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Ludlow is situated in Shropshire, the racetrack is about 2 miles from Ludlow town centre and just off the A49 Hereford to Shrewsbury road. A small but friendly provincial course, it holds National Hunt meetings from mid-October to the middle of May.
Highlights: The feature race is the Forbra Gold Cup run over 3 miles at the beginning of March, it can be a bit close to Cheltenham although some horses do run in both and or Aintree in April. Since 2012, trainers Evan Williams and Venetia Williams have won the race twice.
Another notable chase is the Prince of Wales in January, the other races on the Ludlow cards are competitive novice races and handicaps.
Type of Racing: National Hunt Only.
* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Ludlow
Right Handed: The chase course is two fairly long straights with sharp bends into and out of each. Relatively flat, there is a rise up to the end of the back straight, from which point it is a gradual descend to the finish.
The hurdle course shares the home straight but the slightly undulating back straight is outside the chase track. It is about 150 yards longer than the chase course which is about 12f but this does not make the bends any easier. The fences are far from difficult and good jumpers may see them as no more inconvenient than a hurdle. Both courses have a near 2 furlong run in.
Ludlow Racecourse Address: Ludlow Race Club Ltd, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BT
Ludlow Racourse Telephone Number: 01584 856221
To buy tickets for a raceday at Ludlow, head over to their offical ticket booking webpage
As Ludlow is a right-handed track, look for horses that have run at similar right-handed tracks especially those of a similar grade such as Carlisle or Leicester or dropping down a grade from tracks such as Sandown or Newbury.
The big trainers may have over faced their horses at Sandown or Newbury and will find an easier level of a race at Ludlow.
Ludlow has an excellent record for favourites winning which we expect is down to the class of trainer who sends horses a long way, the bookies know trainers who are travelling to Shropshire are looking for a win.
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N J Henderson is the leading trainer here at Ludlow with twenty-eight winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following Alastair Ralph would have returned the most winners (fourteen) from a profitable trainer. When looking at trainers and looking for some eachway value at Ludlow then the trainer who shows the best eachway profit is Alastair Ralph, that LSP is +38.61 which has been accumulated by a total of twenty-seven placings which includes fourteen winners. The trainer with the worst record at Ludlow based on LSP is Evan Williams who has only a 9% strike rate with sixteen winners from one hundred eighty-one runners which have returned an LSP of -109.66.
Following David Bass would have returned a profit here at Ludlow with an LSP of +99.25 and their twenty winners have them at the head of the profitable jockeys' list. Harry Skelton does lead the jockeys' list overall with twenty-four winners but shows an overall loss. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Ludlow and that would be David Bass who shows the best eachway LSP which is +60.99 thanks to their thirty-four placings (twenty winners). A total of nine winners from one hundred twenty-two rides at Ludlow has Adam Wedge at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 7% strike rate and worst LSP of -77.40.
Here are some factors at Ludlow for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:
Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Ludlow based on the number of winners:
|Miss Kerry Lee||38-7-17||+7.45||+8.32|
|Dr R D P Newland||37-6-15||+3.38||+2.44|
|Graeme P McPherson||29-6-10||+13.13||+2.69|
|Miss Rebecca Curtis||29-5-12||+4.82||+5.48|
|A J Honeyball||7-5-5||+49.00||+29.64|
|G L Moore||12-4-7||+2.00||+2.36|
|Mrs P Sly||6-3-4||+3.13||+2.33|
|T J O'Brien||88-16-39||+6.56||+10.59|
|R T Dunne||67-11-21||+44.56||+28.98|
|Jonjo (Jr) O'Neill||43-9-18||+3.85||+0.57|
|K K Woods||49-8-19||+21.63||+22.46|
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