15:40 Ludlow

Wednesday 16 December 2020

All12:2012:5013:2013:5514:3015:0515:40

    G.C Rickards Ltd Standard Open NH Flat Race (GBB Race)

  • 4YO to 5YO  |   Class 4  |   1m 6f 7y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 3m 29.11s
1st
Horse silk
6
9/4
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Close-up, contested lead 1st turn, definite advantage end of back straight, ridden before final furlong and wandered, hung left late on, stayed on well op 6/4 tchd 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
5
10/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: Ben Godfrey (7)
Slightly worse than mid-division, progress to 2nd turning for home, soon pushed, ridden 2f out, kept on but no match for winner op 9/1 tchd 11/1
3rd
Horse silk
12
3
15/2
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Brendan Powell
Midfield, raced keenly, pushed behind leaders entering home straight, ridden in 3rd after 2f out, kept on behind front pair op 7/1 tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
15
1
9/2
T: N P MulhollandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Slightly better than mid-division, pushed behind leaders turning for home, soon ridden and outpaced, kept on one pace op 15/2
5th
Horse silk
15
2
100/1
T: Ella PickardJ: Bryan Carver (3)
Towards rear, pushed before halfway, some late headway tchd 125/1
6th
Horse silk
11
8
150/1
T: S-J DaviesJ: W T Kennedy
In rear, pushed after 1st turn, some progress turning for home, beaten when ridden entering home straight, kept on one pace
7th
Horse silk
28
9
22/1
T: P R WebberJ: R P McLernon
Close-up, raced keenly, pushed turning for home and weakened, well beaten tchd 25/1
8th
Horse silk
8
7
7/4f
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Walked to post, walked into the start, led, joined 1st turn, swerved slightly end of back straight and weakened, ridden turning for home, tailed off op 15/8 tchd 6/4

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
4
40/1
T: M SheppardJ: Stan Sheppard
Midfield, pushed behind leaders turning for home, swerved left and unseated rider entering home straight op 66/1 tchd 33/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.10, £2.10, £2.20EX:£18.80Trifecta:£77.70SF:£23.86Swingers:£4.10, £4.00, £8.60

Forecasts

Trwyn Du (7/4), Le Bateau (9/4), Blumen Glory (9/2), Extraordinary Man (15/2), Hartnoll Hero (10/1), Jayceebee (22/1), Getafriend (40/1), Deep Inferno (100/1), Volatore (150/1)

Verdict

It's hard to look beyond LE BATEAU, who found only Flinteur Sacre too good 10 months ago and has subsequently joined Nicky Henderson. He's fancied to go one better with ex-pointer Blumen Glory regarded as his biggest danger ahead of Trwyn Du.

  1. LE BATEAU
  2. BLUMEN GLORY (IRE)
  3. TRWYN DU (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Mont Segur
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
9/4

Prize Money

1st: £3,249.002nd: £954.003rd: £477.004th: £238.00

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