13:40 Uttoxeter 23 Sep 2018

Sentinel May Un Mar Lady Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,159 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 7f 70y

Good to Soft (Good in Places)

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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
498-865
iT
White, black chevrons, red sleeves, red and white quartered cap (Sligo Racing Club)

Cairnshill (IRE)  16 

gr g Tikkanen - Ilikeyou (Lord Americo)

7 12-0 t
102
7 12-0 t
102

10/1, bit below form fifth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24.8f, good) 16 days ago. Lurks on a dangerous mark if building on that.

10/1, bit below form fifth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (24.8f, good) 16 days ago. Lurks on a dangerous mark if building on that.

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2
8-F7532
iT
Black, large red spots, red cap (Mr A Brooke Rankin)

Golden Friday (IRE)  27 

b g Gold Well - Azulada (Pistolet Bleu)

5 11-12
100
5 11-12
100

20/1, excellent second of 13 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, soft) 27 days ago, clear of rest. Raised 4 lb but he's unexposed.

20/1, excellent second of 13 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, soft) 27 days ago, clear of rest. Raised 4 lb but he's unexposed.

3
FP-4478
iT
Black, mauve chevron (Mr R M Brilley)

Golden Sandstorm (IRE)  31 

ch g Golden Tornado - Killoughey Fairy (Torus)

9 11-12
100
9 11-12
100

Eighth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Stratford (18.7f, good, 66/1) 31 days ago. Up in trip but he's opposable on the balance of his form.

Eighth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Stratford (18.7f, good, 66/1) 31 days ago. Up in trip but he's opposable on the balance of his form.

4
4/5706-4
iT
Red, white stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap (Equi Ex Incertis Partners)

Robin Deuz Pois (IRE)  95 

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

6 11-7
95
6 11-7
95

Very good fourth of 15 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good, 12/1) 95 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Must now build on that.

Very good fourth of 15 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (good, 12/1) 95 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Must now build on that.

5
37P44/5
iT
Red and royal blue (quartered), red sleeves, royal blue stars and stars on cap (The Bonhamie Partnership)

Act Of Supremacy (IRE)  23 

b g Presenting - Supreme Touch (Supreme Leader)

8 11-6
94
8 11-6
94

First run since leaving Warren Greatrex when bit below form fifth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Bangor (19.6f, good, 6/1) 23 days ago. Very likely he needed that so he could well take a step forward.

First run since leaving Warren Greatrex when bit below form fifth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Bangor (19.6f, good, 6/1) 23 days ago. Very likely he needed that so he could well take a step forward.

6
86/231-P
iT
Red, white epaulets, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star (Mr Rob Parker)

Aristocracy 51 (31F) 

b g Royal Applause - Pure Speculation (Salse)

7 11-6
94
7 11-6
94

C&D winner. Tenth of 13 in handicap at Chepstow (18f, good, 20/1) 31 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Pulled up on last hurdle run and has a bit to prove at present.

C&D winner. Tenth of 13 in handicap at Chepstow (18f, good, 20/1) 31 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Pulled up on last hurdle run and has a bit to prove at present.

7
2225-7P
iT
Dark blue and yellow stripes, dark blue sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap (Mr D & Mrs H Woodhall)

Hepijeu (FR)  35 

b g Palace Episode - Helenjeu (Montjeu)

7 11-4 t p
92
7 11-4 t p
92

25/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Southwell (20.3f, good) 35 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Geoffrey Deacon.

25/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Southwell (20.3f, good) 35 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Geoffrey Deacon.

8
195-5P2
iT
Light blue, white seams and sleeves, red cap (Mr John Hobbs)

Willyegolassiego 22 

br m Kheleyf - Kryena (Kris)

5 11-2 t p1
90
5 11-2 t p1
90

Course winner. 10/1 and tongue strap on for first time, good head second of 11 to Petrify in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (21.6f, good) 22 days ago, travelling strongly. Cheekpieces now tried.

Course winner. 10/1 and tongue strap on for first time, good head second of 11 to Petrify in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (21.6f, good) 22 days ago, travelling strongly. Cheekpieces now tried.

9
P4P14-6
iT
White, red cross belts, royal blue sleeves, red and white hooped cap (The Berry Syndicate)

Houndscourt (IRE)  133 

b g Court Cave - Broken Rein (Orchestra)

11 10-13 t v
87
11 10-13 t v
87

Unreliable type. Latest win in hurdle at Southwell in February. Below form sixth of 14 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Southwell (24f, good) 133 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Unreliable type. Latest win in hurdle at Southwell in February. Below form sixth of 14 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Southwell (24f, good) 133 days ago. Others more persuasive.

10
631331
iT
Red, black hoop and armlets, red cap, white star (Mr B J Llewellyn)

Petrify 22 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Frigid (Indian Ridge)

8 10-9 t p
83
8 10-9 t p
83

Two wins from 6 runs this season. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (21.6f, good, 5/1) 22 days ago by head from Willyegolassiego, holding on gamely.

Two wins from 6 runs this season. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (21.6f, good, 5/1) 22 days ago by head from Willyegolassiego, holding on gamely.

11
P/090-P2
iT
Royal blue, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star (Phillips & Codell)

Live For Today (IRE)  12 

b g Alflora - Uppermost (Montjeu)

7 10-4 t b
78
7 10-4 t b
78

16/1 and blinkered for first time, second of 10 in handicap hurdle at Worcester (20f, good) 12 days ago. 4 lb rise very fair if he can repeat that run.

