Attwood Memorial Trophy Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702 5th £351
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 28.05s
  • Off time: 15:50:07
Full result
Result 15:50 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Grandioso 7/4f
2nd 6 Cadoudalas 37 8/1
3rd 2 Oscar Hill 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 43F543
Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cootehill (IRE) 53
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 43F543
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 133 11/2
2 7F5112
Emerald green and white diamonds, white sleeves, yellow cap Oscar Hill (IRE) 52
  • T:B R Summers
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 7F5112
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 B R Summers T J O'Brien 132 16/1
3 3F1-512
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 32
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 3F1-512
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 7/4f
4 1-620U0
White, royal blue chevron, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, white star Comehomequietly (IRE) 67
  • T:D A Rees
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 1-620U0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 D A Rees T Scudamore 130 25/1
5 21-5349
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Siberian Tiger (IRE) 4
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 21-5349
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 127 8/1
6 9-25457
Royal Blue, Rust and White striped sleeves, Black cap Cadoudalas (FR) 32
  • T:R Lee
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 9-25457
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6p1
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 p1 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 127 8/1
7 912FF1
Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 28
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 912FF1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 T Symonds Felix De Giles 124 7/2
8 P14367
Emerald Green, Orange chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, quartered cap Moulin de La Croix 20
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:Mr J Sherwood
  • Form: P14367
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 t O Sherwood Mr J Sherwood (7) 117 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Cootehill and Cadoudalas fought out a tight finish over the course and distance in April with the former just prevailing. Neither have been in the best of form lately though the Twiston-Davies representative generally goes well here. Oscar Hill's recent good form has been in low grade hurdles and he looks high enough in the weights and though Grandioso has won over hurdles and fences since April he doesn't appear that well treated. VALMARI, on the other hand, may have been let in lightly though her jumping still leaves something to be desired. She's won two of her five starts over fences and fallen in another two, both against high-class opposition. She got her act together over the course and distance last time, comfortably beating the 117-rated Tara Rose, so a mark of 124 looks perfectly reasonable and she looks the one to be on.

Formwatch

Grandioso (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Tracked leader, challenged 5 out, every chance 3 out to next, soon ridden, beaten approaching last, 2nd of 3, 10l behind The Druids Nephew (10-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.

Cadoudalas (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Led until after 2nd, prominent, hit 9th, soon ridden, lost place 5 out, soon eased and well behind, 7th of 9, well behind Carrickboy (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Jan.

Oscar Hill (IRE) 5-4fav (11-3) Took keen hold, went 2nd after 1st, led going well 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, well held before last, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Not Til Monday (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Cootehill (IRE) 18-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, one pace from 2 out, went 3rd run-in, no impression, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Easter Meteor (11-6) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Dec.

Comehomequietly (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) In touch on outside, led 3rd mistake 5th, mistake and headed next, soon lost place, weakened 5 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Ulck Du Lin (10-2) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Dec.

Siberian Tiger (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, ridden 7th, effort approaching 3 out, never on terms, well held 2 out, 9th of 14, 29l behind Kaylif Aramis (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.

Valmari (IRE) 2-1fav (10-11) Chased leader and keen, blundered and rider lost iron briefly 6th, hit 10th, led 12th, pressed fom next, ridden and stumbled 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan beating Tara Rose (10-12) by 5l, 10 ran.

Moulin de La Croix 33-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and faded inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind City Press (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.