Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 15:40 H R Smith Group Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.10s
  • Off time: 15:40:15
15:40 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Micheal Flips (IRE) 4/1
2nd Fiendish Flame (IRE) 5/1
3rd Buck Mulligan 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P65P4F Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Micheal Flips (IRE) 40
Nag me
9 11-12 Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 137 4/15.00
2 7-P0579 EMERALD GREEN and RED STRIPES, white cap Fiendish Flame (IRE) 68
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 135 5/16.00
3 47-0630 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Divers (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 132 7/18.00
4 3561P4 White, maroon hoop, sleeves and cap Buck Mulligan 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 132 7/18.00
5 543451 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cootehill (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 131 3/14.00
6 1/1U7P-P Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap Best Lover (FR) 124
Nag me
11 11-0 Miss L Hurley S P Jones 125 50/151.00
7 F1-9556 Purple, White stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Marley Roca (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 b1 P R Webber D C Costello 125 20/121.00
8 3516-44 Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White cap, Red star Callisto Moon 217
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 p J Hughes M D Grant 125 16/117.00
9 7-564PP Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Oldrik (GER) 33
Nag me
10 10-8 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 119 16/117.00
10 31-692U Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Up To The Mark 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-4 p H D Daly P J Brennan 115 6/17.00

Verdict

A number of these have been running in better company this season. Divers is a former winner of the Byrne Group Plate at Cheltenham and ran in that race again last month. Micheal Flips is back on a winning mark but took a heavy fall in a Grade 3 at Newbury last time while the front-running Fiendish Flame may be better over hurdles these days as his jumping often lets him down over the larger obstacles. Buck Mulligan will like the ground and should give supporters a run for their money again and Cootehill won over track and trip two weeks ago, though has been raised 7lb since. UP TO THE MARK was hampered when unseating his rider at Sandown last time and he has a good record on this track. He's well treated on his best form so gets the vote.