16/1 and blinkered for first time, second of 10 in handicap hurdle at Worcester (20f, good) 12 days ago. 4 lb rise very fair if he can repeat that run.

12
8P-5P74
iT
Green, gold sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Anthony White)

Clondaw Banker (IRE)  27 

b g Court Cave - Freya Alex (Makbul)

9 10-0 p
74
9 10-0 p
74

Seventeen runs since last win in 2015. 80/1, fourth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, soft) 27 days ago. That was more like it from his free-falling mark.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2015. 80/1, fourth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, soft) 27 days ago. That was more like it from his free-falling mark.

13
63P68P
iT
Orange, black star, black and orange chevrons on sleeves, black cap, orange star (Mr Robert P Clarke)

Amber Flush 24 

b m Sir Harry Lewis - Sari Rose (Vertical Speed)

9 10-0 p
74
9 10-0 p
74

Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Fontwell (25.8f, good, 11/1) 24 days ago, losing touch over circuit out. Cheekpieces back on. Others more persuasive.

Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Fontwell (25.8f, good, 11/1) 24 days ago, losing touch over circuit out. Cheekpieces back on. Others more persuasive.

14
004323-
iT
Yellow, black hollow box, yellow and white hooped sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Hools & Forces Partnership)

Sounds Of Italy (IRE)  161 

b g Milan - Sound Hill (Green Tune)

9 10-0 t1
74 1 WS
9 10-0 t1
74 1 WS

Blinkered, third of 7 in handicap chase at Ffos Las (23.8f, heavy, 5/1) 161 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Michael Scudamore and he's very interesting.

Blinkered, third of 7 in handicap chase at Ffos Las (23.8f, heavy, 5/1) 161 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. First run for yard after leaving Michael Scudamore and he's very interesting.

Verdict

GOLDEN FRIDAY ran well on his handicap debut at Cartmel when runner-up to Justatenner having looked to improve for a step up in distance. He went up 4lb for that effort but there is every chance the son of Gold Well has more to offer and this looks a good opportunity to gain his first success. Petrify beat Willyegolassiego by a head at Newton Abbot when the pair met at the start of the month and both look key players on that evidence.

Verdict

Dan Skelton has few peers when it comes to improving new inmates, so SOUNDS OF ITALY could easily take a leap forward having undergone a breathing operation. If the market vibes aren't strong for the selection, Golden Friday and Live For Today are probably best placed to profit.

14:10 Uttoxeter 23 Sep 2018

Sentinel May Un Mar Lady Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,159 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 7f 70y

Good to Soft (Good in Places)

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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
434412
iT
Royal blue, white hollow box (Donald McCain Racing Club)

Handy Hollow (IRE)  17 

ch g Beat Hollow - Hesperia (Slip Anchor)

5 11-13
101
5 11-13
101

Gained reward for consistency when landing 15-runner event at Bangor last month. Another fine effort when narrowly denied at Sedgefield since. Up another 7 lb but still go well again.

Gained reward for consistency when landing 15-runner event at Bangor last month. Another fine effort when narrowly denied at Sedgefield since. Up another 7 lb but still go well again.

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2
36P-75P
iT
Dark blue, yellow seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Matt Watkinson Racing Club)

Gold Chain (IRE)  29 

b m Authorized - Mountain Chain (Royal Academy)

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

Ungenuine sort who has offered little in 6 starts for this yard.

Ungenuine sort who has offered little in 6 starts for this yard.

3
360-223
iT
Red, black chevron and sleeves, black cap, red diamond (Colleen Ford-ellis)

Balkinstown (IRE)  21 

b g Westerner - Graffogue (Red Sunset)

8 11-10 t v
98
8 11-10 t v
98

Worcester winner last summer and arrives on the back of 3 creditable placed efforts at that venue this term. Likely to be competitive again.

Worcester winner last summer and arrives on the back of 3 creditable placed efforts at that venue this term. Likely to be competitive again.

4
89-6488
iT
Yellow, brown cross belts, brown sleeves, yellow armlets, black and red check cap (Mrs Frances Draper)

Candlelight Story 34 

b m Kayf Tara - Foehn Gale (Strong Gale)

8 11-7 t p
95
8 11-7 t p
95

Has hinted at ability on occasions but she likely remains too high in the weights. Headgear made no difference last time.

Has hinted at ability on occasions but she likely remains too high in the weights. Headgear made no difference last time.

5
090-
iT
Purple, maroon star and star on cap (The Valentine Partnership)

The Manuscript (IRE)  296 

b g Mahler - Limavady (Executive Perk)

5 11-6
94
5 11-6
94

Down the field in trio of novice hurdles towards the end of 2017 but wouldn't be a shock to see him prove a different proposition now handicapping after a break. Needs monitoring in betting.

Down the field in trio of novice hurdles towards the end of 2017 but wouldn't be a shock to see him prove a different proposition now handicapping after a break. Needs monitoring in betting.

6
9P990-0
iT
Black and red (quartered), halved sleeves, black cap, red star (Mr Johnny Farrelly)

Love The Leader (IRE)  18 

b g Fruits Of Love - Suelena (Supreme Leader)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Step back in right direction when third at Newton Abbot last September but struggled since, including on reappearance. Well handicapped but would need to see market support to consider.

Step back in right direction when third at Newton Abbot last September but struggled since, including on reappearance. Well handicapped but would need to see market support to consider.

