• 14:30 Vera Davies Cup Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.70s
  • Off time: 14:31:51
14:30 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oyster Shell 5/1
2nd Daymar Bay (IRE) 7/2
3rd Pearls Legend 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 131210 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Strongly Suggested 29
Distance Winner
6 11-5 t Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 124 28/129.00
3 32-1323 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Oyster Shell 21
Distance Winner
6 11-2 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 121 5/16.00
4 2312-13 Royal Blue, White hoops, Red and White striped sleeves, quartered cap Suerte Al Salto (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 11-0 C Gordon Tom Cannon 119 7/18.00
5 P629-51 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Christopher Wren (USA) 22
Distance Winner
6 10-13 N J Gifford Maurice Linehan (5) 118 11/112.00
6 557/16- Blue, White stripe and cap Kings Flagship 343
Distance Winner
8 10-13 C J Down J M Davies 118 20/121.00
7 38182-6 Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves, red cap Pearls Legend 196
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-13 J L Spearing J E Moore 118 8/19.00
8 8/1322-6 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Bullet Street (IRE) 186
Distance Winner
5 10-11 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 116 9/25.50
10 4/2043- Grey Mount Gunnery 214
5 10-5 R Walford P J Brennan 108 12/113.00
11 9/13-U31 Dark blue, white star, red and white striped sleeves, dark blue cap, white stars Drumlang (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-5 Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 107 9/110.00
12 91157-7 Dark green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Rocky Elsom (USA) 24
Distance Winner
6 10-5 t D W P Arbuthnot Nico de Boinville (5) 105 50/151.00
13 20238/0- White, grey spots and armlets Daymar Bay (IRE) 380
Distance Winner
7 10-5 Miss E C Lavelle G Sheehan (3) 102 7/24.50
Non runners
236-5333Zarzal (IRE)511-3Evan WilliamsAdam Wedge122
931U2P/1-Santo Thomas (FR)710-5Miss V WilliamsAidan Coleman110


The bottom four in the weights are all racing from out of the handicap but DRUMLANG is definitely on an upward curve and his victory over course and distance three weeks ago has worked out well. With Robert McCarth again claiming 5lb, he is fancied to take this step up in grade in his stride. Strongly Suggested's consistent run came to an end at Wetherby last month and he looks to be in the handicapper's grip now while novice Zarzal needs more but Oyster Shell should improve on a recent third here behind a subsequent winner while Suerte Al Salto won at Fontwell before finishing third at Newton Abbot. Pearls Legend could be one for the future but may need this and several of the others are also returning from a break. The enigmatic Christopher Wren scrambled home at Worcester last time but is 6lb higher here.