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15:28 Uttoxeter

Good To Soft

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  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 5523P- D

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Four-time chase winner for previous stable; 0-5 for new yard last term and was below his peak form even when placed twice; has slipped to handy mark but lacks recent match practice.

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3

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

The Lion Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Veteran C&D winner but he's offered little in his three outings this term, tried in a visor when beating only one at Chepstow (3m) 26 days ago; he's hard to warm to.

10/1

7th

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Lengthy absences either side of his Uttoxeter win under Harriet Tucker in late 2022; pulled up in his two subsequent runs and hard to know what he'll make of a visor (replacing blinkers).

14/1

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

prominent, not fluent 9th

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6366-5

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Bits of encouraging form over hurdles; comfortably held at this course on seasonal debut; however, may improve with the outing under his belt and now switched to chasing off a reduced mark.

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5

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Patient Owner

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Showed some fair form over fences last term, notably when second in a Uttoxeter handicap off 17lb higher in December 2022 (3m, heavy); pulled up on all three starts this season, the latest when having first run after a wind op when headgear was tried (didn't jump well); no headgear here but hard to fancy despite good mark.

14/1

6

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Patient Owner

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Henry Oliver

Maiden; ran well at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) on chase debut but form has gone downhill since, pulled up in both runs this term; combination of wind surgery and first-time visor needs to help.

11/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 494-72

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden, still unexposed; kept on for clear second in handicap chase here (2m5f, good to soft) 25 days ago, showing improved form; open to further progress upped in distance; respected despite 4lb rise.

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1st

5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Art Decco

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

prominent, mistake 12th, went second after 4 out, left in lead 3 out, stayed on, ridden out

4/1

1st

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Art Decco

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

in touch with leaders, slightly hampered 3rd

5/2

1st

9

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Art Decco

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Won here (near 2m6f, good to soft; just 3lb higher today) last January; creditable third at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in November on reappearance, before a poor show at Exeter (3m, heavy; made bad mistake at the tenth) on New Year's Day; connections turn to headgear.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2P2-12 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Largely consistent; opened his account at Fakenham (3m, good) on seasonal debut, then posted a solid effort at Lingfield (2m7f, soft; clear second); likely player despite another rise in weights.

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8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Bobmahley

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Tim Vaughan

Both wins in Class 5, including an easy success at Ffos Las (3m, soft) in January; looks potentially better than that grade but was only fourth (below par) when favourite for a Class 4 there last month.

7/1

4th

2

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:08 Ffos Las

Bobmahley

11st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Opened account on seasonal debut at Fakenham (3m, good) in October and took form to new level when winning pretty comfortably over C&D (soft) last month; commands respect.

11/4

1st

4

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Bobmahley

11st 11lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Only a modest fourth on heavy ground at Uttoxeter last time but otherwise in great form this term, opening his account at Fakenham (3m, good) then solid second at Lingfield (2m7f, soft); could well bounce back.

5/1

Form: 3154-2 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Narrow winner at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) last winter; had wind surgery prior to running well at Doncaster (3m2f, good; clear second) on reappearance; enters calculations up just 3lb.

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1st

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Bring The Action

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Nigel Hawke

Inconsistent this term but has possibilities provided he takes well to new headgear; had wind surgery (his second) since last run; sole rules win came off 17lb higher.

10/1

6th

6

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Bring The Action

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

held up in rear

12/1

33/1

Form: 4556-7 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark a couple of seasons ago; less appealing on 2022 form, most recently well held at Hereford on debut for new yard.

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0

10

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Stratford

Unai

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Sole win under rules (20 races) was in a 3m chase at Warwick in April 2021; has dropped a long way in the weights but he's been out of sorts in the last 12 months and needs new headgear to make a big difference.

33/1

5th

8

8th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Unai

10st 9lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Belinda Clarke

Sole win under rules (19 races) was in a 3m chase at Warwick in April 2021; way down the weights, as his return to racing under rules (last five starts) has not gone well; off since May.

20/1

6

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Unai

11st 0lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: John Groucott

Well beaten on all four starts since returned to racing under rules in the autumn; ran well to a point at Stratford (3m3f, good to soft) last month and this return to good ground will suit, but claims are not compelling.

12/1

Form: 945

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Consistent in Irish points; by no means solid on his hurdles form (in hood) for new yard but looks a possible improver now handicapping and switched to chasing with headgear removed.

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4th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Jack Doyen

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Exploited some help from the handicapper when scoring at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month and was second there off today's mark ten days ago; may not be ideally suited by the quicker ground here but still considered.

7/2

2nd

4

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Jack Doyen

11st 3lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Going okay when falling at Leicester and made amends here two weeks ago (2m5f, soft), overcoming early mistakes to win well in the end; 5lb rise isn't the end of the world provided he can sharpen up his act on the jumping front.

5/2

1st

7

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Jack Doyen

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Inconsistent but he ran well when third of four at Leicester (2m6f, heavy) last month, when not quite seeing it out, and was bang there when falling three out there (2m4f, soft) three weeks ago; could be involved.

13/2

Form: 53/3-5

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Placed in bumpers and over hurdles; seemed to need his Exeter reappearance run (back from 19-month absence); check the market signals on chase debut with that outing under his belt.

