Talking Horses: £17,500 on offer, four horses running – pity poor Ludlow

first_imgShare on Twitter Ladbrokes pay punters after technical ‘glitch’ cancelled winning bets Lingfield Park 11.40 Maazel 12.10 Dove Divine 12.40 Great Shout 1.15 Woodside Wonder 1.50 Indian Affair 2.25 Equal Sum 2.55 Tidal Watch 3.25 Perfect Refuge Ludlow 12.20 Good Boy Bobby 12.55 Chameron 1.25 Sternrubin 2.00 Etamine Du Cochet 2.35 Spider’s Bite 3.05 Burn Baby Byrne 3.35 Jimmy The Digger  Newbury 12.30 Style De Vole 1.05 Nordic Combined 1.40 Mister Malarky (nap) 2.15 Magic Of Light (nb) 2.45 Harambe 3.15 Sir Egbert 3.45 Avorisk Et Perils Newcastle 3.20 Archive 3.55 Love Kisses 4.30 Quicksilver 5.05 Griggy 5.40 Testa Rossa 6.15 Gun Case 6.45 Duke Cosimo 7.15 Tadaany Horse racing Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Horse racing tips Read more Support The Guardian Show Quick guide Wednesday tips Reuse this content Since you’re here… The consolation is that all four of the remaining runners go to post with a chance. The betting could scarcely be much tighter, in fact, with Chameron (12.55) heading the market at 2-1 and Equus Secretus the outsider at 7-2. The favourite fell on his latest start but had previously finished a fair second on his chasing debut at Exeter and his experience could give him the edge against his small band of opponents today. Philip Hobbs’s string is in much better form this season than last and Sternrubin (1.25) has already added two victories to the stable’s haul since October. His most recent win was over today’s track and trip and a 5lb rise in the weights looks manageable, while the other big prize on the card could be heading the way of Henry Daly’s Spider’s Bite (2.35), who made a very promising start to his chasing career at Ascot last time. Newbury’s pre-Christmas card also has plenty of interest including a Listed mares’ chase which has attracted a useful contender from Ireland in Jessica Harrington’s Magic Of Light (2.15). Mister Malarky, a winner in a good time at Plumpton in November, is another to consider at the same meeting, where Style De Vole (12.30), a 25-1 chance for the Triumph Hurdle, should also advance his claims for a run at the Festival. Was this helpful? Talking Horses Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. features Share on Facebook Topics Share via Email Share on Messenger Thank you for your feedback. Newbury’s long history and high profile will mean that it is the first stop for many punters this morning, but with prize money under scrutiny following Arena Racing Company’s £3m cut to its contribution in 2019, it is only fair to point out that Ludlow’s card this afternoon is the most valuable of the day, with a guaranteed £100k up for grabs.The bulk of the cash is concentrated on three events: two handicap chases worth £26k and £25k, and a beginners’ chase with £17,500 on offer, and in the case of the latter contest, the track could be forgiven for wondering why they bother. Five runners were declared overnight and the field is now down to four after the outsider Scartare was scratched this morning, so there will be no each-way betting and, in all likelihood, nothing like the spectacle that fans might expect with that much money at stake. Hide Sportlast_img read more