Racecards

14:25 Ludlow

Oyster Communications Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 11y
  • Going: Good (Good to soft(in places))
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £5,588
  • 2nd: £1,641
  • 3rd: £820
  • 4th: £410
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 19.65s
  • Off Time: 14:25:25
  • 3 Ran
1st
1
1/10
  • Form: 2-4031F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 137
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

made all, not fluent 6th, hit 10th, came clear from out unchallenged

2
  • Form: 9-39P5P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: Sheila Lewis
  • Jockey: M Hamill

always last, hit 10th and 13th, ridden and beaten before 2 out, closed on 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner

3
11/1
  • Form: 3-20006
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: R Dickin
  • Jockey: Jack Quinlan

chased winner throughout, not fluent 2nd, no impression from 2 out

4
NR

Highland Life

688 t D
12/1
  • Form: 55717P/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: S Flook
  • Jockey: Max Kendrick

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Providing a fall at Cheltenham has had no lasting effects, AZZERTI is impossible to oppose against three rivals who have much to prove. Mr Palmtree has point-to-point experience so should make a better chaser than hurdler and may be the one for forecast-backers.

Formwatch

Azzerti (FR) 5-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, slow 3rd, headway to chase leaders when fell 3 out, at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (2) gs in Jan.

Change Ur Tune (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place from 5th, well behind 8th, pulled up before 3 out, at Exeter 2m 6f hcp (5) hvy in Dec.

Mr Palmtree (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Held up behind, pushed along after 4 out, never involved, 6th of 12, dist behind The Captains Inn (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f (4) gd in Jan.

Highland Life 33-1 (10-6) Always behind, under pressure 7th, never a factor, pulled up before last, at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Apr.