12:30 Ludlow Wed 4 December 2019
- Perrott Properties Novices' Claiming Hurdle (Class 4)
- 1m 7f 169y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Has been mopping up at selling/claiming level throughout the autumn and into winter, latest win at Huntingdon suggesting he's not finished yet. Acts at most trips and ground, and no reason not to go well again.
His second in a Fontwell maiden hurdle back in March hinted at ability but he didn't beat a horse home in a novice hurdle at Hereford earlier in the month. That makes him hard to fancy here.
Placed in a couple of maiden hurdles already and it wasn't the worst effort when midfield in what looked a decent Chepstow novice hurdle last time. Slight worry to see her dropped to this level so quickly, but one of the main players all the same.
Has some placings in maiden/novice company to his name that give him each-way chances here at worst and connections travelling a fair way to take their chance. Money for him makes him even more interesting and he has chances in a weak event.
Last, fell and pulled up in three starts is hardly the ideal mix you're looking for when after the winner here; no realistic chance on what we know so far.
Showed little in Irish point-to-points and one start under Rules at Wexford, now starts out life in a new yard but until showing some signs of ability, is best watched.
Won a handicap chase at Uttoxeter in the spring but it was a weak affair, and he's not repeated the form in four subsequent starts; yard capable of landing a gamble so worth a glance in the market, but plenty to find on bare form.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Olly MurphyJ: David England|
Ballyellis (4/7), Baracalu (3/1), Fair Kate (13/2), Spring Steel (20/1), Rathnure Ranger (25/1), Richie Valentine (33/1), Cawthorne (50/1)
- Fair Kate
Next Race Off
Ashley Iveson says Story Of Light should be capable of defying a penalty at Lingfield on Monday and he has a tip for every race.
Nick Robson makes Bustaan his best Tuesday bet and has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.
David Ord feels a Fontwell specialist is primed to regain the winning thread at the Sussex track on Tuesday.