Betfred’s Hulmes provides tips for a ‘cracking card’ at Ludlow

first_imgShare Submit Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4John Hill – Coral24.25 5Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 6Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 7Timeform2.093.81 8Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 9bettingexpert11.75 10Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 11John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 12Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 13Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Share Matthew Hulmes, BetfredMatthew Hulmes, a Betfred TV Broadcaster, has become the latest industry expert to take the Tipster Challenge at Ludlow.Hulmes said: “There is a cracking card at Ludlow this afternoon; the independent track have once again been rewarded for their efforts as huge entries have been received for a meeting with decent prize money.“It is the destination for this afternoon’s tote jackpot too on the first six races and finding winners doesn’t look easy, but we’ll have a good go.”Hulmes will be going up against Stephen Harris from bettingexpert, who sits in ninth place, and the experts from Timeform, who have held firm in seventh after collecting the most points from the last three weeks of action. Alan Alger, PR Manager from Betway, leads the way on 11.41 points.____________________________________12:35bettingexpert: Brahms De ClermontHas been found a soft opening to make a winning hurdling debut.Timeform: Brahms De ClermontHas some smart form to his name in bumpers, and he is a very interesting hurdling debutant representing a top yard, so is taken to make a winning start in this sphere.Betfred: Monbeg OscarSixteen are set to face the starter for the opener and Paul Nicholls’ Brahms De Clermont sets the standard after landing one Cheltenham bumper and finishing sixth in a listed contest at the same venue. River Wylde is also feared as he was well backed against Brahms De Clermont at Prestbury Park but never got competitive.I’m taking a chance on Monbeg Oscar who was fourth at Uttoxeter on rules debut after winning by a distance in a point-to-point. Evan Williams has had northwards of 18% strike rates at the track in last three seasons, and will look to add another winner at the Shropshire venue to his CV.____________________________________1:05bettingexpert: Kilcrea ValeHas plenty of size to make a chaser and can outclass these if jumping well first time up.Timeform: Westren WarriorA fascinating novice chase with Westren Warrior’s proven stamina and race fitness tipping the balance in his favour over Zamdy Man.Betfred: Kilcrea ValeAn excellent novice chase takes place at 1.05 with Westren Warrior the standard bearer on his chase debut second to Aux Ptit Soins at Kelso recently. However, a drop in trip on a tight track and better ground may all count against him. Zamdy Man won his second chasing start at Uttoxeter back in April and is feared but a chance is taken on Kilcrea Vale.His handler Nicky Henderson has a 25% strike rate at Ludlow in the last five years and this high-class novice hurdler has only had five starts, including an impressive 26 length victory that saw him well backed for the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. Clearly, he has his problems but could be head and shoulders above these if the ability remains.____________________________________1:35bettingexpert: Colins BrotherLanded a gamble on his seasonal debut at Bangor and will relish the better ground expected this afternoon.Timeform: Sizing PlatinumHas had excuses the last twice and remains one to be positive about after his promising second at Cheltenham on debut for this yard.Betfred: Sizing PlatinumA fascinating two mile handicap chase is race three on the card where the all-conquering Tizzard team can once again grace the winners’ enclosure via Sizing Platinum. He has run at every Cheltenham meeting this season, finishing second to his now stable mate Fox Norton and finishing fourth to Eastlake earlier this month.He likes decent ground and has form on tight tracks like Galway from his time in Ireland. It’s a good contest though and I wouldn’t be shocked to see Going Concern go well after falling when looking likely to go close at the track last time out. Colin’s brother has been hit by the handicapper for winning a soft race at Bangor, while Noche De Reyes is a consistent type but does find winning hard.____________________________________2:10bettingexpert: Brillare MomentoHas been competing in some warm bumpers and will relish 2m 5f now going hurdling.Timeform: Tara ViewOpened her account over hurdles in good style first time up here last month and can follow up with the longer trip sure to suit.Betfred: Wizard’s SliabhA good mare’s novice hurdle is the conundrum facing punters for race four. Two dual winners have penalties to defy in Tara View and Wizard’s Sliabh. The latter is the selection for the in-form team of Fergal O’Brien and Paddy Brennan. She won on hurdling debut at Market Rasen after winning a Perth bumper and may appreciate this slight step up in trip.She can get the better of Tara View who won at Ludlow on her hurdling debut when odds on favourite. It was only a neck verdict and she takes a giant leap up in trip from two miles. Tinted Rose is a danger under Sam Twiston-Davies but has some ground to make up on the selection from their meeting at Market Rasen.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: Fox AppealHas been running well in stronger handicaps and has ideal conditions here to go close under Richard Johnson.Timeform: Sugar BaronSugar Baron has made a promising start to his chasing career despite falling at Sandown last time, and is marginally preferred to Calett Mad.Betfred: Calett MadRace five is the highlight of the fixture with fifteen runners facing the starter for a £25,000 contest. I would have to give the enigmatic Go West Young Man a chance as he has plenty of ability, but has his own ideas about the game expect to see him travel strongly but either throw it away or refuse to go through with a finishing effort. He can go well each way but there may be a handicap snip in here courtesy of Calett Mad.He is a half-brother to Grade one winner Ar Mad and made a pleasing debut in this country when winning at Newcastle last month. After a couple of early niggly mistakes he jumped impeccably and was noticeably going best until perhaps getting tired in closing stages on his first run for a year since leaving France. He can build on that under just a 3lb rise and with plenty of improvement fitness wise expected, he rates a decent selection for the day’s feature.