13:21 Ludlow
Racing UK Maiden Hurdle (Div II) (4) 4yo+
Racing UK Maiden Hurdle (Div II) (4) 4yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 1m 7f 169y Runners: 12
Hurdle Turf
Soft 1m 7f 169y
Although MONBEG OSCAR has to prove his exhausting slog through the Sandown mud hasn't left its mark he does have plenty going for him on his earlier 2m form and is well worth another chance. Shalakar is also considered, though he could do with settling better in this ground, along with Comrade Conrad, despite the latter's hiccup at Fontwell. Bahama Moon is an interesting newcomer to hurdles on ground that will suit though he has a long Flat career under his belt.[Emily Weber]
RP Ratings Monbeg Oscar
POSTDATA Monbeg Oscar
SPOTLIGHT Monbeg Oscar
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
6
Monbeg OscarBF
A Wedge/E Williams
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 432-26
132 5/4, 10/11
SUSP
Won only Irish point; rather unfortunate with the opposition he's faced in 2m hurdles but has still run with credit against some decent rivals (including on soft); stamina ran out over 2m7f at Sandown latest but good chance in this company back at 2m.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/12/17
    SAN 23GS Cl2 HdHc,13K
    9-9
    6/8 36l, Holly Bush Henry[2/1F]10-5
    Mitchell Bastyan
    121
    31
    100
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 15GS Cl3 HdHc,13K
    11-1
    2/12 9l, Maria's Benefit[8/1]10-10
    Adam Wedge
    119
    83
    123
  • 18/01/17
    MAR 18Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K
    11-5
    2/8 2 1/2l, Master Of Irony[6/5F]11-12
    Paul Moloney
    104
  • 21/12/16
    LUD 15GS Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-2
    3/16 11l, River Wylde[14/1]11-2
    Paul Moloney
    96
    113
  • 12/11/16
    UTT 15Sft 4-6yCl5 NHF,3K
    10-11
    4/12 6 1/4l, Benechenko[7/2J]11-0
    Conor Ring
    26
    100
8
Shalakar
Mr H Nugent/Miss V Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: P3
128 4/1, 7/2
SUSP
Useful Flat form in France, winning at 1m3f (soft) and 1m7f (good; RPR 91); pulled up on hurdle debut for this yard but fared much better when third to a promising one over C&D latest (good to soft), keeping on quite well despite taking a good hold early; better claims than most.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/11/17
    LUD 15GS Cl4 MdHd,5K
    10-7
    3/16 3 1/4l, New To This Town[33/1]11-0
    Mr H F Nugent
    79
    117
  • 12/11/17
    Ffo 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    PU/9 Angels Antics[11/2]10-5
    Liam Treadwell
  • 12/11/16
    Sai 15Hy Lis,19K
    8-8
    8/11 8 3/4l, Nahual[41/1]9-2
    Alexis Badel
    97
  • 18/10/16
    Dea 12Gd 3yLis,20K
    9-0
    12/12 16 1/2l, Maniaco[16/1]9-0
    Christophe Soumillon
    44
    82
  • 14/08/16
    Dea 15Gd 3yLis,20K
    8-11
    6/7 8 1/4l, Cleonte[13/5]8-11
    Christophe Soumillon
    31
    88
  • 13/07/16
    Cha 15Gd 3y,13K
    9-0
    1/5 1l, Flambysister[EvensF]8-10
    Christophe Soumillon
    22
    91
13
Comrade ConradBF
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 4
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 4
107 11/4, 7/2
SUSP
Had some good soft-ground Flat form for Roger Charlton, winning over 1m5f at Newbury in August (RPR 85) but rather disappointing subsequently; mid-race blunder set him back on his Fontwell hurdle debut last month and came home in his own time; can do much better.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/12/17
    FON 17Hy 3yCl4 Hd,3K
    10-12
    4/9 35l, Aiguille Rouge[10/11F]10-5
    Harry Skelton
    29
    86
  • 29/09/17
    HAY 14Hy 3yCl3Hc,9K
    8-8
    7/7 66l, Uber Cool[10/1]8-5
    Kieran Shoemark
    81
  • 07/09/17
    SAL 12Gd Cl4Hc,5K
