January 29 / 16.08 Uttoxeter

16.08 Uttoxeter Good

Cazoo Search Drive Smile Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4138.96
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 5m 20s
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Cazoo Search Drive Smile Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 75-808

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Ex-French 5yo who displayed minor promise in three maiden/novice hurdles for new stable towards end of last year (2m-2m1f); moves up in trip for today's handicap debut; no surprise if he features.
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5th

11

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:10 Hereford

Hipop Des Ongrais

10st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Robert Walford

Only minor promise in maiden/novice company but was strong in the market for handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) and duly won in convincing style; 9lb rise makes life tougher but there could well be plenty more to come and it will be interesting to see if his backers return.

7/2

1st

9

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Hipop Des Ongrais

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Robert Walford

Ex-French 5yo who displayed minor promise in three maiden/novice hurdles for new stable towards end of last year (2m-2m1f); moves up in trip for today's handicap debut; no surprise if he features.

7/1

8th

6

15th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

12:50 Newbury

Hipop Des Ongrais

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Robert Walford

Not enough in two French bumpers or two British hurdle races.

100/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 33P2

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Pulled up over C&D (soft) on last month's handicap debut but fared considerably better when second of 14 at Warwick (2m3f, heavy) on New Year's Eve; major player if able to replicate that form on today's faster ground.
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7th

7

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Doireann

10st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Has a point to prove after last month's below-par run over C&D but was second in two big-field handicaps prior to that (2m3f, heavy/2m4f, good); still has low mileage; major player if back on song.

11/2

5th

6

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Doireann

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Runner-up in two of her three handicaps, over 2m3f on heavy at Warwick and 2m4f on good at Uttoxeter; prominent racer who looks sure to be involved.

7/1

2nd

11

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Doireann

10st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Pulled up over C&D (soft) on last month's handicap debut but fared considerably better when second of 14 at Warwick (2m3f, heavy) on New Year's Eve; major player if able to replicate that form on today's faster ground.

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 45-1PP CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Scored over C&D last May (good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) but returned from break with two poor runs in late 2021; may not have handled heavy ground on latter occasion but still has a point to prove today.
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8th

5

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

14:30 Huntingdon

Hello Sunshine

11st 3lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Paul Webber

Came good at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) last spring and put two poor performances behind her when third over that C&D (good) in January; won 't be far away if in similar form again here.

7/1

3rd

3

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Hello Sunshine

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Paul Webber

Scored over C&D last May (good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) but returned from break with two poor runs in late 2021; may not have handled heavy ground on latter occasion but still has a point to prove today.

20/1

12

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:47 Huntingdon

Hello Sunshine

11st 1lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Paul Webber

First-time tongue tied when reeling in leader with the pair clear at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) in May; didn't back it up on return to action but had wind surgery since; still early days.

10/1

Form: O9-2U4 D

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Much better known as a chaser now and not seen since below-par run last June; given a chance by the handicapper but will probably be of greater interest when back over fences and with today's run under his belt.
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2nd

7

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 108y

Class 5

17:50 Uttoxeter

Mackie Dee

11st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

Rather lost his way over fences but has performed better in two recent outings over hurdles; runner-up in this race last year off 9lb higher so difficult to rule out.

14/1

6th

7

6th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:35 Market Rasen

Mackie Dee

11st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

Won a chase in 2020 but is 0-10 over hurdles; last month's close second at Exeter (2m2f, good) came in a modest seller and he'll need a better performance in this handicap; others preferred.

14/1

9

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

17:45 Plumpton

Mackie Dee

10st 13lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Richard Armson

Form: 697/6-

Last run: 531 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
0-7 over hurdles and absent since respectable sixth at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) in summer 2020 but today's drop back in trip is probably the right move and market support will make him of interest; hood refitted.
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3rd

4

9th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

15:25 Catterick

Highate Hill

11st 2lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Yet to score over hurdles, but he shaped encouragingly after 18 months off when fifth in 2m4f Uttoxeter handicap 39 days ago; this winning pointer is no forlorn hope now sent chasing.

9/2

5th

5

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Highate Hill

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

0-7 over hurdles and absent since respectable sixth at Market Rasen (2m7f, good) in summer 2020 but today's drop back in trip is probably the right move and market support will make him of interest; hood refitted.

