13:45 Ludlow

Wednesday 5 February 2020

All13:4514:1514:4515:1515:4516:1516:45
  • Racing For Schools 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   1m 7f 169y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 4m 4.1s
1st
2
2/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Tracked leaders on inside, led 3 out, driven when not fluent next, ridden before last, hung left flat, kept on op 9/4 tchd 5/2
2nd
1 ½
3
8/13f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division on inside, tracked leaders after 4 out, effort to challenge after next, switched left and every chance 2 out, ridden and kept on flat, held towards finish tchd 1/2 and tchd 4/6
3rd
9 ½
7
100/1
T: B EckleyJ: R T Dunne
Prominent on outside, disputed lead 4 out, every chance 3 out to next where not fluent, driven and no impression with front pair before last tchd 150/1
4th
2
13
100/1
T: R DickinJ: Jack Quinlan
5th
2 ½
5
5/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up mid-division, chased leaders before 3 out, outpaced next, kept on, never on terms tchd 9/2
6th
¾
4
100/1
T: David DennisJ: Lee Edwards
Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders
7th
1 ¾
10
150/1
T: O GreenallJ: Henry Brooke
8th
2
9
50/1
T: T LaceyJ: Stan Sheppard
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place 3 out, not fluent next, weakened after last
9th
1 ¾
11
150/1
T: J L SpearingJ: J E Moore
Held up mid-division on outside, kept on same pace from 3 out, never near to challenge
10th
hd
1
14/1
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace (3)
Started slowly, held up, always behind
11th
hd
8
100/1
T: S AllwoodJ: Matt Griffiths
Raced keenly, held up always behind
12th
1
12
100/1
T: O GreenallJ: P J Brennan
Prominent, not fluent 5th, lost place after 4 out, weakened 2 out

Also Ran

UR
6
66/1
T: O SignyJ: Jamie Bargary
Never better than mid-division, struggling in rear after 4 out, beaten when blundered and unseated rider 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.10, £1.10, £21.30EX:£3.60Trifecta:£188.20SF:£4.11Swingers:£1.10, £0.00, £30.00

Forecasts

Langer Dan (8/13), Garry Clermont (2/1), Archie Brown (5/1), Feel The Pinch (14/1), Nocte Volatus (50/1), Etat Major Aulmes (66/1), Jaunty Viking (100/1), Secret Court (100/1), Adams Star (100/1), Kiteinahurricane (100/1), Steel Yard (100/1), Shady Character (150/1), Shutthegate (150/1)

Verdict

A novice hurdle lacking strength in depth and it provides the slick jumping LANGER DAN with a great opportunity to make it three out of four. The obvious danger seems to be Garry Clermont though the fact he bled last time is a slight concern. Archie Brown was clearly expected to fare better on his sole bumper run last spring but is interesting here switching to hurdles on first run for Paul Nicholls.
  1. Langer Dan
  2. Garry Clermont
  3. Archie Brown

Previous Winners

2019
Smarty Wild
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 5
20/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,224.002nd: £1,240.003rd: £620.004th: £310.00
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