Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 14:30 Shukers Landrover Novices' Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.20s
  • Off time: 14:30:35
14:30 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drumshambo (USA) 5/2
2nd Bennys Quest (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 07-1868 Red, Yellow cap Giant O Murchu (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 t1 Mrs L Hill D Bass 115 28/129.00
2 845-377 Light blue, pink cap Drumshambo (USA) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 113 5/23.50
3 62033-4 Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 36
Nag me
5 11-9 E De Giles Felix De Giles 112 11/26.50
4 651575 Yellow, Dark Green diamond, Maroon cap, Dark Green diamond Tarkari (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 110 9/110.00
5 414232 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Bennys Quest (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 pt A Hobbs Peter Carberry (5) 100 7/18.00
6 46-3U51 Dark Blue, Pink braces, armlets and cap Topthorn 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-9 M R Bosley W Hutchinson 98 6/42.50

Verdict

Topthorn beat Bennys Quest by seven lengths over C&D three weeks ago but the runner-up is 8lb better off today so there shouldn't be much to choose between the pair. However, Martin Bosley's ex-pointer is three years younger than his old rival so is taken to confirm the form but TARKARI has more scope. He stayed on late behind Royale's Charter at Taunton last time and is having just his fifth run over the larger obstacles. He's also won off higher marks over hurdles. Drumshambo and Prince Of Dreams will improve with experience and are also worth a second look but Giant O Murchu has gone backwards since winning at Stratford in the summer.