Ludlow 4.35 tips – Lad worth following now he’s turned a corner

Ludlow 4.35 tips - Lad worth following now he's turned a corner

Drumlee Lad

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Betting Tip: Drumlee Lad @ 5/1 with betvictor

DRUMLEE LAD may prove the answer to the 2m5f handicap hurdle run later on the card (4.35pm) after his confidence-boosting ten-length success over Mr Snoozy at Doncaster last month on his stable debut for Johnny Farrelly.

That was a bit of a surprise (sent off at 12/1) as he’d been largely disappointing since coming over from Ireland with a 2-2 record (a bumper and a maiden). However, a change of scenery has clearly done him plenty of good and, while the handicapper has hit him with an 11lb rise, he remains 4lb below the mark off which he graduated to handicaps a year ago, with further progress likely.

The big danger looks to be Saturday’s Uttoxeter winner Deputy Commander who is turned out under a 7lb penalty. While respected, that race was not the strongest and rather fell apart at the top of the home straight, while conditions also played a part with connections putting the gelding’s improvement from last time down to the heavy ground. On today’s better surface and around this speedier track, he may find the selection has too much pace at the finish.

Betting Tip: Drumlee Lad @ 5/1 with betvictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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