Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 14:10 Tanners Cava Lady Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.30s
  • Off time: 14:10:27
14:10 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drussell (IRE) 16/1
2nd Circus Star (USA) 8/1
3rd The Fox's Decree 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-33446 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Persian Herald 69
Nag me
4 11-12 N B King Miss C Twemlow (7) 105 12/113.00
2 4561P1 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Dark Energy 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 t F M O'Brien Miss A E Stirling (7) 103 4/15.00
3 43-5905 Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Super Collider 122
Nag me
5 11-10 t F M O'Brien Miss H Lewis (7) 103 9/110.00
4 022-000 Red, grey and red chevrons on sleeves Numen (IRE) 70
Nag me
8 11-10 F Brennan Miss C L Wills (5) 103 12/113.00
5 653/535- GREY and PINK diamonds, GREY sleeves, PINK spots, PINK cap, GREY diamond Descaro (USA) 65
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 v J K Price Miss Alice Mills (5) 101 10/111.00
6 2734F-4 Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, red armlets, yellow and emerald green hooped cap Drussell (IRE) 214
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 M R Bosley Miss Rachel King (3) 98 16/117.00
7 P31178 Black and white check, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star Murfreesboro 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 R H York Miss R Dorrell (7) 97 33/134.00
9 4-59P34 Dark Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Circus Star (USA) 32
Nag me
4 11-2 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews 95 8/19.00
10 23435F Beige, Maroon stars The Fox's Decree 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 pt M Keighley Miss C V Hart (7) 94 8/19.00
11 0/9P52-4 Red, dark blue disc Spit (IRE) 221
Nag me
9 10-7 Miss V Williams Miss L M Turner (7) 86 4/15.00
12 039-01P White, Red sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Feeling (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 p D Burchell Miss S Lewis (7) 85 20/121.00
13 864P-04 Royal blue, yellow spots, yellow and royal blue halved sleeves Samizdat (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 John R Upson Miss G Swan (7) 79 22/123.00
14 4-35409 White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond Nicky Nutjob (GER) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 v J G M O'Shea Miss B Andrews (7) 79 22/123.00
Non runners
81245-U5Cityar (FR)811-2J G M O'SheaMiss S M Doolan95

Verdict

Gina Andrews is the most experienced of these riders and her mount, Circus Star, has been steadily dropping to a fair mark. Alexandra Stirling gave DARK ENERGY a peach of a ride in a similar race to this at Market Rasen last month, delivering her challenge to perfection off a strong gallop. With similar tactics likely an 8lb rise looks manageable and the combination can strike again. The Fox's Decree has been going well over fences but has had 28 starts over hurdles without getting on the scoresheet while last year's winner Cityar is 10lb higher and was well beaten on his latest start over the C&D. Descaro is still a maiden after a dozen starts over timber but was in reasonable form on the Flat during the summer and will get a good ride from Alice Mills.