13:55 Ludlow

Wednesday 20 December 2017

All12:2012:5013:2013:5514:3015:0515:35

    G C Rickards Ltd EBF Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f 55y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:57  |   Winning time: 5m 13.7s
1st
Horse silk
6
7/2
T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, clear flat, ridden out op 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
7
9/2
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Tracked leaders, closed 7th, led before 3 out, headed and not fluent 2 out, held from last, stayed on op 5/1 tchd 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
1
1
28/1
T: Henry OliverJ: T Dowling (5)
Chased leaders, 3rd 3 out, driven and hung left after 2 out, no impression on winner, stayed on op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
12
2
50/1
T: T SymondsJ: Benjamin Poste
Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, 4th 2 out, no impression on leaders op 33/1
5th
Horse silk
7
5
20/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Led until 7th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ¾
3
150/1
T: A J WhitingJ: Dave Crosse
Sweating, towards rear, well beaten 3 out
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
10
5/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr Sam Waley-Cohen (3)
Prominent, 4th and beaten when not fluent 3 out, weakened before next tchd 6/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
1/1f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Raced freely, prominent, led 7th, headed before 3 out, soon beaten, weakened 2 out op 11/10 tchd 5/6
9th
Horse silk
2 ½
9
410-10
66/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out
10th
Horse silk
78
12
100/1
T: C J MannJ: G Sheehan
Mistake 1st, soon behind, mistake next, tailed off from 6th

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
200/1
T: Mike HammondJ: Charlie Hammond (7)
Mid-division, mistake 1st, lost place when mistake next, went badly left 4th, soon hanging badly left, again jumped left 5th, pulled up before 6th
F
Horse silk
11
66/1
T: O SherwoodJ: Conor Shoemark
Mid-division, headway after 4 out, weakened approaching 3 out, fell last

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.40Pl:£1.30, £1.50, £4.50EX:£19.60Trifecta:£169.70SF:£19.87Swingers:£2.80, £10.50, £11.10

Forecasts

Maire Banrigh (1/1), Chilli Filli (7/2), Diva Reconce (9/2), Tell It To Me (5/1), Cangodemayo (20/1), Fairy Pol (28/1), Ask Catkin (50/1), Taras Day (66/1), Valdas Princess (66/1), Welcome Polly (100/1), Bonnie Black Rose (150/1), Brockton Gandt (200/1)

Verdict

Some nice mares line up for this and many hail from yards that have some statistical appeal. Nicky Henderson's runners here always have to be respected and the trainer landed this in 2008 and 2009. Tell It To Me won a poor bumper at Southwell but she could hardly have been more impressive. Maire Banrigh was bought for a huge sum after landing a mares maiden at Lingstown in emphatic style. Her yard are in form and took this two years ago. Diva Reconce was lauded after her debut victory and she is potentially very smart, but the experienced CHILLI FILLI sets a good standard and merits the selection. She showed a game attitude when landing her bumper and came up against a useful sort over an inadequate trip here last time. Henry Daly and Richard Johnson combined to win this in 2012 and 2014 so it will be little surprise if they could claim some valuable scalps this time.
  1. Chilli Filli
  2. Tell It To Me
  3. Maire Banrigh

Previous Winners

2016
Tara View
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 5
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £5,198.002nd: £1,526.003rd: £763.004th: £382.00

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