7
P59551
iT
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)

Midnight Aurora 32 

ch m Midnight Legend - Bekkaria (Ut*clafouti)

5 11-4
92
5 11-4
92

Marked step up in trip sparked improvement when striking at second time of asking in handicaps at Worcester (23f) last month. Could easily have more to offer now she's got her act together.

Marked step up in trip sparked improvement when striking at second time of asking in handicaps at Worcester (23f) last month. Could easily have more to offer now she's got her act together.

8
304725-
iT
Pink, purple star, sleeves and star on cap (Mr T J Stubbins)

Turtle Cask (IRE)  184 

b g Turtle Island - Sayce (Supreme Leader)

9 11-2 p
90
9 11-2 p
90

Unreliable sort. Remote fifth of 7 in handicap hurdle at Sedgefield (27f, heavy) in March. Off 6 months. Cheekpieces back on.

Unreliable sort. Remote fifth of 7 in handicap hurdle at Sedgefield (27f, heavy) in March. Off 6 months. Cheekpieces back on.

9
6434/36
iT
Black, black and royal blue diabolo on sleeves (Mr W Williams)

Gold Bonne Raine (IRE)  51 

b m Gold Well - Be My Bonne (Be My Native)

7 10-9 p
83
7 10-9 p
83

Suggested her ability remains intact when returning from 14-month absence to finish third at Southwell (20f) in May but well held at Bangor since.

Suggested her ability remains intact when returning from 14-month absence to finish third at Southwell (20f) in May but well held at Bangor since.

10
4FP5U-U
iT
Pink, yellow chevron, pink sleeves, yellow stars and cap (In The Pink Partnership)

Jonjoela (IRE)  93 

b m Great Exhibition - Yorkshire Blade (Sadler's Wells)

7 10-6
80
7 10-6
80

50/1, unseated rider in handicap chase at Market Rasen (3m, good to firm) on debut over fences 93 days ago. No impact in handicap hurdles last season. Uphill task.

50/1, unseated rider in handicap chase at Market Rasen (3m, good to firm) on debut over fences 93 days ago. No impact in handicap hurdles last season. Uphill task.

11
6P/8636
iT
Red, yellow disc, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Tony Forbes)

Tingo In The Tale (IRE)  18 

b g Oratorio - Sunlit Skies (Selkirk)

9 10-4 p
78
9 10-4 p
78

Not disgraced over hurdles recently, but there's no sign of him breaking his long-standing maiden tag in this sphere.

Not disgraced over hurdles recently, but there's no sign of him breaking his long-standing maiden tag in this sphere.

12
008-675
iT
Dark blue and light blue diabolo, light blue cap (Mr Richard Phillips)

Bella's Vision (FR)  19 

ch m Vision D'etat - Dalina (Trempolino)

5 10-0 t1 p1
74
5 10-0 t1 p1
74

Little impact in bumpers/novice hurdles, but more realistic chance now handicapping over a longer trip in first-time headgear combination.

Little impact in bumpers/novice hurdles, but more realistic chance now handicapping over a longer trip in first-time headgear combination.

13
7F8645
iT
Dark blue, light blue hoop, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mrs N Sheppard)

Kilcaragh Boy (IRE)  12 

b g King's Theatre - Histologie (Quart de Vin)

9 10-0 p
74 1
9 10-0 p
74 1

Modest hurdler in Ireland, successful just once. Slightly better signs for new yard last twice and mark continues to slide.

Modest hurdler in Ireland, successful just once. Slightly better signs for new yard last twice and mark continues to slide.

14
63P785
iT
Maroon, black epaulets, white sleeves, black armlets, maroon cap, black star (Miss G Boanas)

Rock N'stones (IRE)  18 

b g Stowaway - Rock Abbey (College Chapel)

7 10-0 (ow1) b
74 3
7 10-0 (ow1) b
74 3

Remains a maiden after 26 starts. Latest Southwell fifth one of his better efforts but still not hard to look elsewhere from out of the handicap.

Remains a maiden after 26 starts. Latest Southwell fifth one of his better efforts but still not hard to look elsewhere from out of the handicap.

Verdict

MIDNIGHT AURORA improved considerably for the step up in trip at Worcester last month as she won with a bit in hand. A 7lb rise seems very fair for that success and she remains unexposed over staying distances. Handy Hollow has been consistent over the summer months and another solid effort looks on the cards, while similar comments apply to Balkinstown, who has run well on all three starts at Worcester this campaign.

Verdict

MIDNIGHT AURORA could be the sort to kick on now she's come good and can make light of a 7 lb rise for Worcester. The consistent Handy Hollow rates an obvious threat despite having gone up a further 7 lb for finishing second last time, while Balkinstown can extend his run of creditable placed efforts.

14:45 Uttoxeter 23 Sep 2018

Sentinel Green 'Un Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,758 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 3f 207y

Good

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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
3/3544-1
iT
Yellow, black chevron, check cap (Mr Terry Warner)

Gortroe Joe (IRE)  139 

b g Beneficial - Rowlands Star (Old Vic)

6 11-4
128
6 11-4
128

Some fairly useful efforts in defeat last term and got off mark in 19f Warwick novice on return in May. The obvious threat to Minella Warrior.

Some fairly useful efforts in defeat last term and got off mark in 19f Warwick novice on return in May. The obvious threat to Minella Warrior.

