November 27 / 14.50 Ludlow

14.50

Good To Soft

Flowfit Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 1m 7f 212y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Flowfit Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 311619 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has won four of his nine starts for current yard, the latest gained in good style over hurdles at Southwell (2m, good) last month; found things tough in big field at Cheltenham last time but he's back in calmer waters on this return to chasing and is 2-5 in this sphere; dangerous.
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4th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won his last two handicap chases and just about career-best form when winning by 6l over C&D last month; soft ground was slower than ideal when tailed off on his return to hurdles at Bangor; 6lb higher than for that recent course win but should give another good account.

5/2

4th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Feel The Pinch

12st 2lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Four-time course winner who has won five of his ten starts for current yard, with three gained over hurdles and two over fences; on same mark as for his clearcut chase win at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) on Monday and he's a big player again back in this sphere.

100/30

1st

3

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 1lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won four of his nine starts for current yard, the latest gained in good style over hurdles at Southwell (2m, good) last month; found things tough in big field at Cheltenham last time but he's back in calmer waters on this return to chasing and is 2-5 in this sphere; dangerous.

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8290-2 D

Last run: 197 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Five-time hurdle winner who made an encouraging start over fences when runner-up behind an improver here (2m4f, good) in May; goes back up in grade on this first run since but the drop back in trip should suit and her last win came off this mark; needs a close look.
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2nd

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:24 Ludlow

Lime Drop

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Never threatened the winners when runner-up in two chases here last year (2m4f/2m) but got closer when third at Huntingdon (2m) after a break and this looks winnable; stable going well and one of her five hurdle wins came on soft ground.

6/4

3rd

4

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Huntingdon

Lime Drop

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

towards rear, in touch with leaders 4th

9/2

Form: P3-4P3 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Made all when favourite on handicap/chase debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last November but has a mixed record since and was a well-held third back over hurdles at Wincanton last month; may have needed that after a break but he needs to settle better this time and others are more persuasive.
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0

3

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Stormin Crossgales

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

took keen hold

6/1

3rd

2

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Stormin Crossgales

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Made all when favourite on handicap/chase debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good) last November but has a mixed record since and was a well-held third back over hurdles at Wincanton last month; may have needed that after a break but he needs to settle better this time and others are more persuasive.

13/2

3rd

1

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:45 Wincanton

Stormin Crossgales

12st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

pulled hard, in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, led after 3 out, headed just after 2 out, weakened and lost second approaching last

12/1

Form: 1157-3 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
10yo who is not easy to predict but he shaped as though he needed the run at Huntingdon on his recent return and he's 2-3 over C&D, including a win in this race (off 3lb higher) last year; looks interesting back at this track and he's in the mix for in-form yard.
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2nd

6

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Uttoxeter

Desque De LIsle

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Raced mainly at around 2m but returned to form with clearcut success when upped to 2m4f at Lingfield (good to soft) 11 days ago and is now 6-20 over fences; escapes a penalty here (due a 5lb rise) and ought to cope with the slower ground; obvious contender.

11/10

1st

4

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Lingfield

Desque De LIsle

11st 3lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Yard had good record with chasers here in recent years and won today's race in 2021 but this one rarely runs beyond 2m and well below his best in two runs this season; has stamina to prove on first 2m4f run.

7/2

4th

5

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Desque De LIsle

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

10yo who is not easy to predict but he shaped as though he needed the run at Huntingdon on his recent return and he's 2-3 over C&D, including a win in this race (off 3lb higher) last year; looks interesting back at this track and he's in the mix for in-form yard.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 41-P68 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Well held over hurdles in his two runs this autumn but he's a six-time chase winner and his last success was by 16l at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in April; looks interesting if he can recapture that form and he's not ruled out back over fences.
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9th

10

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Not Available

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; below form this term on both British starts on heavy; latest outing was his best show this season but he needs to better that.

25/1

3rd

3

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:45 Newbury

Not Available

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; in his current form others are way more appealing.

15/2

4th

3

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Not Available

12st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Matt Sheppard

Six-time chase winner, the last twice over C&D last season (good/good to soft); looked out of sorts on his three starts this autumn, though, and significant rain would probably not be in his favour today; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

14/1

Form: /515-1 D

Last run: 202 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Has a patchy record but he's won three of his last six starts and did well to score at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in May after making a bad mistake two out; Feel The Pinch was third that day; 6lb higher on this return from 202 days off but open to more progress over fences; respected.
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3rd

2

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Sedgefield

You Say Nothing

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Front-runner who won twice last spring (including C&D, good to soft) and ran well when clear runner-up at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in December on second start back from a break; can make another bold bid; key player.

3/1

2nd

11

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

You Say Nothing

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Dual chase winner on soft ground in the spring (2m1f/2m) and, following a break, ran well for a long way at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) last month, albeit well held before last-fence fall; could have a say.

12/1

0

4

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

You Say Nothing

10st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Has a patchy record but he's won three of his last six starts and did well to score at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in May after making a bad mistake two out; Feel The Pinch was third that day; 6lb higher on this return from 202 days off but open to more progress over fences; respected.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £12.70
Straight Forecast £12.60
Trifecta £43.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Desque De L'Isle

SPOTLIGHT:

You Say Nothing

WEST COUNTRY:

Stormin Crossgales

The Times:

Lime Drop

Daily Mirror:

Feel The Pinch

D Express:

Stormin Crossgales

TOPSPEED:

You Say Nothing

The Guardian:

You Say Nothing

Daily Mail:

You Say Nothing

Daily Record:

Lime Drop

POSTDATA:

Desque De L'Isle

Telegraph:

Desque De L'Isle

The Sun:

Desque De L'Isle

The Star:

Desque De L'Isle