May 12 / 17.13 Ludlow

17.13

Good

Sinclair Defender Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 7f 174y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Sinclair Defender Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 98648-

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Second in a good-ground bumper; clear best of her three handicap runs was her keeping-on fourth at Taunton (3m, soft) in March, in between two appearances at about 2m5f (here latest); needs to build on that Taunton run too and has headgear first time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Emma Hamilton

10st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Henry Daly

Second in a good-ground bumper; clear best of her three handicap runs was her keeping-on fourth at Taunton (3m, soft) in March, in between two appearances at about 2m5f (here latest); needs to build on that Taunton run too and has headgear first time.

9/1

1st

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Emma Hamilton

10st 6lb

J: David Bass

T: Henry Daly

Second in a good-ground bumper; clear best of her three handicap runs was her keeping-on fourth at Taunton (3m, soft) in March, in between two appearances at about 2m5f (here latest); needs to build on that Taunton run too and has headgear first time.

9/1

8th

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

15:35 Ludlow

Emma Hamilton

10st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Henry Daly

Well beaten on handicap debut in February but her keeping-on fourth at Taunton (3m, soft) last month was much more encouraging; she was over 6l behind Giulietta there, but is open to further progress and her bumper form suggests today's faster ground will suit.

9/2

25/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8/P4P-

Last run: 129 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner in April 2022; low-level form in his six races over hurdles, including three handicaps (2m2f, 2m and 3m1f); hooded on last two starts, now has cheekpieces; 4lb out of the handicap and hard to fancy.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

20:05 Market Rasen

Coilrock

10st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Point winner (3m); left previous rules efforts behind when runner-up in first-time cheekpieces at Ludlow (3m, good; from 4lb out of the handicap) last month; that was a weak race but the fact he attracted sustained support offers encouragement that his turn might not be far away.

5/1

2nd

13

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Coilrock

10st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Irish point winner in April 2022; low-level form in his six races over hurdles, including three handicaps (2m2f, 2m and 3m1f); hooded on last two starts, now has cheekpieces; 4lb out of the handicap and hard to fancy.

25/1

2nd

13

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Coilrock

10st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Irish point winner in April 2022; low-level form in his six races over hurdles, including three handicaps (2m2f, 2m and 3m1f); hooded on last two starts, now has cheekpieces; 4lb out of the handicap and hard to fancy.

25/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 22135- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Usually claimer ridden; came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, by a neck from Johns Dream at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March, but looked unenthusiastic next time; not disgraced at Stratford last time and cheekpieces are now replaced with a visor; probably not the percentage call.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

20:05 Market Rasen

Fantomas

11st 2lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

All out when successful for the first time over hurdles at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft; from 4lb lower) in March; back to a similar level when placed in a newly applied visor (retained) at Ludlow five weeks ago; further rain is unlikely to aid cause; others more obvious.

11/1

3rd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Fantomas

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Usually claimer ridden; came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, by a neck from Johns Dream at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March, but looked unenthusiastic next time; not disgraced at Stratford last time and cheekpieces are now replaced with a visor; probably not the percentage call.

8/1

3rd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Fantomas

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Usually claimer ridden; came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, by a neck from Johns Dream at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March, but looked unenthusiastic next time; not disgraced at Stratford last time and cheekpieces are now replaced with a visor; probably not the percentage call.

8/1

Form: 84/7-F

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Sole win (2021) was on AW Flat; 0-8 over hurdles, spread over three years; fell three out at Uttoxeter eight days ago, in contention at the time (2m7f, soft) but others present more solid claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

13

11th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

18:05 Southwell

Lions Vigil

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

10

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Lions Vigil

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, mistake 4th, led again 4 out, lost two places home turn, weakened from 2 out

8/1

4th

6

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Lions Vigil

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Bill Turner

Sole win (2021) was on AW Flat; 0-8 over hurdles, spread over three years; fell three out at Uttoxeter eight days ago, in contention at the time (2m7f, soft) but others present more solid claims.

12/1

Form: 34544-

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
1-21 with his win (modest form) coming from a Flat race last September; this is his 13th attempt over hurdles and four of his latest five hurdle starts saw him in the frame, albeit over about 2m3f; stamina to prove.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

10

21st Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Silver Atom

10st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

always behind

20/1

6

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

14:35 Fakenham

Silver Atom

10st 5lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Bath winner over 1m3f last year; 13-race maiden over hurdles and a bit disappointing when only 13l fifth of ten in a novice handicap at Ludlow last time on his first go at 3m (good).

