January 06 / 15.30 Ludlow

15.30 Ludlow

Soft

Racing UK Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6865.3
  • 2m 7f 174y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Racing UK Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6-7P81 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Won twice on soft as a novice; well down the weights when winning comfortably under Jack Hogan at Uttoxeter (good to soft) one month ago, registering his first win for two years; back up 6lb (still well-in on old form) but might have turned a corner and needs respect.
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1st

5

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Hurricane Harvey

11st 5lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won twice on soft as a novice; well down the weights when winning comfortably under Jack Hogan at Uttoxeter (good to soft) one month ago, registering his first win for two years; back up 6lb (still well-in on old form) but might have turned a corner and needs respect.

7/1

1st

1

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

11:55 Uttoxeter

Hurricane Harvey

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 3-157F D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Acts on soft; 6-27 over hurdles, the latest win at Huntingdon last May and he's just 1lb higher today; may have needed his stable debut outing at Sandown early last month (well beaten) and fell early on latest; case can be made but he's more exposed than most of these.
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5

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Sirobbie

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Ian Williams

Six-time hurdle winner; best known for his heroics at Uttoxeter but posted a good effort when close second at Ludlow (3m, soft) this month and has claims if in similar form here.

5/1

2nd

9

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Sirobbie

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Acts on soft; 6-27 over hurdles, the latest win at Huntingdon last May and he's just 1lb higher today; may have needed his stable debut outing at Sandown early last month (well beaten) and fell early on latest; case can be made but he's more exposed than most of these.

20/1

9

29th Dec 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

13:55 Doncaster

Sirobbie

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Six-time winner, the latest at Huntingdon in May, and he's just 1lb higher here; he may have needed his stable debut outing at Sandown early this month but he was well beaten and others arrive with more compelling claims.

25/1

Form: 424-22 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of 2m4f novice at Fontwell (heavy) in February 2021; 0-6 since but runner-up in four of those, including on both this term; moves up in trip, having seen the 2m6f out well on soft ground on latest outing; improvement needed.
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4

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Franco d’Aunou

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Acts well on testing surfaces and stayed further over hurdles but seemingly ran out of options from handicapping point of view; lacks public experience of fences and probably needs to improve for them.

13/2

3rd

4

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Franco d’Aunou

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Easy winner of 2m4f novice at Fontwell (heavy) in February 2021; 0-6 since but runner-up in four of those, including on both this term; moves up in trip, having seen the 2m6f out well on soft ground on latest outing; improvement needed.

7/1

Form: /243-4 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
No ground worries; 11-month absence when never-dangerous fourth of eight at Cheltenham (3m, good) four weeks ago; may well build on that (needs to) and same connections won this race in 2020.
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4th

1

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Jatiluwih

12st 2lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs

No ground worries; 11-month absence when never-dangerous fourth of eight at Cheltenham (3m, good) four weeks ago; may well build on that (needs to) and same connections won this race in 2020.

8/1

4th

4

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Jatiluwih

11st 2lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs

Won over hurdles at the November Meeting here in 2019; however, less appealing based on his point/chase form since autumn 2020; bit to prove back in this sphere, following an 11-month absence.

16/1

4

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Jatiluwih

11st 8lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs

Progressive in 2019, including a win at this meeting; lightly raced since and unable to hit the same heights, with a bit to prove over this far; however, given the mistakes he made, his run over fences at Ludlow in January last time out suggests this could be a handy mark now he's back over hurdles.

20/1

Form: 1437-P D

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Has gained all three hurdling wins at Aintree, the latest by 21l over 3m in December 2021 (soft; 8lb higher today); given that, his reappearance there in October (pulled up) was disconcerting.
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10

27th Jan 2023

Frozen

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:35 Huntingdon

My Bobby Dazzler

10st 12lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

All three hurdling wins at Aintree, the latest by 21l over 3m in December 2021 (soft; 4lb higher today); his reappearance there in October (pulled up) was therefore disconcerting and he was beaten 20l at Ludlow when next seen three weeks ago, so there are questions for him to answer.

14/1

5th

3

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

My Bobby Dazzler

11st 5lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Has gained all three hurdling wins at Aintree, the latest by 21l over 3m in December 2021 (soft; 8lb higher today); given that, his reappearance there in October (pulled up) was disconcerting.

