Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Thursday; Simply A Legend in the Ludlow 14:00. Compare odds and bet.
Still a maiden after seven starts in both bumpers and over hurdles, Simply A Legend (2:00) is taken to get off the mark at the fourth time of asking over timber, in the opener at Ludlow on Thursday.
Alan King’s five-year-old boasts some fairly useful placed form over hurdles this season, notably when runner-up to the useful Wadswick Court at Huntingdon in December, before which he ran well for a long way at today’s venue, over 2m5f.
Pretty keen that day, the son of Midnight Legend appreciated the drop back in trip on his penultimate start and was last seen shaping reasonably well in a jumpers’ bumper at Kempton. This looks a decent opportunity.
2:00 Ludlow: Simply A Legend; 4/5 winner.com
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