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CHANGE: Overpriced Mixer

CHANGE: Overpriced Mixer

Mark Cranham

CHANGE: Overpriced Mixer

Threeunderthrufive can take advantage of an easier task than he would have faced at Cheltenham by landing Ludlow's Shukers Introductory Hurdle.

Paul Nicholls had also entered his charge for a Grade Two heat on the first day of the Open meeting, but it perhaps makes sense to aim at a less competitive event at this stage with a horse who is full of promise. The five-year-old was not a cheap purchase at E120,000 back in 2018 - and while he was well beaten on his initial bumper start last term, a second run proved just the ticket as he edged home in tough conditions at Chepstow back in January.

He ran around a bit under pressure that day but showed the experience was not lost when making a professional start to his hurdles career with a five-and-a-half-length verdict at Lingfield last month.

Threeunderthrufive certainly did not have to hit anywhere near top gear on that occasion, but should strip fitter for the run and go well again, even under a penalty.

Overpriced Mixer is another who goes to Ludlow rather than Cheltenham, and again it appears a sensible move - given he had to survive quite the scare at the last on his way to victory at Kempton recently.

The three-year-old was a length clear and had seemingly done all the hard work coming to the final obstacle last month, only to hang left and try to run out, with Nico de Boinville doing brilliantly well to maintain the partnership. De Boinville ensured his mount triumphed by half a length. It would surely have been more were it not for that incident.

Overpriced Mixer possibly is not straightforward, but he should be good enough in the Shukers Landrover Juvenile Hurdle.

Today's selections

CHELMSFORD: 4.30 Eloquent Arthur, 5.00 Trumble, 5.30 Libby Ami, 6.00 Livia The Empress, 6.30 She's A Lion, 7.00 Aim For The Stars 7.30 Tahan, 8.00 Dazzling Des.

CLONMEL: 12.15 Feelgood Island, 12.45 Ennemi Public, 1.15 Torygraph, 1.50 Desire De Joie, 2.25 Magic Of Light, 3.00 Bachasson, 3.35 Spancil Hill, 4.05 Corran Cross.

LUDLOW: 12.35 Shore Shanty, 1.07 Dollar And A Dream, 1.40 THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE (NAP), 2.15 Don Lami, 2.50 Overpriced Mixer, 3.25 Moon Of Baroda, 3.55 Doddiethegreat.

SEDGEFIELD: 11.50 Cuba Ruba, 12.20 Grand Coureur, 12.52 Plenty Of Butty, 1.22 Zamarkhan, 1.57 Monbeg Theatre, 2.32 African Dance, 3.07 Bobmahley, 3.40 Iolani.

TAUNTON: 1.00 Mizen Master, 1.30 Armed, 2.05 Tomorrow Mystery, 2.40 Pontresina, 3.15 Aggy With It, 3.45 Peterborough, 4.15 Rose To Fame.

DOUBLE: Threeunderthrufive and Aim For The Stars.


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