Home / January 28 / 12:47 Uttoxeter

12:47 Uttoxeter

Good To Soft

Greenbank Group UK Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4465.72
  • 1m 7f 168y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
SKY
View Course
Greenbank Group UK Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of his four Irish points last season and caught the eye when finishing well for third on stable/hurdle debut at Wetherby (2m, soft) on Boxing Day; has strong claims if able to build on that recent effort .

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:50 Wetherby

Benassi

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Easy win on handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft) last April and returned to form when second of four at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in November; firmly put in his place on that latest start but the winner is a highly progressive sort who was on the middle leg of a hat-trick; appealing claims.

7/2

2nd

1

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

14:20 Lingfield

Benassi

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, not fluent 1st, pressed winner then switched left before 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

9/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 38/3-

Last run: 563 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in heavy-ground bumper for Gary Brown in January 2021 and made a satisfactory stable/hurdle debut when third here (2m4f, good) the following summer; now returns from 563-day absence.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

15:30 Market Rasen

Saturday Song

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

0-7 but he's getting there and was only denied on the post at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) two months ago; looks a player off 4lb higher.

6/1

2nd

12

11th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

16:00 Huntingdon

Saturday Song

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Looked promising when keeping on well for second in Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good to soft) in January but both subsequent handicap runs (2m3f/2m5f) have been underwhelming; still has plenty of time to do better but others appeal more here.

16/1

11/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 10/2- D BF

Last run: 630 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made all to win soft-ground Wetherby bumper by over 9l on rules debut in February 2021; found one just too good when short-priced favourite for hurdle debut at Hexham (2m, soft) the following spring and hasn't raced since but still features prominently in calculations.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

14

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

12:47 Uttoxeter

Milans Edge

11st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent

11/8

20/1

Form: 26

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

/No match for winner when second of five on bumper debut at Fakenham in November and made just a mildly encouraging start to hurdling career when well-held sixth at Hereford (2m, soft) last month; improvement required.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Gaye Legacy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Thorough stayer who was very willing in beating a big field at Newbury (3m, soft) in January and she got going all too late at Doncaster (Listed race on soft; after 5lb rise); might be ridden more positively here to exploit her assured stamina.

9/2

5th

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

Gaye Legacy

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Has form figures of 1221 since upped to 2m7f/3m (maiden previously), proving game in a big-field mares' handicap at Newbury (soft) most recently; improving and looks well worth her place in this higher grade; rock-solid contender.

5/1

1st

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:10 Newbury

Gaye Legacy

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

midfield on inner

6/1

Form: 70

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well down the field when 300-1 for recent hurdling debut at Huntingdon; not the obvious answer here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

5

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:22 Market Rasen

Warners Cross

11st 6lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Clare Hobson

Some sign of progress when a well-held third in a 2m novice at Huntingdon on final start in February; had wind surgery ahead of handicap debut and there could be some improvement lurking.

14/1

3rd

3

23rd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:15 Huntingdon

Warners Cross

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

took keen hold, towards rear, headway and went second 4 out, ridden and no chance with winner after 3 out, kept on but lost second run-in

20/1

Form: 9-90

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in both bumpers last year and struggled when 150-1 for subsequent hurdle debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:22 Newcastle

Libor Lad

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: David Dennis

Dual soft-ground handicap hurdle winner at about 2m4f, the latest being an improved effort to score comfortably (off 9lb lower) at Doncaster last month; acts on heavy; major contender.

4/1

Form: 88

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on first two hurdling starts (hooded for both) and low-grade handicaps are probably on the agenda after this.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

1st Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

15:42 Fakenham

Via Dante

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: David Pipe

Unlucky not to open his account at Newton Abbot (3m2f, soft) just under a year ago and ran well when fourth at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day, after a layoff, but was struggling from fairly early stage at Chepstow in January and can't be supported with any confidence after that.

7/1

0

13

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

14:10 Chepstow

Via Dante

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Unplaced all eight rules runs but held clear lead before penultimate-fence fall at Newton Abbot (3m2f, soft) last April and ran well when fourth on seasonal reappearance at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day, having led between last two fences; 3lb wrong here but still considered.

