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Ludlow Tips – Monday 27 November 2017

There will be seven jumps races taking place at Ludlow on Monday November 27th.

We’ve got tips for each and every race, below.

Ludlow Tips – Monday 27 November 2017

Course Time Our Tip Race Type Dist
LUDLOW 12:35 PM ENGLISH PALE (IRE) National Hunt Hurdle 1m7f169y
LUDLOW 1:05 PM MIDNIGHT TARGET (GB) National Hunt Chase 2m4f11y
LUDLOW 1:40 PM CRUCIAL ROLE (GB) National Hunt Hurdle 2m5f55y
LUDLOW 2:15 PM PEARLS LEGEND (GB) National Hunt Chase Handicap 1m7f212y
LUDLOW 2:45 PM SCALES (IRE) *NAP* National Hunt Hurdle Handicap 2m5f55y
LUDLOW 3:20 PM LEG LOCK LUKE (IRE) National Hunt Chase Handicap 2m7f171y
LUDLOW 3:50 PM SAUCYSIOUX (GB) National Hunt Hurdle Handicap 2m7f174y

Our top tip for the day at Ludlow is SCALES which runs in the 2.45 Handicap Hurdle event. Scales is trained by Kerry Lee and will be ridden today by Richard Patrick who also takes 5lbs off his back. Having won last time out under the same jockey, albeit in an easier race, at the start of October, this 11 year old showed he is in good heart. A repeat of that, and should make the frame at least, at a nice each way price of 9/1.

If a note of caution is required, it should be noted that this horse has won 4 times out of 50 races under National Hunt rules, and never back-to-back successes. Has been known to throw in a poor performance, and there is presumably a reason for a long-ish break since that win last time at Newton Abbot.

All that aside, the performance that day is superior to any effort today’s rivals have put down of late, for example, likely favourite Dentley De Mee will show a win last time out, but consider that conditions under foot were Good to Firm and the time was nothing to write home about.

Scales is a few lbs up from last time, but on paper still has enough in hand, given 95% of that performance again today. That’s the big question mark today: will we see the same level?

By Robin Scott

Software developer, Robin Scott helps to run the Little Blue Pen website, in order to publish the product of two decades worth of software driven UK & Irish racehorse ratings.

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