Ludlow Racing Partnership Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 44.00s
- Off time: 14:30:12
|1st||1 Saint Jerome||8/13f|
Saint Jerome (IRE) 22
|4||160 11-6||J A Osborne||R Thornton||129||8/13f|
Billeragh Milan (IRE) 17
|7||153 10-13||D G Bridgwater||Jake Hodson (7)||66/1|
Capitol Gain (IRE) 29
|5||153 10-13||George Baker||A Tinkler||14/1|
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 266
|5||153 10-13||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge||40/1|
Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 41
|6||153 10-13||Violet Jordan||W Kennedy||66/1|
King's Opus (IRE) 18
|5||153 10-13 t||K C Bailey||Aidan Coleman||14/1|
Private Jones 191
|5||153 10-13||Miss I H Pickard||Michael Byrne||100/1|
|6||153 10-13 t1||M R Bosley||A Freeman (5)||100/1|
Rascal (IRE) 28
|5||153 10-13||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||10/3|
Sammy Blade 31
|6||153 10-13||A Phillips||Donal Devereux||100/1|
Sparville (IRE) 313
|8||153 10-13||K C Bailey||Sam Twiston-Davies||102||6/1|
Major Parkes 162
|4||147 10-7||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||28/1|
SAINT JEROME has a double penalty to carry but should still come out best. An easy winner at Warwick last time, Jamie Osborne's hurdler had earlier won over course and distance and the opposition will need to step up to get the better of him in this. Rascal is going the right way on his recent third at Hexham, though that came over 2m5f, while Sparville has won over fences but has yet to figure over timber. Major Parkes was beaten a distance when fourth at Carlisle but is open to improvement along with King's Opus and Capitol Gain.
Saint Jerome (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Made all, soon clear, in command when mistake 2 out, went left and hit last, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Long Lunch (11-6) by 6l, 15 ran.
Rascal (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out to chase leaders, kept on from last, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Bop Along (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar.
Sparville (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Prominent, mistake 3rd, disputing 3 lengths 3rd when fell 2 out, in a race won by True Blue (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun, 11 ran.
King's Opus (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 38l behind Vinstar (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along after 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 16, 26l behind Speedy Tunes (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Billeragh Milan (IRE) 150-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders until ridden and weakened after 5th, 8th of 10, 34l behind Spyder (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, ridden towards rear 5 out, no extra from next, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Faanan Aldaar (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 200-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, never a factor, 7th of 11, well behind Softsong (11-6) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Major Parkes 33-1 (10-12) Held up behind, went 4th from 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 26l behind Azza (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Private Jones 14-1 (11-0) Tracked front pair, pulled hard, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind Western Way (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Randall 150-1 (11-1) Keen always in rear, behind from halfway, detached, last of 10, well behind Boondooma (10-9) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Mar.
Sammy Blade 150-1 (10-13) Held up in touch in mid-division, ridden 7f out, well beaten final 6f, 11th of 14, well behind Chieftain's Choice (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.