• 12:50 E.b.f. 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.20s
  • Off time: 12:53:11
12:50 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tragic Realm 12/1
2nd Quidonc (FR) 15/8
3rd Minella Theatre (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Arctic Ben (IRE) 24
Course Winner
4 10-12 H D Daly M Bradburne 3/14.00
2 6-01 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Balthazar King (IRE) 21
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 5/16.00
3 00-0 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), White sleeves Bold Shuffle (IRE) 30
4 10-12 J L Spearing L Treadwell 100/1101.00
4 53-P WHITE, yellow sash, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Burnswood (IRE) 29
4 10-12 C R Egerton A P McCoy 8/19.00
5 0870- Emerald Green, Black star Illogical Hope (IRE) 304
6 10-12 C E Longsdon T Siddall 66/167.00
6 1250-0 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Minella Theatre (IRE) 20
5 10-12 Miss H C Knight G Lee 7/18.00
7 05-33 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Quidonc (FR) 22
4 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 110 15/82.88
8 U25-143 Royal Blue and Yellow check, halved sleeves, Black cap Tragic Realm 36
6 10-12 Evan Williams Donal Fahy (3) 12/113.00
9 39-8 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves, emerald green cap Wilkinson (IRE) 22
5 10-12 O Sherwood D Elsworth 25/126.00


This appears to be a fair race. QUIDONC may be the way to go but there are some interesting alternatives in the form of Arctic Ben and Balthazar King amongst others. Quidonc showed ability over hurdles in France and made his British debut in a pretty warm race at Huntingdon. The favourite had shown useful form in bumpers last season whilst the winner, Shoreacres, appears to be an above average recruit. Quidonc was 12 lengths back in third but he may not need to improve on that form to land this contest. Arctic Ben should come on for his outing in a fair contest at Uttoxeter, this step up in trip should suit and he did win his bumper at this track. Balthazar King didn't show a great deal on his first two outings but is clearly heading the right way and has to be respected on his hurdling bow for a yard with a good strike rate here. Burnswood's bumper form puts him in the frame and he's worth a market check whilst Tragic Realm represents the track's leading trainer. So, several of the nine runners are of interest but it's Quidonc that will carry ours.