Today's racecards

Ludlow

  • 15:20 Jenny Osborne's 60th Birthday Celebration Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 17.60s
  • Off time: 15:20:16
15:20 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Petroglyph 10/1
2nd Flag Flier 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5207-54 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap Pearl (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 11-12 Mrs A M Thorpe R Flint 92 3/14.00
2 419U00 Purple, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Ruby Valentine (FR) 29
Nag me
6 11-7 A J Wilson Alex Merriam 87 20/121.00
3 00-05 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Mansolias (FR) 17
Nag me
5 11-7 p1 M Todhunter F Davis 87 11/112.00
4 0/6734 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Sweet As Pye 59
Nag me
7 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies T Molloy (3) 85 13/27.50
5 6845-27 Maroon, Grey diamond and sleeves Petroglyph 15
Nag me
5 11-5 p M G Quinlan D Bass (5) 85 10/111.00
7 6-4P452 Yellow, Emerald Green seams and armlets Flag Flier 15
Nag me
6 10-13 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (8) 79 2/13.00
8 3334-65 Black, White spots, Emerald Green cap Ticket To Ride (FR) 50
Nag me
11 10-7 p A J Wilson K James (5) 73 4/15.00
Non runners
6046F-53Montana Gold (IRE)811-4Tim VaughanR J Killoran84

Verdict

MONTANA GOLD may have a bit more to offer than Pearl and Sweet As Pye on these terms and is recommended for a small stakes investment in a very ordinary contest. Ruby Valentine is also worth a mention, as she gets on well with today's pilot and is arguably a bit better than her form figures would have you believe. She does, however, possess an almost insignificant strike-rate and isn't one to trust implicitly to give her all in a finish. Sweet As Pye has more scope for improvement than most and, having made steady progress this season, the Alflora mare has to merit respect at this level. As does Pearl, who may have been in need of the run last time out and is expected to strip fitter today. Quite whether she will see out the trip is debatable, though. Therefore, proven stayer Montana Gold makes the most appeal on this occasion. The fact that Tim Vauhgan's charge is still a maiden after 12 previous attempts obviously has to be a concern. However, this is a very weak race and Montana Gold's proven stamina may be the most crucial factor when push comes to shove.