Ludlow

  • 19:45 Cheese Warehouse Ltd Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.80s
  • Off time: 19:45:10
19:45 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hills Of Aran 66/1
2nd Wiesentraum (GER) 11/1
3rd Floreat 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34/144- Light Blue, Dark Blue spots, Light Blue sleeves and cap Hinton Indiana 38
7 11-12 N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 125 13/27.50
2 17791P- Dark Blue, Light Green disc, Light Green and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Rossmore Lad (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
7 11-12 b1 C E Longsdon A P McCoy 125 9/25.50
3 1P0P07- Emerald Green, Orange stripe, striped sleeves William Hogarth 49
Distance Winner
7 11-9 W K Goldsworthy T J O'Brien 122 33/134.00
4 5416/4P- Black, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, Emerald Green star Firm Order (IRE) 187
Course Winner
7 11-8 P R Webber D Elsworth 121 20/121.00
5 733F0F- Black, royal blue epaulets Hills Of Aran 49
Distance Winner
10 11-8 W K Goldsworthy Rachael Green (3) 121 66/167.00
6 17/2661- Red, pink hoop and armlets Balding Banker (IRE) 47
6 11-7 t P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 120 5/16.00
7 109/1P2- Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Gambo (IRE) 66
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 Evan Williams D E Splaine (7) 117 5/16.00
8 113106- REd, white star, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white stars Sansili 37
5 11-2 p P Bowen J E Moore 115 16/117.00
9 42426- White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Floreat 66
5 11-2 N J Henderson A Tinkler 115 9/110.00
10 1P5524- Yellow, Red triple diamond, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Strumble Head (IRE) 223
Distance Winner
7 10-13 b P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 112 11/112.00
11 644140- White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap Wiesentraum (GER) 29
Distance Winner
6 10-11 Mrs L Wadham Aidan Coleman 110 11/112.00
12 452604- RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Dark Energy 192
8 10-9 t M Scudamore T Scudamore 108 40/141.00
13 35163P- Royal blue, emerald green star, white and emerald green hooped sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Gorge (AUS) 29
Course and Distance Winner
10 10-9 bt Anthony Cosgriff Mr J Hamer (7) 108 12/113.00

Verdict

Floreat has become disappointing but stablemate Hinton Indiana won at Leicester in December and it was no surprise to see BALDING BANKER open his account at Uttoxeter in March after some placed efforts in decent novice company. Paul Nicholls' six-year-old has plenty of scope for further improvement and may have been let in lightly on his handicap bow. William Hogarth and Hills Of Aran are potentially well treated but woefully out of form while Rossmore Lad was pulled up at Cheltenham last time in the race in which Wiesentraum finished well beaten and is now blinkered. Sansili would go close if back to his best, however, and preferred to Gambo of the remainder.