15:10 Ludlow Wed 4 December 2019
- Warwick Woodhall Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 7f 174y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Have to go back to 2016 to find her one and only win (over hurdles) and was pulled up twice when last seen' possible a new training regime might turn her around, and she's well handicapped if that's the case, but she's risky.
Came good on handicap debut at Exeter, beating the in-form (and well treated) Guardia Top, pair nicely clear; that form looks solid and an 8lb rise is fully deserved, so has to have an excellent chance of the follow-up.
Starting to look a bit of a weak finisher and no surprise to see some headgear given a try today; disappointed again when backed at Huntingdon last time and although conditions fine, she clearly comes with plenty of risk.
Only seen a handful of times on a racecourse in the past three years and has shown very little when he does turn up; can't be entertained as the winner.
Model of consistency throughout the summer/autumn, winning one and not out of the frame in four other starts; this mark still looks workable and he has a chance reverting to hurdles under conditions that suit.
Finally came good at Exeter on latest start, taking advantage of a catalogue of misfortunes from others; handicapper sensible with a 3lb rise but he has ideas of his own, and is no good thing to put it all in again.
Usually very well backed to score (made favourite five of last six starts) and came good under no more than a hand ride over C&D last week; same mark today and a blindingly obvious chance of making it two from two here.
Going nowhere quickly at present and yard still struggling for form, as they have been for a while; hard to see where the necessary improvement is coming from.
Veteran pops up occasionally, usually at his beloved Southwell where he goes best these days; surprise if something isn't better handicapped and has more improvement than he does.
Was running perfectly respectably when last seen out, finishing in the frame a couple of times, but they were both over shorter trips and back in the spring, so a bit to prove after an absence today.
Third to Those Tiger Feet at Exeter last time and a 6lb pull in the weights ought to bring them closer; not unbacked at big prices that day and still remains well handicapped on bumper form, so is very hard to discount.
Last Year's Winner
Those Tiger Feet (7/2), Urtheonethatiwant (4/1), Derrick D'Anjou (9/2), Bermeo (6/1), Tennewrow (8/1), Queens Present (10/1), Here's Bingo (12/1), Costante Via (12/1), Boher Lad (16/1), Galactic Power (20/1), Bishopslough (50/1)
- Those Tiger Feet
- Here's Bingo
Next Race Off
Moneta can cash in on her return to Southwell on Thursday, according to David Clough - he previews the action.
David Ord had a 3/1 winner on Thursday and he passes the Sporting Life Daily Nap baton to Ben Linfoot on Friday - and he likes one at Sandown.
All eight stand their ground for Saturday's Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown - check out David Ord's horse-by-horse guide.