14:20 Uttoxeter 20 Jun 2018

Betfred 'treble Odds On Lucky 15's' Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,119 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 3f 207y

Good (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
5366U-2
iT
Light blue, yellow cross of lorraine, light blue sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, light blue spots (Mr David J Adams)

Western Sunrise (IRE)  25 

b m Westerner - Presenting Gayle (Presenting)

9 12-0
102
9 12-0
102

Eleven runs since last win in 2016, though back on track when second of 13 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Ffos Las (23.9f, good to soft) 25 days ago.

Eleven runs since last win in 2016, though back on track when second of 13 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Ffos Las (23.9f, good to soft) 25 days ago.

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2
989-6
iT
Yellow, brown cross belts, brown sleeves, yellow armlets, black and red check cap (Mrs Frances Draper)

Candlelight Story 46 

b m Kayf Tara - Foehn Gale (Strong Gale)

8 12-0
102
8 12-0
102

Modest form at best in 4 starts over hurdles, though potential for better now up in trip heading into handicaps.

Modest form at best in 4 starts over hurdles, though potential for better now up in trip heading into handicaps.

3
13/123-4
iT
Yellow, emerald green diamond on body and cap, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams (Dajam Ltd)

Mrs Burbidge 26 

b m Pasternak - Twin Time (Syrtos)

8 11-12 t p
100
8 11-12 t p
100

C&D winner who was respectable fourth of 10 back in this sphere at Worcester (20f, soft) 26 days ago. Entitled to come on for the run and considered.

C&D winner who was respectable fourth of 10 back in this sphere at Worcester (20f, soft) 26 days ago. Entitled to come on for the run and considered.

4
3547-2F
iT
White, orange disc, striped sleeves, check cap (Dig In Racing)

Blue Baton (IRE)  24 

b m Presenting - Blu Louisiana (Milan)

5 11-10
98
5 11-10
98

Modest in bumpers, but better signs on second start over hurdles when runner-up at Hexham in May. Fell last time, but remains open to improvement up in trip now handicapping.

Modest in bumpers, but better signs on second start over hurdles when runner-up at Hexham in May. Fell last time, but remains open to improvement up in trip now handicapping.

5
P3-6453
iT
Light blue, pink stars, armlets and stars on cap (Mr Andrew Nicholls)

Martha's Benefit (IRE)  21 

b m Beneficial - Trajectus (Homo Sapien)

9 11-7
95
9 11-7
95

Landed a Cartmel hunter for owner in May 2017. Best effort since when third back at that track 3 weeks ago but more needed returned to hurdles.

Landed a Cartmel hunter for owner in May 2017. Best effort since when third back at that track 3 weeks ago but more needed returned to hurdles.

6
9PP9P-1
iT
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)

Gi Jayne (IRE)  36 

b m Millenary - Lady Of Appeal (Lord of Appeal)

7 11-6 t h
94
7 11-6 t h
94

Benefited from a big slide in the weights, and a first-time hood as she finally got off the mark in 13-runner handicap at Southwell (20.3f) last month. Needs to prove she can back that up now.

Benefited from a big slide in the weights, and a first-time hood as she finally got off the mark in 13-runner handicap at Southwell (20.3f) last month. Needs to prove she can back that up now.

7
4U53-63
iT
White, black braces, armlets and star on cap (Mr M R Johnson)

Hermanus (IRE)  18 

ch m Golan - Almost Trumps (Nearly A Hand)

6 11-6 p
94
6 11-6 p
94

First run since leaving James Ewart when good third of 9 in handicap hurdle at Hexham (16.2f, good, 11/2) 18 days ago. Back up in trip and can go well again from an unchanged mark.

First run since leaving James Ewart when good third of 9 in handicap hurdle at Hexham (16.2f, good, 11/2) 18 days ago. Back up in trip and can go well again from an unchanged mark.

8
03286/7
iT
Light blue, brown spots, armlets and spots on cap (Mr David Lockwood)

Dry Ol'party 16 

ch m Tobougg - Emergence (Poliglote)

8 11-4
92
8 11-4
92

10/1, first run since leaving Philip Hobbs when seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (16.8f, good) 16 days ago. Entitled to strip fitter.

10/1, first run since leaving Philip Hobbs when seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (16.8f, good) 16 days ago. Entitled to strip fitter.

9
0566-53
iT
Emerald green and light green stripes (Brick Kiln Farming,coulson,gent,poore)

Lady Vitesse 28 

b m Rail Link - Sainte Gig (Saint Cyrien)

5 11-3 t h
91 WS
5 11-3 t h
91 WS

Easily best effort yet when third of 9 in handicap at Southwell (20.3f, good) 28 days ago, seeming suited by less testing ground. Tongue tie back on and definite player. Has had wind surgery.

