Ludlow

  • 14:30 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:20
14:30 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valmari (IRE) 2/1
2nd Tara Rose 7/2
3rd Kaituna (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 175-691 Red, white star, red and black check sleeves, red cap, white star A Little Swifter (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 N B King Alex Merriam 116 14/115.00
2 0/5PF-15 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Kaituna (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-4 O Sherwood L P Aspell 114 9/25.50
3 2-912FF Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 14
Nag me
10 11-4 T Symonds Benjamin Poste (7) 124 2/13.00
4 7/23114- Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Combustible Lady (IRE) 415
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 9/110.00
5 7P-004P Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gouranga 10
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 A W Carroll Matthew Batchelor 250/1251.00
6 248-033 Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves Miss Kalifa (IRE) 26
Nag me
6 10-12 P Bowen J E Moore 104 40/141.00
7 959-514 Pink, Royal Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, quartered cap Petrarchick (USA) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 Miss E Baker James Banks (7) 80/181.00
8 823-145 ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Queen Of Mantua (IRE) 62
Nag me
7 10-12 F O'Brien T Molloy (3) 16/117.00
9 4620-P3 Black, red and orange diabolo on sleeves, red cap Queens Bay 41
Nag me
7 10-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 6/17.00
10 1492-25 Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Tara Rose 21
Nag me
8 10-12 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 117 7/24.50

Verdict

TARA ROSE was surprisingly beaten by A Little Swifter at Leicester on her chasing bow but should reverse that form here on 6lb better terms and was conceding a lot of weight in a handicap here next time. She's worth one more chance as she was the best of these over hurdles. Kaituna disappointed at Fontwell last month while Valmari's confidence may have been affected by a couple of recent falls. Queen's Bay is a decent hurdler and shouldn't be ignored but Miss Kalifa has been well beaten in her two starts over fences and is best watched at present.