Ludlow

  • 16:50 Magnus-Allcroft Memorial Trophy Hunters' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £1,248 2nd £387 3rd £193 4th £97
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.80s
  • Off time: 16:50:22
16:50 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fresh Air And Fun (IRE) 7/2
2nd Bermuda Boy (FR) 11/8
3rd Direct Flo (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3711P6 Mauve, orange stars, mauve sleeves, mauve cap, orange star Henri Prends Garde (FR) 155
10 12-6 R Hambleton Mr J Harris (7) 96 25/126.00
2 1PF-PR2 Brown, light blue cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap Polyfast (FR) 24
Distance Winner
9 12-6 pt Mrs J Jenny Gordon Mr N Henderson (7) 132 8/19.00
3 536697 Red, Yellow sleeves, Green and Yellow hooped cap Rince Donn (IRE) 28
10 12-6 F M Barton Nick Slatter (7) 62 100/1101.00
4 132232 Red, yellow stripe and armlets Bermuda Boy (FR) 155
Distance Winner
7 11-12 S Flook Mr R Jarrett (5) 122 11/82.38
5 20612/P- Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow cap Danehill Willy (IRE) 480
10 11-12 t Evan Williams Mr J E Tudor 128 9/25.50
6 2U3332- Yellow, Royal Blue diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Fresh Air And Fun (IRE) 345
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 A Ralph Mr W Biddick 118 7/24.50
7 28-4373 Black and pink stripes, halved sleeves Penyfan Dawn (IRE) 24
8 11-12 Ms Julie Williams Mr Matthew Barber (7) 10/111.00
8 709-66P Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine Shalamiyr (FR) 31
7 11-12 S Flook Benjamin Poste (5) 100 50/151.00
9 63-4451 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Direct Flo (IRE) 224
Distance Winner
5 11-3 Thomas Collins Mr J Hamer (3) 16/117.00

Verdict

POLYFAST was highly tried when with Nicky Henderson last season. He won at Kempton but was then pulled up in the Racing Post Chase and fell in the Topham at Aintree. A change of stable seems to have done him some good as he was second between the flags at Charing a month ago and he could go one better today. Fresh Air And Fun is over his ideal trip and capable of running well fresh while Bermuda Boy looks the pick of his yard's two runners. Direct Flo won a seller over hurdles at Worcester last summer but has changed stables since and is best watched over fences for the first time.