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6th

3

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 5

14:15 Doncaster

Famous Last Word

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Well treated on hurdle form from May 2021 but he was then absent until December 2022, when tailed off, and he's since been pulled up on his chase debut at Wincanton; plenty to prove.

12/1

3

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Famous Last Word

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Placed in bumpers and over hurdles; seemed to need his Exeter reappearance run (back from 19-month absence) and that race was won by a massive improver; check the market signals on chase debut.

8/1

7

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

Famous Last Word

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Placed in bumpers and over hurdles; seemed to need his Exeter reappearance run (back from 19-month absence); check the market signals on chase debut with that outing under his belt.

20/1

Form: 1-5221 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism at Ascot (3m, good to soft) six weeks ago, taking record in handicap hurdles to 3-6; showed promise in Irish point before rules career; progressive sort; has to be feared on chase debut.

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2nd

5

10th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:55 Huntingdon

The Questioner

10st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Did pretty well last season, winning over hurdles and fences; signed off with third at Stratford (3m2f, good to soft; hurdles) in April and resumes on a 1lb lower mark; contender if fully tuned up.

11/2

3rd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

The Questioner

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Hurdle/chase wins in November/January and ran well in a 3m5f handicap chase at Bangor in February; didn't jump well when last of four (Evens favourite) at Sedgefield last month but he's a key player back hurdling off a lower mark.

7/4

8

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:50 Huntingdon

The Questioner

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Generally progressive since handicapping; made an encouraging start to his chase career (came first and third) on first two starts this year before a poor show on latest outing; peak form is at 3m2f/3m5f (those chase runs) but he's one to note on this lower hurdles mark.

4/1

Form: 234-P4

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Similar type to Art Decco, being a five-race maiden; only a modest fourth in novice handicap chase at Ludlow (3m) last time; however, possible improver if he takes well to first-time headgear.

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2

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:15 Market Rasen

Uranus Des Bordes

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Bridgwater

disputed lead, lost position 7th, niggled along when blundered 10th, ridden before 11th, mistake 11th, pulled up before 12th

10/1

Form: 13155- D

Last run: 268 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Most of her form is on right-handed tracks, including two wins at Taunton last season; absent since April; most effective in this grade but has something to prove back on a left-handed course.

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2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:15 Taunton

Queen Of The Court

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Grant Cann

held up in rear, awkward jump 1st, detached 4th, soon looked reluctant, tailed off when pulled up before 9th, never going well

20/1

12

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

Queen Of The Court

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Grant Cann

Most of her form is on right-handed tracks, including two wins at Taunton last season; absent since April; most effective in this grade but has something to prove back on a left-handed course.

14/1

5th

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Queen Of The Court

11st 7lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Grant Cann

Form: 1PU2P- D

Last run: 287 days

W: 10st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Veteran who completed a double at Bangor (3m, soft) in May 2021, then had a layoff; far from solid on 2022 form (January-March); rising 13 and best watched on reappearance.

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10th

12

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:18 Uttoxeter

Loch Garman Aris

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Creditable second of 17 here (2m7f, good to soft) last May but this teenager has struggled in both runs this winter and he remains without a win since 2021.

25/1

8th

13

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Loch Garman Aris

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

towards rear

20/1

6th

7

8th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Warwick

Loch Garman Aris

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran who has never won over hurdles but who finished a good second of 17 at Uttoxeter when last seen in May; has tended to need an outing in recent seasons but repeat of that effort would put him firmly in this.

13/2

Form: 6164-P C

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-10 over hurdles, the win gained off 1lb higher on this card last year (2m7f, heavy); has possibilities if back to that form and taking well to fences; wears first-time headgear.

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2nd

2

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Ali Star Bert

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

raced in last

2/1

8

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Ali Star Bert

10st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

in touch with leaders, mistake 4th

9/2

1st

2

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Ali Star Bert

11st 12lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

In fine form at Southwell on last three starts (3m/3m2f, heavy/good to soft), with two wins sandwiching a near-miss; also effective elsewhere and this progressive 8yo could play another leading role.

9/4

Form: 3114-P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Strike-rate is just 2-33, both wins gained at Huntingdon in March; nowhere near that form in two runs since; percentage call is to oppose this modest chaser.

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5th

9

6th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:10 Hereford

Leskinfere

10st 4lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John Cornwall

Both wins gained at Huntingdon just over a year ago; not much since until remarkable performance when third at Market Rasen last week, from 33lb out of the handicap; hard to place maximum faith in that but repeat certainly makes him of serious interest.

13/2

3rd

6

29th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

14:35 Market Rasen

Leskinfere

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: John Cornwall

Two Huntingdon wins a year ago but not in that form lately and out of depth in this company (33lb out of the handicap).

66/1

7th

7

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Leskinfere

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: John Cornwall

in touch with leaders, towards rear before 3 out, pushed along after 12th

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £1234.00
Straight Forecast £1092.60
Tricast £2882.30
Trifecta £7260.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Art Decco

RP Ratings:

Bring The Action

D Express:

The Questioner

Telegraph:

Bobmahley

TOPSPEED:

Art Decco

The Times:

Art Decco

The Guardian:

Art Decco

Daily Mail:

Art Decco

The Star:

Art Decco

Daily Record:

The Questioner

POSTDATA:

Bring The Action

WEST COUNTRY:

Bring The Action

Daily Mirror:

Bring The Action

The Sun:

Bobmahley