December 07 / 14.00 Uttoxeter

14.00 Uttoxeter

Soft

Low Cost Roofing Stoke Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3158.68
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 7s
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Low Cost Roofing Stoke Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 3151P- D BF

Last run: 257 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Veteran front-runner; made all over fences at Ludlow (2m, soft) in February but ran no sort of race the following month; has no great record fresh and probably best watched back over hurdles after an absence.
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5th

2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Ben Brody

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: D J Jeffreys

4th

1

1st Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:05 Catterick

Ben Brody

12st 7lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Front-running 12yo who mixes hurdling and chasing these days; won in this sphere at Ludlow (2m, soft) last February, but his last two runs have been below par and he needs to bounce back.

7/2

5th

3

11th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Ben Brody

11st 9lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Front-running 12yo who mixes hurdling and chasing these days; won in this sphere at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) in December before being beaten 48l on very heavy ground over fences at Fontwell on Boxing Day; needs to bounce back.

11/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 613-43 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat scorer (including on heavy ground) who opened his hurdles account at Plumpton (2m, good) in April; creditable third of eight at Leicester three weeks ago; needs a bit more but first-time cheekpieces may help.
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3rd

1

(6)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Alborkan

9st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Amy Murphy

Dual Flat winner (1m2f/1m3f AW) and has run some decent races in handicap hurdles this winter; might be better for wind surgery but perhaps high enough in the weights in this scene.

6/1

6th

3

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

14:25 Newbury

Alborkan

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dual Flat scorer (1m2f/1m3f); steadily progressive over hurdles and he ran a cracker in cheekpieces when 1l second of eight at Uttoxeter (2m, soft; 4l up when hitting last flight) six weeks ago; leading contender.

11/2

2nd

2

7th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:00 Uttoxeter

Alborkan

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dual Flat scorer (including on heavy ground) who opened his hurdles account at Plumpton (2m, good) in April; creditable third of eight at Leicester three weeks ago; needs a bit more but first-time cheekpieces may help.

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 275-34

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden and has sometimes flattered to deceive, but a fourth of 12 at Ayr (2m, good) recdently was a respectable effort; now wears hood/tongue-strap combination for the first time; more persuasive than many.
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5th

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:10 Southwell

Ugo Du Misselot

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

2nd

2

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Ugo Du Misselot

11st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

5th

8

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:11 Wetherby

Ugo Du Misselot

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Tristan Davidson

Shaped as if needing the run after three months off when fourth of eight at Ayr (2m, soft) last time; still a maiden after 12 attempts under rules but he's well handicapped on his best form and another to consider.

11/1

14/1

Form: 434/9-

Last run: 402 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
0-8 under rules, the first four of those runs in France; best effort in Britain when fourth of eight at Wetherby (2m, soft) in March 2020; now 4lb lower but he has a 400-day absence to overcome.
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10th

11

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell

Fazayte

11st 1lb

J: Daniel Hiskett

T: Ryan Potter

6th

4

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:21 Hereford

Fazayte

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Chasing hasn't gone to plan this year (two attempts) and he now reverts to hurdling; ended 2021 with two very respectable runs (2m/2m3f, soft) and has slipped to a tempting mark; impossible to rule out.

8/1

6th

2

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:35 Leicester

Fazayte

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

11-race maiden who finished a well-held fourth in his last two hurdle runs and unseated on his chase debut at Bangor (2m1f, heavy) last month; looks feasibly treated on his peak form but he still has stamina to prove at this sort of trip and others are more convincing; first-time cheekpieces.

7/1

Form: -12039

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
4yo who won a French bumper in April; best effort over hurdles when 25l third of 13 at 150-1 in novice at Bangor (2m1f, good to soft); pulled his way to the front when tailed off on handicap debut at Newcastle (17-2) next time; needs to settle much better; tongue-strap added.
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3rd

2

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

15:35 Warwick

Heritier

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Showed improved form when wide-margin winner off a 10lb lower mark on his first run over fences in Britain at Market Rasen in March (2m1f, good to soft) and the race maybe came too soon for him when a well-beaten third to Bempton Cliffs over same C&D next time (started at 4-7); interesting back from a break.

11/4

3rd

1

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:05 Market Rasen

Heritier

12st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

1st

4

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:45 Market Rasen

Heritier

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall

Bumper winner in France (well held on sole chase start there); campaigned over hurdles in Britain, best effort when runner-up at Ludlow last time; possibilities off same mark if he takes well to British chasing.

7/2

2/1

Form: 213

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Plenty of promise in two 3yo hurdles in France, scoring comfortably at Compiegne (2m1f, soft) in September, and wasn't disgraced on British debut when 7l third of seven at Leicester; now moves into handicaps with a 15lb weight-for-age allowance; interesting contender in a first-time tongue-strap.
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2nd

12

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Taunton

Kalzari

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Plenty of promise in two 3yo hurdles in France, winning at Compiegne (2m1f, soft) in September; well below that form in Britain, never-dangerous seventh in handicap here 17 days ago; others look stronger.

