Welsh Guards Association Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 44.10s
  • Off time: 15:47:13
Full result
Result 15:45 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 August Hill 13/8f
2nd 8 Ladies Dancing 11/2
3rd 3 Orthodox Lad ½ 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 141056-
Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red star Dresden (IRE) 58
  • T:S-J Davies
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 141056-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 S-J Davies W Kennedy 120 14/1
2 F22131-
Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Watt Broderick (IRE) 44
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: F22131-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 t Ian Williams A P McCoy 115 4/1
3 231225-
Red and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white stars Orthodox Lad 219
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:Christopher Ward
  • Form: 231225-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (5) 113 11/1
4 15/4640-
Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap Red Skipper (IRE) 30
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:Ciaran McKee
  • Form: 15/4640-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 112 33/1
5 472F11-
Pink, Maroon star August Hill (IRE) 19
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 472F11-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4ht
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 ht P J Hobbs R Johnson 112 13/8f
6 947281-
Red, grey hoop, dark blue sleeves Fond Memory (IRE) 16
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 947281-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 112 8/1
7 4/61P34-
Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Going Concern (IRE) 45
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 4/61P34-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 111 14/1
8 457472-
Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Ladies Dancing 26
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 457472-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 p C J Down J M Davies 107 11/2
9 3242P-
Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Osorios Trial 253
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 3242P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10ht
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 ht A Middleton C Poste 104 100/1

In depth

Verdict

Watt Broderick can be a tricky ride as he needs holding up. But the champ takes over the reins and this sharp track should suit, though he's shot up in the weights. Orthodox Lad lacks a recent run but was in good form last summer, though August Hill looks a bigger threat. He won over course and distance last month after scoring at Wincanton and a hat-trick isn't out of the question. Going Concern is difficult to catch right, however, and may have preferred a softer surface. FOND MEMORY easily landed the odds at Perth last month and is only a couple of pounds higher than when just beaten in a novices' handicap at Newbury in February - he can double his tally here.

Formwatch

August Hill (IRE) 13-8fav (11-2) Held up rear division, headway 4 out, every chance 3 out, left in lead after last, kept on strongly, won at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr beating Purple 'n Gold (11-12) by 5l, 13 ran.

Ladies Dancing 14-1 (11-0) In touch, went 2nd at 4th, ridden and every chance 2 out, kept on under pressure, no extra and held final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Revani (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.

Orthodox Lad 5-2fav (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 5th before last, went 4th from last, one pace, 5th of 11, 32l behind Foxcub (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.

Fond Memory (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway to lead narrowly 2 out, driven 2 lengths clear when not fluent last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Apr beating Final Pass (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.

Dresden (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Prominent, joined leader 5th until ridden 2 out, keeping on same pace when hit last, 6th of 10, 11l behind Fujin Dancer (10-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.

Watt Broderick (IRE) 5-4fav (10-4) Mid-division, went 2nd before 3 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, easily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar beating Rock A Doodle Doo (11-0) by 6l, 7 ran.

Going Concern (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Held up, headway on outside after 5th, not much room 3 out, soon shaken up, switched left before 2 out, one pace, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 20l behind Lac Sacre (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.

Osorios Trial 15-2 (11-6) Held up, ridden after 4th, weakened before next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Vimiero (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug, 6 ran.

Red Skipper (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent, went 2nd after 6th until approaching 3 out, chased leaders, weakened quickly before next, 11th of 15, 31l behind Taradrewe (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.