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2
282/1
iT
Dark blue and yellow (halved), dark blue sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs Julie Martin And David R Martin)

Minella Warrior (IRE)  134 

b g King's Theatre - Bobbi's Venture (Bob Back)

6 11-4
-
6 11-4
-

£180,000 purchase from points who chased home Kalashnikov in a bumper and made light of a 14-month absence to make a successful start over hurdles at Warwick in May. Useful prospect.

£180,000 purchase from points who chased home Kalashnikov in a bumper and made light of a 14-month absence to make a successful start over hurdles at Warwick in May. Useful prospect.

3
6-255
iT
Purple, black and white check sleeves (Terry & Sarah Amos)

Cybalko (FR)  32 

b g Balko - Cybertina (Cyborg)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Definite promise in 3 starts over hurdles this summer and very much the sort to do better at some point but will need to raise his game to trouble a couple of these rivals.

Definite promise in 3 starts over hurdles this summer and very much the sort to do better at some point but will need to raise his game to trouble a couple of these rivals.

4
463
iT
Emerald green, black cross belts, yellow sleeves and cap (Mrs Rosemary Gasson)

Desert De Bruyere (FR)  23 

b g Great Pretender - Quid de neuville (Le Balafre)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Placed on last of 3 outings in Irish points. Has offered something to work on in a bumper/2 novice hurdles for new connections but unlikely to be of real interest this side of handicaps.

Placed on last of 3 outings in Irish points. Has offered something to work on in a bumper/2 novice hurdles for new connections but unlikely to be of real interest this side of handicaps.

5
P-2523B
iT
Maroon and light blue diabolo, light blue cap, maroon diamonds (Alastair & Pippa McLeish)

Orchard Lane (IRE)  21 

b g Gamut - Me No Puppet (Mtoto)

6 10-12
-
6 10-12
-

Placed twice in Irish maiden points. Fair third on Worcester hurdle now in June but struggling when brought down 4 out there 12 weeks later.

Placed twice in Irish maiden points. Fair third on Worcester hurdle now in June but struggling when brought down 4 out there 12 weeks later.

6
P/32-
iT
Pink, white star, pink sleeves, white stars and cap (Premier Plastering (uk) Limited)

Tricks And Trails (IRE)  231 

b g Flemensfirth - Loughaneala (Be My Native)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Placed twice in Irish points in early-2018. Will need to be useful to make a winning start under Rules against this opposition and likely best watched.

Placed twice in Irish points in early-2018. Will need to be useful to make a winning start under Rules against this opposition and likely best watched.

7
2
iT
Purple, royal blue armlets (Mr Dan Skelton)

Up The Drive (IRE)  134 

b g Olden Times - Black Magic Baby (Bob Back)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Well-held last of 2 finishers on point debut in May but has joined Dan Skelton since. Highly likely Gortroe Joe is the stable first string but the betting should provide more clues.

Well-held last of 2 finishers on point debut in May but has joined Dan Skelton since. Highly likely Gortroe Joe is the stable first string but the betting should provide more clues.

8
P-P
iT
Black, white sleeves, yellow cap (Mr N A Twiston-Davies)

Ballyblake (IRE)  134 

b g Arakan - Nonnetia (Trempolino)

4 10-11
-
4 10-11
-

Pulled up in 2 Irish points earlier this year but he does make appeal on breeding, being a half-brother to Grand National winner One For Arthur and useful hurdler Forza Milan.

Pulled up in 2 Irish points earlier this year but he does make appeal on breeding, being a half-brother to Grand National winner One For Arthur and useful hurdler Forza Milan.

9
P082P/0
iT
White, red chevron, red and white chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap (Network Racing)

How Much Is Enough (IRE)  34 

b m Moon Ballet - Silankka (Slip Anchor)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Placed in Irish points but no impact in varied events under Rules.

Placed in Irish points but no impact in varied events under Rules.

10
1/104-
iT
Dark blue, grey cross belts, white sleeves (Mr S D Faiers)

Malindi Bay (FR)  337 

b m Alflora - La Grande Villez (Villez)

5 10-5
-
5 10-5
-

Bumper winner who showed aptitude for hurdling when fourth at Market Rasen (20.5f) last October. Taken a while to get her back but is open to improvement.

Bumper winner who showed aptitude for hurdling when fourth at Market Rasen (20.5f) last October. Taken a while to get her back but is open to improvement.

11
00/8
iT
Dark blue, light blue star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Mr T P Hitchman)

Okmyway 113 

br m Passing Glance - Highlight Girl (Forzando)

5 10-5
-
5 10-5
-

Well beaten in 3 bumpers ahead of this switch to hurdles.

Well beaten in 3 bumpers ahead of this switch to hurdles.

Verdict

MINELLA WARRIOR has only made the track a handful of times since his bumper debut for Kim Bailey at Ascot in December 2016, when behind Western Ryder in a Listed event. That form reads very strongly along with his second to Grade 1 performer Kalashnikov at Wetherby the following March, before making a winning debut over timber at Warwick in May. The son of King's Theatre remains a fairly exciting type and he can account for the useful Gortroe Joe, a winner himself at Warwick on a different card in the same month, and Up The Drive, who makes his debut for Dan Skelton having placed on his sole outing in a point-to-point.

Verdict

We haven't seen MINELLA WARRIOR too often but he's looked a useful prospect when he has made it to the track and can add to his Warwick hurdle debut success in May. Fellow previous winner Gortroe Joe is the obvious danger in what will likely develop into a match.

