• 15:30 Forbra Gold Challenge Cup 3m

  • Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.10s
  • Off time: 15:30:16
15:30 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyoliver 13/2
2nd Grove Pride 7/2
3rd Politeo (FR) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PP/21P-P Purple, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Zarrafakt (IRE) 110
9 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle Daragh Bourke (7) 140 17/29.50
2 7/F2PP-4 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 18
10 11-10 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 138 8/19.00
3 5F3561 White, maroon hoop, sleeves and cap Buck Mulligan 107
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 132 13/27.50
4 3F5434 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cootehill (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 130 14/115.00
5 44341F Yellow, Dark Green star, hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Chazer (IRE) 12
8 11-0 R Lee J E Moore 128 16/117.00
6 1P2-14P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Grove Pride 64
Distance Winner
8 11-0 H D Daly R Johnson 128 7/24.50
7 23-0341 Maroon, white stars, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, white star Politeo (FR) 28
7 10-12 Nick Williams N D Fehily 126 5/16.00
8 1-21235 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 29
Distance Winner
9 10-10 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 124 13/27.50
9 3/FP0-4P Pink, pink and white quartered cap Requin (FR) 60
8 10-10 p V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 124 8/19.00


Politeo took advantage of a tumbling mark at Wincanton four weeks ago but has been raised 8lb for that success, which might be enough to prevent a follow-up. Zarrafakt, Grove Pride and Requin were all pulled up last time but would have a chance on their best form and Ballyoliver is better than he showed at Leicester last month. Cootehill may appreciate the return to 3m but The Chazer tackles the longer trip for the first time and Pearlysteps looks harshly treated on what he's achieved. BUCK MULLIGAN is another probably better over shorter distances but this sharp track will help him get home and he was much more like his old self when successful at Sedgefield back in November. He goes well fresh and can add to his tally here.