First time headgear each-way double for Ludlow on Thursday

Ludlow Racecourse

The addition of new headgear for the first time is an angle that we have long loved for our horse racing tips. There are some yards who are more notable than others when it comes to when they add a little bit extra.

Thursday’s 305/1 each-way double brings in two yards at Ludlow who have a decent recent record when it comes to the headgear they fit. Best priced with BetVictor and 888sport at time of writing.

There are also cards at Newbury, Sedgefield, Thurles and Chelmsford on Thursday.

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Kilfilum Cross silk

Kilfilum Cross

In the last two seasons, Henry Oliver has fitted a first-time visor to three runners, winning with two of them at 16/1 and 12/1. Oliver adds that headgear to Kilfilum Cross at Ludlow on Thursday, the horse a previous course and distance winner. That came from a mark five pounds higher than he currently finds himself so he is well treated at present.

A sharp, right-handed track suits him well, smart form at Kempton as well in the past with decent ground conditions a plus to him. He has been given a wind op since last in action which might allow him to finish off his races better than he did last season.

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Sheila Lewis had an excellent time of things last season. Two of her last three runners to sport first-time cheekpieces have won, the pair of then both at Ludlow. Lewis sends Family Pot to the same track on Thursday, another runner to wear that same headgear for the first time.

He has lacked consistency so far in his career, finding himself four pounds out the handicap here as a result. His best run came when runner-up at this track in October. He shaped well in a tongue strap last season, this his first try in it post a wind op. He split 135 and 124 rated rivals in a point last November so there is ability there. If the headgear is the key, he could be very well treated at present.

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