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14:00 Ludlow

January Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 171y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £16,000 added
  • Winner: £9,487
  • 2nd: £2,786
  • 3rd: £1,393
  • 4th: £696
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 20.90s
  • Off Time: 14:00:23
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap
3/1
  • Form 3F-1284
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 139

held up, good headway tracking leaders after 2nd, tracked leader next, led 4 out, clear from next, stayed on strongly

2
Silk - ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap
7/2
  • Form 8604-37
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 135

held up in last pair, headway approaching 11th, ridden in 4th before 4 out, plugged on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner

3
Silk - PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap
5/1
  • Form 4P5F-27
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 135

led and set good pace, headed 4 out, lost 2nd next, no chance with winner, weakened into 3rd run-in

4
Silk - Royal blue, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, pink diamonds
16/1
  • Form 17/P8P-6
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 132

tracked leader until 3rd, chased leading pair, pushed along before 4 out, weakened before last

5
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 31P3-34
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 132

held up last, well held in 5th when blundered and unseated rider 3 out

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
4/1
  • Form P/1P36-3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 131

held up in 5th, struggling 15th, tailed off and pulled up before next

7
Silk - Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap
14/1
  • Form P52/90-5
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, weakened 14th, no chance when mistake 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before last

In depth

Verdict

A few of these have become disappointing but that’s not the case with Pam Sly’s mare ACTINPIECES (NAP), who ran a blinder in the Grade 3 Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby on Boxing Day when beaten under a length. She races off the same mark here and regular pilot Gina Andrews takes off 3lb again. Aubusson and Sego Success have the ability to figure in a race like this but are hard to catch right nowadays. Champagne At Tara hasn’t raced since tailed off at Aintree last June and Mystical Knight never looked like winning at Bangor on his reappearance and needs really testing ground, though has been dropped another 3lb.

Formwatch

Actinpieces 8-1 (10-13) Held up, close up 5th, outpaced 15th, ridden 3 out, rallied and stayed on run in, 4th of 8, 1/2l behind Get On The Yager (10-7) at Wetherby 3m hcp (1) sft in Dec.

Aubusson (FR) 6-1 (10-6) Held up behind, saddle slipped and rider lost irons 6 out, never able to challenge, weakened before last, tailed off, 7th of 10, 32l behind Kingswell Theatre (10-7) at Cheltenham 3m 6f hcp (2) gd in Nov.

Sego Success (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Mid-division, blundered 11th, pushed along and weakened before 4 out, 7th of 9, 35 1/4l behind Mustmeetalady (10-4) at Doncaster 3m hcp (2) gd in Dec.

Local Show (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Chased leading pair until 10th, chased leaders, hit 12th, weakened 14th, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Tintern Theatre (11-4) at Kempton 3m hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Champagne At Tara 2-1 (11-12) Held up, 3rd from 8th, went 2nd behind clear winner 4 out, no impression and ridden after 3 out, weakened into 3rd before last, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 5, dist behind Vintage Vinnie (11-12) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Jun.

Mystical Knight 7-2 (11-12) Close up in 4th, not fluent 10th, went 3rd 3 out, ridden next and kept on same pace, mistake and stumbled on landing last, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Forest Des Aigles (11-3) at Bangor 3m hcp (3) hvy in Dec.

Ravished (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Prominent, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, dist behind Play The Ace (11-12) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Dec.