14/1

5th

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Silver Atom

10st 9lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

1-21 with his win (modest form) coming from a Flat race last September; this is his 13th attempt over hurdles and four of his latest five hurdle starts saw him in the frame, albeit over about 2m3f; stamina to prove.

7/1

Form: 70/P0-

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far in her only bumper but tailed off or pulled up on her four hurdle races; makes handicap debut over new trip and first-time headgear but a transformation is needed, including as she's 12lb out of the handicap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

14

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Our Flying Angel

10st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Not beaten far in her only bumper but tailed off or pulled up on her four hurdle races; makes handicap debut over new trip and first-time headgear but a transformation is needed, including as she's 12lb out of the handicap.

33/1

6th

14

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Our Flying Angel

10st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Not beaten far in her only bumper but tailed off or pulled up on her four hurdle races; makes handicap debut over new trip and first-time headgear but a transformation is needed, including as she's 12lb out of the handicap.

33/1

11th

12

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Our Flying Angel

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not beaten far when fifth of seven on sole bumper start but tailed off/pulled up on her three hurdle outings; a transformation is needed.

200/1

Form: P9620- BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Beaten a neck by Fantomas when second of 16 on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March; flopped when co-favourite off this 5lb higher mark at Stratford three weeks ago, when jockey reported that he hung right-handed, so reverting to this right-handed track may help.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Johns Dream

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Beaten a neck by Fantomas when second of 16 on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March; flopped when co-favourite off this 5lb higher mark at Stratford three weeks ago, when jockey reported that he hung right-handed, so reverting to this right-handed track may help.

8/1

7th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Johns Dream

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Beaten a neck by Fantomas when second of 16 on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March; flopped when co-favourite off this 5lb higher mark at Stratford three weeks ago, when jockey reported that he hung right-handed, so reverting to this right-handed track may help.

8/1

Form: 09022- BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Improved when second at Hereford (2m3f, good) and Ludlow (2m5f, good) in her first two handicaps and it looks as if this longer trip may be within range; also now tries headgear; considered.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

I Look How I Look

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Improved when second at Hereford (2m3f, good) and Ludlow (2m5f, good) in her first two handicaps and it looks as if this longer trip may be within range; also now tries headgear; considered.

7/2

8th

4

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

I Look How I Look

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Improved when second at Hereford (2m3f, good) and Ludlow (2m5f, good) in her first two handicaps and it looks as if this longer trip may be within range; also now tries headgear; considered.

7/2

2nd

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:05 Ludlow

I Look How I Look

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Posted an improved effort at Hereford (2m3f, good; close second on handicap debut) last time out and is bred to rate much higher still; shortlisted.

5/2

Form: P58-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Placed in his Irish point; it's hard to say whether his three runs over hurdles represent any worthwhile form but this is his handicap debut with a step up in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

League Clash

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sheila Lewis

in touch with leaders

33/1

9th

7

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

League Clash

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Sheila Lewis

Placed in his Irish point; it's hard to say whether his three runs over hurdles represent any worthwhile form but this is his handicap debut with a step up in trip.

33/1

Form: P/986-

Last run: 125 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Arguably his first worthwhile form was at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on latest start when beaten 56l but behind two classy principals; cheekpieces go on for this handicap debut over a markedly longer trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Brucie Bonus

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

Arguably his first worthwhile form was at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on latest start when beaten 56l but behind two classy principals; cheekpieces go on for this handicap debut over a markedly longer trip.

20/1

9

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Brucie Bonus

10st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Robinson

Arguably his first worthwhile form was at Taunton (2m3f, soft) on latest start when beaten 56l but behind two classy principals; cheekpieces go on for this handicap debut over a markedly longer trip.

20/1

6th

4

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Brucie Bonus

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Sarah Robinson

Always behind when a 400-1 outsider for first two hurdle races, the latter over C&D in November.

100/1

Form: 52P46-

Last run: 167 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
0-18 overall, 15 of which were over hurdles; there has been a smattering of minor honours, she's proved her stamina and gone well sometimes after a break, so she holds a place chance on this first run since November.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

10

30th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Milanese Rose

10st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

25/1

Non-runners

Saint Bibiana, Call Me Arthur, I Got Stung

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £38.90
Straight Forecast £28.34
Tricast £119.21
Trifecta £208.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

I Look How I Look

POSTDATA:

Call Me Arthur

The Sun:

Saint Bibiana

WEST COUNTRY:

Fantomas

D Express:

Lion's Vigil

RP RATINGS:

I Look How I Look

The Times:

I Look How I Look

Daily Mirror:

I Look How I Look

The Star:

I Look How I Look

Daily Record:

I Look How I Look

Telegraph:

Call Me Arthur