Easily best effort yet when third of 9 in handicap at Southwell (20.3f, good) 28 days ago, seeming suited by less testing ground. Tongue tie back on and definite player. Has had wind surgery.

10
6/8866-6
iT
Yellow, purple hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamond (On The Road Again)

Magic Of Milan (IRE)  34 

b m Milan - Laughing Lesa (Bob Back)

5 10-10
84
5 10-10
84

Hasn't shown enough yet to warrant interest.

Hasn't shown enough yet to warrant interest.

11
P07P-09
iT
Black, beige chevron and armlets (Mr Oscar Singh & Miss Priya Purewal)

Definite Winner (IRE)  16 

b m Definite Article - Sindabezi (Magical Strike)

7 10-9 t
83
7 10-9 t
83

Showed ability in bumpers but remains with no form in this sphere.

Showed ability in bumpers but remains with no form in this sphere.

12
8/5U2P-6
iT
Beige, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue cap (F Crone& D A Harrison Racing)

Lady Vivona 21 

gr m Overbury - Ladylliat (Simon du Desert)

10 10-2
76
10 10-2
76

Long-standing maiden who shaped as if better for the run when midfield in handicap at Cartmel 3 weeks ago, though her record is patchy and isn't sure to build on that.

Long-standing maiden who shaped as if better for the run when midfield in handicap at Cartmel 3 weeks ago, though her record is patchy and isn't sure to build on that.

Verdict

GI JAYNE battled on well when scoring by a head over a similar trip at Southwell last month and is expected to remain competitive even though she's been raised 8lb in the ratings. Blue Baton had no sort of race when falling early on at Kelso last time but makes more appeal on her preceding runner-up effort at Hexham. Another to consider for the minor money is C&D winner Mrs Burbidge, who has slipped back down to her last winning rating.

Verdict

This longer trip promises to suit BLUE BATON, and she could take a big step forward now handicapping so receives the vote. However, there are plenty of dangers, with Lady Vitesse, Hermanus and Mrs Burbidge all considered in a tricky opener.

14:55 Uttoxeter 20 Jun 2018

Betfred 'follow Us On Twitter' 'national Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,094 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 7f 168y

Good (Watered)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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Printouts
1
13/25-4
iT
Red and white stripes, checked sleeves (Mr Tom Segrue)

Ilewin Geez 40 

ch g Generous - Ilewin Janine (Soughaan)

8 11-0
-
8 11-0
-

Bumper winner for Gary Moore in 2015 who shaped well after a long absence when second on Doncaster hurdles bow in February. Touch disappointing since but still has to be respected in this company.

Bumper winner for Gary Moore in 2015 who shaped well after a long absence when second on Doncaster hurdles bow in February. Touch disappointing since but still has to be respected in this company.

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2
P3531/5-
iT
Yellow, royal blue epaulets, checked sleeves, royal blue cap (Catch Twenty Two)

Insufficient Funds (IRE)  411 

b g Bach - Peace Time Beauty (Saddlers' Hall)

8 11-0
-
8 11-0
-

Winner pointer who offered little on Rules debut in a hunter chase at Downpatrick 13 months ago. Subsequently sold from Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor £7,000.

Winner pointer who offered little on Rules debut in a hunter chase at Downpatrick 13 months ago. Subsequently sold from Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor £7,000.

3
11U1-
iT
Maroon, white hoop, hooped sleeves, white cap (Mr M Kehoe)

Keel Over 67 

b g Gamut - Kayf Keel (Kayf Tara)

7 11-0
-
7 11-0
-

€10,000 3-y-o, €7,000 4-y-o, Gamut gelding. Dam (h105), 2m hurdle winner, sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stays 2¾m) Mystifiable. Multiple point winner, including last time (Apr 14).

€10,000 3-y-o, €7,000 4-y-o, Gamut gelding. Dam (h105), 2m hurdle winner, sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stays 2¾m) Mystifiable. Multiple point winner, including last time (Apr 14).

4
26-863
iT
Maroon and light blue diabolo, light blue cap, maroon diamonds (Alastair & Pippa McLeish)

Out For Justice (IRE)  14 

b g Beneficial - Dustys Delight (Oscar)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

Poor form at best over hurdles and easily passed over.

Poor form at best over hurdles and easily passed over.

5
F665-4
iT
Yellow, royal blue hoop, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars (Mr Paul Drinkwater)

Some Can Dance (IRE)  21 

b g Gold Well - Rocella (Goofalik)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

Unplaced in Irish points, though showed something making Rules debut when fourth of 13 in Warwick novice 3 weeks ago.

Unplaced in Irish points, though showed something making Rules debut when fourth of 13 in Warwick novice 3 weeks ago.

6
43272-3
iT
Black, yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap (Mr D McCain Jnr)

Stay In Touch (IRE)  25 

b g Touch Of Land - Supreme Dancer (Supreme Leader)

7 11-0 p
110
7 11-0 p
110

Still searching for first win, but ran another solid race when third of 7 in novice at Cartmel (22.1f) last month. Major player.

