Timeform Daily: Sunday, Ludlow 15:15

Ludlow play host to a competitive Sunday card

Timeform assess the runners in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Ludlow...

Traditional Bob showed what he could do on his handicap debut last time

Traditional Bob was runner-up on first of 4 starts in bumpers last season. More promise than bare form figures suggest over hurdles and made winning handicap debut at Stratford last month. Longer trip should suit.

Trop Fort won Newbury bumper last season, and good second at Wincanton (2m) on hurdles bow. Back to form when landing maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter last time and may do better. Not obviously well treated.

Marshal Zhukov looks ready to open his account judged on in-frame efforts on last 3 starts. Didn't overly impress with his finishing effort last time though and this might be a fair race for the grade.

Balding Banker got off the mark in fine style at Fontwell on Friday, striding clear. Up in trip in better company but may still have improvement in him. Couldn't rule out.

Little Fritz showed fair form when placed both starts in bumpers, and put fall on hurdling debut behind him when runner-up at Southwell (2m) in February. Not at best last time but still early days and may do better.

Pericoloso made steady if unspectacular progress in 3 qualifying runs and another step forward when fourth on handicap debut last month. That effort did suggest the handicapper had taken no chances though.

Comme Je Trouve shaped well enough when staying-on fifth in bumper at Tramore on debut but went the wrong way. Didn't look devoid of ability on first run for new yard last month but looks on a stiff mark.


Timeform 1-2-3
1. Traditional Bob
2. Little Fritz
3. Marshal Zhukov

Timeform View: Traditional Bob showed what he could do on his handicap debut last time and a rise in the weights shouldn't be beyond him now upped in trip. Little Fritz might do better now tackling handicaps and can go well, while Marshal Zhukov is another to consider.
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