Uttoxeter Course Guide

Uttoxeter hold meetings throughout the year and two of its high-profile races take place either side of the calendar with the Midlands Grand National staged during the traditional jumps season in March and the Summer Cup run in June.

First run in 1969, the four mile and one furlong Listed Midlands Grand National is often a key pointer to the Grand National at Aintree, with Rag Trade winning the race for trainer Fred Rimmell in 1975 before going on to Aintree glory the following season. The most famous Grand National winner to come out of the Midlands National is Lord Gyllene, who was beaten into second place by Seven Towers at Uttoxeter in 1997.

The Listed Summer Cup is run over 3m 2f and replaced the half-mile longer Summer National in 2012.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, sharp. Although sharp in nature, the track has a reputation for gruelling conditions during the winter, ability to see out the trip being of paramount importance. When the going is on the firm side it often pays to race prominently, especially on the chase course. Fences no more than average in terms of stiffness, many casualties occurring as a result of fatigue in the latter stages. In the last couple of seasons, the number of flights on the hurdles track has been reduced from ten to nine.

Because Uttoxeter is a quick track, it naturally puts a premium on a horse’s ability to travel on the bridle. If you’re already shoving one along with a circuit to go there, you’re going to struggle to win, whether you’re riding over fences or hurdles. Tactically, it’s much the same for both disciplines, and punters shouldn’t be alarmed if they see a jockey going wide down the back straight, because there’s actually a little bit of an ’S’ configuration there and the shortest way is not necessarily on the inside.

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Replays & Results

13:55 Betfred TV Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (1m 7f 168y)
Dark green, dark green and white diabolo on sleeves (Mrs Janet Davies)
  • Winner: Radical Archie
  • Jockey: Conor Ring
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Owner: Mrs Janet Davies

14:30 Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Maiden Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 3f 207y)
Black, grey disc, armlets and cap (Andrew Dick And Mike Askew)
  • Winner: Secret Legacy
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Owner: Andrew Dick And Mike Askew

15:05 Betfred 'Watch Sky Sports In Our Shops' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 207y)
Red, white spots, white sleeves, red seams, red and white striped cap (Brook, Daresbury & Clayeux)
  • Winner: Lord County
  • Jockey: Mr Ed Glassonbury
  • Trainer: Oliver Greenall
  • Owner: Brook, Daresbury & Clayeux

15:40 Betfred 'Treble Odds On Lucky 15's' Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 3) (2m 4f)
Red, black diamond, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, black cap, red diamonds (Graham And Alison Jelley)
  • Winner: Ballyarthur
  • Jockey: Jamie Bargary
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Graham And Alison Jelley

16:15 Betfred 'Home Of Goals Galore' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 70y)
Light blue, royal blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mr L H & Mrs T Evans)
  • Winner: Kayf Moss
  • Jockey: J E Moore
  • Trainer: J L Flint
  • Owner: Mr L H & Mrs T Evans

16:50 Betfred Super League Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 2y)
Black, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (L G Partnership)
  • Winner: Lunar Flow
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien
  • Trainer: Jamie Snowden
  • Owner: L G Partnership

17:25 Betfred Mobile Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (1m 7f 168y)
Light blue, maroon star, black sleeves, light blue cap, maroon star (Kate Allisat & Hilary Ames)
  • Winner: Rosy World
  • Jockey: Jack Sherwood
  • Trainer: Miss S Smith
  • Owner: Kate Allisat & Hilary Ames
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