Still searching for first win, but ran another solid race when third of 7 in novice at Cartmel (22.1f) last month. Major player.

7
28702/5
iT
Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap (Mr Tony Ambler)

The Phantom (FR)  44 

b g Apsis - Idee Recue (Sicyos)

6 11-0 h
105
6 11-0 h
105

Shaped as if better for run after 17 months off when 23½ lengths fifth of 8 in maiden at Ayr (16f) last month, not knocked about. Needs to build on that but not completely dismissed.

Shaped as if better for run after 17 months off when 23½ lengths fifth of 8 in maiden at Ayr (16f) last month, not knocked about. Needs to build on that but not completely dismissed.

8
PPP1-P1
iT
Maroon, yellow triple diamond, yellow sleeves, maroon armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap (Mr & Mrs K B Snook)

Aine's Choice (IRE)  24 

b m Darsi - Karlybelle (Sandhurst Prince)

7 10-7
-
7 10-7
-

Little impact in a pair of bumpers for Miss Elizabeth Doyle in 2016. Form in points has been patchy since, though has recorded a couple of wins, including last time (May 27).

Little impact in a pair of bumpers for Miss Elizabeth Doyle in 2016. Form in points has been patchy since, though has recorded a couple of wins, including last time (May 27).

Verdict

Bumper winner ILEWIN GEEZ has been holding his form well in novice/maiden hurdles and should be thereabouts on these terms if running his usual race. The 110-rated Stay In Touch faded in the closing stages when third over 2m6f at Cartmel last time out and may improve for this drop back in distance. Keel Over has won three times between the flags this year and is also worth a market check now debuting for new connections on his first start under Rules.

Verdict

ILEWIN GEEZ isn't one to go overboard about, but he sets the standard on earlier form and is perhaps worth one more chance in a very winnable maiden hurdle. Stay in Touch looks sure to be in the thick of the action once again, while multiple point winner Keel Over could also make an impact.

15:30 Uttoxeter 20 Jun 2018

Betfred 'supports Jack Berry House' Selling Hurdle (Class 5) (4YO to 7YO)

Winner £3,119 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 7f 168y

Good (Watered)

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
P348-P1
iT
Light blue, royal blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mr L H & Mrs T Evans)

Old Salt (IRE)  20 

b g Craigsteel - Andrea Gale (Presenting)

6 11-4 t p
118
6 11-4 t p
118

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, back to best when winning 5-runner selling hurdle at Ffos Las (15.8f, good, 11/4) 20 days ago. First run having left Evan Williams. Respected.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, back to best when winning 5-runner selling hurdle at Ffos Las (15.8f, good, 11/4) 20 days ago. First run having left Evan Williams. Respected.

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364PPP-
iT
Royal blue, cerise hoop, armlets and cap (Mrs K R Smith-Maxwell)

Trafalgar Rock 60 

b g Mount Nelson - Helter Helter (Seeking The Gold)

7 11-4
117
7 11-4
117

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser for Dr Richard Newland. Pulled up twice in points then refused to line up and withdrawn on second intended start for this yard last month. Risky.

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser for Dr Richard Newland. Pulled up twice in points then refused to line up and withdrawn on second intended start for this yard last month. Risky.

3
6/6-
iT
Red, light blue star and sleeves (D A Harrison Racing)

Solway Lark 322 

b g Beat All - Solway Larkin (Supreme Leader)

7 10-12
-
7 10-12
-

Down the field in bumpers nearly 2 years apart.

Down the field in bumpers nearly 2 years apart.

4
4UP0-33
iT
Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs Diana L Whateley)

Wishfull Dreaming 15 

ch g Alflora - Poussetiere Deux (Garde Royale)

7 10-12 b1
118
7 10-12 b1
118

Fairly useful hurdler on his day. 13/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 5 in novice chase at Fontwell (17.8f, good) 15 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. The one to beat if on his game.

Fairly useful hurdler on his day. 13/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, third of 5 in novice chase at Fontwell (17.8f, good) 15 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. The one to beat if on his game.

5
323-P15
iT
Black, yellow seams, yellow and black chevrons on sleeves, check cap (P Middleton, M Lowther)

Miss Adventure (IRE)  15 

b m Brian Boru - Blue Fire Lady (Blueprint)

6 10-11 b1
110
6 10-11 b1
110

Unreliable sort. Winner in hurdle at Stratford in May. 11/4, last of 5 in handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.3f, good) 15 days ago. Back down in trip. Blinkers on 1st time.

Unreliable sort. Winner in hurdle at Stratford in May. 11/4, last of 5 in handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.3f, good) 15 days ago. Back down in trip. Blinkers on 1st time.

