16:50 Ludlow

Sunday 12 May 2019

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

    Scott & Newman Centenary Challenger Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f 55y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:50  |   Winning time: 5m 9.7s
1st
Horse silk
3
6/4
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Pulled hard tracking leaders, led after 3rd, headed after 2 out, staying on under pressure when left in lead 100 yards out op 7/4
2nd
Horse silk
18
7
8/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Keen, tracked leaders, led 2nd, headed after next, mistake 4 out, weakened after 2 out, left in 2nd after last op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
4 ½
1
20/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
In touch, headway after 4 out, no impression, left in 3rd after last op 28/1
4th
Horse silk
13
2
25/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: James Nixon (5)
Chased leaders, lost place after 4 out, left in 4th, after last op 22/1
5th
Horse silk
24
6
12/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Held up, headway after 4 out, weakened approaching next, modest 5th op 10/1
6th
Horse silk
7
5
28/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: P J Brennan
Held up in rear, driven 6th, slow next, weakened 4 out

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
4
6/5f
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Aidan Coleman
Led until 2nd, remained prominent, led again after 2 out, jinked left under pressure and unseated rider 100 yards out op 11/10 tchd 5/4
UR
Horse silk
8
14/1
T: P BowenJ: James Bowen
Held up in rear, slow 6th and 7th, weakened 4 out, jinked and unseated rider on flat before next

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.10, £2.50, £4.70EX:£17.10Trifecta:£175.70SF:£14.97Swingers:£3.00, £6.70, £14.30

Forecasts

Sunset Showdown (6/5), Palixandre (6/4), Miss Gemstone (8/1), Dartmoor (12/1), Mo Tottie (14/1), Bishopswood Flyer (20/1), Little Ginge (25/1), Vivre Pour Vivre (28/1)

Verdict

SUNSET SHOWDOWN can make a winning return to hurdles by taking this novices contest. The selection sets the standard on the form he showed back in 2018 and he can see off his rivals here with Palixandre who represents a top stable capable of finishing runner-up ahead of Dartmoor who can claim third on his hurdles debut.
  1. Sunset Showdown
  2. Palixandre
  3. Dartmoor

Previous Winners

2018
Lygon Rock
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
6/4

Prize Money

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

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