The latest selections
Samtara 1pt win only 22/1 (522 Ludlow) – Without a win in 19 races but has gone close finishing runner up on 3 of his starts so is not without hope. Has had a failed spell over fences and didn’t appear to get home over 3m last time out so is of more interest dropping back in trip today from a much reduced mark and with the additional 10lb claim of todays jockey. Hooded for the first time and will run from a mark of just 96 with his claim factored in and has finished a close second previously from 112. Freshened up and has run well fresh in the past.
Megalodon 1pt win only 8/1 (452 Ludlow) – Down to a basement mark following 14 runs without a return. Has however run with some promise on occasion and cannot be ignored with his yard amongst the winners this week already. Was forced to run from out of the Handicap last time at Hereford but looked like he was coming back to some sort of form. Wears Blinkers for the first time today and is now some 18lb below that last winning mark.
Prince De Juilley 0.5pt EW 40/1 (420 Ludlow) – Points winner who was purchased for 48k by this shrewd outfit. Well beaten on his first two starts under rules and will most likely have more to offer long term but its worth noting how well this yard does in these parts and they are often winning when unexpected. Ought to be able to offer more now stepped up in trip so we take a chance at today’s odds.
Head To The Stars 1pt win only 12/1 (345 Ludlow) – Henry Daly needs no introductions here at Ludlow and neither does this 3 times CD winner. Was in contention and looking to lay down a strong challenge last time out before making a huge error ending all chances of the win. Todays jockey is 5 wins and 2 placed from 12 runs for the yard in the last 12 months for a 41% strike with a LSP of +20 in that same period.
Column Of Fire 0.5pt EW 66/1 (225 Doncaster) – Struggled on his last two starts over in Ireland for Gordon Elliot and is probably best watched here today on his first start for his new yard. At these odds however we are willing to take a small chance. Three places are available with just 7 runners offering slightly better than normal place chances. A once very promising hurdler for the Gigginstown stud who was looking like a sure fire winner of the Martin Pipe 3 years ago before coming to grief late on. Has been nowhere near the same horse since that day having a failed spell over fences and being pulled up on his last 2 starts. This change of scenery could however bring about a return to some form of form and if it does (big if) then todays mark would be laughable.
Bluebella 1pt win only 11/1 (410 Doncaster) – Poor form in 3 runs over 2 miles so far but is of much more interest now stepping into handicap company for the first time and stepping up in trip. A very well bred individual who should be able to get involved from this very low mark today. Yard do well here and have been in great form of late.
Light In The Sky 0.5pt EW 22/1 (4 places skybet) (310 Ludlow) – Took a big step back in the right direction last time out in a race that has since started to work out pretty well. Back down in trip here today which is a big plus and looks to have been found a decent opportunity to get back to winning ways.
0.25pt Super Yankee – Light In The Sky/ Bluebella/ Head To The Stars/ Megalodon/ Samtara – 6.5pts
Feb ~ +45.50
Pts Played ~ 60.00
ROI ~ +%
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