Through The Card: Ludlow, Monday April 9

There is jumps racing from Ludlow on Monday
There is jumps racing from Ludlow on Monday
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Timeform take you through the card at Ludlow on Monday.

"...He escapes a penalty for that success here, and is a confident selection to follow up..."

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14:20 - WEEBILL (12) has made an encouraging start over hurdles and looks the one to be with here following his win at Fakenham last month. Admittedly, he was a short price that day, and was expected to win, but the manner in which he did it was impressive. He escapes a penalty for that success here, and is a confident selection to follow up under Noel Fehily.

14:50 - FOURTH ACT (5) posted his best effort of the season sporting first-time blinkers at Sandown last month, finishing a good third to one that goes well at that track. He is well handicapped now and, in the hope the headgear has the desired effect again, he should go close here. Western Climate has been well supported this morning and could prove the biggest danger in first-time cheekpieces.

15:25 - SUBCONTINENT's (7) latest Haydock second appeals as strong form and this one-time useful Flat performer is taken to go one better now. He was beaten by a bigger improver that day, but Subcontinent himself should have even more to offer over hurdles and should have too much for Don Bersy, who rates a danger on the back of his recent Carlisle win, while I'm A Game Changer is also interesting back from a break, particularly as the market is speaking in his favour this morning.

15:55 - SPACE ODDITY (1) is in good hands and is the least exposed runner in this field, so with the potential for better still to come, he receives the vote. He has proved competitive off this mark before, and is well worth another chance having unseated his rider at the second fence last time. Last year's winner Ifandbutwhynot merits consideration despite his quirks, while Colin's Brother is clearly in good heart so has to be feared.

16:30 - It's possibly best to focus on handicap debutantes DIVA DU MAQUIS (5), Longhousesignora and Strawberry Spirit given those with form in this code are not particularly convincing. Preference is for the first-named, who caught the eye on her qualifying run at Huntingdon in February, patently unsuited by the drop back to two miles. An opening mark of 107 could underestimate him, especially now going back up in trip, and he will remain of interest.

17:05 - Last year's winner FULL TROTTLE (2) does need to shrug off a below-par run in a point (had wind surgery since) but he'd looked every bit as good as ever when chasing home a useful sort at Hereford in January and is taken to defend his crown. French-recruit Diplomate Sivola is likely to have a big say on his first outing for Philip Hobbs, while Argot is also respected on the back of his Leicester win.

17:35 - OH MICHELLE (7) found a Sandown Grade 2 all too much last time but she holds strong claims here based on her previous Huntingdon second. Southwell handicap winner Queen of The Wind is likely to figure despite her penalty, while Simonia has disappointed since her bumper debut second but could take a step back in the right direction now hurdling.

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