15:00 Ludlow Thu 21 March 2019
- Alfa Aggregate Products Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)
- 2m 4f 11y,
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Effective form 2m4f-3m and suited to a sound surface. Beat a useful sort on penultimate start when sporting first-time blinkers. Has had wind surgery since a dismal run last time and reportedly has a mind of his own. Headgear removed.
Looked a shade fortunate last time to escape from a string of errors as the departure of his main rivals clearly helped. Faces a harder test here so his jumping will need to have improved.
Gets some relief from the handicapper having produced a poor display at Uttoxeter on first completed chase start. Open to improvement now switching to a right-handed track on first run following wind surgery.
Has finally got to grips with chasing and has secured confidence boosting successes in moderate company on his last two outings. This will be a much tougher test, but his mark remains attractive given he has run off much higher over hurdles.
Improved after summer wind operation, winning at Sedgefield and Catterick late last year. Second at Taunton (2m2f, soft) last time and the third has won since. Mark unchanged and worth a try over this trip.
Won a poor Market Rasen class 3 hurdle last year off 5lb higher. Mixed form over fences this term and this is a much stronger race than last time when a one paced fourth. Plenty to prove.
Last Year's Winner
Gortroe Joe (2/1), Night Of Sin (11/4), The Bottom Bar (4/1), Midnight Chill (6/1), Allelu Alleluia (13/2), Otter Moon (10/1)
- Night Of Sin
- The Bottom Bar
- Midnight Chill
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