15:15 Uttoxeter 23 Sep 2018

Sentinel Way We Were Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,758 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 3f 207y

Good

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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
1953-P4
iT
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves and cap (Mr John L Marriott)

Star Foot (IRE)  39 

b g Soviet Star - On The Backfoot (Bob Back)

7 11-12 t
120 WS
7 11-12 t
120 WS

Again ran poorly after a break when fourth of 5 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (21.6f, good) 39 days ago. Handicapper relenting, though and has had a wind operation.

Again ran poorly after a break when fourth of 5 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (21.6f, good) 39 days ago. Handicapper relenting, though and has had a wind operation.

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2
14620-7
iT
White, dark green seams, striped sleeves, dark green cap (Clwydian International)

Viserion 127 

ch g Tamayuz - Frivolity (Pivotal)

6 11-11 p
119
6 11-11 p
119

Latest win in hurdle at Sedgefield in December. 10/1 and blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Bangor (16.7f) 127 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and may fare better after a break.

Latest win in hurdle at Sedgefield in December. 10/1 and blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Bangor (16.7f) 127 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and may fare better after a break.

3
7/P0557-
iT
Dark blue, maroon striped sleeves (Rebel Jumping)

Its'afreebee (IRE)  271 (43F) 

br g Danroad - Aphra Benn (In The Wings)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Useful jumper for Dan Skelton before he lost his way. Won twice on the level this year for his new yard and now reverts back to hurdling.

Useful jumper for Dan Skelton before he lost his way. Won twice on the level this year for his new yard and now reverts back to hurdling.

4
0/312-2
iT
Light green, orange stars, light green sleeves (Mrs J & Miss C Shipp)

Spin A Yarn (IRE)  139 

b g Flemensfirth - Keeps Sake (Old Vic)

5 11-10
118 WS2
5 11-10
118 WS2

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. First run since leaving Joseph Patrick O'Brien when good second of 9 in handicap hurdle at Kempton (21f, good, 4/1) in May. Up 3 lb but can clearly go well fresh.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. First run since leaving Joseph Patrick O'Brien when good second of 9 in handicap hurdle at Kempton (21f, good, 4/1) in May. Up 3 lb but can clearly go well fresh.

5
U334/72-
iT
Purple, royal blue armlets (Mr Dan Skelton)

Woodfort 332 

gr g Dalakhani - Akdara (Sadler's Wells)

6 11-10 t1
118
6 11-10 t1
118

Unreliable type. 4/1, good second of 8 in handicap hurdle at Southwell on final start. Off 11 months and needs monitoring in the betting having joined a yard that has a good record with similar types.

Unreliable type. 4/1, good second of 8 in handicap hurdle at Southwell on final start. Off 11 months and needs monitoring in the betting having joined a yard that has a good record with similar types.

6
224114-
iT
Light blue, black and light blue halved sleeves, black cap (Mrs P L Bridel)

Poetic Lady (IRE)  347 

b m Yeats - Apollo Lady (Alflora)

7 11-10 t p
118
7 11-10 t p
118

Latest win in hurdle at Fontwell in September 2017. 15/8, fourth of 5 in handicap hurdle at Ludlow (21.2f, good to firm), finding less than looked likely. Off 11 months.

Latest win in hurdle at Fontwell in September 2017. 15/8, fourth of 5 in handicap hurdle at Ludlow (21.2f, good to firm), finding less than looked likely. Off 11 months.

7
418RRR-
iT
Dark blue, light blue chevrons, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Mr Mike Gorman)

Robin Of Locksley (IRE)  175 

b g Robin Des Pres - Duggary Dancer (Saddlers' Hall)

8 11-7 h
115
8 11-7 h
115

Latest win in hurdle at Leicester in January. Refused in handicap hurdle (13/2) at Ffos Las (20f, heavy) in April. Hood back on. Risky betting proposition.

Latest win in hurdle at Leicester in January. Refused in handicap hurdle (13/2) at Ffos Las (20f, heavy) in April. Hood back on. Risky betting proposition.

8
440-142
iT
White, red braces, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star (James And Jean Potter)

Equus Millar (IRE)  72 

b g Masterofthehorse - Lets Get Busy (Presenting)

5 11-6
114
5 11-6
114

1 win from 3 runs this season. Winner in hurdle at Ludlow in May. 10/1, creditable second of 13 in handicap hurdle at Ffos Las (20f, good to firm) 72 days ago. Shortlist material.

1 win from 3 runs this season. Winner in hurdle at Ludlow in May. 10/1, creditable second of 13 in handicap hurdle at Ffos Las (20f, good to firm) 72 days ago. Shortlist material.

9
244-14P
iT
Dark blue, yellow seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap (Winks Racing)

Free Range (IRE)  34 

b g Subtle Power - Tullyspark Rose (Beneficial)

Non Runner

Non Runner

1 win from 3 runs this season. 28/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Bangor (24.1f, good) 34 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Others preferred.

1 win from 3 runs this season. 28/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Bangor (24.1f, good) 34 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Others preferred.

10
3P625/1
iT
Grey, purple star, grey sleeves, purple stars, purple cap (John & Linda Oldroyd)

Discay 18 

b g Distant Music - Caysue (Cayman Kai)

9 10-11
105
9 10-11
105

Didn't need to improve to win 12-runner handicap hurdle (8/1) at Southwell (20.3f, good) 18 days ago, but was value for more on the day. Should remain competitive judged on old form.

