January 29 / 13.13 Uttoxeter

13.13 Uttoxeter Good

Virgin Bet Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 4m 14s
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Virgin Bet Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 64

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner; well held both starts under rules, left behind from two out when fourth of eight in maiden at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft; 9-1) on hurdling debut; needs to up his game.
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4th

2

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

17:20 Doncaster

Sullivan’s Brow

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner (3m, soft to heavy) who has improved with each of his three runs under rules, winning a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in January; hung left late on and the margin was just a short head, but he has potential now back up in trip on his handicap debut.

7/1

1st

7

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:13 Uttoxeter

Sullivan’s Brow

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner; well held both starts under rules, left behind from two out when fourth of eight in maiden at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft; 9-1) on hurdling debut; needs to up his game.

14/1

4th

6

14th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

12:20 Sedgefield

Sullivan’s Brow

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Well beaten in mid-division when 17-2 for his rules debut in a Wetherby bumper (2m, soft) 18 days ago; needs to take a big step forward today but that's possible from this Irish point winner, who is in good hands.

6/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-18 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful form in bumpers, winning on this course (good) in November and running creditably when eighth of 12 in Listed race at Ascot (good to soft; 12-1) six weeks ago; bred for jumping and commands plenty of respect on his hurdling debut.
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2nd

2

31st Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Warwick

Benign Dictator

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Bumper winner in November; plenty of promise on both hurdling starts, just touched off on debut and running on to finish fourth upped in trip at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) this month; seems to stay well so this slightly longer distance ought to suit; strong contender.

5/4

4th

1

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:20 Southwell

Benign Dictator

11st 6lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Respectable form at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in two of his three rules starts, winning bumper in November and going very close in maiden hurdle last time; shapes as if this longer trip will suit; in the mix.

4/1

2nd

2

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:13 Uttoxeter

Benign Dictator

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Fairly useful form in bumpers, winning on this course (good) in November and running creditably when eighth of 12 in Listed race at Ascot (good to soft; 12-1) six weeks ago; bred for jumping and commands plenty of respect on his hurdling debut.

15/8

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32/22

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
0-8 in points/under rules but he's knocking at the door, pulling clear with the winner when 4l second of 12 at Chepstow (2m, heavy) three weeks ago; good ground is an unknown (has raced only in the mud so far) but he sets the standard on form.
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9th

5

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:50 Worcester

Drenagh

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

7th

1

3rd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:35 Hereford

Drenagh

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

3rd

5

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:23 Bangor-on-Dee

Drenagh

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Placed in both bumpers in 2020 and on all three hurdling starts this season (once here); managed only third when odds-on for Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good) six weeks ago but didn't run badly there and his Irish point form suggests today's trip should be within range; has a part to play.

8/1

Form: 6-9F

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Mid-division in two bumpers; well held when falling two out in novice at Huntingdon (100-1) on hurdling debut; needs to improve.
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4

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Ez Tiger

11st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alex Hales

Beaten 16l+ in his qualifying runs and his most prominent display came on good ground; goes handicapping with much to prove but this is a bad race.

5/1

5th

4

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Ez Tiger

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Showed some improvement in similar event at Uttoxeter (2m, good; finished fourth) last month but needs another step forward; may find better opportunities when handicapping.

20/1

4th

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:13 Uttoxeter

Ez Tiger

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alex Hales

Mid-division in two bumpers; well held when falling two out in novice at Huntingdon (100-1) on hurdling debut; needs to improve.

25/1

Form: 6-26

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Favourite for a bumper on his debut last spring but could only finish sixth, and beaten at least 16l in two novice hurdles; has since left Nigel Twiston-Davies; bit to prove on first start for new stable.
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5th

4

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:55 Hereford

Nine Nine Nine

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Just the three runs for Nigel Twiston-Davies and was beaten 20l when runner-up; beaten about the same distance on his stable debut in a Uttoxeter maiden in January; this opening mark is no obvious gift.

6/1

5th

5

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:13 Uttoxeter

Nine Nine Nine

11st 6lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Favourite for a bumper on his debut last spring but could only finish sixth, and beaten at least 16l in two novice hurdles; has since left Nigel Twiston-Davies; bit to prove on first start for new stable.

16/1

6th

6

11th Nov 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:32 Taunton

Nine Nine Nine

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Favourite for a bumper on his debut in April but could only finish sixth; no match for the winner when switched to hurdles last month; should do better but may need a great test of stamina.

8/1

Form: 2

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Left David Menuisier a ten-race maiden on the Flat but he showed some aptitude for hurdling when 6l second of seven at Plumpton (2m, good; 28-1; mistakes last two flights) in December; some improvement required but that's not out of the question.
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6th

1

(7)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

13:25 Yarmouth

Russian Virtue

10st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Clare Hobson

0-17 under both codes but outran odds when runner-up, albeit no match for winner, over C&D last month (good to firm); a few came by him over further 11 days ago and he's low down the list despite having the assistance of Benoit de la Sayette.

5th

7

(2)

7th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Lingfield

Russian Virtue

8st 7lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Clare Hobson

2nd

2

(4)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 5

13:05 Yarmouth

Russian Virtue

9st 4lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Clare Hobson

0-15 Flat and jumps; trained until last autumn by David Menuisier; tailed off on his last four outings; needs the fitting of cheekpieces to have a transformative effect.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
30,000euros 3yo; brother to winners Anything Will Do (useful 2m-2m7f hurdle/chase) and Western Cowboy (2m hurdle); wouldn't need to be anything special to make an impact on his racecourse debut; worth a market check.
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9th

9

19th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:38 Wincanton

Western Baron

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Colin Tizzard

Brother to useful Irish jumper Anything Will do and half-brother to very useful Irish hunter chaser Stand Up And Fight but struggled on debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good) three weeks ago.

20/1

7th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:13 Uttoxeter

Western Baron

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Colin Tizzard

30,000euros 3yo; brother to winners Anything Will Do (useful 2m-2m7f hurdle/chase) and Western Cowboy (2m hurdle); wouldn't need to be anything special to make an impact on his racecourse debut; worth a market check.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal of a dam who won at an ordinary level on the Flat and over hurdles; reluctant to line up and withdrawn from a similar event at Ludlow (66-1 at the time) just before Christmas.
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7th

6

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Barnie Beetle

10st 13lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Mackie

Pulled up in two starts for Oliver Greenall but at least showed a hint of ability on stable debut here last month (2m); handicap debut and takes a large step up in trip; plenty to prove but unexposed.

12/1

7th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:18 Uttoxeter

Barnie Beetle

11st 6lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: John Mackie

Big prices and was pulled up in two hurdle runs for Oliver Greenall this year, including over C&D (good); can only be watched for new yard.

3

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:58 Bangor-on-Dee

Barnie Beetle

11st 0lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Oliver Greenall

Always towards rear and eventually pulled up when 50-1 for debut at Uttoxeter (good) last month.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £972.00
Straight Forecast £648.80
Trifecta £2289.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Drenagh

Daily Mail:

Benign Dictator

WEST COUNTRY:

Western Baron

The Times:

Mothill

Telegraph:

Russian Virtue

Daily Express:

Benign Dictator

RP Ratings:

Drenagh

POSTDATA:

Drenagh

The Guardian:

Drenagh

Daily Mirror:

Drenagh

The Sun:

Drenagh

The Star:

Drenagh

Daily Record:

Drenagh