Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 13:40 Tanners Champagne Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £7,912 2nd £2,338 3rd £1,169 4th £585
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.50s
  • Off time: 13:40:35
13:40 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drumshambo (USA) 11/10
2nd Up To The Mark 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P52P-P4 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Russian Flag (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 N B King A Merriam 125 14/115.00
2 377131 Light blue, pink cap Drumshambo (USA) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 11/102.10
3 4P-1344 Yellow, Dark Green star, hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Chazer (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 R Lee S Thomas 122 9/25.50
4 U3544-1 Gold, black hoop, black and gold hooped cap Larks Lad (IRE) 98
Nag me
8 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill D C Costello 120 11/26.50
5 32521-5 Black, Royal Blue braces, striped sleeves, quartered cap Unforgettable (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 b R Dickin C Poste 119 20/121.00
6 4331-69 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Up To The Mark 50
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-2 p H D Daly R Johnson 115 8/19.00
7 34210F Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves and cap Sky Calling 102
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 t M Keighley Tom Bellamy (7) 107 12/113.00

Verdict

It's a surprise to see Larks Lad dropping down to the minimum trip as he rarely runs below 2m4f. He made all over that distance at Uttoxeter in September but his connections must believe he has the pace for this. He wouldn't want any more rain however, a remark that also applies to Sky Calling, who was clear when falling at the last at Stratford in September. The latter has only won on quick ground but still looks a big threat. The Chazer has hardly picked his feet up since scoring here in May but further rain would aid his cause though the safest option is DRUMSHAMBO. Venetia Williams' charge isn't affected by ground conditions and gained the second of his two recent victories in battling style at Hereford.