Three fancies and all 3 run at Ludlow tomorrow.
12:35 – Maiden Hurdle 1m7f
Brahms De Clermont makes his debut over hurdles for champion trainer Paul Nicholls, having won 2 of his 3 bumpers.
The french recruit last ran in the listed bumper at Cheltenham where despite being sent off 11/8F finished 6/11. Interesting not many of those have gone on to compete over hurdles yet but the horse that finished 11th (last) that day (Gustave Mahler) went on to place in a novice hurdle 2 weeks ago.
WIN 11/10 3 points
2:10 – Mares Novice Hurdle 2m5f
Charlie Longsdons filly Tinted Rose has won a bumper and competed twice over hurdles, finishing 3rd (Market Rasen) and 2nd (Towcester).
She will be competing again against the horse that beat her at Market Rasen (Wizard’s Slaibh). However, with the benefit of another 3lbs and a further run under her belt (was extremely keen at Market Rasen) I can see her turning the tables.
EW 6/1 0.5 points
3:40 – National Hunt Flat Race 1m6f
Top Ville Ben, won a point to point in April and was subsequently bought for 70k. From the family of Champion Hurdle winner For Auction, this 4 year old is well thought of by trainer Nicky Henderson.
Henderson loves this race too having won it for the last 2 years!
WIN 15/8 3 points