Verdict

WISHFULL DREAMING needs to step up on what he's shown over fences lately but is an expected improver now moving back over hurdles and fitted with first-time blinkers. Old Salt landed a similar contest over this trip at Ffos Las last month and is respected on his debut for a new stable, while it would come as no surprise to see course winner Trafalgar Rock pick up now switching to timber, albeit he has pulled up the last three times between the flags.

Verdict

WISHFULL DREAMING faces his easiest task for a while back over hurdles and can resume winning ways after he showed a bit more over fences at Fontwell a fortnight ago. Old Salt is the danger having won a similar event at Ffos Las for Evan Williams recently.

16:05 Uttoxeter 20 Jun 2018

Betfred 'super League' Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,614 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 6f 108y

Good (Watered)

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
34244-1
iT
Dark blue, yellow seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap (Winks Racing)

Free Range (IRE)  42 

b g Subtle Power - Tullyspark Rose (Beneficial)

8 12-3 v
122
8 12-3 v
122

9/2 and visored for 1st time, career best when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Kelso (21.6f, good) 42 days ago, having benefit of enterprising ride. First run for yard after leaving Micky Hammond.

9/2 and visored for 1st time, career best when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Kelso (21.6f, good) 42 days ago, having benefit of enterprising ride. First run for yard after leaving Micky Hammond.

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2
3120/0-9
iT
Purple and white (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue cap (Mrs Charles Lloyd-baker)

Morning Herald 46 

br m Lucky Story - Wakeful (Kayf Tara)

7 11-12
117
7 11-12
117

Dual hurdles winner but has made little impression in 2 runs back this year 10 weeks apart. Chase debut.

Dual hurdles winner but has made little impression in 2 runs back this year 10 weeks apart. Chase debut.

3
2114/82
iT
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap (Foxtrot Racing: Blagapar)

Blagapar (FR)  6 

b g Al Namix - Samarkand Bleue (Sleeping Car)

7 11-8
113 5
7 11-8
113 5

Promising type. Second of 7 in handicap chase at this course (24f, good, 4/1) on debut over fences 6 days ago. Due to go up 5 lb and hard to beat if building on last week's run.

Promising type. Second of 7 in handicap chase at this course (24f, good, 4/1) on debut over fences 6 days ago. Due to go up 5 lb and hard to beat if building on last week's run.

4
42356-3
iT
Black, beige chevron and armlets (Mr Oscar Singh & Miss Priya Purewal)

River Of Intrigue (IRE)  1 

b g Indian River - Molly Hussey (Flemensfirth)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Bettered hurdles efforts when second over fences last year but well held both starts for this yard in September. Engaged 4.05 Stratford Tuesday.

Bettered hurdles efforts when second over fences last year but well held both starts for this yard in September. Engaged 4.05 Stratford Tuesday.

5
9-094
iT
Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap (Mr A J Rhead & Mr G B Williams)

General Picton (IRE)  21 

b g Beneficial - Back To Cloghoge (Bob Back)

6 10-12 t1
103
6 10-12 t1
103

Well held over hurdles but staying handicaps over fences could be the making of him.

Well held over hurdles but staying handicaps over fences could be the making of him.

Verdict

GENERAL PICTON has finished down the field on all of his starts in hurdle contests and there is the potential that he could take a fair step forward on his handicap debut on his first start over fences. A first-time tongue-tie also looks likely to bring about improvement. Free Range was an easy winner at Kelso by 10 lengths on his latest start and is respected along with Blagapar, who was second here over 3m last time.

Verdict

BLAGAPAR is due to go up 5 lb for his fine effort on his chasing bow here last week and could be hard to beat if building on that. Free Range could be the danger for a new yard having won at Kelso last month.

16:45 Uttoxeter 20 Jun 2018

Betfred Tv Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,094 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 3f 207y

Good (Watered)

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Form
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Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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1
215U-22
iT
Dark green and beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap (Mr Simon W Clarke)

Barton Knoll 24 

b g Midnight Legend - Barton Flower (Danzero)

6 12-1
122
6 12-1
122

Creditable second of 14 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good, 11/2) 24 days ago, travelling best. Remains one to be interested in.

Creditable second of 14 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good, 11/2) 24 days ago, travelling best. Remains one to be interested in.

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2/P44P7-
iT
Black, white sleeves, yellow cap (Spiers & Hartwell And N A Twiston-davi)

Verygoodverygood (FR)  220 

b g Yeats - Rose d'Or (Polish Precedent)

7 11-12 p
119
7 11-12 p
119

Unreliable type. Seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Ffos Las (23.9f, heavy). Off 7 months. Cheekpieces back on.

Unreliable type. Seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle (7/1) at Ffos Las (23.9f, heavy). Off 7 months. Cheekpieces back on.