10/1

Form: 904-87

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Made very underwhelming start to handicap career when beaten 25l on consecutive outings in November (2m3f/2m5f) but had a wind op later that month and now has a tongue-tie fitted; possible improver.
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5

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Earl Of Wisdom

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Offered more in the blinkers last time, on his first attempt at this sort of trip, and is 4lb lower today; that gave something to build on for last season's successful yard.

7/1

3rd

2

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Lingfield

Earl Of Wisdom

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Pulled up at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) on Thursday and has now been unplaced all seven hurdling starts; upped in trip and tried in first-time blinkers here; tongue-tie removed; needs to up his game.

14/1

10

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:07 Ffos Las

Earl Of Wisdom

10st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Acts on soft but nothing special about his handicap form so far, wind surgery and the fitting of a tongue-tie not making much difference 12 days ago.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9-7664

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Just 1-11 over hurdles but ran best race for current stable when placed in big-field handicap Catterick (2m3f, good to soft; refitted cheekpieces) last month and goes again off the same mark here; enters calculations.
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1st

3

18th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:50 Southwell

Kings Creek

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Mainly creditable efforts over a variety of trips without winning recently, last time finishing runner-up in a 2m Hexham seller (first-time visor); third over C&D on previous start (Taras Day second), and with regular cheekpieces back on, has an each-way chance.

5/1

2nd

4

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:50 Hexham

Kings Creek

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Mark Walford

3rd

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Kings Creek

11st 7lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Mark Walford

Juvenile hurdle winner who is 0-10 in handicap hurdles, spending last six starts at about 2m4f and mostly thereabouts; has run creditably for an amateur; edging down the weights but this first attempt at 3m needs to spark some improvement on what he's done recently.

12/1

Form: 77646-

Last run: 456 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
0-7 over hurdles; not seen since respectable sixth here (2m, soft) in autumn 2020 for owner-trainer and not yet proven over this far but it will be very interesting to see what Fergal O'Brien can do with her.
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6th

4

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:30 Perth

The Girl That Sang

11st 8lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

8th

14

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

The Girl That Sang

10st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

0-7 over hurdles; not seen since respectable sixth here (2m, soft) in autumn 2020 for owner-trainer and not yet proven over this far but it will be very interesting to see what Fergal O'Brien can do with her.

4/1

9

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Warwick

The Girl That Sang

10st 11lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

7yo maiden; comes into the reckoning on the pick of her Irish form in 2020 and she didn't run badly in three handicaps last autumn; has joined a top yard and reappears off a career-low mark; interesting candidate.

11/2

14/1

Form: 7474

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Behind Doireann but still made very encouraging handicap debut when fourth of 14 at Warwick (2m3f, heavy) this month; player if able to build on that performance now back on good ground.
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2nd

7

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:56 Wetherby

R Bernard

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

Very respectable fourth of 14 on handicap debut at Warwick (2m3f, heavy) in December but his run on good ground at Uttoxeter in January was a backward step; improvement needed over new trip here.

12/1

9th

16

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

R Bernard

10st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Sam Allwood

Behind Doireann but still made very encouraging handicap debut when fourth of 14 at Warwick (2m3f, heavy) this month; player if able to build on that performance now back on good ground.

14/1

4th

10

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

12:00 Warwick

R Bernard

10st 10lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Sam Allwood

Soundly beaten in three 2m novice hurdles; difficult to fancy on form but there's plenty of stamina in his pedigree and he could improve for today's step up in trip; stablemate of Sinndarella.

14/1

Form: 3640

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten on both starts since last month's fairly encouraging hurdle debut here (2m, soft) but moves up in trip for today's handicap debut and the faster ground may show him in a better light.
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10th

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Secret Trix

11st 7lb

J: David England

T: Olly Murphy

Soundly beaten on both starts since last month's fairly encouraging hurdle debut here (2m, soft) but moves up in trip for today's handicap debut and the faster ground may show him in a better light.

10/1

10th

8

8th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

11:45 Wincanton

Secret Trix

11st 6lb

Made quite promising hurdle debut when sixth of 11 at Uttoxeter in December but failed to build on that when never-dangerous fourth at Market Rasen (also 2m, soft) on Boxing Day; improvement needed here.

16/1

4th

9

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Market Rasen

Secret Trix

10st 12lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Beaten 13l when third in a Fakenham bumper last month and never landed a blow when sixth in a 2m Uttoxeter maiden hurdle since; definitely has a future but Duke Of Rockingham looks the stable first string this time.

