12:25 Ludlow

Monday 23 November 2020

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Ludlow Brewery John Walters Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Class 4  |   1m 7f 169y  |   Good to Soft  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 12:25  |   Winning time: 3m 51.34s
Weighed In
1
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Harry Kimber |  T: W G M Turner
150/1

Modest on Flat (stays 7f). Would be a shock winner on hurdle debut.

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2
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: D A Jacob |  T: B Pauling
16/1

Promising second in a bumper at Ayr in April 2019 but off 18 months after and no short-term promise in a couple of comeback runs over hurdles in recent weeks.

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3
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Ross Turner |  T: Tom Dascombe|  BF
10/1

Fairly useful but temperamental on Flat (stays 10.5f). Has the ability to make presence felt in race like this now hurdling.

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4
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Fergus Gregory |  T: J M Bradley
250/1

From the family of useful hurdler Forecast but he's a regressive maiden on the Flat and offered little starting out over hurdles at Taunton 11 days ago.

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5
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: C Gethings |  T: D Frankland|  OR: 90
250/1

Well held in bumpers and novice hurdles.

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6
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: J McGrath |  T: J G M O'Shea
14/1

Useful on Flat (stays 1½m) for Clive Cox. 16/1, held back by inexperience when third of 11 on Hereford hurdle debut 21 days ago. Likely to progress.

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7
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: J J Burke |  T: T R George
11/1

£105,000 buy after winning sole start in Irish points in May 2019. 11/2, weakened into a remote sixth in Exeter novice hurdle on Rules debut but should be capable of better.

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8
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: James Bowen |  T: Miss R Curtis
7/1

Fairly useful on Flat (stays 1¾m). Shaped as if retaining ability on return from 14-month absence in September (final start for Andrew Balding) and interesting recruit to hurdles.

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9
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: P J Brennan |  T: F O'Brien|  BF
1/3

Winning start under Rules in Newton Abbot bumper in September and shaped well when second on 2m Musselburgh hurdle debut 19 days ago. Open to improvement and very much the one to beat here.

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10
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: R M Power |  T: C L Tizzard
80/1

In good hands but well held in 2 bumpers ahead of this switch to hurdles.

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11
Sufit71
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Mitchell Bastyan |  T: M F HarrisWS
33/1

Fairly useful Flat winner. Pleasing start over hurdles when third over 18.5f at Newton Abbot in September. Well held back on Flat since but may do better in this sphere over this bare 2m. Had wind op.

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12
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Harry Bannister |  T: A W Carroll
80/1

Temperamental but modest maiden on Flat (stays 1½m), creditable fourth last time. Stiff task on hurdles bow.

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13
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Richard Patrick |  T: B Eckley
150/1

Tailed off in bumpers in 2019 and achieved nothing when distant seventh on Hereford hurdle debut 3 weeks ago.

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14
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Charlie Price |  T: B J Llewellyn
250/1

100/1, pulled up in Hereford novice hurdle on debut for Christian Williams a year ago. Off since.

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15
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Lee Edwards |  T: A Ralph
250/1

Disappointing on the Flat and no encouragement in 2 runs over hurdles this autumn.

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16
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Charlie Deutsch |  T: D Burchell|  OR: 107
50/1

In the process of producing an improved effort when departing 3 out on handicap debut at Hereford (heavy) in March, but pulled up there 7 months later, and hard to make a case for.

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Betting

Forecast

Long Stay (1/3), Lissitzky (7/1), Finoah (10/1), Kakamora (11/1), Just The Man (14/1), Chess Player (16/1), Sufi (33/1), Winged Isle (50/1), Thunderoad (80/1), Shybairnsgetnowt (80/1), Timeforadance (150/1), Bbob Alula (150/1), Valentine's Turf (250/1), White Turf (250/1), Joint Account (250/1), Imhotep (250/1)

Verdict

This looks to represent a good opportunity for LONG STAY to build on an encouraging hurdle debut second at Musselburgh at the beginning of the month. Just The Man should be all the wiser with his hurdle debut behind him and has solid place claims, while Flat-recruits Lissitzky and Finoah have the potential to make an impact in a race like this.

  1. LONG STAY
  2. JUST THE MAN (FR)
  3. LISSITZKY (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Garry Clermont
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: R P McLernon
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T: Jonjo O'Neill
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £286.00

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