3
4869-1
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier & Mr M Tabor)

Ready And Able (IRE)  29 

b g Flemensfirth - Gypsy Mo Chara (Oscar)

5 11-11
118
5 11-11
118

Promising individual. Career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle (16/1) at Huntingdon (19.6f, good) 29 days ago. Has good chance on form.

Promising individual. Career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle (16/1) at Huntingdon (19.6f, good) 29 days ago. Has good chance on form.

4
3824-57
iT
Black, yellow seams, yellow and black chevrons on sleeves, check cap (P Middleton, M Lowther)

Exitas (IRE)  15 

b g Exit To Nowhere - Suntas (Riberetto)

10 11-8
115
10 11-8
115

Course winner. Three wins from 12 runs last season. Bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Southwell (15.7f, good) 15 days ago. Back up in trip.

Course winner. Three wins from 12 runs last season. Bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Southwell (15.7f, good) 15 days ago. Back up in trip.

5
2/5413-2
iT
Maroon, light blue seams, armlets and cap (Mr C D Stock)

Good Tradition (IRE)  21 

b g Pivotal - Token Gesture (Alzao)

7 11-7
114
7 11-7
114

Latest win in bumper at Southwell in March. Good second of 8 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (17.2f, good, 7/2) 21 days ago. Merits consideration.

Latest win in bumper at Southwell in March. Good second of 8 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (17.2f, good, 7/2) 21 days ago. Merits consideration.

6
5042-45
iT
White, emerald green hoops, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs James Blyth Currie)

Chimes Of Dylan (IRE)  4 

b g Court Cave - What A Princess (Alderbrook)

5 11-7 t1
114 2
5 11-7 t1
114 2

5/1, fifth of 8 in handicap hurdle at Fontwell (19.2f, good) 4 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time.

5/1, fifth of 8 in handicap hurdle at Fontwell (19.2f, good) 4 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time.

7
521P5-6
iT
Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds (Mr D W Fox)

Eureu Du Boulay (FR)  15 

b g Della Francesca - Idole Du Boulay (Ut*useful)

4 11-4 t
115 WS2
4 11-4 t
115 WS2

Latest win in hurdle at Fontainebleau in November. Sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Southwell (15.7f, good) 15 days ago. Up in trip.

Latest win in hurdle at Fontainebleau in November. Sixth of 12 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Southwell (15.7f, good) 15 days ago. Up in trip.

8
UP31-43
iT
Purple, red sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap (Northway Lodge Racing)

Black Buble (FR)  24 

b g Valanour - Miss Bubble Rose (Sevres Rose)

5 11-1
108
5 11-1
108

Winner in hurdle at Bangor in April. Creditable third of 11 in handicap hurdle at this course (23.3f, good, 7/1) 24 days ago.

Winner in hurdle at Bangor in April. Creditable third of 11 in handicap hurdle at this course (23.3f, good, 7/1) 24 days ago.

9
5P41-21
iT
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star (Mr Neil Readman)

Bentons Lad 28 

br g Bollin Eric - Spirit Of Ecstacy (Val Royal)

7 10-12
105
7 10-12
105

Career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.3f, good, 9/4) 28 days ago, staying on strongly. No reason he won't continue in form.

Career best when winning 9-runner handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.3f, good, 9/4) 28 days ago, staying on strongly. No reason he won't continue in form.

Verdict

READY AND ABLE improved to get off the mark on his handicap debut at Huntingdon having shaped with promise in novice hurdles and an 8lb rise could underestimate his true ability. Barton Knoll has finished second on his last couple of starts, including over C&D last time, and should give another solid account along with Good Tradition, who was second to Tonto's Spirit at Cartmel on his most recent start.

Verdict

READY AND ABLE showed much improved form to make a winning handicap debut at Huntingdon last month and is one to keep on side. Barton Knoll was unlucky to bump into one over C&D last time and is next best ahead of Good Tradition.

17:20 Uttoxeter 20 Jun 2018

Betfred 'Don't Pay The Penalty' Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £4,614 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

3m 2f 13y

Good (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
44P8P-7
iT
Light blue, red sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap (Mr C B Compton)

Call Me Vic (IRE)  32 

b g Old Vic - Call Me Dara (Arapahos)

11 12-1
121
11 12-1
121

Seventh of 10 in handicap chase at this course (24f, good to firm, 20/1) 32 days ago.

Seventh of 10 in handicap chase at this course (24f, good to firm, 20/1) 32 days ago.

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2
33U-231
iT
Red, yellow star, diamonds on sleeves and cap (Premier Racing Partnerships)

Captain Mowbray 25 

ch g Shami - Some Like It Hot (Ashkalani)

7 11-12 p
118
7 11-12 p
118

Career best when winning 10-runner handicap chase at Cartmel (25.5f, good, 15/2) 25 days ago, keeping on well. Consistent sort.

