap, Green spots Sunrise Court 168
13 11-1 P Purdy Harry Challoner (5) 200/1201.00
7 40-78P Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Unnecessary Xpense 29
5 11-1 M Scudamore T Scudamore 100/1101.00
8 1B2162 Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves Miss Kalifa (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-0 P Bowen J E Moore 120 13/27.50


Miss Kalifa won over this trip at Ffos Las in November and was second under her penalty back at that track last month having found better company too strong at Newcastle in the interim. Her stable is woefully out of form, however, and the mare is taken on here with GROVE PRIDE. Henry Daly's gelding can be forgiven his run under a big weight in a Grade 3 handicap at Sandown last month having won easily over 2m4f at ascot previously. There's no reason to suspect he won't last home over 3m on this sharp track. Talkonthestreet got off the mark over this trip at Exeter last month but will find this a tougher proposition under a penalty while Italian Master was well beaten on his hurdling debut and hunter chaser Oca De Thaix is likely to get outpaced.