    9-1
    6/9 13l, Opinionate[4/1]9-0 cp(1)
    Kieran Shoemark
    81
    57
    72
  • 18/08/17
    NBY 13Sft Cl3Hc,8K
    8-8
    2/9 1/2l, Great Sound[5/1]9-2
    Kieran Shoemark
    79
    32
    85
  • 05/06/17
    LEI 10GS 3yCl4Hc,6K
    9-4
    5/12 3l, Meteor Light[6/1]9-7
    Kieran Shoemark
    80
    77
    83
  • 15/05/17
    WDR 10Gd 3yCl4Hc,5K
    9-3
    5/12 13l, Crowned Eagle[12/1]9-7
    Harry Bentley
    81
    30
    68
4
Hattaab
A P Heskin/T George
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 2-256
116 6/1, 13/2
SUSP
Nice Flat pedigree; showed promise in ordinary bumpers and better for the experience when a well-held sixth on his recent hurdle debut over C&D; open to improvement but plenty to find with the principals.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/12/17
    LUD 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    6/14 9 1/4l, Melangerie[20/1]10-0
    A P Heskin
    88
    107
  • 16/11/17
    TAU 16Gd 4-6yCl4 MdNHF,3K
    11-3
    5/9 5 1/2l, Represented[7/2]11-3
    James Best
    25
    100
  • 12/10/17
    WOR 16GF 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    2/3 7l, Global Citizen[7/4]10-12
    A P Heskin
    76
    100
  • 03/01/17
    MUS 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    2/12 12l, Beyond The Clouds[3/1F]10-7
    Graham Lee
    43
    97
9
Shall We Go NowBF
N Fehily/H Fry
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 36
7/1
SUSP
Beaten favourite in bumpers at Worcester and Market Rasen, when he failed to find much in the closing stages; clearly thought capable of better but something to prove on hurdle debut on the softest ground he's faced.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
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    RPR
  • 23/11/17
    MAR 16GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    6/9 10 1/2l, Benny's Bridge[7/4F]11-2
    Noel Fehily
    97
  • 25/10/17
    WOR 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    3/16 9 1/2l, Skidoosh[EvensF]10-12
    Noel Fehily
    91
    103
1
Bahama Moon
Jonjo O'Neill/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight
SUSP
Won four on Flat at up to 1m2f, including on heavy (best RPR 93); left David Barron for 20,000gns in the autumn; interesting on hurdle debut and market likely to point the way.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/09/17
    CHS 10Hy Cl3Hc,12K
    9-2
    6/9 10 1/2l, Alexander M[11/4F]9-3
    Ben Curtis
    83
    2
    68
  • 16/09/17
    CHS 10Hy Cl4Hc,7K
    9-7
    1/11 2 1/4l, Marsh Pride[7/2F]9-9
    Ben Curtis
    77
    37
    88
  • 26/08/17
    CHS 10Gd Cl4 ApHc,6K
    9-10
    6/8 9 1/2l, Alexander M[8/1]9-6
    Ben Sanderson
    79
    37
    74
  • 14/08/17
    AYR 10GS Cl3Hc,8K
    8-12
    7/9 14l, Weekend Offender[11/2]10-0
    Ben Robinson
    81
    6
    63
  • 01/08/17
    BEV 8GS Cl4Hc,6K
    10-0
    3/7 1 3/4l, Zodiakos[5/1]9-11
    Ben Curtis
    81
    69
    85
  • 22/07/17
    RIP 9Sft Cl4Hc,7K
    9-13
    4/7 7 1/4l, Mulligatawny[9/1]10-3
    Ben Curtis
    83
    44
    75
7
Ourville's Million
L Aspell/O Sherwood
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 646
106 33/1
SUSP
Well held in two bumpers and never in contention on hurdle debut at Kempton in November (66-1); early days to be thinking of him in terms of a maiden win.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/11/17
    KEM 16GS 4-6yCl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    6/12 29l, Mister Malarky[66/1]10-12
    Leighton Aspell
    67
    97
  • 26/10/17
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-4
    4/12 15 1/2l, Hidden Glen[14/1]11-4
    Leighton Aspell
    15
    88
  • 20/05/17
    UTT 15GS 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-10
