October 20 / 16.40 Ludlow

16.40 Ludlow

Good To Firm

KLF Insurance Brokers Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6371.82
  • 1m 7f 169y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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KLF Insurance Brokers Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 524284 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Nearly won his fifth hurdle race at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in August and again ran well to be a close fourth at Warwick (2m3f) two weeks ago; on the same mark as for both those runs and Thomas Doggrell rides again; big player.
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3rd

1

19th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:58 Huntingdon

Manor Park

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

prominent, ridden before 2 out, led narrowly last, headed run-in, kept on

6/1

6

3rd Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:50 Newbury

Manor Park

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

He was wearing these cheekpieces for the first time since 2020 when winning in good style under Thomas Doggrell at Ludlow (2m, good to firm) a fortnight ago; mid-division back on the Flat on Monday but could go well now back over hurdles; best form is on good/faster.

11/2

6th

5

(3)

31st Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Manor Park

9st 11lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Brian Barr

Seemed to appreciate the return of cheekpieces when gaining his fifth success over hurdles 11 days ago; 2lb lower than for his last win on turf, but unplaced in three starts on AW so does have something to prove.

6/1

15/2

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 77/6P- D

Last run: 290 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won his first three races over hurdles in 2020 (all novices) but well beaten on four consecutive occasions since, restricted to only two appearances last season; has dropped in the weights but has something to prove now.
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3rd

10

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Petrastar

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Won his first three races over hurdles in 2020 (all novices); lost his way badly on his next four outings but showed a good chunk of his old ability still remains when second of six on his Ludlow reappearance (2m, good to firm) five weeks ago; needs to build on that now.

16/1

2nd

2

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Petrastar

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

led, mistake and ridden 3 out, headed 2 out, 4 lengths down last, no match for winner

15/2

Form: P-4U15 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Suited by good ground; bounced back to winning ways in a conditional riders' event at Uttoxeter (2m, good), albeit at the expense of a longstanding maiden; only fifth back there 18 days and not sure what difference some early interference made.
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8th

5

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Finalshot

11st 5lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Won at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in September and this move back up in trip should suit but last month's runs were just respectable.

16/1

3rd

6

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Finalshot

10st 10lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

in touch with leaders, bumped 1st, lost position and niggled along 5th, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced and no chance, kept on and went third final strides

6/1

5th

1

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

Finalshot

12st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

prominent, bumped and hampered 1st, in touch with leaders after 1st, outpaced and pushed along before 3 out, switched right and ridden before 2 out, held when mistake last

4/1

Form: 33-446

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
No wins in seven; placed in novice/maidens and has perhaps not done herself justice in two handicaps when beaten 26l (2m2f) and 19l (2m4f); no surprise if she fares better here.
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6th

5

11th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Rebel Roxy

11st 4lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Modest fourth in small field at Ludlow last month, taking record to 0-8; however, may fare better off this reduced mark back down in grade; not ruled out.

8/1

4th

7

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Rebel Roxy

10st 5lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent, ridden before 3 out, weakened gradually from 2 out, lost third final strides

7/1

6th

2

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Worcester

Rebel Roxy

11st 12lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Fergal O’Brien

set steady pace, prominent when headed before 2nd, ridden after 3 out, weakened last

4/1

Form: 763-15 CD

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Clearcut winner of a good-ground novice here in May but then well behind in a Huntingdon handicap; fit from a couple of runs on the Flat (well held) but probably needs his best yet.
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5th

5

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Fight For It

11st 4lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, in rear, short of room and not fluent 1st, headway 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened from 2 out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

4/1

7th

4

(7)

6th Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Fight For It

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John O’Shea

slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, some headway when not clear run inside final furlong

12/1

3rd

1

(7)

10th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 5

16:00 Salisbury

Fight For It

9st 13lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, well held but kept on inside final furlong, went third final strides

10/1

Form: 2/756- CD

Last run: 283 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won a heavy-ground maiden hurdle here in February 2021; offered nothing in two handicap hurdles last season and the race didn't go to plan back here in January when sent chasing; has never been lower in the weights but has to revive.
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6th

6

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Method Madness

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

His chasing debut in January didn't go to plan and, following a break, he was a very disappointing favourite when switched back to hurdling last month; not an easy horse to weigh up at present but too well handicapped to ignore.

8/1

6th

3

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Method Madness

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

jumped right on occasions, prominent, jumped right and dropped to rear 1st, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened (jockey said, regarding the running and riding, that the trainer had left the way the gelding should be ridden to him. he added that the gelding normally races keenly and he realised quite early on in the race that the gelding, was not travelling as well as he expected and had changed legs several times. he further added that he had considered that this was because the gelding was unsuited by the good to firm, good in places going, having had good form on Soft ground, which he had reported at scales on weighing in. he further added that that he had asked the gelding for an effort around the final bend but the gelding had failed to pick up and had again changed legs. the trainer confirmed that the way the horse was to be ridden was left to the rider as he had schooled and ridden the gelding in his work at home and added that he was satisfied with the ride given. the trainer further added that the gelding had been difficult to train having suffered an injury following its previous run at this course in january. trainer said gelding would prefer a softer surface than today's good to firm, good in places)

9/2

Form: 2921-7 D BF

Last run: 164 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; off the mark for this yard when beating the solid yardstick Mortlach (runs earlier) in a maiden hurdle at Southwell and he just never ran his race when favourite for a handicap back there in May; could still prove himself dangerous off this sort of mark.
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1st

5

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 4

12:35 Doncaster

Coastguard Station

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

Dual Irish point winner (good, soft) who is making his chase debut having won a Southwell maiden (2m, good) from eight attempts over hurdles; couldn't rule out.

5/2

1

17th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

13:55 Market Rasen

Coastguard Station

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Henry Oliver

Southwell maiden hurdle winner (2m, good) in the spring and made a sound return from a near six-month break when third in a 2m Fakenham handicap 22 days ago; entitled to strip fitter for the outing and his point background (won twice) provides hope that he'll take to chasing.

11/2

3rd

1

26th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:45 Fakenham

Coastguard Station

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, raced in second, led before 3rd, headed and raced in second after 3rd, pressed leader and ridden after 3 out, lost second and weakening when blundered last

7/1

Non-runners

Coastguard Station

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £49.40
Straight Forecast £55.99
Trifecta £329.80

Selections

Telegraph:

Coastguard Station

SPOTLIGHT:

Manor Park

WEST COUNTRY:

Fight For It

TOPSPEED:

Finalshot

RP Ratings:

Rebel Roxy

The Times:

Method Madness

The Star:

Fight For It

The Guardian:

Coastguard Station

Daily Mail:

Coastguard Station

Daily Record:

Coastguard Station

POSTDATA:

Finalshot

D Express:

Manor Park

Daily Mirror:

Manor Park

The Sun:

Manor Park