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14:05 Ludlow

Forbra Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 171y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £16,000 added
  • Winner: £9,487
  • 2nd: £2,786
  • 3rd: £1,393
  • 4th: £696
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 27.38s
  • Off Time: 14:05:27
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap
11/1
  • Form 532-068
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 142

midfield, reminder 4th, hit 10th, reminder 13th, ridden before 4 out, close up 3 out, weakening when stumbled and unseated rider 2 out

2
Silk - Red, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves and cap
13/2
  • Form 6/189-26
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 140

midfield, dropped quickly to rear before 12th, detached 13th, pulled up before 14th

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 122P-FP
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 135

led, blundered badly 1st, awkward 5th, headed narrowly after 14th, upsides 15th, ridden and weakened quickly before 4 out, blundered and unseated rider 3 out

4
Silk - Maroon and dark green (quartered), maroon and black check sleeves, dark green cap
4/1
  • Form 32P-528
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 131

prominent, led after 14th, joined 15th, ridden before 4 out, extended lead 2 out, narrow advantage last, stayed on flat, headed post

5
Silk - LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star
  • Form 133-69F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 129

prominent, not fluent 3rd, ridden and close up after 15th, weakened before 2 out

6
Silk - White, black epaulets, maroon sleeves
  • Form 462-4P3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 128

held up towards rear, headway into midfield 12th, chased leaders 15th, ridden approaching 4 out, close up 2 out, no extra flat

7
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
20/1
  • Form 60P48P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 127

held up towards rear, ridden after 15th, not fluent 4 out, weakened before 3 out

8
Silk - DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), ORANGE sleeves and cap
13/2
  • Form 261-PPP
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 125

held up in rear, last but in touch when ridden before 4 out, headway when not fluent 3 out, chased leader 2 out, close up last, stayed on strongly flat, led on line

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Valtor doesn’t look the force of old and his stablemate Champagne Mystery has not managed to complete any of his last three starts, though improvement is possible over this longer trip. Jonjo O’Neill is also doubly represented but neither Ready And Able nor As You Like make much appeal either. Rocco is possibly better over shorter but this is an easy track. WANDRIN STAR was only beaten a head in his first run since wind surgery at Ascot in November with a subsequent outing coming in a Grade 3. he can take advantage of this drop in class to regain the winning thread. Calipso Collonges is another proven stayer so can’t be ignored but Head To The Stars has been woeful since landing this 12 months ago when a pound higher.

Formwatch

Valtor (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Towards rear, jumped slowly 12th, never on terms, 8th of 15, 34 1/2l behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-1) at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Jan.

Wandrin Star (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, pushed along 5 out, soon weakened, hampered next, 6th of 8, dist behind Canelo (11-6) at Wetherby 3m hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Champagne Mystery (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Raced keenly, towards rear out wide, never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Feb.

Rocco (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Last pair, awkward 10th, never on terms, tailed off, 8th of 11, 36 3/4l behind Double Shuffle (11-2) at Kempton 3m hcp (2) gs in Jan.

Ready And Able (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Prominent, lost place before 4th, not fluent 7th, pushed along after 9th, headway 10th, went well held 4th 4 out, fell last, at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Jan.

Calipso Collonges (FR) 18-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3 out, rallied on inside between last 2, kept on under pressure into one paced 3rd at the last, 3rd of 7, 9 1/4l behind Deise Aba (11-7) at Sandown 3m hcp (2) hvy in Feb.

As You Like (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Raced out wide and never closer than mid-division, struggling in last pair when pulled up before 17th, at Sandown 3m hcp (3) hvy in Feb.

Head To The Stars 40-1 (10-13) Towards rear, struggling 12th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up approaching 2 out, at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (3) hvy in Feb.