• 16:50 McConnel Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,862 2nd £840 3rd £420 4th £210
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.60s
  • Off time: 16:50:12
16:50 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 5/2
2nd Eldred (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-061 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Royal Riviera 22
5 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 113 5/16.00
2 50P56 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Eldred (IRE) 47
5 11-11 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 112 7/18.00
3 63111P Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Eastwell Smiles 82
7 11-6 bt Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 107 15/28.50
5 419372 Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Apache Chant (USA) 11
Distance Winner
7 10-12 p A W Carroll Lee Edwards (3) 99 5/23.50
6 8772 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue diamond Second Brook (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 R Hollinshead Peter Hatton (7) 105 17/29.50
7 804346 Dark Green and Light Green (quartered), White sleeves, Red cap Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 30
6 10-10 b1 O Sherwood L P Aspell 97 5/23.50
8 05F84/0- Red, white star, white sleeves, red stars and cap Van Boxtal (IRE) 572
8 10-3 J Fox J W Farrelly 90 25/126.00
Non runners
44P/77-83Perkin Warbeck910-13M G RimellAidan Coleman100


The looks a good deal easier than the last two races that ELDRED has contested and, though well beaten over this trip at Kempton last time, the five-year-old is taken to get off the mark here. Apache Chant looks the danger as he was only beaten half-a-length off this mark over C&D earlier this month. Eastwell Smiles was well placed to complete a hat-trick over the winter but pulled up on his first start for new connections and Second Brook was beaten in a claimer here last time. Royal Riviera won a maiden hurdle at Hereford last month, however, and makes more appeal than the exposed Perkin Warbeck.