In-form trainer Martin Keighley could have a winner at Ludlow this afternoon.
ALTESSE DE GUYE (NAP) (best price 4/1)
showcased her current wellbeing with a game victory at Cheltenham last time out and off only a 4lb higher mark, Martin Keighley’s charge looks to have obvious claims. Although she drops back in trip this afternoon, she has the sort of cruising speed that lends itself to a strong-run race around a sharp circuit and with several keen-going sorts in oppositions, the daughter of Dom Alco should get the perfect set-up.
ALTESSE DE GUYE - 1pt e/w @ 4/1Placed -0.2pts
DEANS ROAD (best price 11/4)
has always been regarded as a nice chasing prospects by connections and he gets the chance to put that theory to the test on his first start over fences. Not quite quick enough to cope with pacier types in a decent bumper at Fairyhouse two starts ago, Henry De Bromhead’s charge improved significantly when given a stiffer test last time out over today’s course and that should give him the perfect confidence boost going into his first assignment in this new discipline.
DEANS ROAD - 1pt @ 5/2Won 2.5pts
THE MOORE FACTOR (best price 5/1)
has exhibited a serious amount of ability in his two starts this season and even though this race represents his toughest test so far to date, he has the qualities to prove equal to the task. Although only fourth in a maiden at the Curragh on his seasonal reappearance, he ran a good deal better than the bare result suggests as he was draw out in the car park in stall one and as the race itself has worked out particularly well, it makes his effort is even more praiseworthy. Much better drawn at Gowran last time out, Dermot Weld’s took advantage of his favourable track position when making all the running to score in facile fashion and with the well-beaten runner-up, Pacodali, going on to run a blinder in a listed race at the Curragh last weekend, the form looks solid.
THE MOORE FACTOR - 1pt e/w @ 5/1Non Runner