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Ludlow Racing Tips: Dublin Four NAP material

Timeform’s Andrew Asquith highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Ludlow on Wednesday.

“…this likeable seven-year-old and he remains of plenty interest from just a 5lb higher mark…”


Dublin Four – 14:15 Ludlow

Dublin Four managed to win over hurdles and fences for Graeme McPherson, but he surpassed the form he achieved for that yard when making a winning start for Fergal O’Brien in a handicap chase at Newbury last month.

That was a useful handicap and he did well to pick up the long time leader on the run-in, and the fact that Dublin Four produced a clear career best over a trip short of his optimum gives plenty of encouragement of what more is to come. The return to 3m is sure to suit this likeable seven-year-old and he remains of plenty interest from just a 5lb higher mark.


Trainer: Fergal O’Brien
Jockey: Kielan Woods
Age: 7
Weight: 11st 4lbs
OR: 129


Scene Not Herd – 12:45 Ludlow

This looks like a match between Scene Not Herd and Minella Trump with the other two rivals well out of the weights and preference is for the former, who has made a faultless start over fences.

An ex Irish pointer, it is no surprise that he has quickly developed into a much better chaser than hurdler, jumping very well for a debutant when winning at Hereford in November and again impressing with the manner of his victory at Newcastle three weeks ago. He was well in command that day, so a 10lb rise in the weights should be manageable, and he can prove too strong for the prolific Minella Trump.


Trainer: Charlie Longsdon
Jockey: Jonathan Burke
Age: 6
Weight: 10st 11lbs
OR: 129


Lady of The Night – 13:15 Ludlow

This looks a strong mares’ novices’ hurdle and it could be worth chancing Lady of The Night at the prices. She didn’t achieve much in three starts over hurdles last season, but looked an improved model on her recent return to action, opening her account in good style at Fontwell two weeks ago following another breathing operation. She has to carry a penalty now up against some other promising types, but you wouldn’t be surprised if she had even more to offer.


Trainer: Kim Bailey
Jockey: David Bass
Age: 8
Weight: 11st 3lbs

Wednesday 22 December, 12.45pm

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Minella Trump

Scene Not Herd

Silver Star

Family Pot



Wednesday 22 December, 1.15pm

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Lady Of The Night

Miss Fairfax



Royal Practitioner



Get The Game

Time For Bell

Black Sam Melody

Jaunty Freyja

Holly Hartingo

Flying Nun

Celestial Light



Wednesday 22 December, 2.15pm

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Dublin Four

The Newest One

Smarty Wild

Head To The Stars

Didero Vallis

Premier Dtroice




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