• 17:55 Lycetts Insurance Brokers Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 41.80s
  • Off time: 17:56:37
17:55 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crazy Bold (GER) 33/1
2nd Viable 4/1
3rd Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 18/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/030P4- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Prince du Beury (FR) 22
6 11-12 N J Henderson Felix de Giles (3) 110 11/26.50
2 52200-4 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves, White cap, Red star Intensifier (IRE) 9
5 11-12 D L Williams R Thornton 110 11/112.00
3 237F1-3 RED and WHITE diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, RED cap Viable 14
Distance Winner
7 11-9 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (7) 107 4/15.00
4 924- Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, hooped cap Sam Whiskey (GER) 21
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 105 11/112.00
5 956806- Pink, Dark Blue star, striped sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue star Swift Sailing (USA) 6
8 11-2 P Allen S J Gray (5) 84 16/117.00
6 6963- Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 31
4 11-1 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 103 18/119.00
7 4/4P459- EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Never Lost 36
6 10-12 C N Kellett A Glassonbury (3) 96 40/141.00
8 036542- Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Sweet World 20
5 10-11 B J Llewellyn R Johnson (7) 95 9/25.50
9 0/9-7 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Itsawindup 16
5 10-8 t Miss S West J Goldstein 92 20/121.00
10 69550- Royal Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White stars Marino Prince (FR) 36
4 10-7 T Wall A L Voy (7) 95 20/121.00
11 00004/ White, Black spots, White sleeves and cap Five Two 27
Beaten Favourite
6 10-4 t G Cromwell P J Brennan 82 4/15.00
12 7/70-9 Light Blue, Dark Blue disc, sleeves and cap Miss Ladybird (USA) 14
8 10-3 p1 R Dickin Matthew Batchelor 87 33/134.00
13 97B000- Red, Yellow star, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow star Crazy Bold (GER) 13
6 10-0 A W Carroll Wayne Hutchinson 79 33/134.00


Prince du Beury, Tiger O'Toole and SAM WHISKEY make up the shortlist here, with the Jonjo/McCoy combo getting the vote. Sam Whiskey's making his handicap debut, and the yard know how to turn them out in this company. His best runs to date came on the flat in Germany, but he's been far from disgraced in three runs here over hurdles. Nicky Henderson won this race last year, and Prince du Beury is the joint top rated here, with Felix de Giles able to claim a handy three pounds. He may be in the grip of the handicapper though. This French bred horse though hasn't been able to build on a debut success back home, (and that was on the flat in testing conditions), although he was a respectable fourth when making his seasonal debut last month. Evan Williams' runners here should always be respected, and the lightly raced Tiger O'Toole is getting to grips with the game. He's been entered for a few other races over further in the next few days, but presumably he thinks this is his best chance of winning. Teenager Georgina Andrews won a lady's handicap on Viable two races back, and they're looking a useful partnership. It's not the greatest race on the card, but there has to be a winner, and we think the most likely is Sam Whiskey.