Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 13:30 Ludlow Club Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.50s
  • Off time: 13:30:43
13:30 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stormhoek (IRE) 10/3
2nd Autumm Spirit 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 120/PP2- Orange, purple cross belts Benartic (IRE) 259
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 H J L Dunlop N Fehily 119 25/126.00
2 5222-UP Royal Blue, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Mud Monkey 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 t Miss C Dyson J E Moore 118 12/113.00
3 1U-2P67 Maroon, Mauve striped sleeves Cottage Acre (IRE) 42
Nag me
9 11-10 t T R George L Heard 117 10/111.00
5 713-11F GREY, ROYAL BLUE chevrons, quartered cap Autumm Spirit 66
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 t R Dickin C Poste 113 8/19.00
6 P3623-2 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Akarshan (IRE) 255
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 110 7/24.50
7 U-48322 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Forty Five (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-1 p Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 108 15/82.88
8 3622/48 White, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Stormhoek (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 10-7 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 100 10/34.33
Non runners
43-44FUUScoter Fontaine (FR)611-7Miss R CurtisT J O'Brien114

Verdict

FORTY FIVE isn't an easy ride but is undoubtedly well handicapped nowadays and went very close at Leicester on his latest outing. The 10-year-old has run well in both previous appearances at this track and, with the easier ground today in his favour, is fancied to end his frustrating run of placed efforts. Cottage Acre has winning form at a higher level and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back from recent disappointments while Autumm Spirit beat Akarshan at Leicester last March and went on to record victories at Towcester and Huntingdon, though Evan Williams' charge is much better off at the weights now. Mud Monkey and Scoter Fontaine may need a confidence-booster.