____________________________________3:10bettingexpert: DanceintothelightWill soon be ten lengths clear at a brisk pace and will take plenty of catching at this sharp track.Timeform: VocaliserVocaliser’s flat form offers hope he can progress in this sphere, and given the form of his third-place effort at Sandown recently has been well advertised, he has a lot going for him from an unchanged mark.Betfred: Catchin TimeA tricky Lady Amateur Riders race is the penultimate race on a cracking card at Ludlow this afternoon. There should be plenty of pace on here as five of them have used front running tactics recently with Danceintothelight dropping in trip here after a comfortable success at Catterick last time out. Donald McCain’s daughter Abbie once again takes the reins. Apache Outlaw was a winner at Taunton in March but hasn’t fared well since joining Shark Hanlon in Ireland.However, the handler has a good record with his ventures over the Irish Sea and is respected with the talented Jodie Hughes aboard. A chance is taken though on Catchin Time to put a below par effort behind him and bounce back. That was seasonal debut so will strip fitter here and is well treated on some old form. Crucially he likes to be held up in a race that can be run at a ferocious gallop.____________________________________3:40bettingexpert: Black MischiefHas shown enough in two starts to take a race of this nature with further progress certain.Timeform: Top Ville BenNicky Henderson can land this bumper for a fourth time in six years with Top Ville Ben, who won a point in the spring and rates a good prospect.Betfred: Top Ville BenTraditionally bumpers are run as the final race on Ludlow’s card and traditionally Nicky Henderson’s charges win them or go very close. He has taken 35% of them in the last five seasons and saddles an interesting recruit from the Irish point-to-point sphere here in Top Ville Ben.It may not be as a competitive a race as the numbers suggest, with fifteen set to line up. Mountain Chimes and Solomon Grey are feared debutants, however there has been some positive murmurings about Top Ville Ben recently and I expect him to make a winning rules debut.Hulmes concluded: “So there we go. Hopefully some of the seven will help pay for the day at Ludlow this afternoon. Best of luck whatever you’re backing.”____________________________________Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard RankTipsterRace WinsPoints ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more

Mayor: L.A. ‘capital of homelessness’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The agency counted 20,023 people living downtown – mostly on Skid Row – followed by 16,787 in South Los Angeles, 11,275 in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys and 9,254 in the San Gabriel Valley. The South Bay and Harbor areas had the next-highest total at 7,369. “It’s not just a downtown Skid Row problem,” said LAHSA Commission Chairman Owen Newcomer. The $350,000 LAHSA survey also found that 221,363 people – or one in 40 people in the county – were homeless at some point in 2005. The report marks the first attempt to gather detailed data on the homeless. The survey will be used to help officials develop strategies on how to end homelessness. Last year, the Board of Supervisors allocated an extra $34 million for shelter and services. Villaraigosa has committed an additional $50 million, along with supporting a $1 billion bond measure to develop more affordable housing citywide. Nearly 50,000 people in the city and more than 82,000 in Los Angeles County slept in a shelter or on the street in 2005, a study released Thursday found, prompting Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to call Los Angeles the nation’s “capital of homelessness.” The report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority estimated that 82,291 county residents were homeless on any given day last year, including 48,103 living in Los Angeles. “These are staggering numbers when you think about it,” Villaraigosa said. “This is the capital of homelessness in the United States of America. “It dwarfs the homeless problem anywhere in the state, and the city of Los Angeles is ground zero for it.” Officials also hope to use some of the $280 million that will be generated over the next three years from the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act to provide housing and other services for mentally ill homeless people. LAHSA, a city-county authority, has been successful in obtaining more federal funds to house the homeless, watching those dollars grow from $47 million in 2002 to $60 million last year. In March, LAHSA and Bring LA Home plan to release a comprehensive plan to end homelessness in 10 years. “The first project will probably be in downtown Los Angeles,” said Mercedes Marquez, general manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department. “Housing for families that are on the edge of homelessness will be the first type of project the San Fernando Valley sees because they have lighter service needs.” Despite these recent efforts, only 12 percent of the county’s homeless receive shelter on any night. And contrary to the popular myth that homeless people from throughout the nation come to Los Angeles for its great weather, 78 percent said they had been living in the county at the time they became homeless. “We do not have a situation where hordes are coming in from outside the county,” Newcomer said. “Nearly half the homeless were renters immediately before becoming homeless. They fell on hard times.” Of the homeless, 47,813 were men, 17,543 were women, 1,088 were transgender and 19,882 were members of a homeless family. “A number that wasn’t mentioned is that there are 10,000 homeless children in the city of Los Angeles,” Villaraigosa said. “Think about that.” The survey found that the typical homeless person resembles many low-income people with fragile safety nets. In the survey, 24 percent said the loss of a job was the primary reason for their homelessness. Of the homeless, 41 percent were black, 28 percent were white, 24 percent were Latino, 4 percent were multiracial, 3 percent were American Indian or Alaskan Native and 1 percent were Asian or Pacific Islanders. Another study by the National Coalition for the Homeless listed Los Angeles as the nation’s 18th “meanest” city for homeless people. “I don’t believe that to be true,” Villaraigosa said. “Very clearly, there is a united commitment to end homelessness here.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more