15:05 Ludlow Sun 13 May 2018

  • Welsh Guards Association Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 5f 55y, Good
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£6,303.002nd£1,851.003rd£925.004th£463.005th£450.006th£450.007th£450.008th£450.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 59.9sOff time:15:06:23
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1
911-13OR: 106D
20/1

Useful over hurdles and versatile with regards ground but well beaten in two recent efforts, tailed off each time and more needed here.

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2
511-12OR: 105
8/1

Well beaten and unplaced on all seven of his starts, failing to complete on last two outings, hard to fancy.

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3
Royal Escapep1,t1207
611-12OR: 105
12/1

His form so far over hurdles has been modest but he looks as though he's been bubbling under whilst waiting for a mark. Makes his handicap debut here off a break and looks the type to improve for this sort of test; watch the market.

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4
711-11OR: 104
14/1

Well beaten on return to action on the Flat last time but generally a consistent sort and may have needed the run. Off-putting he's still a maiden though.

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5
811-10OR: 103
5/1

Not won since 2015 but ran well at Carlisle last time and may come on for that outing. Well-handicapped on old form.

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6
711-9OR: 102
8/1

Pulled up at Uttoxeter last time and has won just one of her 16 starts. May want softer ground than this and others preferred.

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7
511-3OR: 96
33/1

Well beaten on first start since a wind op at Taunton and still a maiden after nine starts on the Flat and four over hurdles. Plenty to find on form.

8
511-1OR: 94
7/1

Still a maiden after 17 starts (seven on Flat) but ran well at Wolverhampton last time out when runner-up of 10. Has shaped with some promise over hurdles before so no ruled out on return to this code.

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9
511-1OR: 94
25/1

Won a Wolverhampton maiden on the Flat but shown next to nothing over fences and hard to fancy on all known form.

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10
810-4OR: 83WS
4/1

Ran with some promise here in 2016 when runner-up of 10 but shown nothing more recently. Has her first start since a wind op and has plenty to find on form.

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11
1010-1OR: 80
6/1

Won a bumper on debut in 2013 but has shown nothing in two starts since returning from a four year absence.

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12
710-0OR: 79D
8/1

Shown nothing in two starts this year, last of nine at Chepstow before he was pulled up at Towcester last time. Needs to bounce back.

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Non-Runners

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Starlit Night156
610-0OR: 78
T: C J DownJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Just A Feeling (4/1), Astaroland (5/1), Miner Distraction (6/1), Cry Wolf (7/1), Fille Des Champs (8/1), Courtinthemiddle (8/1), Eau De Nile (8/1), Royal Escape (12/1), Chantecler (14/1), Starlit Night (16/1), Towering (20/1), Snobbery (25/1), Togetherness (33/1)

Verdict

ROYAL ESCAPE could be the one to side with in a new headgear combination and rates as the type to improve. Chantecler should run well and is more consistent than most in here while Astaroland is well-handicapped on old form.
  1. Royal Escape
  2. Chantecler
  3. Astaroland

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