Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 14:00 Weatherbys 2013 Point-To-Point Annual Handicap Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:18
14:00 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Firebird Flyer (IRE) 9/2
2nd= Ballyoliver 4/1
2nd= Satou (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1413P6 Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Epee Celeste (FR) 20
Nag me
6 11-12 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 120 14/115.00
2 F21F-5U Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Rockabilly (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 M H Weston T Messenger 120 28/129.00
3 4304-P2 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Firebird Flyer (IRE) 8
Nag me
5 11-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 117 9/25.50
4 3/15P-64 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Bowntobebad (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 117 10/111.00
5 337221- Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 201
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 116 4/15.00
6 3F416-2 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Satou (FR) 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 115 9/43.25
7 476P-13 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Nudge And Nurdle (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 109 10/111.00
8 3P-4353 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Cullahill (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-0 t R H Buckler Aidan Coleman 90 11/26.50

Verdict

Ballyoliver won on his chasing bow at Warwick last New Year's Eve and got back to winning ways at Market Rasen in April. But both of those victories were over shorter trips and he lacks a recent run unlike SATOU. Philip Hobbs' grey won at Sandown and Towcester last season and he'll be all the better for his recent second to Ballybough Gorta at Haydock - he should take all the beating here. Firebird Flyer was pulled up on his chasing bow but was a good second over hurdles at Chepstow subsequently and has more scope than Epee Celeste and Rockabilly. Bowntobebad is also unexposed and preferred to Nudge And Nurdle and Cullahill of the others.