15:20 Ludlow

Friday 5 January 2024

All12:2513:0013:3514:1014:4515:2015:55

Luke Watson Memorial 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f 55y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:20  |   Winning time: 5m 36.11s
1st
Horse silk
1
16/5f
T: B PaulingJ: Kielan Woods
Made all, ridden 3 out, clear last, ran on well op 10/3
2nd
Horse silk
6 ½
6
7/2
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Ben Jones
Prominent, hard ridden 3 out, outpaced 2 out, plugged on in 2nd op 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
8 ½
7
6/1
T: W GreatrexJ: James Bowen
Mid-division, headway under pressure home turn, outpaced by leaders 3 out, stayed on strongly from last to grab 3rd op 5/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
14
14/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division, headway out wide home turn, pushed along and outpaced 3 out, lost distant 3rd close home tchd 9/1
5th
Horse silk
nse
9
10/1
T: P Hobbs & J WhiteJ: M G Nolan
Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced home turn, plugged on from 2 out, grabbed distant 5th close home op 18/1 tchd 22/1
6th
Horse silk
½
13
15/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Mid-division, pushed along and made no impression from 4 out, some late headway in 6th op 8/1 tchd 11/2
7th
Horse silk
15
15
300/1
T: R T PhillipsJ: Thomas Bellamy
In rear, not fluent 4th, pushed along off pace 4 out, never involved op 200/1
8th
Horse silk
2 ¼
10
10/3
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Chased leader on inside, pushed along and outpaced from 4 out, no extra 2 out op 5/2
9th
Horse silk
12
2
66/1
T: Mrs M RowleyJ: Charlie Deutsch
Mid-division, pushed along and weakened home turn op 50/1 tchd 80/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
40/1
T: Nicky MartinJ: Paul O'Brien
Mid-division on outside, struggling from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out op 50/1 tchd 66/1
PU
Horse silk
4
100/1
T: J ButlerJ: Jack Quinlan
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 66/1
PU
Horse silk
5
511-8
25/1
T: H D DalyJ: Richard Patrick
Mid-division, struggling from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out op 28/1
PU
Horse silk
8
50/1
T: H D DalyJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division on inside, pushed along and weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 28/1
F
Horse silk
11
250/1
T: Dave RobertsJ: Lee Edwards
Held up, fell 4 out when struggling op 150/1 tchd 300/1
PU
Horse silk
12
250/1
T: Simon EdwardsJ: Mr Huw Edwards (7)
Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out op 150/1 tchd 300/1
PU
Horse silk
16
33/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: G Sheehan
Handy on inside, pushed along and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 66/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.20Pl:£1.60, £1.70, £2.20EX:£17.40Trifecta:£86.80SF:£15.05Swingers:£4.10, £4.80, £6.50

Forecasts

Awaythelad (16/5), Magical Escape (10/3), Haiti Couleurs (7/2), He Knows Better (6/1), Ted's Gift (15/2), I See The Sea (10/1), Youlneverwalkalone (14/1), Gustoso (25/1), Molto Bene (33/1), Dish Of The Day (40/1), Industrialist (50/1), Best Life (66/1), Free The Lion (100/1), Nippin N Poppin (250/1), Shuile Warrior (250/1), Lizzie Rey (300/1)

Verdict

MAGICAL ESCAPE, Haiti Couleurs and Awaythelad are likely to emerge as the chief protagonists, with preference for the first-named who took a big step forward when a clear second at Chepstow, form which was boosted when the third scored next time. Haiti Couleurs found only a useful novice too good at the same course and he is open to improvement, while Awaythelad was also runner-up on his latest start and should go one better before long. Bumper winner Ted's Gift could be best of the rest.

  1. MAGICAL ESCAPE (IRE)
  2. HAITI COULEURS (FR)
  3. AWAYTHELAD (IRE)

Previous Winners

2023
Egbert
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 6
6/4

Prize Money

1st: £4,357.002nd: £2,007.003rd: £1,003.004th: £502.00

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