Didn't need to improve to win 12-runner handicap hurdle (8/1) at Southwell (20.3f, good) 18 days ago, but was value for more on the day. Should remain competitive judged on old form.

11
4612-89
iT
Light green, white stripe, white and dark blue striped sleeves, hooped cap (Mr Dennis & Mr Mark Blight)

Heluvagood 2 

b g Helissio - Cape Siren (Warning)

Non Runner

Non Runner

12
5/P534P-
iT
Royal blue and emerald green diamonds, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mr D M Gibbons)

Only Orvieto (IRE)  169 

b m Kayf Tara - Vigna Maggio (Starborough)

7 10-9
103
7 10-9
103

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Kelso (20.9f, heavy, 8/1) 169 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Ruth Jefferson and possibly best watched.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, possibly amiss when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Kelso (20.9f, heavy, 8/1) 169 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Ruth Jefferson and possibly best watched.

13
034721
iT
Yellow, dark blue stripe (Three Counties Racing)

Kingston (GER)  23 

br g Dylan Thomas - Katy Carr (Machiavellian)

9 10-2
96
9 10-2
96

Won 9-runner handicap hurdle at Bangor (19.6f, good, 7/2) 23 days ago, shaken up to assert. Clearly in good heart and shouldn't be taken lightly in follow-up bid for all this is a stronger race.

Won 9-runner handicap hurdle at Bangor (19.6f, good, 7/2) 23 days ago, shaken up to assert. Clearly in good heart and shouldn't be taken lightly in follow-up bid for all this is a stronger race.

14
345652-
iT
Yellow, black seams, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Mr John R Saville)

Polarbrook (IRE)  293 

br g Alderbrook - Frozen Cello (Arctic Lord)

11 10-0 v
94
11 10-0 v
94

Respectable second of 5 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Fakenham (23.4f, soft). Off 9 months.

Respectable second of 5 in handicap hurdle (10/1) at Fakenham (23.4f, soft). Off 9 months.

Verdict

Dan Skelton has had notable success over the summer with recruits to his stable and could do so once again with WOODFORT, who showed modest ability when with Nigel Twiston-Davies but hinted at Southwell when last seen that the penny may be about to drop. His former handler looks to see off his old charge with youngster Equus Millar, who was last seen picking up a silver medal at Ffos Las in the summer and has won from 6lb lower this year. Spin A Yarn ran with credit on his first start for Warren Greatrex at Kempton earlier this year and is another to note, along with Philip Kirby's Southwell winner Discay.

Verdict

EQUUS MILLAR was beginning to get his act together earlier in the year and there should be more to come from him given he's relatively lightly raced. Spin A Yarn and Woodfort are others to consider.

15:50 Uttoxeter 23 Sep 2018

Moorland Contract Cleaning RA Bridgwater Memorial Handicap Chase (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £16,078 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 4f

Good

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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
351U-46
iT
Yellow, black hollow box, yellow and white hooped sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Hools & Forces Partnership)

Marracudja (FR)  13 

b g Martaline - Memorial (Homme de Loi)

7 11-12 t
140
7 11-12 t
140

8/1, first run since leaving Paul Nicholls when sixth of 7 in handicap chase at Perth (20.1f, good) 13 days ago, not knocked about.

8/1, first run since leaving Paul Nicholls when sixth of 7 in handicap chase at Perth (20.1f, good) 13 days ago, not knocked about.

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2
51U1U1/
iT
Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue diamonds and cap (Axom Lii)

Javert (IRE)  869 

b g Kayf Tara - Royalrova (Garde Royale)

9 11-12
140
9 11-12
140

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Haydock (21.3f, good to firm, 8/1), kept up to work. Off over 2 years.

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Haydock (21.3f, good to firm, 8/1), kept up to work. Off over 2 years.

3
311-211
iT
Orange, beige epaulets and star on cap (Mr G C Stevens)

Golden Birthday (FR)  15 

b g Poliglote - Gold Or Silver (Glint of Gold)

7 11-11 t
139
7 11-11 t
139

2 wins from 3 runs this season. Useful winner at 22f over hurdles. Won 2-runner novice chase (1/7) at Stratford (19.4f, good to firm) 15 days ago, plenty in hand. Makes handicap chase debut.

2 wins from 3 runs this season. Useful winner at 22f over hurdles. Won 2-runner novice chase (1/7) at Stratford (19.4f, good to firm) 15 days ago, plenty in hand. Makes handicap chase debut.

4
324212-
iT
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Highclere T'bred Racing- Crievehill)

Crievehill (IRE)  176 

b g Arcadio - Ma Douce (Mansonnien)

6 11-11
139
6 11-11
139

Latest win in chase at Sandown in March. Creditable second of 8 in handicap chase at Haydock (19.9f, soft, 11/4) 176 days ago, staying on well. Looks competitive on form.

Latest win in chase at Sandown in March. Creditable second of 8 in handicap chase at Haydock (19.9f, soft, 11/4) 176 days ago, staying on well. Looks competitive on form.

5
243830-
iT
Dark blue, grey cross belts and sleeves, orange cap (Elegant Clutter And Mr S D Faiers)

Connetable (FR)  162 

b g Saint Des Saints - Montbresia (Video Rock)

6 11-10 p
138
6 11-10 p
138

12/1, nineteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Aintree (24.7f, soft) 162 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. First run for yard after leaving Paul Nicholls. Cheekpieces back on.

