Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 16:40 Racing UK Mares' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.50s
  • Off time: 16:40:05
16:40 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Spirit (IRE) 9/2
2nd Emerald Rose 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 4-21215 Dark green, pink stars, pink cap Va'vite (IRE) 81
Nag me
6 11-8 A Middleton Mark Marris (10) 126 10/111.00
4 P6-9221 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Coronea Lilly (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-6 pt N P Mulholland A P McCoy 124 7/24.50
5 221114 Emerald green, dark blue diamond on body and cap, dark blue and emerald green diabolo on sleeves My Lucky Flame (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 S Curran Mikey Hamill (10) 121 6/17.00
6 103311 Black and orange stripes, black sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Emily's Flyer (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 t F M O'Brien P J Brennan 120 9/25.50
7 423123 Red, Dark Blue spots, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Emerald Rose 31
Nag me
6 10-6 J S Smith S Twiston-Davies 110 7/24.50
8 553-562 Yellow, light blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, light blue cap Gulf Punch 78
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 p D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 104 14/115.00
9 445-251 Red, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap Dark Spirit (IRE) 8 (ex7)
Nag me
5 10-0 p Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 97 9/25.50
Non runners
141221P-Mickie511-12H D DalyR Johnson130
32/51021-Grassfinch711-6Mrs P RobesonJoshua Moore124

Verdict

This is a very competitive mares' handicap for the time of year and a number arrive in form including bottom weight Dark Spirit, who carries a penalty for winning a seller at Chepstow. My Lucky Flame rattled up a hat-trick before finishing fourth at Worcester while Emily's Flyer won twice at Perth last month. Va Vite and Emerald Rose also know where the winning post is and the returning Mickie and Grassfinch both kept good company last season but CORONEA LILLY has really come into her own over 3m and certainly wasn't winning out of turn last time. This is tougher off a 9lb higher mark but McCoy will bring out the best in Neil Mulholland's charge and she can follow up.