Career best when winning 10-runner handicap chase at Cartmel (25.5f, good, 15/2) 25 days ago, keeping on well. Consistent sort.

3
13/13F-4
iT
Yellow, white and yellow halved sleeves (The Neardowners)

Maid Of Milan (IRE)  34 

br m Milan - Joes Lady (Win Quick)

7 11-11 p
117
7 11-11 p
117

One win from 3 runs last season. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap chase (10/3) at Perth (23.8f, good) 34 days ago.

One win from 3 runs last season. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap chase (10/3) at Perth (23.8f, good) 34 days ago.

4
33135-3
iT
Emerald green and white (quartered), royal blue sleeves and cap (Ms G E Morgan)

Aunty Ann (IRE)  31 

b m Vinnie Roe - On Good Advise (Taipan)

7 11-10
116
7 11-10
116

Unreliable individual. 7/1, creditable third of 8 in handicap chase at Market Rasen (23.9f, good to soft) 31 days ago.

Unreliable individual. 7/1, creditable third of 8 in handicap chase at Market Rasen (23.9f, good to soft) 31 days ago.

5
33P-214
iT
White, black triple diamond, black and white striped sleeves, black cap (Mr J Ward)

Riddlestown (IRE)  8 

b g Cloudings - Gandi's Dream (Commanche Run)

11 11-7 b
113 1
11 11-7 b
113 1

11/1, fourth of 7 in handicap chase at Southwell (20.3f, good) 8 days ago. Back up in trip.

11/1, fourth of 7 in handicap chase at Southwell (20.3f, good) 8 days ago. Back up in trip.

6
14325-2
iT
Black, white star, red sleeves, black stars, black cap, red star (Cwb Plus 2 Partnership)

Fort Gabriel (FR)  26 

ch g Ange Gabriel - Forge Neuve (Tel Quel)

7 11-6
112
7 11-6
112

Three wins from 8 runs last season. 12/1, good second of 8 in handicap chase at Worcester (20f, soft) 26 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Significantly back up in trip. Not taken lightly.

Three wins from 8 runs last season. 12/1, good second of 8 in handicap chase at Worcester (20f, soft) 26 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Significantly back up in trip. Not taken lightly.

7
P77-624
iT
Black, large red spots, armlets and cap (David Nott, Ken Lawrence, Tim Messom)

Mercers Court (IRE)  17 

b g Court Cave - Vikki's Dream (Kahyasi)

10 11-3
109
10 11-3
109

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Fourth of 5 in handicap chase (11/4) at Fakenham (24.2f, good) 17 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Fourth of 5 in handicap chase (11/4) at Fakenham (24.2f, good) 17 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

8
35P65-3
iT
Black, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Whites Of Coventry Limited)

Grandads Horse 25 

br g Bollin Eric - Solid Land (Solid Illusion)

12 11-3 t v1
109
12 11-3 t v1
109

Creditable 19 lengths third of 10 to Captain Mowbray in handicap chase at Cartmel (25.5f, good, 6/1) 25 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

Creditable 19 lengths third of 10 to Captain Mowbray in handicap chase at Cartmel (25.5f, good, 6/1) 25 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

9
31132-4
iT
Black, yellow diamond, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Mr R W Barnett)

Copperfacejack (IRE)  37 

b g Robin Des Pres - Leone Des Pres (Tip Moss)

8 11-1 t
107
8 11-1 t
107

Latest win in chase at Taunton in November. 9/4, fourth of 6 in handicap chase at Towcester (24.5f, good) 37 days ago, doing too much too soon. Has to be taken seriously.

Latest win in chase at Taunton in November. 9/4, fourth of 6 in handicap chase at Towcester (24.5f, good) 37 days ago, doing too much too soon. Has to be taken seriously.

10
PP2/7P3-
iT
Dark green, red sleeves, hooped cap (Mr J Tredwell)

Twojayslad 59 

b g Kayf Tara - Fulwell Hill (Anshan)

9 10-12 p
104
9 10-12 p
104

Third of 9 in handicap chase (8/1) at Wincanton (25.1f, good to soft) 59 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Third of 9 in handicap chase (8/1) at Wincanton (25.1f, good to soft) 59 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

11
12439-4
iT
White, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap (Mrs S E Mathias)

Definately Vinnie 26 

ch g Vinnie Roe - Sohapara (Arapahos)

8 10-8
100
8 10-8
100

Modest winner at 26f over hurdles. Last of 4 in novice chase (50/1) at Worcester (23f, soft) on debut over fences 26 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

Modest winner at 26f over hurdles. Last of 4 in novice chase (50/1) at Worcester (23f, soft) on debut over fences 26 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

12
7126-42
iT
Maroon, yellow stripe, light green sleeves, yellow armlets and spots on light green cap (Mr Royston Morgan Evans)

Charlie Mon (IRE)  14 

ch g Presenting - Prowler (Old Vic)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Unreliable type. 25/1, good second of 10 in handicap chase at this C&D (good) 14 days ago.

