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14:20 Ludlow

Edgecliff High School Novices' Claiming Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 44.70s
  • Off Time: 14:20:31
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
10/3

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Royal Blue, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap

    Argaum (IRE)

    60 vt
    10/3
    • Form 212456
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 103

    led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon edged left, mistake last, edged left and lost 2nd flat, no extra

    2
    Silk - Black, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
    5/1
    • Form 151109
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 109

    mid-division, not fluent 3rd and urged along, jumped slowly next, headway approaching 5th, driven before 3 out, stayed on same pace, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner

    3
    Silk - Dark Green, White hoop, Red sleeves, White and Dark Green hooped cap

    Bin End

    13 p D
    10/3
    • Form 91FUP4
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 104

    pressed leader, led approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, not fluent last, edged left, ridden clear

    4
    Silk - White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond

    Cityar (FR)

    35 p DCD
    7/2
    • Form 521124
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 104

    tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, soon ridden and outpaced, well held 3 out, mistake 2 out

    5
    Silk - Black, royal blue epaulets
    • Form 0-24450
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 95

    took keen hold in rear, well beaten after 6th, mistake last, tailed off

    6
    Silk - Beige, Purple epaulets, armlets and cap
    16/1
    • Form 6340/
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-13

    in rear, mistake 1st, pushed along after 5th, well beaten after next

    7
    Silk - Pink, Purple stars, Pink sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star
    6/1
    • Form 1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10

    tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and hung left on bend approaching 3 out, soon beaten, mistake 2 out

    8
    Silk - Red and Emerald Green (quartered), Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap

    Simplified

    12 t
    150/1
    • Form 5P0588
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 62

    held up, ridden after 6th, some headway when hit 3 out, no further progess, well held when mistake 2 out

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    In depth

    Verdict

    Argaum won a novices' handicap at Bangor in the autumn off a mark of 97 and will ensure there is no hanging around here. Ponte Di Rosa left some modest Flat form behind when making a winning debut over hurdles in a Fakenham seller and has more scope than most, while this is the easiest task that A Little Bit Dusty has faced for a while. Cityar has decent form over C&D but may need it softer and preference is for BIN END, who need only reproduce the form of his win in a maiden hurdle at Leicester in November to recapture the winning thread here.

    Formwatch

    Argaum (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Held up, not fluent 6th, outpaced before 3 out, last of 6, 21l behind Sophonie (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

    A Little Bit Dusty 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 7th, chased winner 3 out until approaching next, still in 3rd when stumbled 2 out, weakened soon after, 9th of 11, 13l behind Buckie Boy (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

    Bin End 7-1 (10-13) Disputed 2nd until 5th, hit 3 out and weakened, 4th of 5, 48l behind Marodima (11-12) at Towcester 2m clm hdl (5) gs.

    Cityar (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Held up, headway after 8th, weakened 2 out, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 11, 45l behind Hassadin (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 5f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Feb.

    Fairy Trader (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Tara Rose (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.

    Redhotdoc 50-1 (9-13) Mid-division on inside, lost place halfway, no danger after, 11th of 17, 28l behind Solway Sam (11-2) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in Oct '09.

    Ponte Di Rosa 50-1 (10-0) Keen tracked leaders, led 2 out, joined flat, ridden and stayed on gamely, won at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (5) gd beating King Fingal (10-12) by nk, 10 ran.

    Simplified 100-1 (10-0) Held up, struggling from 6th, 8th of 10, well behind Ponte Di Rosa (10-0) at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (5) gd.