13:45 Ludlow

Wednesday 25 January 2017

All13:4514:1514:5015:2516:0016:30

    Racing UK 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m 7f 169y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 3m 49.95s
1st
Horse silk
2
11/2
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Held up off the pace in 5th, closer in 4th before 5th, 2nd before 2 out, challenged and hit last, stayed on under pressure to lead inside final 150 yards op 5/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
10
15/8f
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Tracked clear leading pair, closer 4 out, led 3 out, joined last, ridden and edged right run-in, headed and no extra inside final 150 yards op 13/8 tchd 6/4
3rd
Horse silk
9
1
3/1
T: M KeighleyJ: A Tinkler
Led until 4th, pressed leader, led again before 3 out until 3 out, lost 2nd before next, one pace and no chance with leading duo op 11/2
4th
Horse silk
9
5
3/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Pressed leader, led 4th, pecked 5th, hit 4 out, headed and weakened before 3 out, blundered 2 out, mistake last, modest 4th towards finish op 7/2
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
40/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Off the pace in 4th until dropped to 5th place 5th, outpaced 4 out, pushed along and no impression in 4th before 3 out, mistake last, weakened into 5th towards finish
6th
Horse silk
2
8
50/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Brendan Brooks (7)
Held up towards rear, plugged on into modest 6th before 3 out op 40/1
7th
Horse silk
27
12
100/1
T: R DickinJ: Tabitha Worsley (7)
Off the pace mid-division, pushed along and struggling 4 out, tailed off op 66/1
8th
Horse silk
19
11
125/1
T: R DickinJ: C Poste
Always towards rear, tailed off op 150/1
9th
Horse silk
16
7
200/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Jake Hodson (5)
Always towards rear, tailed off
10th
Horse silk
½
4
66/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Patrick Cowley (7)
Off the pace mid-division, towards rear and struggling from 5th, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
25/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: L Treadwell
Ran very green in rear and not fluent, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
6
25/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: T Scudamore
Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out op 22/1 tchd 20/1
PU
Horse silk
13
200/1
T: Mark WallJ: Harry Stock (7)
Mistake 1st, towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.90Pl:£1.80, £1.20, £1.30EX:£18.00Trifecta:£55.10SF:£15.81Swingers:£3.90, £6.00, £1.60

Forecasts

Oxwich Bay (15/8), Ballymountain Boy (3/1), Minella For Me (3/1), Brave Eagle (11/2), Coudefoudre (25/1), Muilean Na Madog (25/1), Our Delboy (40/1), Otter Moon (50/1), Flans O Man (66/1), Betterlatethanneva (100/1), Whispering Nick (125/1), Orions Gold (200/1), She Told You So (200/1)

Verdict

An interesting contest in which recent bumper winner Ballymountain Boy is sure to attract support on his hurdles debut. Point-to-point winner Minella For Me ran better than the bare result suggests on his hurdles bow at Exeter and looks sure to improve with a lesser emphasis on stamina, while any market confidence behind Nicky Henderson's Brave Eagle would be interesting. All that said, it's hard to get away from OXWICH BAY who looks sure to win races on the evidence of a promising hurdles bow behind the useful Robinshill on ground that was probably more testing than is ideal at Ffos Las. 1. Oxwich Bay 2. Minella For Me 3. Ballymountain Boy

Prize Money

1st: £3,249.002nd: £954.003rd: £477.004th: £238.00

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