Shukers Landrover Novices' Handicap Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 1.20s
  • Off time: 14:30:35
Full result
Result 14:30 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Drumshambo 5/2
2nd 5 Bennys Quest 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 07-1868
Red, Yellow cap Giant O Murchu (IRE) 10
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 07-1868
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t1 Mrs L Hill D Bass 115 28/1
2 845-377
Light blue, pink cap Drumshambo (USA) 25
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 845-377
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 113 5/2
3 62033-4
Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 36
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 62033-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 E De Giles Felix De Giles 112 11/2
4 651575
Yellow, Dark Green diamond, Maroon cap, Dark Green diamond Tarkari (IRE) 16
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 651575
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 110 9/1
5 414232
Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Bennys Quest (IRE) 21
  • T:A Hobbs
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 414232
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11pt
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 pt A Hobbs Peter Carberry (5) 100 7/1
6 46-3U51
Dark Blue, Pink braces, armlets and cap Topthorn 21
  • T:M R Bosley
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 46-3U51
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 M R Bosley W Hutchinson 98 6/4f

In depth

Verdict

Topthorn beat Bennys Quest by seven lengths over C&D three weeks ago but the runner-up is 8lb better off today so there shouldn't be much to choose between the pair. However, Martin Bosley's ex-pointer is three years younger than his old rival so is taken to confirm the form but TARKARI has more scope. He stayed on late behind Royale's Charter at Taunton last time and is having just his fifth run over the larger obstacles. He's also won off higher marks over hurdles. Drumshambo and Prince Of Dreams will improve with experience and are also worth a second look but Giant O Murchu has gone backwards since winning at Stratford in the summer.

Formwatch

Drumshambo (USA) 25-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, jumped right and mistake then hampered 1st, not fluent 7th, some headway next, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Sire De Grugy (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.

Bennys Quest (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, hit 4th, blundered 8th, went 2nd 3 out, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Topthorn (10-10) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.

Prince Of Dreams 50-1 (11-3) Held up behind, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, came towards stands side next, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression, 4th of 11, 8l behind Creekside (10-7) at Towcester 2m beg chs (4) gf in Oct.

Topthorn 7-1 (10-10) Always prominent, led 4 out, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Bennys Quest (11-1) by 7l, 11 ran.

Giant O Murchu (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) In rear, some headway approaching 3 out, never on terms, 8th of 11, well behind Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.

Tarkari (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Behind, plugged on from 3 out, went modest 5th close home, never any chance, 5th of 11, 16l behind Royale's Charter (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.