16:10 Ludlow Wed 10 October 2018

  • Vera Davies Memorial Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)
  • 2m 4f 11y, Good to Firm
  • 4 Runners
  • Winner£8,837.002nd£2,595.003rd£1,297.004th£649.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:4m 59.0sOff time:16:10:10
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
811-8OR: 130D
7/4

Has been running consistently well over fences in novice company where has been facing rivals on unfavourable terms. Only needs to run to a similar level on first venture into a handicap chase to open his account.

Last RunWatch last race
2
711-6OR: 128
5/6

Suited by the quick ground and sound gallop when gaining a first chase win at Market Rasen in June. Stable have a 14-53 record here with chasers since 2014 so every chance he can add to that tally with conditions forecast to be favourable.

Last RunWatch last race
3
811-3OR: 125
17/2

Triple point-to-point winner who has checked out early on last two outings and is difficult to recommend at this level.

Last RunWatch last race
4
711-0OR: 122
9/1

2016 hurdles winner at Cork over 2m has not added to that since. Promise of seconds in beginners chases at Tramore and Wexford have been eclipsed by mediocre efforts since.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Sumkindofking (5/6), Gustave Mahler (7/4), Fair Exchange (17/2), Cotton Jenny (9/1)

Verdict

This should rest between the two topweights given their two rivals have questions to answer. Sumkindofking represents connections who have to be feared with chasers around here and underfoot conditions are forecast to be perfect. On the downside this may prove tactical and it is hard to argue he is well-handicapped. GUSTAVE MAHLER has been unlucky to bump into some smart sorts since switching codes, but he is a reliable sort who battles under pressure and the switch to handicapping gives him his first chance to meet rivals on equal terms.
  1. Gustave Mahler
  2. Sumkindofking
  3. Cotton Jenny

Video Replay

Most Followed

Divine Image

F: -

T: C Appleby

Birchdale

F: 1-

T: N J Henderson

Deal A Dollar

F: -

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Set Piece

F: -

T: H Palmer

Atlanta Ablaze

F: 531131

T: H D Daly

Most Followed

Divine Image

F: -

T: C Appleby

Birchdale

F: 1-

T: N J Henderson

Deal A Dollar

F: -

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Set Piece

F: -

T: H Palmer

Atlanta Ablaze

F: 531131

T: H D Daly

Next Race Off

22:55 Hawthorne
10
(10)
Kim Dandy
J: Carlos Jr Marquez
1
(1)
American Holiday
J: Victor Santiago
6
(6)
Her Wild Lifestyle
J: Javier Tavares
2
(2)
Hide And Street
J: Julio Felix
3
(3)
Acrobatic Ally
J: Edgar Perez
9
(9)
Nook
J: Jermaine Bridgmohan
4
(4)
Je Suis Belle
J: Nicholas Meza
7
(7)
Revive
J: Jose Lopez
8
(8)
Logi
J: Uriel Lopez

Racing Tips

Guitar Pete (left) represents the red-hot Nicky Richards team

Value Bet: Right in the Mix

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and he's taking two against the field in the big Cheltenham handicap including one for Nicky Henderson.

Daily Nap: Going to War!

Matt Brocklebank is doing a War cry ahead of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham - don't miss the latest Nap selection.

Don't miss the Saturday thoughts of Simon Holt

Simon Holt: Going for Gold

Simon Holt sticks with top weight Frodon as he looks to point you in the right direction of a few winners on Saturday.