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12:45 Ludlow

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  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 169y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,035 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 53.80s
  • Off Time: 12:45:23
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
6/4
  • Form 16
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, took keen hold, not fluent and pecked 5th, headway after 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, led next, clear last, easily

2
Silk - Light blue, dark blue hoop, sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form U2176
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 128

led, jumped left 1st, dived at 2nd and headed, prominent, led again before 3 out, headed 2 out, no chance with winner

3
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves
  • Form 8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, wandered into 1st, mistake and hampered, mistake next and 3rd, 4th and one pace from 3 out

4
Silk - Yellow and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, purple and yellow quartered cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear, mistake 3rd, not fluent and behind next

5
Silk - Light blue, dark blue cross of lorraine and armlets
14/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

held up in mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 4 out, 3rd from 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on, no impression on winner

6
Silk - White, Mauve sash
66/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, hampered 1st, jumped left and bumped next, lost place after 4 out

7
Silk - Dark blue, orange seams, striped cap
16/1
  • Form 46
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear, jumped right and hampered 1st, ridden and struggling 4 out

8
Silk - Emerald green, red sleeves, emerald green spots, red and white hooped cap
33/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

prominent, hampered 1st, led next, headed before mistake 3 out, soon weakened

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap
100/1
  • Form 9P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5

took keen hold in rear, well beaten after 4 out

10
Silk - White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets
  • Form 5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5

chased leaders, hampered 1st, ridden after 4 out , soon weakened

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

French import Mick Pastor can probably be forgiven his first run for Paul Nicholls in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham and did finish ahead of Prefontaine. Torolight is also eased in grade but doesn’t look one of Nicky Henderson’s best juveniles. OPERATIC EXPORT was quietly fancied for a Fillies’ Listed race at Aintree on her hurdling debut and showed sings of promise in finishing fifth. A winner on the Flat in Ireland and placed over 1m4f, she has plenty in her favour today with progress almost certain. Leading Knight is a half-brother to a winning hurdler but may need today’s experience.

Formwatch

Mick Pastor (FR) 5-2fav (11-3) Keen early, held up mid-division, headway after 3 out (usual 4 out), soon tracked leaders, outpaced after 2 out, weakened before last, tailed off, 6th of 10, dist behind Allmankind (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m (1) sft in Nov.

Prefontaine (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Raced wide, chased leaders, reminders after 4 out, weakened before next, last of 6, dist behind Navajo Pass (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 1f (1) sft in Dec.

Hydroplane (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 8th of 15, dist behind Maskada (10-5) at Warwick 2m mdn (4) sft in Dec.

Leading Knight (IRE) Leading Light gelding out of Miss Mcgoldrick.

Peckinpah (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Awkward prior to start and slowly away, raced keenly in rear, pushed along in 7th after 3 out, plugging on when left in 4th at the last, never on terms, 4th of 11, 18 1/4l behind Zamani (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) sft in Dec.

Percy Alexander 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, blundered 2 out, plugged on, never on terms, 6th of 11, 36l behind Fraser Island (10-12) at Newbury 2m (4) sft in Dec.

Torolight 13-2 (10-12) Chased leading pair until after 4th, pushed along on long run before 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Rowland Ward (10-12) at Kempton 2m (2) sft in Dec.

Twpsyn (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place after 3 out, well beaten 2 out, 7th of 15, dist behind Maskada (10-5) at Warwick 2m mdn (4) sft in Dec.

Lucky Circle 33-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along before halfway, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (4) sft in Dec.

Operatic Export (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 5th of 14, 26l behind Midnights' Gift (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f lst fll (1) gs in Dec.