15:25 Ludlow Thu 17 January 2019
- Chase Meredith Memorial Trophy Open Hunters' Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 7f 171y,
- 13 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Useful chaser on his day and beaten 21L when fifth over an extended 2m6f at Kelso (good-to-soft) last month. One for the shortlist on his first start in this company.
Winner of three Open point-to-points last season and made a winning seasonal debut at Cottenham (3m, good-to-firm) last month. Notable runner having won over C&D in the past.
Handicap hunter chase winner over 2m5f at Stratford (good) back in June. Best form in this sphere has come over shorter than this trip. .
Impressive 24L winner of an Ascot (2m5f, soft) hunter chase under this rider last March. Debuting in this sphere that day and is of interest upped in distance.
Winner of three point-to-points already this season and impressed in taking a 2m7f hunter chase at Taunton (good) by 25L recently. Interesting to see how he fares.
Beaten 22L by Crazy Jack when third in a 2m5f handicap hunter chase at Stratford (good) last June. Has struggled over this distance in the past.
Good 2L second in a 3m point-to-point at Larkhill (good) early last month. Well beaten in that sphere subsequently however and others hold stronger claims.
Failed to complete on final two starts for Willie Mullins in 2017 and unraced last year. Others hold stronger claims on debut for this stable.
Placed in a heavy ground hunter chase over 2m5f at Ffos Las 11 months ago. Well beaten by Marinero at Ascot subsequently however and likely to be playing a minor role on this occasion.
Ran well for a long way when fifth in a point-to-point at Alnwick (3m, good) on seasonal debut last month. More needed in this contest however.
Three time chase winner but has failed to finish the last twice and has looked on the downgrade in recent seasons.
Placed off a mark of 138 at Ascot (3m, soft) in March last year. Changed stables since pulling up at Aintree (3m1f, good) in June and market support would be notable on return to action.
Pulled up final three starts for Tom George and struggling from an early stage when pulled up at Taunton (2m7f, good) on debut for this yard recently.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams|
Beeves (11/8), Marinero (11/4), Road To Rome (7/1), No Duffer (9/1), Crazy Jack (9/1), Now Ben (9/1), Little Jon (10/1), Sadler's Risk (25/1), Bosman Rule (25/1), Mantou (25/1), Deadly Sting (33/1), Tb Broke Her (50/1), Didntitellya (100/1)
- Now Ben
Next Race Off
David Ord sides with a Tom George-trained top weight at Wincanton on Thursday as he looks to get back to winning ways.
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Anita Chambers makes Glory Of Paris her best bet and she has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.