LEGENDS GOLD 3.10 Ludlow at 8/11
Pedigree: E2,200 Y, E2,500 3yo; sixth foal; closely related to bumper/2m3f hurdle winner Mount Pelier, half-sister to bumper/2m3f-2m4f hurdle winner Fu's Island; dam unraced daughter of very useful 2m-2m4f chase winner Fu's Lady
Trainer Form: 3-10 for 30% (10) OR & RPR: 124 & 132 (10) Optimum Ground: Good/Std (10) Optimum Distance: 2m5f (10) Jockey: Aidan Coleman (10) The Racing Horse Composite: (50) Main danger: Redbridge Gold 3/1
Effective over this intermediate trip
Legends Gold has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good and soft ground. Won on her latest outing in a hurdle race when the 1/2 favourite at Bangor-on-Dee over 2m 4f on soft ground earlier this month, beating Takingitallin by 5l. She was coming back from a 171-day break, and was clearly the one to beat on the book despite her 7lb penalty. She was given a confident ride in a prominent pitch by her jockey Aidan Coleman, a significant booking for the Curtis yard. She took complete control from two out and proved even more effective over an intermediate trip on soft ground. She should remain competitive in decent handicaps.
More to come - Aidan Coleman
After her win at Stratford in a Class 4 Handicap in April jockey Aidan Coleman told us: "Legends Gold is a very straightforward mare and has been running consistently well. She was down in grade here and handled the drop in trip - there should be more fun to be had with her hopefully." Today she goes in search of the hat-trick.
Rebecca Curtis is in the process of rebuilding her training career after domestic issues and it is our belief she will get there. Her national average is 15% but she is better than that. It is worth looking at her recent figures:
October: 4 winners from 11 for 36% (+5.25) September: 2 winners from 2 for 100% (+5.38) August: 2 winners from 2 for 100% (+1.35) Total: 8 winners from 15 for 53% (+11.98)
At Ludlow she records 17 winners from 92 for 18% and when Aidan Coleman rides for her they score 11-50 for 22% (+12.03).
Of her rivals
Shantou Sunset opened her account on her final start for Chris Down in a Fontwell bumper and now switches to hurdles on her stable debut for Philip Hobbs. The trainer only received this horse last month so could be on a fact-finding exercise so Redgridge Gold looks the main danger. Switching from bumpers to timber, she is interesting on her first outing since wind surgery.
Rebecca Curtis takes the opportunity to get LEGENDS GOLD out again before she loses her novice status at the end of the month and she has to be considered the one to beat, although it certainly wouldn't be a surprise if bumper-winners Redbridge Gold and Shantou Sunset proved capable of giving her something to think about.
Redbridge Gold is the danger and some serious money is coming for her but she might need the run after a break of 229 days so our 8/11 looks to be on the right side of perceived value though it looks as though she will start bigger. All our boxes have been ticked and it would be safe and fair to assume our Pacafi would have come on a touch since her seasonal reappearance.
The Racing Horse will update the results of our 2018 Pacafi's as soon as possible especially for those who use percentage of the bank staking which is our preferred option. Our results will show advised odds/best price guaranteed, result, stake, win or lose, balance and strike-rate. The results will be shown at 1pt win stakes. From 1st March 2018 we will use 1 to 2pt win staking when appropriate and most favourable including the use of stake-savers.
23 Hamish 1.72 1.00 22 Kinsman 2.00 WIN 1.00 +1.00 +6.70 S/R 64% 21 Legends Gold 1.72 WIN 1.00 +0.72 +5.70 S/R 62% 20 Raaeb 1.53 WIN 1.00 +0.53 +4.98 S/R 60% 19 Finery 2.87 WIN 1.25 +1.62 +4.45 S/R 58% 18 Star Catcher 2.75 WIN 1.25 +1.50 +2.83 S/R 56% 17 Stradivarius 1.62 LOSE 1.00 -1.00 +1.33 S/R 53% 16 Enrilo 1.57 WIN 1.00 +0.57 +2.33 S/R 56% 15 Cobber Kain 4.30 LOSE 1.25 -1.25 +1.76 S/R 53% 14 Alrajaa 2.87 WIN 1.25 +1.62 +3.01 S/R 57% 13 Be Ahead 2.10 WIN 1.00 +1.10 +1.39 S/R 54% 12 Donnybrook 1.44 WIN 1.00 +0.44 +0.29 S/R 50% 11 Colour Image 2.62 LOSE 1.00 -1.00 -0.15 S/R 45% 10 Silver Forever 2.50 WIN 1.00 +1.50 +0.85 S/R 50% 9 Premier Power 1.80 WIN 1.00 +0.80 -0.65 S/R 44% 8 Karisoke F 1.67 LOSE 1.00 -1.00 -1.45 S/R 38% 7 Enable 1.80 LOSE 1.00 -1.00 -0.45 S/R 43% 6 Kahala Queen F 1.80 WIN 1.00 +0.80 +0.55 S/R 50% 5 Under The Stars 2.75 WIN 1.00 +1.75 -0.25 S/R 40% 4 Korsdane Wood 2.25 WIN 1.00 +1.25 -2.00 S/R 25% 3 Hassaad F 1.80 LOSE 1.00 -1.00 -3.25 S/R 0% 2 Ballymoy 2.00 LOSE 1.00 -1.00 -2.25 S/R 0% 1 So Sharp 4.00 LOSE 1.25 -1.25 -1.25 S/R 0%
October SELECTIONS: 22 WIN: 14 LOSE: 8 S/R: 64% PROFIT: +6.70pts
(2221112411611151211111) FINISHED First or Second (86.36%)
(SSDSSDSSSSDSDSDSSSSSSS) SHORTENS in price (77.27%)
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