    6/10 18 1/2l, Holryale[8/1]11-0
    Leighton Aspell
    51
    82
12
Taking A Chance
R Dunne/I Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 2-P
50/1, 66/1
SUSP
Promising debut behind a smart one in her only Irish point but was pulled up a long way out on her hurdle debut at Wetherby after Christmas (14-1) and looks an unlikely contender here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/12/17
    WET 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-5
    PU/12 Lisdoonvarna Lad[14/1]10-12
    Will Kennedy
5
Lissycasey
R Williams/Sheila Lewis
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: P2-97
101
SUSP
Definite promise in the second of two Irish points but has dropped right out in a Bangor bumper and on hurdle debut over C&D in November; likely to be hard work in this company.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/11/17
    LUD 15GS Cl4 MdHd,5K
    10-11
    7/16 26l, New To This Town[100/1]11-0
    Robert Williams
    50
    92
  • 31/10/17
    BAN 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-11
    9/10 36l, One For Rosie[40/1]11-0
    Robert Williams
    8
    73
11
Gloi
T Whelan/Mrs D Hamer
Age: 7
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 70
SUSP
Big prices and beaten 24l+ in bumpers at Southwell and here before Christmas; one to watch in first-time hood now hurdling.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/12/17
    LUD 15GS 4-6yCl4 NHF,4K
    10-12
    11/13 24l, Brushed Up[40/1]10-12
    Trevor Whelan
    12
    76
  • 06/11/17
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-5
    7/12 26l, Strong Glance[80/1]10-12
    Trevor Whelan
    41
    76
2
Buck Bravo
N Scholfield/D Rees
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 43-P66
75 150/1, 125/1
SUSP
Mild improver when in the frame in Irish points early last year but nothing of note in maiden/novice hurdles in Britain; handicaps the next move.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/12/17
    Ffo 15Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    6/6 57+l, Fairmount[33/1]10-12 t
    Trevor Whelan
    14
    49
  • 24/11/17
    Ffo 20Hy Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    6/10 48l, Noble Robin[66/1]11-0 t(1)
    Trevor Whelan
    66
  • 12/11/17
    Ffo 20Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    10-12
    PU/9 Mulcahys Hill[80/1]10-12
    Trevor Whelan
3
Eaton Miller
B Poste/T Symonds
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 990
91 100/1, 150/1
SUSP
Soundly beaten in a bumper, and maiden/novice hurdles here (100-1); more likely to find his feet when handicapping.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/12/17
    LUD 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    11/14 47l, Melangerie[100/1]10-0
    Ben Poste
    40
    69
  • 27/11/17
    LUD 15GS Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    9/16 36l, New To This Town[100/1]11-0
    Ben Poste
    37
    82
  • 06/11/17
    STH 15Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    9/12 31l, Strong Glance[50/1]10-12
    Ben Poste
    42
    79
10
Skinflint
Non-Runner/D Pipe
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 2/P
Non runner
Useful Irish point form when runner-up on his only start in 2016 but was absent until after Christmas when pulled up before two out on his hurdle debut at Taunton (10-1); too soon to be making snap judgements but still lots to prove on this quick return.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
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    RPR
  • 30/12/17
    TAU 19Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    PU/14 Dan McGrue[10/1]10-12
    David Noonan
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