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16:10 Ludlow

Racing Post 'hands And Heels' Intermediate Nh Flat Race (Class 5)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 58.40s
  • Off Time: 16:10:24
  • 15 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - Yellow, Brown sash, hooped sleeves and cap

Fintan

678
50/1
  • Form 103/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

held up towards rear, headway on outside over 5f out, weakened over 4f out

2
Silk - Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap
7/2
  • Form 25
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

in touch, switched right 3f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace inside final furlong

3
Silk - Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap
4/1
  • Form 4-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

prominent, pushed along over 4f out, one pace over 1f out

4
Silk - White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap

Daison

111 t
100/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

in touch, lost place halfway, soon behind

5
Silk - Black, Amber hooped sleeves, Amber cap
11/2
  • Form 3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

always in touch, led over 3f out, ran on well

6
Silk - Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets

Esarbe

24
100/1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

held up, always towards rear

7
Silk - Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Pink cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, one pace final 2f, went 3rd post

8
Silk - Light Blue, Black armlets, Black cap
  • Form 2-8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leader, raced keenly, led after 5f, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

9
Silk - Black, Pink triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap

Scrum V

50
11/4
  • Form 2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

mid-division, headway 5f out, weakened over 1f out

10
Silk - Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

prominent, pulled hard, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened

11
Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green spots and sleeves, Red cap
22/1
  • Form 6-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

held up, pulled hard, headway over 4f out, weakened over 3f out

12
Silk - Dark green, yellow chevrons, red sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

soon pushed along in rear, detached after 3f, never dangerous

13
Silk - Light Blue, Grey stars on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Grey star
100/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

mid-division on outside, lost place after 3f, soon behind, tailed off

14
Silk - Purple, Orange diamond, White cap

Scandal

14
33/1
  • Form 18
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, headway after 4f, weakened over 2f out

15
Silk - Purple, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

led, pulled hard, headed after 5f, remained with leader, weakened 5f out, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

A hands and heels apprentice bumper rounds off the card, and there's not much form to go on, but we'll tentatively suggest ACORDEON as the likely winner, with the main dangers likely to Double Dash and Ballyoliver. Nicky Henderson's gelding's shown some promise in a couple of bumpers to date, but was a beaten favourite last time out. Ballyoliver won a point to point last time out and now makes his debut under rules. he cost 85 thousand Guineas in November, and connections will be wanting a return. Double Dash showed signs of running green on debut but was still third, and is entitled to improve for that. An interesting one is Scrum V, a good second on debut for Tim Vaughan, and breeding suggests there could be a decent hurdling career to come. Market support for any of the quartet of debutants should be noted, but we'll side with Acordeon.

Formwatch

Fintan 4-1 (11-3) In rear, headway 4f out, went 2nd over 1f out, 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with first two and joined on line, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Cry Alot Boy (10-4) at Lingfield 2m nhf (6) pol in Mar '07.

Acordeon (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Prominent, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, not quicken final furlong, 5th of 12, 12l behind Express Leader (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nhf (5) sft in Nov.

Ballyoliver (11-7) Led 3rd, soon clear, very easily, won at Castletown Geog' 3m ire ptp sft in Oct beating Two Shook Men (11-7) by 15l, 10 ran.

Daison 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, always behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Last One Standing (10-9) at Southwell 2m nhf (6) gd in Sept.

Double Dash 66-1 (11-2) Held up, headway approaching 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Moorlands Teri (10-2) at Bangor 2m 1f nhf (5) sft in Dec.

Esarbe 100-1 (10-11) In touch, hung badly left bend over 4f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 44l behind Burton Port (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f nhf (6) sft in Dec.

Makhzoon (USA) Dynaformer gelding, half-brother to numerous winners from 7f-1m4f including high-class miler Daneskaya.

Sail And Return 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 18, 18l behind Henry King (11-0) at Newbury 2m 4yo nhf (5) gs in Nov.

Scrum V 16-1 (10-13) In touch, lost place 10f out, ridden and headway over 3f out, stayed on to take 2nd 2f out, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Alfie Sherrin (11-2) at Chepstow 2m nhf (6) gs in Nov.

Shooters Wood (IRE) Needle Gun gelding out of Talbot's Hollow.

Sir Mark (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) In rear, ridden, headway over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Baron Breeze (10-11) at Newcastle 2m nhf (5) gf in Mar.

The Red Laird Kayf Tara gelding out of a lightly-raced mare.

Valldoun (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Soon led, headed over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 43l behind Bai Zhu (10-9) at Towcester 2m nhf (5) sft in Nov.

Scandal 14-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, made some late headway, 8th of 15, 15l behind Cill Rialaig (10-9) at Cheltenham 1m 4f 4yo nhf (1) gs.

Come On Barbee (IRE) Rudimentary mare out of Ladies Term.