Unreliable type. 25/1, good second of 10 in handicap chase at this C&D (good) 14 days ago.

13
PP3F/2P-
iT
Orange, black chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap (The Tunstall Green Partnership)

Packettotherafters (IRE)  225 

b g Craigsteel - Darazari River (Darazari)

9 10-0 t1 p
92
9 10-0 t1 p
92

Winner in chase at Bangor in August. Pulled up in novice chase (100/1) at Exeter (24.2f, heavy), pulled up. Off 7 months. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Winner in chase at Bangor in August. Pulled up in novice chase (100/1) at Exeter (24.2f, heavy), pulled up. Off 7 months. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Verdict

Captain Mowbray certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Cartmel but a 10lb rise is steep, while Aunty Ann is certainly no forlorn hope off a 1lb lower mark than when third at Market Rasen. The vote, however, goes to FORT GABRIEL, who lost little in defeat when a neck second on his comeback over 2m4f at Worcester last month and, entitled to improve both in terms of fitness and for stepping back up in trip, he looks sure to go close.

Verdict

COPPERFACEJACK failed to meet expectations at Towcester last time but he did do too much too soon and is worth another chance having looked steadily progressive prior to that. The dangers are headed by Fort Gabriel and Captain Mowbray.

17:50 Uttoxeter 20 Jun 2018

Betfred 'watch Sky Sports In Our Shops' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,119 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m 7f 70y

Good (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
P8667P-
iT
Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star (Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent)

Skinflint (IRE)  64 

b g Scorpion - Gales Hill (Beau Sher)

6 11-12 b1
99 WS
6 11-12 b1
99 WS

Runner-up on Irish point debut but remains with one stand-out effort over hurdles. Blinkers tried now, but plenty to prove.

Runner-up on Irish point debut but remains with one stand-out effort over hurdles. Blinkers tried now, but plenty to prove.

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2
685-3
iT
Maroon, white hoop, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap (Mr P Hickey)

Coisa Blanco (IRE)  26 

b g Jeremy - Moon Legend (Gulch)

5 11-11
98
5 11-11
98

Lightly-raced maiden. Third of 13 in handicap hurdle at Worcester (23f, soft, 14/1) 26 days ago. Still unexposed and entitled to build on that for all he had a hard race.

Lightly-raced maiden. Third of 13 in handicap hurdle at Worcester (23f, soft, 14/1) 26 days ago. Still unexposed and entitled to build on that for all he had a hard race.

3
P4/5706-
iT
Red, white stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap (Equi Ex Incertis Partners)

Robin Deuz Pois (IRE)  56 

ch m Robin Des Champs - Native Wood (Be My Native)

6 11-8
95
6 11-8
95

Hasn't improved for the switch to handicaps and will need a lot more leeway from the handicapper before she's of any interest.

Hasn't improved for the switch to handicaps and will need a lot more leeway from the handicapper before she's of any interest.

4
5947-F0
iT
Dark blue, beige stripe (Four Winds Racing & Serafino Agodino)

Free Bounty 19 

b g Dick Turpin - Native Ring (Bering)

5 11-8 t
95
5 11-8 t
95

Fair winner on Flat, but below form in that sphere in January and no promise to be gleaned from his 2 recent hurdling outings.

Fair winner on Flat, but below form in that sphere in January and no promise to be gleaned from his 2 recent hurdling outings.

5
58/7P6P-
iT
Dark brown, pink cap (Mr Percy Weatherall)

Bloody Nose (IRE)  130 

b g Kalanisi - Renvyle Society (Moscow Society)

6 11-4
91
6 11-4
91

Hooded for 1st time, pulled up in handicap hurdle (14/1) at this course (19.9f, heavy) 130 days ago. Plenty to prove back from a break.

Hooded for 1st time, pulled up in handicap hurdle (14/1) at this course (19.9f, heavy) 130 days ago. Plenty to prove back from a break.

6
8670-31
iT
Pink, yellow stars, sleeves and star on cap (Mr F Walsh)

Big Picture 19 

b g Recharge - Just Jenny (King's Ride)

6 11-3 b
90
6 11-3 b
90

Blinkered for 1st time, career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle (11/4) at Market Rasen (20.6f, good) 19 days ago, staying on well. Not an obvious one to follow up.

Blinkered for 1st time, career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle (11/4) at Market Rasen (20.6f, good) 19 days ago, staying on well. Not an obvious one to follow up.

7
08P0/7-3
iT
Red, yellow dragon, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap, yellow star (Golden Dragon Racing)

Petite Ganache (IRE)  44 

ch g Presenting - Ain't Misbehavin (Trempolino)

6 11-3 b
90
6 11-3 b
90

Blinkered for 1st time, excellent third of 19 in handicap hurdle at Ayr (21.4f, good, 5/1) 44 days ago. Solid claims if headgear works again.

