More profits for Andy Holding yesterday and he's got three great bets at Ludlow on Thursday.
There was plenty to like about the way BEALLANDENDALL (best price 7/4)
went about his work over this C&D 21 days ago and given that today’s contest doesn’t appear any stronger on paper, Matt Shepherd’s charge is taken to go in again and defy the penalty. The son of Beneficial had also run well around the sharp contours of the Shropshire venue the time before when a 100/1 poke, so that victory wasn’t exactly a total flash in the pan and given that he’s fairly lightly-raced for an eight-year-old, this strong-travelling type has the potential to improve even further.
Beallandendall - 1pt @ 7/4Lost -1pts
PRESENTING ARMS (best price 10/3)
got off to the perfect start over fences by defeating the smart 141-rated Coologue on merit at Doncaster 20 days ago and connections appeared to have found a decent opportunity for their charge on his handicap debut based on that performance. Not only did Harry Fry’s charge jump well on his opening salvo over the larger obstacles, he did extremely well to gun down the eventual runner-up, who’s by no means an easy horse to pass once in full cry, and as most of his best performances prior to that victory had been gained on right-handed tracks, the son of Presenting clearly has plenty in his favour.
Presenting Arms - 1pt @ 10/3Lost -1pts
Steve Flook has enjoyed plenty of success in these events over the years and in the shape of GRANDIOSO (best price 6/1)
, the Herefordshire handler has a fine chance of racking up another winner at one of his local tracks. Formerly a smart chaser in his pomp with Paul Nicholls, the son of Westerner ran a race full of promise on his first start in this discipline for new connections at the previous meeting and considering that was his first outing for the best part of two years, the performance will have delighted all concerned. Although he got tired and faded into third in the latter stages, the main feature of that display was the way he cruised through the race until he hit the wall and now racing on a better surface with the benefit of that initial run under his belt, the nine-year-old makes plenty of each-way appeal against a similar standard of opponent.
Grandioso - 1pt e/w @ 6/1Lost -2pts