14:15 Ludlow Wed 8 January 2020

  • Luke Watson Memorial Racing Excellence 'Hands And Heels' Handicap Chase (Conditionals/Amateurs) (Class 4)
  • 2m 7f 171y, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£4,938.002nd£1,450.003rd£725.004th£363.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:6m 24.9sOff time:14:15:36
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1
912-0OR: 117D
16/1

Bold jumping, front-running chaser; progressive during the summer of 2017 winning three on the spin at Fontwell, Ffos Las and Newton Abbot (3m-3m2f); is most effective on a sound surface; first competitive start for 523 days.

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2
812-0OR: 117
3/1

An infrequent winner (1-13); that said, he's run reasonably well on all three starts this season; competes off the same mark as when a keeping on second (beaten 6L) to Dubai Angel at Wetherby (3m, soft) 32 days ago.

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3
1111-12OR: 115D
7/1

Maiden over fences (0-15); now 8lb lower than when beaten 1½L by Bally Longford at Newbury (2m6½f, soft) in March 2018; ran his best race for a while when placed at Lingfield (2m4f, heavy) in early December.

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4
711-8OR: 111
9/2

Far from faultless (made mistakes) on his chasing debut at Market Rasen (3m, heavy) in November; should strip fitter for that run and is a lightly raced hurdles winner; stablemate of Hidden Glen.

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5
711-7OR: 110
14/1

Fortunate winner of a four-runner 2m5f novices' hurdle at Kempton (good) in October 2018; still low-mileage, albeit disappointing since (including on chasing debut); cheekpieces are now applied; stablemate of Big Difference.

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6
1011-4OR: 107
11/1

No win since November 2018 (Hereford) and remains a maiden over the larger obstacles (0-5); reeled in close home by the rallying Beautiful Ben at Market Rasen (2m3f, good) three starts back; stamina reserves aren't guaranteed at 3m.

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7
910-9OR: 98
6/4

Is yet to win over fences (0-6) although he has shown that he can compete from a mark in the high 90's; kept on to finish third to a stablemate of First Figaro (Cuban Pete) on his penultimate start (Hereford, 2m5f good).

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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Bolving (6/4), Lisdoonvarna Lad (3/1), Big Difference (9/2), Private Malone (7/1), First Figaro (11/1), Hidden Glen (14/1), Fort Gabriel (16/1)

Verdict

This hands and heels contest for inexperienced riders (over fences) makes very little appeal as a betting medium with a whole host of difficult to win with horses in the line-up. The front-running, sound jumping FORT GABRIEL is more effective on a sound surface, and has a significant 523-day absence to overcome but as a much safer conveyance than the majority he's potentially worth risking. Private Malone hasn't completed too often in recent times and First Figaro isn't guaranteed to stay 3m, so the main threat may emerge via the Tom Buckley-ridden Lisdoonvarna Lad.
  1. Fort Gabriel
  2. Lisdoonvarna Lad
  3. First Figaro

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