Ludlow Gamble Sees Horse Go From 20/1 Into 5/1

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Ludlow - March 23 2022
Ludlow 17:10
Jonjo O'Neill Jr


J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
T: Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 8
Weight: 11-5
OR: 108
Days: 71

Ludlow host a decent card on Wednesday afternoon and there has been some big money come for one of the horses in the 2m5f Class 4 Handicap Hurdle.

Trainer Jonjo O'Neill looks to have a big chance according to the market in this race with his horse Known being well backed in from 20/1 into 5/1 ahead of this contest.

Known, formerly with Nicky Henderson, has proved a frustrating outfit thus far, having gone 0-8 across his opening hurdles starts.

He clearly holds potential given the £25,000 paid by Jonjo O'Neill to take on the runner and he almost got off to the perfect start at Warwick in March, finishing 2nd behind Java Point over todays trip, who has since gone on to win off a mark of 130 chasing.

Returning this season with a pair of below par runs however has since been given a 2.5 month layoff and has subsequently seen his mark drop to a rating of 108.

Should Jonjo O'Neill have him back to his best, returned to a sharper track on well likened genuine good ground, he looks to hold every chance here.

Jonjo O'Neill has a 23% strike rate over hurdles at Ludlow, a percentage that rises to 26% when teaming up with Jonjo Jr.