JUMPS RACING AT LUDLOW ON MONDAY! Previews available for all 7 races on the card including main dangers to our selections.
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Ludlow Preview Monday
12.45 Ludlow Vote Electrics Juvenile Hurdle (Class 4) 2m
1.15 Ludlow Plyvine Caterers Handicap Chase (Class 3) 3m11/2f
1.45 Ludlow Ludlow Brewery Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 3m
2.15 Ludlow Luke Watson Memorial ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (Div 1) 2m5f
2.45 Ludlow Luke Watson Memorial ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (Div 2) 2m5f
3.15 Ludlow Behind Bars Novices’ Handicap Chase (Class 4) 2m4f
3.45 Ludlow Watch On RacingTV Mares’ Open NH Flat Race (Class 4) 2m
A good card from Ludlow on Monday and DR T J ECKLEBURG should get favourite backers off to a winning start for Olly Murphy. The yard had a big winner at Sandown at the weekend with Gunsight Ridge winning in the style of a promising horse. This 4yo by Lawman bumped into a smart horse at Newbury and with usual improvement from that should be hard to beat here. He did well on the Flat and should have a bright future over hurdles.
Illico Des Places needs to learn to settle and if he does he could be the danger. Imperial Sun also did well on the Flat and was bought for 50,000 guineas so is another one that could get competitive.
For a Class 3 this is a good field lining up headed by DEMACHINE. Kerry Lee’s gelding carries top weight but on his form from last season that shouldn’t be an issue. He looked like he needed the run when fifth at Newbury in November and this looks like the ideal race to get him back in front and he will take some beating. For an 8yo he is lightly raced having only had 5 starts over fences so there should be more in the locker yet.
Castle Robin looks the main danger especially on the form of his Exeter run to start the season. If he runs to that level he is a threat to all his rivals but I’d certainly like to see him jump better. Legends Gold is consistent and is unlikely to be too far away either but has enough to find with the two market principals.
With form figures of 12132 this season the likeable and consistent KHAN looks primed to go close at Ludlow again on Monday. Harry Reed dropped his whip when trying to hold on at Fontwell last time. Not At Present did finish strongly so I’m not sure it cost him the race but he did only go down three-quarters of a length so it may have made some difference. He runs off the same mark here and is likely to be a danger to all if turning up in similar form.
One For You will likely go off favourite of Philip Hobbs and has to be respected on the best of his form. With a better round of jumping he should be fighting out the finish hopefully with the selection. Treasure Dillon won at Ffos Las last time and off 5lb higher also deserves a second look.
This is an interesting race with a few that have the potential to really step forward. JET PLANE was in the process of running his best race so far before falling at Warwick. He was 5 lengths clear and would have likely won that race. If having a clear round he is surely the one to beat? Dan Skelton has a couple of very good chance on Monday so it could be a good day for the yard.
Go Sacre Go is the one we all have to keep our eye on. He has been running in some very good noice handicaps with his last run behind Flemenstide looking the best of the bunch. Back at this level he is a big danger. Hard to see anything else springing an upset.
Bridge North does look a work in progress and he clearly has a future having finished an encouraging second to Green Book over C&D last time. That is very respectable form so he has to be feared but I think the obvious value in here is VALUE TIP for Nicky Henderson. This son of Getaway ran an eye-catching race when second to Erne River at Warwick on debut over hurdles. That horse had won by 5 lengths at Doncaster previously and looks a nice prospect. He was allowed to make all but Moonlight Flit stuck to the task in second and pulled 7 lengths clear from the rest.
He was in the process of improving from that before coming down at the last at Ffos Las last time and could be set to gain compensation here. He needs to jump better but is likely to have been well schooled since and I think he can shake up this favourite.
Not the deepest race on the card with JAVA POINT the one to beat. He showed what he can do when a close second at Doncaster last time. This race doesn’t look as good as that race and I think he will step forward again. This is a trip he has won at before and he should go very well here. This is just his this start over fences so he should still be improving as he gains more experience.
Wildfire Warrior is my idea of the danger as he is back in trip and on his favoured soft ground so he will be the one to watch. Jimmy The Digger has been dropped another 2lb for his second consecutive third place but he doesn’t look like getting his head in front recently.
A tricky concluding bumper and a tentative vote goes to PEERLESS BEAUTY for Fergal O’Brien. This mare has shown enough to win a race like this and with further improvement should get her head in front under useful 3lb claimer Liam Harrison. She was only headed in the final few strides at Plumpton last month and looked a bit unlucky with the front pair 5 lengths clear from the rest. As long as none of the debutants are nothing special she should have all the answers.
Supreme Sunset is by Kayf Tara and is bred to be pretty useful so could run a nice race. I suspect she might come on for the experience though. You Wear It Well has been the one nibbled at and she cost £70,000 and is a half-sister to 3 winners. She might be the each way player but again I wouldn’t have too strong an opinion in this.
Ludlow Mixed Acca
Jumps racing from Ludlow to start a new week on Monday. We have another Mixed Acca for you that is a combination of win and place bets. Pays 33/1!