9/1

1

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

13:30 Aintree

My Bobby Dazzler

12st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

raced freely, pressed leader, lost position before 8th, soon struggling, pulled up before 3 out

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: -F1165

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row in September; has run creditably facing much stiffer tasks on his two outings since but this also looks tough.
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6th

2

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Getalead

11st 7lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

Won two in a row in September; has run creditably facing much stiffer tasks on his two outings since but this also looks tough.

14/1

5th

7

29th Dec 2022

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

13:55 Doncaster

Getalead

11st 2lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

Soundly beaten at Cheltenham (2m5f) last month and has to bounce back but he showed improved form previously when winning two in a row in September; has run well at up to an extended 2m7f and is not written off.

16/1

6th

2

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Cheltenham

Getalead

11st 9lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

slowly into stride, soon prominent in chasing group, not fluent 4th, ridden and lost position before 2 out (usual 3 out), stayed on run-in

16/1

Form: 571-2 BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Won hurdling debut at Hereford (2m4f, soft) in March, getting up close home; beaten a neck in novice at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in November when next seen; needs better on this handicap debut but this very lightly raced 6yo from good family has potential; the trip is very interesting too.
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4

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

15:15 Wincanton

Jubilee Express

10st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Sam Thomas

6

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Jubilee Express

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Won hurdling debut at Hereford (2m4f, soft) in March, getting up close home; beaten a neck in novice at Lingfield (2m3f, soft) in November when next seen; needs better on this handicap debut but this very lightly raced 6yo from good family has potential; the trip is very interesting too.

11/4

Form: /6111-

Last run: 388 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

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6

(17)

13th Jan 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vee Dancer

9st 5lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Ronan M P McNally

7

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Vee Dancer

11st 0lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Ronan M P McNally

5

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 70y

Class 2

14:45 Ayr

Vee Dancer

10st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ronan M P McNally

Looked a long way ahead of his mark when completing very quick hat-trick in December 2021 (2m4f-3m1f); not seen over hurdles again since and now 14lb above his last winning mark but his latest Flat run in October was very respectable and he remains unexposed in this sphere.

9/4

Form: 161-53 C BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

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8

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Come On Gruff

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Tom George

3rd

4

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

13:50 Kempton

Come On Gruff

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Progressive sort last season, winning over 2m4f and 2m5f; below par at Worcester (2m7f, soft) on reappearance but may resume his improvement with that outing under his belt; still has low mileage.

5/1

Form: 13P12-

Last run: 280 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Five races, winning a bumper in 2021 and a maiden hurdle at Newbury (2m, soft; made all) last February; showed he stays 2m4f when second of four on final start (April; no chance with winner) and this longer trip could easily suit him well on handicap debut; one to note.
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10

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Kincardine

10st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Five races, winning a bumper in 2021 and a maiden hurdle at Newbury (2m, soft; made all) last February; showed he stays 2m4f when second of four on final start (April; no chance with winner) and this longer trip could easily suit him well on handicap debut; one to note.

3/1

Form: 11756- C

Last run: 392 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
May/June 2021 saw him win two novice hurdles over 2m and one at 2m5f; creditable fifth of 20 at Cheltenham (2m5f) in November 2021 but he was disappointing when tried in cheekpieces (off today) over 3m there that December and has not raced since; well beaten both starts on soft; yard going well.
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6th

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

The Wrekin

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

never better than mid-division

10/1

11

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

The Wrekin

10st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

May/June 2021 saw him win two novice hurdles over 2m and one at 2m5f; creditable fifth of 20 at Cheltenham (2m5f) in November 2021 but he was disappointing when tried in cheekpieces (off today) over 3m there that December and has not raced since; well beaten both starts on soft; yard going well.

6/1

Non-runners

Jubilee Express, Vee Dancer, Come On Gruff, The Wrekin

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Payout
Exacta £79.10
Straight Forecast £86.66
Tricast £336.06
Trifecta £358.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kincardine

RP Ratings:

Jatiluwih

The Times:

Jubilee Express

TOPSPEED:

The Wrekin

Telegraph:

Vee Dancer

Daily Mail:

Franco d'Aunou

The Sun:

Getalead

POSTDATA:

Hurricane Harvey

The Guardian:

Jubilee Express

LAMBOURN:

Kincardine

D Express:

Kincardine

The Star:

Kincardine

Daily Record:

Kincardine

WEST COUNTRY:

Jatiluwih

Daily Mirror:

Jatiluwih