With sixty-four winners at a clip of 19%, the 2020/21 season has been a best ever for David Bass. His relationship with Kim Bailey has gone from strength to strength, including a third Grade 1 winner of his riding life when First Flow landed the Clarence House in January.
Ludlow is a course where Bass has excelled in recent years. In the last five seasons, Bass is 13/43 over hurdles at the track which is a 30% strike rate for a remarkable level stakes profit of £110.63. On top of that, he has also ridden eight seconds and three thirds in that time. Bass heads to Ludlow on Wednesday afternoon for just a single ride which happens to be in a hurdle.
We will have free horse racing tips for the card at Ludlow tomorrow as well as the afternoon meetings at Perth and Catterick before Taunton, Lingfield and Dundalk pick up the racing action in the evening. It’s a busy week heading to the Saturday feature of the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown.
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The horse that all eyes will be on at Ludlow is Fubar. Handled by Kim Bailey, as so many of Bass’ rides are, he arrives fresh after a well below par run at Taunton in November when last in action. Down in trip from that here, both trip and distance should suit with his best form coming right-handed, as Ludlow is.
He was beaten just a nose from this same handicap mark of 107 at Market Rasen last July which was his first run back from a break as he is now. That has to go down as a very interesting point, that fresh might just be the time to catch him.
If that is the case, from a mark that he is clearly capable of at a track where his jockey has produced the biggest profit of his career, he needs to be hugely respected at an each way price.
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