14/1

7th

12

22nd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:33 Taunton

Kalzari

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Plenty of promise in two 3yo hurdles in France, winning at Compiegne (2m1f, soft) in September; promising British debut in November but was disappointing next time before finishing sixth on handicap debut here (2m3f) three weeks ago; now drops back in trip but others look stronger.

14/1

6th

5

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:15 Taunton

Kalzari

10st 10lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Plenty of promise in two 3yo hurdles in France, winning at Compiegne (2m1f, soft) in September; positive first run in Britain but she was never going when only 4-1 for a Uttoxeter handicap (2m, soft) and the tongue-tie tried there is replaced by cheekpieces; could be a player should that switch work.

13/2

Form: P8/97- D

Last run: 495 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won three times over hurdles (2m; good/good to soft) in 2019, and again on the Flat in February 2020; well beaten on both hurdling starts last summer and returns after nearly 500 days off with something to prove; however, well handicapped if retaining ability and market check needed.
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4th

7

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Worcester

Lucky Lover Boy

10st 13lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 4 out, ridden and every chance 3 out, weakened after 2 out

11/2

2nd

2

3rd Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

14:10 Huntingdon

Lucky Lover Boy

11st 11lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, disputed lead, led 3rd, ridden and headed 2 out, rallied approaching last, kept on run-in, no match for winner

7/1

Form: F355-5 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won for nearly two years but he probably needed the run on his first start since leaving Sue Smith when 33l fifth of seven at Carlisle five weeks ago; has dropped to a very lenient mark, 2m on a soft surface suits him well, and he cannot be discounted.
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1

14th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

13:50 Sedgefield

Captain Moirette

11st 12lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Very well handicapped on his old form for Sue Smith but regressed for that yard and has been well beaten on his three runs for this stable.

16/1

7th

2

1st Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:20 Catterick

Captain Moirette

11st 12lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

C&D winner who is very well treated on his old form but he's not won for two years and has been beaten 33l in both runs this season; was sent off favourite at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) last time but he bled from the nose and has quite a lot to prove with blinkers now tried.

10/1

8th

5

7th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:00 Uttoxeter

Captain Moirette

11st 4lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Hasn't won for nearly two years but he probably needed the run on his first start since leaving Sue Smith when 33l fifth of seven at Carlisle five weeks ago; has dropped to a very lenient mark, 2m on a soft surface suits him well, and he cannot be discounted.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 8-2284 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
3-14 over hurdles, all those wins at 2m, and he ran respectably after wind surgery when 4l fourth of eight at Kempton (good) last month; could be thereabouts again but others have more potential.
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3rd

6

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Worcester

Inn The Bull

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, hit 3rd, ridden after 3 out, went third approaching last, kept on but not pace to challenge

6/1

7th

10

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Worcester

Inn The Bull

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, going okay when headway and tracked leaders 3 out, ridden 2 out, weakened last

7/2

2nd

5

23rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Inn The Bull

11st 9lb

J: Mr James King

T: Alastair Ralph

Runs this track well and lurks on a dangerous mark but never really looked likely to land a telling blow before staying on for fourth here (2m, good) two weeks ago; not yet proven over this far and needs to up his game.

14/1

Form: 132943 D BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Beginning to look exposed but he ran creditably when third of seven at Leicester (2m, good to soft) nine days ago; could have a say again.
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6th

5

23rd May 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

19:20 Huntingdon

Begin The Luck

11st 4lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Caroline Bailey

15/2

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:40 Southwell

Begin The Luck

11st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Caroline Bailey

Unable to justify favouritism here last month but ground may have been a shade too soft; dual C&D winner last spring (also narrowly beaten by Phoebus Lescribaa in June, all on good) and that form makes him interesting; cheekpieces fitted for the first time.

4/1

4th

2

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Begin The Luck

12st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Caroline Bailey

Dual C&D winner last year on good ground and he can deal with his current mark; has run well on good to soft but anything softer would make him opposable.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £478.00
Straight Forecast £545.10
Tricast £2615.00
Trifecta £2505.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Alborkan

SPOTLIGHT:

Kalzari

RP Ratings:

Inn The Bull

Daily Express:

Heritier

WEST COUNTRY:

Kalzari

Telegraph:

Kalzari

Daily Record:

Kalzari

The Times:

Alborkan

The Guardian:

Alborkan

Daily Mail:

Alborkan

Daily Mirror:

Alborkan

The Sun:

Alborkan

The Star:

Alborkan

TOPSPEED:

Inn The Bull