Make no mistake, for whatever reason the CoC at Ludlow put everyone away with his going description.
I was chatting to the owner of a winner there (One Cool Boy, who he bought for just £600), last night and I asked him about overnight rainfall. The BHA website had been advised just .5mm hit that track through the wee hours but I was advised that it had rained non-stop and that ground was bordering on heavy.
I had worked on good to soft, which was the going again advised to us early morning yesterday.
Barry Geraghty got off the first winner and said, “mostly soft and quite testing in places”. The times indicated heavy ground at best, on the hurdles track.
Why do the CoC’s do this?
It all meant we had little chance of success there yesterday.
My free rated race today hopefully gives a better chance.
* – WAYWARD FROLIC….+17
THE HAPPY WARRIOR….-5
SUN WILD LIFE….-11
* – OLYMPIAN BOY….-29
MY PLAY – I have one a mile clear on my numbers and i’d be confident the winner is in my top two. Having a win on the going sways me towards my top one so, a 20/80 WAYWARD FROLIC, a top two dutch and an exotic.