Racing tips: Festive fun at Ludlow?
Festive Affair can make a victorious return to action in the Extra Places At totesport.com Handicap Chase at Ludlow on Sunday.
The 10-year-old won this event last year and it would be no surprise to see him repeat that success.
Baden looks weighted to regain the winning thread in the totepool Cashback Club At totesport.com Novices’ Handicap Chase.
Nicky Henderson’s seven-year-old ran respectably when fourth to Winter Lion at Cheltenham after winning the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown.
Peruvien Bleu ran well until the lack of a recent outing found him out over this course five weeks ago.
Third place was still a fair effort and the Nick Williams-trained six-year-old can go two places better in the totesport.com £20 Free Bets Handicap Hurdle.
When Austin Friars last ran over jumps in October 2016 it resulted in success at Plumpton.
He has just had four starts on the Flat since then, but the latest was at the beginning of May, so Suzi Best’s six-year-old will not lack race fitness in the Julie Brown Memorial Handicap Hurdle at the East Sussex track.
Voix d’Eau could be worth supporting in the Fiskerton Handicap Chase at Southwell.
Aidan O’Brien puts more of his Classic hopefuls on the line at Leopardstown with The Pentagon looking for a big showing in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial.
He can also win the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial with Ballet Shoes.
Killarney: 1.20 Drematide, 1.50 Sheldon Cooper, 2.20 Stormy Ireland, 2.55 True Self, 3.25 Bunk Off Early, 4.00 Inis Meain, 4.30 Not For You, 5.00 Yukon Lil.
Leopardstown: 2.05 Razoul, 2.35 Zihba, 3.10 Ballet Shoes, 3.40 The Pentagon, 4.15 Have A Nice Day, 4.45 Mawaany, 5.15 Southern France.
Plumpton: 2.10 Jumping Jack, 2.45 Now Listen Here, 3.15 The Fresh Prince, 3.50 Austin Friars, 4.25 Whoshotwho, 4.55 Remember Forever, 5.25 Invisible Clouds.
Ludlow: 2.00 Kings Inn, 2.30 BADEN (NAP), 3.05 Astaroland, 3.35 Festive Affair, 4.10 Peruvien Bleu, 4.40 Lygon Rock, 5.10 Realt Or.
Southwell: 2.25 Viva Rafa, 3.00 Voix d’Eau, 3.30 Timeforben, 4.05 Flemstrix, 4.35 Hatem, 5.05 Houndscourt, 5.35 Bararocco.