Ludlow

  • 17:25 St John Ambulance And British Red Cross Conditional Jockeys' Selling Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 44.60s
  • Off time: 17:25:25
17:25 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ajman (IRE) 12/1
2nd Hammer 5/1
3rd Stravita 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/362-11 Dark Blue, large Light Blue spots, White sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Skye But N Ben 7
6 11-8 b Jim Best A Glassonbury 108 8/111.73
2 P4616-5 Pink, Light Blue and Royal Blue chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Hammer 9
5 11-4 bt Mrs A M Thorpe O Dayman (5) 90 5/16.00
3 6634-73 Yellow, Royal Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Just Mossie 4
5 11-4 v1 W G M Turner M J Quinlan (5) 84 28/129.00
4 25- Black, red hoops, black sleeves, red stars Ajman (IRE) 31
5 10-12 t Evan Williams Donal Fahy (3) 12/113.00
5 PPP/PP-2 Maroon, dark green striped sleeves, dark green cap He's A Sheila 13
7 10-12 p1 T Wall Josh Wall (10) 12/113.00
6 UU04P/0 Dark Blue, Purple seams, striped cap Risk Challenge (USA) 14
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-12 W Davies R J Killoran 65 66/167.00
7 9 Dark blue, red chevrons, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, red cap Trew Style 9
8 10-12 D A Rees Mr Tom David (3) 50/151.00
8 7938P9- Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Wait For The Light 20
6 10-12 b Mrs S Leech R P McLernon 83 33/134.00
9 43- Fuchsia, Black star, hooped cap Stravita 20
6 10-5 R Hollinshead Peter Toole 80 13/27.50
10 840P5-8 BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Welsh Jaunt 17
5 10-5 p1 B Eckley K James (3)(ex2) 79 33/134.00

Verdict

He's going to be plenty short enough but SKYE BUT N BEN is taken to gain revenge on Hammer, with Ajman likely to figure prominently too. Our selection has been in grand form of late, landing a gamble at Hereford before justifying short odds to carry a penalty to success last time. He's officially now rated 108 which gives him plenty in hand and connections' decision to drop into this grade can be rewarded with victory. There is a note of caution attached though, as on their meeting in April Alison Thorpe's Hammer has his beating. That day the gelding gave Skye But N Ben weight and a beating but he's since regressed whilst the latter has come forward and the percentage call is to stick with the in-form horse. Evan Williams has his string in good order and Ajman must be considered as one who is lightly raced over obstacles. He's not without claims if stepping up and is preferred to Just Mossie, for whom the visor isn't expected to make enough of a difference. Stravita wasn't special on the flat but may win a small race in time whilst Wait For The Light has been well beaten off marks in the eighties of late and is opposed as we return to Skye But N Ben.