12.50: I heard a media commentator suggesting the other day that Harry Fry was not having many runners, posing a thought that perhaps all was not well in the yard. 23 of the last 77 runners saddled by Harry have won since the end of October, boasting a strike rate of 29.9%, offering level stake profits along the way. If that is the definition of a "quiet yard" I'm not sure I know much about the game any more though suffice to say, that with four runners on the Ludlow card, I expect Harry to saddle at least one winner if the meeting gets the green light following an eight o'clock inspection. Harry has declared AIR HORSE ONE in the opening race on the card, with connections probably having most to from the likes of PERFECT SUMMER and BANYU.
Favourite factor: The two favourites have won their respective events at odds of 11/8 and 3/1 thus far.
Favourite factor: All three (2/1-7/4-1/6) market leaders have prevailed to date.
Favourite factor: The two 9/4 favourites have snared gold and silver medals alongside toteplacepot positions.
Favourite factor: Four of the eight favourites have finished in the frame to date, though we still await the first successful market leader from a win perspective.
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 9/4 market leader duly obliged.
Favourite factor: The toteplacepot finale is a new race on the Ludlow programme.