Play Poker at Ludlow

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: January 30 2013, 8:23 GMT

Jumps action makes a return at Ludlow and that's where Anita Chambers' nap of the day comes. She has a tip for every UK race.

Charlie Longsdon: Trains Liars Poker

KEMPTON: 4.50 Panther Patrol, 5.20 On The Hoof, 5.50 Venetias Dream, 6.20 Litmus, 6.50 Black Truffle, 7.20 Haaf A Sixpence, 7.50 Prophets Pride.

LEICESTER: 2.00 Lough Coi, 2.30 Module, 3.00 Topaze Collonges, 3.30 Buddy Bolero, 4.00 Fennis Boy, 4.30 Arthur's Pass.

LUDLOW: 1.40 Sky Khan, 2.10 Furrows, 2.40 Brockwell Park, 3.10 Father Probus, 3.40 Drussell, 4.10 LIARS POKER (NAP), 4.40 Sealous Scout.

DOUBLE: Liars Poker and Haaf A Sixpence.

Liars Poker should appreciate a step up in trip as he tackles hurdles for the first time at Ludlow on Wednesday.

He ran respectably in a couple of Irish point-to-points in 2012 before switching to the care of Charlie Longsdon, who pitched him into bumper company at Huntingdon in November.

Hailing from the family of Eider Chase winner Portrait King, he never looked like getting competitive over the two-mile trip.

He shaped with some promise though, and should improve for both the step up in distance and the addition of obstacles in the Plymouth Carvery Maiden Hurdle.

Module made a stuttering start to his fencing career but after striking gold last time, he can follow up in the Human League 6th July Novices' Chase at Leicester.

The six-year-old was a faller on his chasing bow last October but showed that mishap had left no mark when triumphing in style at Newbury last month.

He overcame a minor mistake early on to see off Colour Squadron by six lengths and this looks a nice opportunity on the way to a possible Cheltenham Festival run.

Buddy Bolero deserved plenty of credit for his win at Exeter on New Year's Day and is one to follow in the Billesdon Coplow Handicap Chase.

Haaf A Sixpence can defy a minor rise in the weights and complete a quickfire double in the Yeongcheon City Racing Handicap at Kempton.

The four-year-old missed much of 2012 after a nasty incident at Salisbury in May, when he clipped heels and fell in a seven-furlong event.

Ralph Beckett gave him plenty of time to get over that unexpected tumble and the Haafhd gelding did not reappear until lining up at this track last month.

Haaf A Sixpence proved pretty keen that day and paid for his early exuberance when edged out in the finish, claiming a creditable third after such a lengthy lay-off.

That run obviously brought about plenty of improvement though and there was much to like about his all-the-way success at Lingfield at the start of the month.

He was well supported for what was a fair event and duly obliged, possibly a little cosily, by half a length.

A 3lb rise for that victory looks fair enough and as a horse with relatively few miles on the clock, Haaf A Sixpence could have a little something in hand.

On The Hoof has certainly been earning his oats this winter with a string of consistent efforts and can be followed in the Win Big With Betdaq Multiples Handicap.

Mick Easterby has campaigned the four-year-old exclusively at Wolverhampton this winter but he travels the extra distance south for this 10-furlong heat.

Three times a winner at Wolverhampton in December, On The Hoof jumped from a starting mark of 63 to a high of 75 but after three defeats on that rating, the handicapper has relented a pound.

He has not been disgraced in any of those losses and seems to have struck up a good rapport with apprentice Matthew Hopkins.

Prophets Pride is the choice in the Kempton For Weddings Handicap after impressing when scoring a first victory at Wolverhampton last month.

Well beaten on his debut, he stepped up on that as he defied his evident inexperience to win by just over two lengths without really coming under pressure.

The handicapper has not gone mad in awarding an initial mark of 73 and Prophets Pride could be a useful tool for Jeremy Noseda.


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