LUDLOW – FEBRUARY 7
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2017: £5.40 (6 favourites – 5 winners & 1 placed)
Wednesday's Placepot permutation at Ludlow:
Leg 1 (1.40): 3 (Doux Pretender) & 1 (Solomon Grey)
Leg 2 (2.10): 2 (Tree Of Liberty) & 3 (Copain De Classe)
Leg 3 (2.40): 8 (War Creation), 7 (Oscar Rose) & 3 (Whatzdjazz)
Leg 4 (3.15): 6 (Monsieur Co), 2 (Minella Present) & 3 (Colin’s Brother)
Leg 5 (3.45): 1 (Esprit De Somoza) & 5 (High Or Never)
Leg 6 (4.15): 12 (Queen Olivia), 1 (Wells De Lune) & 4 (Dabinett Moon)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Wednesday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
1.40: After another good day yesterday (832 points of profit), we can go into battle with an air confidence I'll wager. Although SOLOMON GREY is a solid 4/7 chance right across the boards at the time of writing, the Skelton raider is edging towards 8/11 on the exchanges and being quite exposed now, I’m not sure that as a winner of just one of his four races on our racecourses that he represents value for money. The problem of course is finding an alternative option, though money is coming in for the Henderson raider DOUX PRETENDER and if I had to choose between the pair, I would opt for Noel Fehily’s latter named mount.
Favourite factor: This is a new race with which to open proceedings at Ludlow.
2.10: All the early 15/8 and 7/4 offers about TREE OF LIBERTY have been gobbled up now and it’s not difficult to envisage a starting price of around 6/4 being returned about Kerry Lee’s Stowaway gelding. Kerry’s course and distance winner has certain been offered another winning chance, despite the declarations of hat trick seeker DRUMCLIFFE and COPAIN DE CLASSE having been made.
Favourite factor: Another new race on the Ludlow programme.
2.40: Six-year-olds have won three of the last four contests and WAR CREATION, OSCAR ROSE and WHATZDJAZZ look likely types to improve the record of vintage representatives still further. The trio is listed in order of preference, with the popular yellow, white and green colours of Trevor Hemming expected to rise to the top once again.
Favourite factor: Three of the seven favourites in recent times have secured Placepot positions, statistics which include one (11/4) winner which scored last year for Alan King who was not represented at the penultimate stage this year.
3.15: Irish trainer Tony Martin is testing the water this side of the Irish Sea before his customary spring raids on the Festivals, though I’m passing over Dallas Cowboy in such a competitive heat, preferring the likes of MONSIEUR CO, MINELLA PRESENT and COLIN’S BROTHER on this occasion.
Favourite factor: Three favourites have prevailed via six renewals during the last decade, whilst two of the other four market leaders also finished in the frame (exact science).
3.45: Rebecca Curtis is enduring another slow season by her high standards and when your luck is out, you tend to run into well placed horses, as is evident this afternoon. Ordinarily, you might have expected Rebecca to have scored with HIGH OR NEVER next time out after some promising efforts, though Nick Williams is expected to be the latest trainer to thwart Rebecca and her team having declared his impressive Huntingdon winner ESPRIT DE SOMOZA.
Favourite factor: Last year’s inaugural 2/5 market leader duly obliged.
4.15: The layers look like they want to take on Module today and with half decent types like QUEEN OLIVIA, WELLS DE LIUNE and (arguably) DABINETT MOON in opposition, I can see why, notwithstanding the fact that Module has not been showing his true ability for some time now. The former Game Spirit Chase winner Module could make a mockery of the contest in his first Hunter Chase assignment but from a Placepot perspective, there is no value by including the projected favourite.
Favourite factor: The 5/2 favourite won the first running of this event twelve months ago.
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.
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Fakenham: This is essentially a new meeting
Carlisle: £36.50 – 7 favourites – 2 winners – 2 placed – 3 unplaced
Wolverhampton: This a new addition to the racing calendar