Racecards

14:00 Ludlow

Ludlow Golf Club Claiming Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 44.50s
  • 17 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
2
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 8F3FF6-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 104

led to 2nd, stayed prominent, ridden 3 out, one pace flat

3
Silk - PURPLE, ORANGE spots
66/1
  • Form 0/08P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10

prominent and keen, weakened 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

4
Silk - Red and White check, White sleeves, Red diabolo
5/1
  • Form U60345-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 93

prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

5
Silk - Dark Green, Light Blue triple diamond and diamonds on cap
13/2
  • Form U42746-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 90

held up, hit 5th, headway 6th, led on bit flat, easily

6
Silk - Purple, light green disc and sleeves, hooped cap

Ambersong

38 CD
9/2
  • Form 334176-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 105

mid-division, ridden approaching 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on flat

7
Silk - Royal Blue, Red hoop, Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 9/3119P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 102

in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on same pace

8
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Grey sleeves
14/1
  • Form 0U7F-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 83

mid-division, headway after 6th, weakened 3 out

9
Silk - Yellow, Black diamond, chevrons on sleeves
7/1
  • Form 0/35492-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 87

led 2nd, ridden approaching last, headed and not quicken flat

10
Silk - ORANGE, ROYAL BLUE chevrons, armlets and cap
9/2
  • Form 934044-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 93

in touch, ridden and every chance 3 out, one pace flat

11
Silk - Brown, Yellow chevron, Orange sleeves and cap
40/1
  • Form 650/560-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 90

behind, some headway 5th, hit next, soon weakened

12
Silk - GREY and PINK diamonds, GREY sleeves, PINK spots, PINK cap, GREY diamond
  • Form 420-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 81

mid-division, headway approaching 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out

13
Silk - Red and royal blue (quartered), diamonds on sleeves
66/1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11

always towards rear

14
Silk - Red, White stars, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap, White star
66/1
  • Form PU-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

always behind

15
Silk - White, Red stars, striped sleeves

Davnic

17
100/1
  • Form 909/0U-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9

always behind

16
Silk - Dark Green, Light Green Cross of Lorraine

Rabbit

17
33/1
  • Form 6086-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 69

mid-division, hit 5th, ridden and headway 3 out, kept on flat

17
Silk - DARK BLUE, RED cap, GREEN spots
  • Form 57-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7

chased leaders, saddle sliped 1st, pulled up after 3rd

18
Silk - Brown, Yellow chevron, Orange sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Form P075-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 77

always towards rear

1
NR
  • Form 23P8/61-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 96

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Dance With Wolves gets a tentative vote over Desert Spa, with Ambersong and Lucky Do just two more with claims in a wide-open contest. This is a hard one for punters to work out, but at least Dance With Wolves has recent winning form to his name and that could sway things his way. John Best's charge opened his account at Plumpton a fortnight ago, the addition of cheekpieces serving to rekindle his enthusiasm as he won a classified contest narrowly from Amnesty. That was a marginally better affair than this, and as long as he handles the fast ground today, he should go close. Desert Spa raced a bit too keenly when fourth at Hereford last time, but the 11-year-old has plenty of experience and could make his presence felt, while Ambersong disappointed here last time but has won over the course-and-distance in the past. Lucky Do was pulled up at Newbury in March but had a bit of a purple patch earlier and is not out of it. All in all, this is a head-scratcher of a race, but a small vote goes to Dance With Wolves.

Formwatch

Before Time 9-2 (10-0) Tracked winner, hit 2nd, ridden 3 out, weakening when jumped right last, 5th of 10, 11l behind Candarli (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Feb.

Canadian Storm 50-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, always toward rear, 6th of 10, 14l behind Political Intrigue (10-10) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.

Ambersong 10-3 (11-4) Chased leaders until weakened approaching 3 out, no chance when mistake last, 6th of 11, 23l behind Broke Road (11-6) at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.

Lucky Do (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders to 6th, soon well behind and pulled up at the last in race won by Astyanax (10-9) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Mar, 17 ran.

Tricky Venture 12-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, held in 4th place when fell at the last in race won by Real Chief (10-9) at Fakenham 2m sll hcp hdl (5) gd, 12 ran.

Waziri (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased winner 3rd, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Simonovski (11-0) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (4) gf.

Desert Spa (USA) 40-1 (9-13) In touch and keen, ridden and weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 12l behind Capitana (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

Dance With Wolves (FR) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, ridden and lost place 6th, kept on to chase leaders 2 out, hung left after last, rallied and led close home, won at Plumpton 2m hdl 0-90 (5) gs beating Amnesty (11-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.