LUDLOW – JANUARY 10
Wednesday's Placepot permutation at Ludlow:
Leg 1 (12.50): 11 (Zalvados) & 8 (Shivermetimbers)
Leg 2 (1.20): 6 (Monbeg Oscar), 13 (Comrade Conrad) & 9 (Shall We Go Now)
Leg 3 (1.55): 3 (Wandrin Star), 7 (Dark Mahler) & 8 (Megabucks)
Leg 4 (2.25): 8 (Flashjack) & 10 (Galactic Power)
Leg 5 (3.00): 11 (Tb Broke Her), 3 (Nansaroy) & 5 (Gooher)
Leg 6 (3.35): 7 (Ask Catkin), 8 (The Last Bar) & 2 (Fille Des Champs)
Suggested stake: 324 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Wednesday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
12.50: There is some each way money knocking about for SHIVERMETIMBERS and the soft ground Warwick bumper winner gets the alternative each way shout to the hot favourite in the contest, especially with Charlie Deutsch still remaining decent value for his three pound claim. ZALVADOS hardly represent value at around the 4/7 mark but his trainer Oliver Greenall has surely found a good opportunity for his Soldier Of Fortune gelding in this grade/company.
Favourite factor: This is a new meeting whereby no previous results apply.
1.20: SHALL WE GO NOW would not be one of the leading lights back at the Harry Fry ranch but his Placepot chance is not dismissed in such a poor contest. Beaten on all five assignments in this country (favourite on three occasions), MONBEG OSCAR has broken a few hearts/investors already but like Zalvados in the opening event on the card, the Evan Williams representative will surely finish in the frame, even if only the layers are applauding him after the race. COMRADE CONRAD is the other plausible winner in the field.
1.55: DARK MAHLER shone through the gloom at the last meeting here at Ludlow and Emma Lavelle’ s raider in expected to go close to following up, even though Kim Bailey’s WANDRIN STAR will be fancied by his in form connections. Throw the each way alternative option MEGABUCKS into the equation and we have quite a good contest to witness.
Record of the course winners in the third contest:
1/1—Secret Door (soft)
1/1—Old Salt (soft)
1/1—Dark Mahler (good)
2.25: There is some semi serious money in the realistic positive queue for the only course winner in the field, namely GALACTIC POWER, with Robin Dickin’s Gamut gelding offering some opposition to FLASHJACK at the time of writing. Henry Daly’s recent winner (escapes a penalty) represents a yard which if flying at present and this pair will do for me against the remaining 15 contenders.
Record of the course winner in the fourth race on the card:
1/2—Galactic Power (good to soft)
3.00: NANSAROY and GORSKY ISLAND are the alternative each way options to the Hereford winner TB BROKE HER in another race on the card which will not take a great deal of winning. That said, it would be churlish in the extreme to ignore the claims of GOOHER, especially representing the (Henry Daly) yard that sponsors the contest.
Record of the course winner in the fifth event:
2/4—Gorsky Island (2 x good to soft)
3.35: Tom Symonds boasts decent figures at the track (see the stats below) and there is every chance that ASK CATKIN could outrun her odds in the last leg of our favourite wager. That said, THE LAST BAR and FILLE DES CHAMPS are perfectly plausible Placepot types which should land the dividend between them, albeit I’m adding the first named outsider into the mix.
All place details offered on my pages relate to an 'exact science', whereby horses that finish third in 5/6/7 runner races (and other such scenarios) are not 'placed' regarding my statistics.
Trainers with their relevant number of runners (two or more) on the Ludlow card on Wednesday – followed by their seasonal (in brackets) and career ratios at the track + profits/losses accrued on both counts:
7 runners—Evan Williams (1/20 – loss of 14 points) – 107/680 – loss of 177
4—Tom George (0/5) – 9/118 – loss of 44
4—Dan Skelton (3/13 – loss of 3 – 21/91 – loss of 13
3—Kim Bailey (8/21 +15) – 71/419 – loss of 37
3—Neil Mulholland (0/8) – 10/57 +21
3—David Pipe (1/8 – loss of 2) – 22/148 – loss of 26
3—Jeremy Scott (1/5 – loss of 3) – 8/59 – loss of 13
3—Tom Symonds (1/7 +34) – 6/62 +7
3—Paul Webber (1/1 +1) – 7/74 – loss of 37
3—Venetia Williams (0/8) – 63/402 – loss of 61
2—Henry Daly (2/16 – loss of 6) – 65/471 – loss of 137
2—Robin Dickin (1/6 – loss of 1) – 16/122 – loss of 58
2—Harry Fry (1/5 – slight loss) – 8/28 +5
2—Paul Henderson (0/3) – 0/10
2—Sheila Lewis (0/2) – 0/9
2—Charlie Longsdon (2/17 – loss of 7) – 14/216 – loss of 31
2—Graeme McPherson (0/2) – 0/32
2—David Rees (First runners at Ludlow this season) – 3/27 – loss of 9
2—Matt Sheppard (1/13 – loss of 5) 18/242 – loss of 51
2—Nigel Twiston-Davies (3/15 – loss of 5) – 83/684 – loss of 184
+ 31 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
87 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Kempton: £120.20 – 6 favourites – 3 winners – 1 placed – 2 unplaced
Lingfield: £23.80 – 6 favourites – 3 winners – 2 placed – 1 unplaced