7 to shine at Ludlow today, including a 10/1 shoutout

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Galah will be a badass if anywhere near the form she showed during her placement at Cheltenham in December, but she put in a heavy enough time to warrant favoritism at a regular event in Doncaster ago two starts and should have been a bit more competitive in a Listed last time. She opposes ISLAND OF JERSEYwho won easily in France last summer and is now making his debut for Nicky Henderson.


There should still be more to come from Galop De Chasse, who quickly got back on track with a fine effort in the loss at Huntingdon recently, but HERONORD has shown more than enough in his first two chases to suggest he can be very dangerous compared to his current mark and, if he is able to avoid jumping mistakes this time around, he could be the answer.

by Dan Skelton LAKOTA WARRIOR enjoyed the course of the race when he won at Wetherby in November and, if judged on his third third there, he is perhaps a bit flattered by his BHA rating (117). Nevertheless, he has found a good opportunity here and gets the green light. Very few of the others make a meaningful call, but hurdler debutant Zucayan was second in three of his four bumpers and looks the main danger.

Isolate, Chambard, and Crealion (preferred in that order) all come here in good shape and have solid credentials, but it might be worth switching TIGHT CALL, who fashioned with much more promise than the mere result would suggest in his fall hunting debut. Tim Vaughan’s 8-year-old would have enjoyed a break when winning over hurdles here last season, and is now returning here after another break.

Trapista still has significant potential but her final effort at Cheltenham in December was rather tame and her preference is for the C&D winner BELLATRIXSA (nap), who may not have been perfectly suited to the soft ground when he was runner-up at Chepstow last month, after a break, and could turn up well for the race. Aggy With It should also be suitable for today’s return to a faster surface and is next on the list.

Armed with her 7lb sex allowance LASSUE has a good chance on the adjusted numbers and gets the vote on Mister Splash, which is steadily improving. Harde Fashion is a likely player on his penultimate effort, while a few others have shown enough to suggest they won’t be far off.



The one to beat is AVEN BRIDGE, who has a very good form of Irish disability on his CV and comes here after settling into an open point for new relationships last month. Dan Skelton’s Not That Fuisse runner probably wasn’t perfectly suited to the soft ground when he was third on C&D three weeks ago and should be able to do better on today’s faster surface. Winner 2020 The Dellercheckout also has possibilities.

13:00 – Isle of Jersey
1:30 p.m. – Heronord
2:00 p.m. – Lakota Warrior
2:30 p.m. – Close call
15:00 – bellatrixa
3:30 p.m. – Tired
4:00 p.m. – Aven bridge

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