12/1, nineteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Aintree (24.7f, soft) 162 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. First run for yard after leaving Paul Nicholls. Cheekpieces back on.

6
154122-
iT
Red, white sash, emerald green sleeves, emerald green and red check cap (Norman Lake & Susan Carsberg)

Cobra De Mai (FR)  155 

b g Great Pretender - Miria Galanda (Ut*chef De Clan)

6 11-10 t p
138
6 11-10 t p
138

Six wins from 20 NH runs. Very good 1¾ lengths second of 5 to Bigmartre in Future Champions Novices' Chase (7/1) at Ayr (20.5f, good) 155 days ago. Shortlist material.

Six wins from 20 NH runs. Very good 1¾ lengths second of 5 to Bigmartre in Future Champions Novices' Chase (7/1) at Ayr (20.5f, good) 155 days ago. Shortlist material.

7
462151
iT
Yellow, dark blue chevron, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star (Mr B Bell, Mr T Messom & Mrs P Sturgis)

Comanche Chieftain (CAN)  19 

b g Broken Vow - Platinum Preferred (Vindication)

6 11-9
137
6 11-9
137

Five wins from 17 NH runs. 9/4, career best when winning 4-runner handicap chase at Stratford (19.4f, good) 19 days ago.

Five wins from 17 NH runs. 9/4, career best when winning 4-runner handicap chase at Stratford (19.4f, good) 19 days ago.

8
465-115
iT
Emerald green, light green star and star on cap (Mr Carl Pyne)

Curious Carlos 91 

b g Overbury - Classi Maureen (Among Men)

Non Runner

Non Runner

2 wins from 3 runs this season. Latest win in chase at Perth in June. Fifth of 6 in handicap chase (4/1) at Worcester (20f, good) 91 days ago. Must improve.

2 wins from 3 runs this season. Latest win in chase at Perth in June. Fifth of 6 in handicap chase (4/1) at Worcester (20f, good) 91 days ago. Must improve.

9
P6-6P61
iT
Royal blue, dark green sleeves and cap (Mr Alan Halsall)

Midnight Shot 27 

b g Midnight Legend - Suave Shot (Suave Dancer)

8 11-3 p
131
8 11-3 p
131

C&D winner. Ten wins from 32 NH runs. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, won 10-runner handicap chase (7/1) at Cartmel (21.2f, soft) 27 days ago, finding plenty.

C&D winner. Ten wins from 32 NH runs. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, won 10-runner handicap chase (7/1) at Cartmel (21.2f, soft) 27 days ago, finding plenty.

10
240/4U4-
iT
Royal blue, light blue sleeves, royal blue stars, light blue cap (Mr Richard Hobson)

Valadom (FR)  476 

gr g Dadarissime - Laurana (Badolato)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Course winner. Bit below form fourth of 11 in handicap chase (25/1) at Perth (23.8f, good to firm), going with enthusiasm. Off 15 months. Given a chance by the handicapper.

Course winner. Bit below form fourth of 11 in handicap chase (25/1) at Perth (23.8f, good to firm), going with enthusiasm. Off 15 months. Given a chance by the handicapper.

11
FP48-U2
iT
Beige, brown epaulets, armlets and cap (The Sandbaggers Club)

Carlos Du Fruitier (FR)  111 

b g Diableneyev - Odyssee Madrik (Antarctique)

6 10-12
126
6 10-12
126

Fairly useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Second of 7 in handicap chase (11/2) at Newton Abbot (21f, good) on debut over fences 111 days ago, best work finish.

Fairly useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Second of 7 in handicap chase (11/2) at Newton Abbot (21f, good) on debut over fences 111 days ago, best work finish.

12
42P528-
iT
Dark blue, grey chevron (Bgc Racing)

Sam Red (FR)  158 

b g Denham Red - Call Me Nana (Call Me Sam)

7 10-9 t
123
7 10-9 t
123

Eighth of 11 in handicap chase at Cheltenham (25.2f, good, 8/1) 158 days ago. Down in trip.

Eighth of 11 in handicap chase at Cheltenham (25.2f, good, 8/1) 158 days ago. Down in trip.

13
P-53331
iT
Maroon, beige triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap (The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd)

Jovial Joey (IRE)  53 

b g St Jovite - Like A Bird (Topanoora)

7 10-9 t
123
7 10-9 t
123

11/4, won 7-runner handicap chase at Perth (20.1f, good) 53 days ago, always holding on.

11/4, won 7-runner handicap chase at Perth (20.1f, good) 53 days ago, always holding on.

14
23P-205
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Strongly Suggested 35 

b g Kayf Tara - Branston Lily (Cadeaux Genereux)

11 10-9
123
11 10-9
123

Untrustworthy individual. Course winner. Creditable fifth of 11 in handicap chase (20/1) at Southwell (20.3f, good) 35 days ago.

Untrustworthy individual. Course winner. Creditable fifth of 11 in handicap chase (20/1) at Southwell (20.3f, good) 35 days ago.

15
P5-1348
iT
Dark green, light green stars and sleeves, dark green cap (Ian Barran, Rita Butler & Gemma Hogg)

Alderbrook Lad (IRE)  27 

ch g Alderbrook - Alone Tabankulu (Phardante)

12 10-6
120
12 10-6
120

10/1, tailed-off eighth of 10 to Midnight Shot in handicap chase at Cartmel (21.2f, soft) 27 days ago.

10/1, tailed-off eighth of 10 to Midnight Shot in handicap chase at Cartmel (21.2f, soft) 27 days ago.