Blinkered for 1st time, excellent third of 19 in handicap hurdle at Ayr (21.4f, good, 5/1) 44 days ago. Solid claims if headgear works again.

8
47/5P8-1
iT
Dark green, white diamond, halved sleeves, white cap (Mr R Fisher & Bewley)

Our Morris (IRE)  35 

b g Milan - Broken Gale (Broken Hearted)

7 11-2
89
7 11-2
89

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap hurdle at Perth (23.9f, good, 16/1) 35 days ago, running on. Seems more at home on a sound surface and could improve again.

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap hurdle at Perth (23.9f, good, 16/1) 35 days ago, running on. Seems more at home on a sound surface and could improve again.

9
566/5-63
iT
Emerald green and red check, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Brian Rothwell)

Tiger Twenty Two 29 (21F) 

b g Authorized - Collette's Choice (Royal Applause)

7 11-0
87
7 11-0
87

Have to go back to 2013 for his sole success, gained on the level, and offered little at Ripon in that sphere last time.1

Have to go back to 2013 for his sole success, gained on the level, and offered little at Ripon in that sphere last time.1

10
F541/14
iT
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)

Simply Lucky (IRE)  28 

b g Flemensfirth - Derrygowna Court (Rakaposhi King)

9 10-11 t1
84
9 10-11 t1
84

11/10, creditable 1¾ lengths fourth of 11 to The Lion Man in handicap hurdle at Southwell (24f, good) 28 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time. Remains with potential for this stable.

11/10, creditable 1¾ lengths fourth of 11 to The Lion Man in handicap hurdle at Southwell (24f, good) 28 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time. Remains with potential for this stable.

11
78/095-7
iT
Orange, dark blue chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond (Mr J B Wallwin)

Mission Trio (IRE)  19 

b g Presenting - Miss Brandywell (Sadler's Wells)

6 10-7 p
80
6 10-7 p
80

Well held in bumpers/novice hurdles for Patrick Holmes and, despite coming in for support, fared no better on debut for current switched to handicaps at Market Rasen earlier in the month.

Well held in bumpers/novice hurdles for Patrick Holmes and, despite coming in for support, fared no better on debut for current switched to handicaps at Market Rasen earlier in the month.

12
54F8-21
iT
Dark blue, white hollow box and armlets (Mrs M A Cooper & Mr J R Cooper)

The Lion Man (IRE)  28 

b g Let The Lion Roar - Just Smart (Anshan)

8 10-5
78
8 10-5
78

Won 11-runner handicap hurdle (6/1) at Southwell (24f, good) 28 days ago. On the up currently and looks sure to go well again.

Won 11-runner handicap hurdle (6/1) at Southwell (24f, good) 28 days ago. On the up currently and looks sure to go well again.

13
0/5P30-7
iT
Black and red (quartered), white sleeves, red armlets, red cap (The Rann Family)

Run For Eva 36 

b m Westerner - Glorybe (Monsun)

5 10-0 h
73 1
5 10-0 h
73 1

No show in bumpers/sole Flat start for Olly Williams. Similar story sent hurdling for present yard.

No show in bumpers/sole Flat start for Olly Williams. Similar story sent hurdling for present yard.

14
00P497-
iT
Red, grey hooped sleeves, red cap, grey star (Fsf Racing)

Midnight Owle 61 

ch g Midnight Legend - Owlesbury Dream (Luso)

8 10-0 t
73 4
8 10-0 t
73 4

Seventh of 8 in novice chase at Southwell (15.7f, good, 66/1) on debut over fences 61 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Significantly back up in trip.

Seventh of 8 in novice chase at Southwell (15.7f, good, 66/1) on debut over fences 61 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Significantly back up in trip.

15
6BP/PP-7
iT
Red, yellow disc, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Tony Forbes)

Medieval Bishop (IRE)  14 

b g Bachelor Duke - On The Backfoot (Bob Back)

9 10-0 (ow2)
73 5
9 10-0 (ow2)
73 5

Poor under both codes these days. Can't be fancied.

Poor under both codes these days. Can't be fancied.

Verdict

Coisa Blanco has an unexposed profile and warrants respect off a 2lb higher mark than when third on his handicap debut at Worcester, while Petite Ganache, Our Morris, Simply Lucky and The Lion Man are other in-form players with solid claims. However, it was impossible not to be impressed by BIG PICTURE's facile Market Rasen success earlier in the month and a 12lb hike might not be enough to anchor him if arriving in the same mood.

Verdict

COISA BLANCO and Simply Lucky are both in good hands and going the right way, so they're taken to battle this out, with the first-named preferred given his pedigree suggests there should be a lot more to come. Petite Ganache is another one that warrants respect.