20/1

16/1

Form: 025108 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Made virtually all to win over C&D (good) in November and his recent defeat on heavy ground can be overlooked but he's not very consistent and probably doesn't have much margin for error off his current mark.
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8th

6

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Akkapenko

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

10

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Akkapenko

10st 13lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Front-running win over 2m4f at Uttoxeter (good; effective on good to soft) for previous yard in November but soundly beaten since, including for new trainer at Taunton when regular tongue-tie left off (still missing).

7th

5

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:38 Taunton

Akkapenko

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Made virtually all to win for Dai Burchell at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in November but his subsequent runs were disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on today's stable debut; usual tongue-tie left off.

14/1

Form: 69-575

Last run: 72 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at triple-digit odds on all three starts over hurdles (2m-2m4f); makes handicap debut from a lowly mark but could be considered only if much stronger in the betting this time.
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7

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:50 Huntingdon

Cigarettesnalcohol

11st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Spencer

12th

13

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Cigarettesnalcohol

10st 12lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Richard Spencer

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on all three starts over hurdles (2m-2m4f); makes handicap debut from a lowly mark but could be considered only if much stronger in the betting this time.

20/1

5th

1

18th Nov 2021

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

12:17 Market Rasen

Cigarettesnalcohol

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Spencer

Tailed off on all four starts, including over hurdles at triple-figure odds on his last two outings.

50/1

Form: 979

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Didn't show any significant promise in three 2m maiden/novice hurdles in September/October but is with a good stable and today's step up in trip may unlock improvement on this handicap debut; market may guide.
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9

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Priory Wood

10st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Well held in both points and he's struggled in all five hurdle runs including two handicaps (2m4f) this year; blinkers now go on and has plenty to prove on his chase debut.

10

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Priory Wood

10st 6lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Early signs haven't been that encouraging and he was an easy-to-back 25-1 chance when tailed off on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good), finishing well behind Doireann; has to step up a lot.

14/1

13th

15

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Priory Wood

10st 8lb

J: Mr Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Didn't show any significant promise in three 2m maiden/novice hurdles in September/October but is with a good stable and today's step up in trip may unlock improvement on this handicap debut; market may guide.

12/1

Form: 87-P34

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
In the frame on both outings since a wind op in November, more recently when fourth of 14 (just behind Classic Tune) at Southwell (2m4f, good) this month; each-way claims at least.
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9

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

14:02 Fontwell

Cronk Y Knox

10st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

In the frame on first two outings after a wind op in November, but his form slumped at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) 19 days ago; that took his record to 0-10 and others are more convincing.

20/1

14th

12

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Cronk Y Knox

10st 13lb

J: Katie O’Farrell

T: Alex Hales

In the frame on both outings since a wind op in November, more recently when fourth of 14 (just behind Classic Tune) at Southwell (2m4f, good) this month; each-way claims at least.

14/1

4th

12

3rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell

Cronk Y Knox

10st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

0-7 over hurdles but, following a wind op and with a tongue-tie fitted, took pleasing step forward when third at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) last month; back up in trip today; could have a say.

12/1

Form: 40-663 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Long in the tooth and on the downgrade now but has a C&D win on his CV and ran big race in defeat when close third at Southwell (2m4f, good) at start of this month; enters calculations.
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8th

11

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

13:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Classic Tune

10st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Claire Dyson

12

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Classic Tune

10st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Claire Dyson

Veteran who has some respectable C&D form, including close third on penultimate outing; posted a dismal effort last time, however, and is much more exposed than many of these rivals.

33/1

15th

10

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:08 Uttoxeter

Classic Tune

10st 13lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Claire Dyson

Long in the tooth and on the downgrade now but has a C&D win on his CV and ran big race in defeat when close third at Southwell (2m4f, good) at start of this month; enters calculations.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £272.00
Straight Forecast £227.60
Tricast £2032.30
Trifecta £2213.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Girl That Sang

Telegraph:

Doireann

RP Ratings:

Cronk Y Knox

Daily Mirror:

Kings Creek

Daily Mail:

R Bernard

The Times:

Hello Sunshine

Daily Record:

Ali Star Bert

Daily Express:

Doireann

POSTDATA:

Cronk Y Knox

The Sun:

Kings Creek

WEST COUNTRY:

The Girl That Sang

The Guardian:

The Girl That Sang

The Star:

The Girl That Sang