12:20 Ludlow

Wednesday 20 December 2017

All12:2012:5013:2013:5514:3015:0515:35
  • Tanners Cava 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   1m 7f 169y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:21  |   Winning time: 3m 49.5s
1st
13
11/2
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (5)
Chased leaders, hampered 1st, 2nd 2 out, soon led, clear towards finish, stayed on tchd 5/1
2nd
3
2
5/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Led 1st, not fluent 4 out, headed 3 out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, kept on op 11/2
3rd
2 ½
14
33/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Mid-division on inside, headway after 4 out, 3rd when mistake last, kept on same pace flat
4th
nk
5
8/13f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Prominent on inside, not fluent 3rd, led 3 out, blundered 2 out, soon headed, beaten after, mistake last, stayed on same pace flat op 8/11
5th
1
1
7/1
T: H D DalyJ: A Tinkler
Tracked leaders on outside, jumped left 1st, jumped right 5th, ridden before 3 out, one pace and held when mistake 2 out op 13/2
6th
2 ½
6
410-12
20/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in rear, some headway and 7th before 3 out, stayed on flat, never nearer op 25/1
7th
2 ¾
7
33/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary (3)
Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, lost place 3rd, 6th and no impression before 3 out
8th
3 ½
11
50/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: S Bowen
Prominent, not much room and lost place 5th, well held 3 out op 40/1
9th
5
15
150/1
T: R T PhillipsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up, hampered 1st, weakened before 3 out
10th
4 ½
9
100/1
T: D PipeJ: Michael Heard (5)
Held up towards rear on outside, mistake 1st, headway after 4 out, weakened before 3 out op 80/1
11th
22
4
100/1
T: T SymondsJ: Benjamin Poste
Always behind
12th
1 ¼
3
66/1
T: H D DalyJ: Thomas Bellamy
Not jump well in mid-division, reminders 3rd, behind from 5th
13th
23
8
100/1
T: T H WestonJ: C Poste
Always behind
14th
½
10
150/1
T: D PipeJ: C O'Farrell
Slowed into the hurdles, led, headed 1st, lost place 5th, soon behind op 100/1

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Non-Runners

12
Urtheonethatiwant23
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 4
T: J Scott  J: Matt Griffiths
NR
16
Vbadge Treat1
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 4
T: H Whittington  J: Harry Bannister
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.10Pl:£1.20, £1.50, £10.50EX:£42.40Trifecta:£1,183.50SF:£33.57Swingers:£3.70, £70.90, £8.30

Forecasts

Gortroe Joe (8/13), Casterly Rock (5/1), Melangerie (11/2), Honest Vic (7/1), Hattaab (20/1), Scorpion Princess (33/1), Supakalanistic (33/1), Trigger Nichol (50/1), Vbadge Treat (50/1), Cobbler's Son (66/1), Urtheonethatiwant (66/1), The Draconian (100/1), Eaton Miller (100/1), Taken By Force (100/1), Timetobenefit (150/1), Tis What It Is (150/1)

Verdict

Not an easy race to call with all of the leading contenders having given the impression they would be better over longer trips. GORTROE JOE is the clear pick on form and has progressed with each run. The Skelton representative drops in class and ma have too much class for Melangerie. The Seven Barrows runner is the winner of two bumpers and receives a useful allowance. However, she may not have the scope for improvement of some of her rivals and speedily bred hurdling debutant Hattab may be more of a threat. Stratford winner Honest Vic will find this harder under a penalty, whilst Casterley Rock has shown signs of ability but looks the type to come into his own when sent handicapping over longer trips.
  1. Gortroe Joe
  2. Hattaab
  3. Melangerie

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £286.00
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