Vickey Thomas's 40th Birthday Maiden Open NH Flat Race 2m

  • (4-6yo, 2m, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 14.50s
  • Off time: 15:50:09
Full result
Result 15:50 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Be Bop Boru 9/4f
2nd 2 Devil's Dyke 8/1
3rd 5 Monderon 1 66/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 22
YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets Be Bop Boru (IRE) 22
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 22
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 9/4f
2 C1-5
Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Devil's Dyke (USA) 47
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: C1-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 8/1
3
BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap It's All An Act (IRE)
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 J J Hanlon P J Brennan 10/3
4
Emerald green, red braces, red sleeves, emerald green armlets, hooped cap Kaki Island (IRE)
  • T:N F Glynn
  • J:Mr Derek O'Connor
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 N F Glynn Mr Derek O'Connor 4/1
5 9-
Red and dark green check Monderon (FR) 316
  • T:R G Hawker
  • J:Mr Robert Hawker
  • Form: 9-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 R G Hawker Mr Robert Hawker (7) 66/1
6
Royal blue, white seams, halved sleeves and star on cap Pylon D'or
  • T:Marc Barber
  • J:Mr Matthew Barber
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Marc Barber Mr Matthew Barber (7) 33/1
7
Red, Black stars, Black and Red hooped sleeves, Red cap, Black star The Two Of Us
  • T:Adrian Wintle
  • J:Miss H Lewis
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Adrian Wintle Miss H Lewis (7) 50/1
8 2
Black, beige hooped sleeves Darcey Diva 39
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr K Edgar
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 D Pipe Mr K Edgar (10) 7/2
9
Mauve, Purple star, Mauve sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Miss Beattie
  • T:A E Price
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 A E Price R T Dunne (3) 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Court Minstrel (IRE)
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
4 11-2 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 1/1
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In depth

Verdict

Kaki Island looks a likely sort on breeding and makes more appeal than fellow Irish raider It's All An Act, though the market will be best guide to the chances of both. Darcey Diva made a promising start when second to Centasia at Wincanton but we're taking BE BOP BORU to make it third-time-lucky after seconds at Chepstow and Huntingdon in arguably stronger company. Devil's Dyke has already won between the flags and started favourite here on his debut under Rules but gives the impression he'll need a stiffer test of stamina.

Formwatch

Be Bop Boru (IRE) 6-4fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 10l behind King Spirit (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft.

Devil's Dyke (USA) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 5f out, switched right over 2f out, soon evey chance, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Troyan (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd in Oct.

Monderon (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Bhnd til hdwy 13; nvr plcd to chall, 9th of 16, 32l behind Bob Emmet (12-0) at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp in Jan.

It's All An Act (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Royal Lucy.

Kaki Island (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Arctic Banner.

Darcey Diva 22-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.

Miss Beattie Beat All mare out of Scratch The Dove.

Pylon D'or Hazaaf gelding out of Leselthy.

The Two Of Us Killer Instinct gelding out of Lady Busted.