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13:10 Ludlow

Ludlow For Functions Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.60s
  • Off Time: 13:10:16
  • 13 Ran
1
  • Form: 81P-644
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Jockey: A P Cawley

mistake 1st, led until 2nd, chased leader until 4th, chased clear leading pair, slight peck 5th, ridden and lost 3rd well before 3 out, soon outpaced, mistake 2 out, went modest 4th at the last

2
33/1
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: T Symonds
  • Jockey: Felix de Giles

took keen hold, soon settled in mid-division, pushed along and struggling after 5th, tailed off

3
8/1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: S Thomas

mid-division, went modest 4th before 5th, no impression, mistake 2 out, droppped to 5th at the last

4
199/1
  • Form: 44-P465
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: Lady S Brooke
  • Jockey: Miss L Brooke

always towards rear, tailed off

5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

towards rear, steady headway into modest 6th approaching 3 out, blundered last, weakened and eased flat, tailed off

8
7/5
  • Form: 81
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson

tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4th, led before 3 out, hit 2 out, clear before last, pushed out flat, easily

9
  • Form: 305
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: Ryan Hatch

held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, driven and went 3rd before 3 out, hit 3 out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd flat, no chance with easy winner

10
301/2
  • Form: FP/8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: S-J Davies
  • Jockey: Mr J Mahot

always behind, tailed off

11
7/2
  • Form: 52
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: Thomas Bellamy

chased leader, led 2nd, pushed along and headed before 3 out, chased winner, mistakes 3 out and next, no chance when lost 2nd flat

12
  • Form: 4-90
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: L P Aspell

always towards rear and never on terms, tailed off

13
803/10
  • Form: U7-50
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: David Dennis
  • Jockey: A Freeman

chased clear leading trio, lost 4th before 5th, weakened before 3 out

14
661/10
  • Form: P-P6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: K C Bailey
  • Jockey: Conor Shoemark

always towards rear, tailed off

15
301/2
  • Form: 0/0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Trainer: T Wall
  • Jockey: R T Dunne

always behind, tailed off

6
NR
  • Form: 2123-55
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: Miss R Curtis
  • Jockey: P E Corbett

Nonrunner

7
NR
  • Form: 069
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: M Sheppard
  • Jockey: Non Runner

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

RED SEVENTY saw off all-bar subsequent Newbury winner Stand To Reason at Wincanton last month and looks capable of going one better here. Mountain King won a Warwick bumper last month but needs to settle better. However, this sharp track should suit and it would be no surprise to see King's Warrior feature as he won a Class 2 handicap over 1m2f on the Flat at York in 2012. Gallic Warrior might be improving but Huff And Puff may need this and was a better horse on fast going on the level.

Formwatch

Gallic Warrior (FR) 3-1 (10-12) In touch, hampered 1st, soon chasing leaders, effort 3 out, ridden to challenge approaching last, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Neston Grace (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.

Home For Tea 4-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, chased leaders halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, 4th of 6, 39l behind Blue Heron (11-2) at Ludlow 1m 6f nhf (4) gs in Dec.

Huff And Puff 9-2 (9-11) Tracked leader over 10f out, challenged 2f out, soon narrow lead but pressed, stayed on most gamely to assert final strides, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct '12 beating Ukrainian (9-1) by hd, 10 ran (flat).

Iouascore (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th and keen, lost place over 3f out, 5th of 8, well behind Stellar Notion (11-2) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Dec.

King's Warrior (FR) 25-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 9l behind Hi There (8-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Oct (flat).

Mountain King 6-4fav (11-2) In touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, hard ridden approaching final furlong, kept on well, won at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec beating Delgany Demon (10-13) by 1l, 10 ran.

Muckle Roe (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, some headway after 3 out, no impression on leaders, 5th of 14, 22l behind No Such Number (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.

Perfect Shot (IRE) 150-1 (11-6) Towards rear, ridden before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, well behind Softsong (11-6) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs.

Red Seventy 14-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, led before 4th and soon clear, reduced lead before 2 out, joined and not fluent last, soon headed and kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Stand To Reason (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.

Secure Investment 100-1 (10-9) Behind, under pressure 5 out, soon beaten, 14th of 18, well behind Champagne West (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Steel Summit (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 13th of 21, 47l behind Oscar Hoof (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Early Bonnet (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Prominent, ridden in beaten 4th when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Cheltenian (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Femme D'espere 200-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, mistake 3rd, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind No Such Number (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.

Minella Reception (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, led 5th, hit last (usual 2 out), ridden and headed approaching bypassed last, weakened into 5th towards finish, 5th of 14, 5l behind It's A Doddle (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Modeligo (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Stood at start for 20 seconds before getting going, not fluent 1st, always behind, last of 9, well behind Ballyalton (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd in Dec.