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16:25 Ludlow

G.C. Rickards Ltd Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 169y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,800 added
  • Winner: £4,809
  • 2nd: £1,412
  • 3rd: £706
  • 4th: £353
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 42.85s
  • Off Time: 16:25:32
  • 7 Ran
1st
7/4

      2nd
      12/1

          1
          10/3
          • Form: 91114-0
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 11-12
          • Official Rating: 118
          • Trainer: B Pauling
          • Jockey: Miss L M Pinchin

          tracked leader, pressed winner 5th, ridden 3 out, lost 2nd approaching last, kept on one pace

          2
          4/1
          • Form: 3716F1-
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 11-9
          • Official Rating: 115
          • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
          • Jockey: C Brace

          held up, pushed along 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

          3
          • Form: 862-
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 11-5
          • Official Rating: 115
          • Trainer: Sam Thomas
          • Jockey: James Bowen

          keen tracked leaders, ridden when blundered badly 3 out, soon pulled up

          4

          Tempuran

          24 t CD
          12/1
          • Form: 21F/3PP-
          • Age: 10
          • Weight: 11-2
          • Official Rating: 108
          • Trainer: A Ralph
          • Jockey: A Tinkler

          towards rear, ridden and headway 3 out, chased winner approaching last, stayed on

          5

          Teaser

          30 pt D
          7/4
          • Form: 183377-
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 11-0
          • Official Rating: 110
          • Trainer: D Pipe
          • Jockey: T Scudamore

          made all, ridden 3 out, not fluent last, ridden out

          6

          Bagan

          54
          12/1
          • Form: P43493-
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 10-13
          • Official Rating: 105
          • Trainer: T R Gretton
          • Jockey: David Noonan

          in touch, ridden and headway 3 out, kept on same pace

          7
          9/1
          • Form: 165050-
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 10-8
          • Official Rating: 100
          • Trainer: Dave Roberts
          • Jockey: Lee Edwards

          taken to post early, keen in rear, ridden 4 out, never on terms

          In depth

          Verdict

          Shanroe Tic Tec completed a hat-trick of handicap victories in March and not surprisingly shot up the weights though he's better than his last two runs imply. It's a surprise to see Criq Sun running over the minimum as he stepped up to 3m to score at Taunton and this is a big drop in distance. The four-year-old Coal Stock has improved with each start over timber and wouldn't need much more to make a successful handicap debut but this can go to the lightly-raced BAGAN, who looked an improved performer when a close third in a Market Rasen handicap in March. Dave Roberts will need to work his magic with recent acquisition Unsafe Conduct, who has been out of form but won a Newton Abbot handicap from 2lb higher a year ago.

          Formwatch

          Shanroe Tic Tec (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Waited with, slight mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, reminders after 4th and never better than mid-division, 13th of 25, 15 3/4l behind Polished Steel (11-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp Good - Yielding in May.

          Criq Sun (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Raced keenly, held up 4th on inside, closer when slight stumble 7th, 3rd going well after 3 out, 2nd before next, led approaching last, soon clear, won at Taunton 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Lakeside Pearl (10-1) by 6l, 5 ran.

          Coal Stock (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Chased leading pair, hit 4 out, pushed along and went 2nd on long run before 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 3/4l behind The Flying Sofa (11-4) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) gd in Apr.

          Tempuran 14-1 (11-4) Led, not fluent 2nd, joined halfway, headed 6th, remained prominent, hit 5 out, weakened after next, pulled up 2 out, at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

          Teaser 16-1 (10-1) Led, soon joined, headed before 4th, remained prominent, every chance 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 16, 15 1/4l behind Cubswin (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.

          Bagan 12-1 (11-6) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on inside when not much room and mistake 2 out, kept on, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Ice Galley (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Mar.

          Unsafe Conduct 14-1 (10-10) Last pair, mistake 4 out, never on terms, 12th of 13, 28 1/4l behind Laughing Luis (11-10) at Newbury 2m hcp (4) gs in Mar.