Verdict

COBRA DE MAI proved he was capable of operating in Graded company when second at Ayr in the spring and with good ground to bounce off here, which is essential to Dan Skelton's gelding, he could thrive at this time of year once again as he did last term. Crievehill is respected but may need conditions slower, while Golden Birthday has impressed in two chase outings this summer at Stratford but this will be a much sterner test of his jumping ability. Curious Carlos, Carlos Du Fruitier and Midnight Shot, who won this last season off 3lb higher, are others to consider.

Verdict

COBRA DE MAI did well over fences last season, ending the campaign with an excellent second in a Grade 2 at Ayr, and his mark hasn't taken the big hit that could have been expected. Crievehill progressed throughout last season and the 6-y-o may still have more to offer. Javert has won all of his completed starts over fences and the market should reveal expectations after a long absence.

16:20 Uttoxeter 23 Sep 2018

Sentinel localandproud Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (3YO plus)

Winner £11,696 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 7f 168y

Good

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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
12112-1
iT
Red and black stripes, red sleeves, white cap (Mr Tony Scrivin)

The Bay Birch (IRE)  119 

b m Beneficial - Tournant Vic (Old Vic)

7 11-12
128
7 11-12
128

Career best when winning 6-runner novice hurdle (15/8) at this course (19.9f, good) 119 days ago, readily. Down in trip and revised mark looks tough over these obstacles.

Career best when winning 6-runner novice hurdle (15/8) at this course (19.9f, good) 119 days ago, readily. Down in trip and revised mark looks tough over these obstacles.

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2
221-241
iT
Red, yellow sash, brown sleeves, yellow cap, red star (Mrs A Allen)

Stepover 21 

b m Midnight Legend - Ring Back (Bob Back)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap hurdle (9/2) at Worcester (16f, good) 21 days ago, keeping on well. Up 6 lb but she's a likeable type.

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap hurdle (9/2) at Worcester (16f, good) 21 days ago, keeping on well. Up 6 lb but she's a likeable type.

3
22-3632
iT
Maroon and light blue diabolo, white sleeves, maroon armlets, white cap (Making Hay)

Lucca Lady (IRE)  17 

b m Milan - Trail Storm (Supreme Leader)

7 10-12
114
7 10-12
114

3/1, respectable second of 6 in novice hurdle at Sedgefield (16.8f, good to firm) 17 days ago, sticking to task. Others more persuasive kept to this sort of trip.

3/1, respectable second of 6 in novice hurdle at Sedgefield (16.8f, good to firm) 17 days ago, sticking to task. Others more persuasive kept to this sort of trip.

4
14-
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing X, Mr T P & D McMah)

Toboggan's Fire 211 

b m Firebreak - Toboggan Lady (Tobougg)

5 10-5
107
5 10-5
107

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Fourth of 8 in novice hurdle (9/4) at Newcastle (16.4f, soft), needing lesser test. Off 7 months. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. Fourth of 8 in novice hurdle (9/4) at Newcastle (16.4f, soft), needing lesser test. Off 7 months. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

5
354-551
iT
Red, dark green and red striped sleeves and cap (Miss E J Tanner)

Solstalla 12 

b m Halling - Solstice (Dubawi)

6 10-2 p
104
6 10-2 p
104

7/1, didn't need to improve to win 7-runner handicap hurdle at Worcester (16f, good) 12 days ago, holding on gamely. Raised just 2 lb and she retains handicap scope.

7/1, didn't need to improve to win 7-runner handicap hurdle at Worcester (16f, good) 12 days ago, holding on gamely. Raised just 2 lb and she retains handicap scope.

6
371130
iT
Black, red stripe, hooped sleeves, white cap (Mrs Stef Keniry)

Hermanus (IRE)  29 

ch m Golan - Almost Trumps (Nearly A Hand)

6 10-0 (ow2) p
102
6 10-0 (ow2) p
102

Latest win in hurdle at Bangor in August. 11/4, tenth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (17.2f, good to soft) 29 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Latest win in hurdle at Bangor in August. 11/4, tenth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (17.2f, good to soft) 29 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

7
12554-4
iT
White, dark green star, red sleeves, black stars, red cap, black star (Ms K Neill & Mr W Mackey)

Soiesauvage (FR)  21 

b m Lauro - Taffetas (Nikos)

7 10-0 t h
102 10
7 10-0 t h
102 10

C&D winner. 6/1, 9¾ lengths fourth of 7 to Stepover in handicap hurdle at Worcester (16f, good) 21 days ago, not knocked about. 10 lb out of the weights.

C&D winner. 6/1, 9¾ lengths fourth of 7 to Stepover in handicap hurdle at Worcester (16f, good) 21 days ago, not knocked about. 10 lb out of the weights.

Verdict

SOLSTALLA demonstrated a great attitude in the finish when prevailing by half a length over this trip at Worcester earlier in the month and is expected to overcome a 2lb rise to notch a quick double. Stepover is 6lb higher than when striking over 2m at Worcester three weeks ago and could emerge as the principal threat, while any money for the returning The Bay Birch, who landed a 2m4f novice hurdle here in May when last sighted, would also be notable.

Verdict

SOLSTALLA showed a willing attitude when regaining the winning thread at Worcester 12 days ago and must hold sound follow-up claims from just 2 lb higher. Stepover has more to do having been raised 6 lb for her latest success but she's a likeable type and still rates the chief threat.