Ludlow

  • 15:40 Ludlow Racing Partnership Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 35.80s
  • Off time: 15:42:32
15:40 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alwaystheoptimist 9/1
2nd Planetoid (IRE) 5/4
3rd Lodgician (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 356-26 Grey, pink chevrons on sleeves, grey cap, pink star Eightfold 27
Nag me
4 11-12 t S Durack C O'Farrell 110 18/119.00
2 3037P-2 Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Who's Jeff (IRE) 134
Nag me
5 11-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 110 6/17.00
3 615/49- Pink, Dark Blue chevron and star on cap Educated Son 304
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 B De Haan Jack Doyle 110 33/134.00
4 9F70-11 Orange, royal blue stars Planetoid (IRE) 118
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 Jim Best A P McCoy 108 5/42.25
5 F12154 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 30
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 P W Middleton Sam Twiston-Davies 108 9/110.00
6 0-17224 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap The Bay Bandit 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 p N P Mulholland D A Jacob 108 7/18.00
8 032P4/P Red, Pink disc, halved sleeves Vertueux (FR) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 p A W Carroll Lee Edwards 100 10/111.00
9 49P-153 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Lodgician (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-13 vt N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 97 6/17.00
Non runners
71/54663-King Massini (IRE)711-9Evan WilliamsPaul Moloney107

Verdict

Planetoid is an obvious starting point here as he's on a hat-trick after winning at Newton Abbot and Uttoxeter in June and McCoy is in the saddle again. But VERTUEUX catches the eye off a lowly mark as he's been in terrific form on the Flat lately, winning at Warwick and Bath. Tony Carroll normally does well with similar types. Who's Jeff was still beaten 10 lengths when second at Newton Abbot in May while Alwaystheoptimist is better over fences. The Bay Bandit looks too high in the weights but Educated Son could figure if fully wound-up and looks a better bet than veteran Lodgician, beaten in a claimer last time.