Ludlow Food Centre Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 9.70s
  • Off time: 17:30:35
Full result
Result 17:30 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Hold Court 3/1j
2nd 4 Speedy Tunes nk 5/1
3rd 3 Castle Conflict 25 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3-41332
Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Helium (FR) 28
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:Mrs Alex Dunn
  • Form: 3-41332
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 A Dunn Mrs Alex Dunn (7) 117 20/1
2 2-80074
White, Red and Black striped sleeves Hold Court (IRE) 50
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 2-80074
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 115 3/1j
3 9/31PPP
Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Castle Conflict (IRE) 31
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 9/31PPP
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10p1
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 p1 H D Daly R Thornton 115 20/1
4 P1/808-1
Light blue and white check, halved sleeves, light blue and white quartered cap Speedy Tunes (IRE) 29
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: P1/808-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 N J Henderson A Tinkler 114 5/1
5 1F1154
Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap Mini Muck 42
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1F1154
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 114 7/1
6 102264
White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Scales (IRE) 19
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 102264
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 R Lee J E Moore 110 12/1
7 768416
Black, brown stars, black sleeves and cap Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 29
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R J McCarth
  • Form: 768416
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 108 3/1j
8 7-3162F
Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Dungeness 32
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 7-3162F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 105 8/1
9 7-01P53
Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Pink cap Easydoesit (IRE) 20
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Charlie Deutsch
  • Form: 7-01P53
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13h
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 h A W Carroll Charlie Deutsch (7) 104 9/1

In depth

Verdict

Helium is only 3lb higher than when scoring at Taunton in January though he might prefer more cut in the ground. Mini Muck has looked in the handicapper's grip since landing a double in December and Scales is still 12lb higher than when scoring at Ffos Las earlier in the campaign. Ghost Of A Smile was a beaten favourite at Huntingdon last time and this looks tougher, but Dungeness could get involved with a clear round. SPEEDY TUNES left his previous form behind to win at Huntingdon on his return from nearly a year off the track. He's clearly improved and there should be more to come from him now he's got his head in front.

Formwatch

Hold Court (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 4th and one pace after, 4th of 7, 29l behind Baltimore Rock (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.

Speedy Tunes (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Close up, led 4 out, ridden before last, soon pressed, kept on well towards finish, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Unex Modigliani (11-1) by 1/2l, 16 ran.

Castle Conflict (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 5th, not fluent 6th or 9th, mistake 12th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Caulfields Venture (10-3) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar, 8 ran.

Mini Muck 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, dropped towards rear 5th, headway under pressure after 4 out, chased leaders before next, effort 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last, 4th of 10, 7l behind Midnight Cataria (11-10) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.

Scales (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, not clear run when headway approaching 2 out, disputing 2nd when jumped big last, no impression after and stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 10, 4l behind Decimus (11-2) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 5-2fav (11-10) In rear, headway before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 14, 11l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.

Dungeness 5-1 (11-9) Pressed leader, ridden when fell 5th, in a race won by Good of Luck (10-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 11 ran.

Helium (FR) 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leader, hit 2nd, chased winner before 2 out, no impression before last, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Scots Gaelic (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.

Easydoesit (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced from 6th, mistake 2 out, rallied last, stayed on, no chance with winner, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Horatio Hornblower (11-11) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) gd in Mar.