12/1

4th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

13:15 Market Rasen

Via Dante

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Modest form over hurdles; has fallen on both runs over fences but was 5l clear when coming down two out at Newton Abbot on second occasion (3m2f, soft; form franked); interesting contender on return from a break.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 43l on stable/hurdle debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) three weeks ago; probably one for further down the line.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

12:47 Uttoxeter

Finest Hour

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

took keen hold, prominent, jumped slightly left and bumped rival 2nd

25/1

13th

4

7th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Finest Hour

11st 8lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Safely held when fourth in fast-ground point bumper in March and unseated rider at third fence in his first jumping point a few weeks later; probably best watched on today's rules debut.

25/1

Form: 6F-

Last run: 352 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on hurdle debut for Warren Greatrex a year ago but was in contention for a place before last-flight fall at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) a few weeks later; changed hands for £20,000 in the spring and has possibilities here if fully tuned up for today's stable debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

21st May 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Iconic Rock

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Safely held in all three handicap hurdles, albeit she was prominent for a long way at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft) on latest outing last month; needs to improve on today's chasing debut but her Irish point second in 2021 bodes well, and she's worth a glance in the betting.

14/1

10th

6

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:23 Ludlow

Iconic Rock

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Soundly beaten on all three starts for new stable this year, the last twice in handicaps (2m-2m4f); considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

2

18th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:45 Uttoxeter

Iconic Rock

11st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Went close in Irish point last winter; has had few chances over hurdles but effort was short-lived on handicap debut at Ffos Las 13 days ago (2m5f, good) and needs much more for the return to 2m.

20/1

Form: 59

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a significant blow when beaten about 31l on consecutive starts at Leicester (1m7f, soft/heavy) last month; likely to be of greater interest once qualified for handicaps.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Huntingdon

General Hubble

10st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Came good with narrow win at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November, his fifth hurdle run, but two disappointing efforts followed, the latter his chase debut; switches back to hurdling with a point to prove.

8/1

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

General Hubble

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Off the mark in handicap hurdle at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in November; soundly beaten at Southwell since but retains low mileage and may still have more to offer; change of headgear for chase debut.

11/2

7th

10

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

General Hubble

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

prominent

9/2

Form:

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat only two home in 16-runner Warwick bumper on debut in November; huge improvement needed on this hurdling debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

16

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Taunton

Dolly Bird

10st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Showed no promise in three 2m maiden/novice hurdles last season and is 21lb out of the weights for today's handicap debut; could be considered only if lively in the betting.

40/1

7th

9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:25 Chepstow

Dolly Bird

10st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Chris Honour

Beat only two home in 16-runner Warwick bumper on debut in November and has struggled in two maiden hurdles this year; tongue-tie added today.

100/1

Form: 58/2-

Last run: 634 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in bumpers for Shane Donohoe in 2021, most notably when second of nine in run-of-the-mill contest at Ayr (soft), but today's stable/hurdle debut comes after a 634-day absence.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

1

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:50 Hexham

Mr Hailstone

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

midfield

7/2

1st

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Mr Hailstone

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent in chasing group, disputing second and wandered around 2nd

5/1

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:15 Sedgefield

Mr Hailstone

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Only a modest fourth in maiden event at Fontwell two weeks ago but should improve a couple of places this time; he's second-best in this field judged on bumper/hurdles form.

5/1

Form: 65

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Scored on point debut just over a year ago but has shown only minor promise on his two starts over hurdles this season (2m/2m5f) and today's drop back in trip may not be ideal.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Pedley Wood

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Point winner who has form figures of 112 since switched to chasing; ran well at Kempton (3m, soft) most recently; edging up the weights but Freddie Gingell takes off a useful 5lb; still open to further progress and commands respect.

9/4

2nd

10

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Kempton

Pedley Wood

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Point winner who has duly taken well to rules fences, winning at Hereford (3m1f, good) and Taunton (3m2f, good to soft); could well improve further and defy another small rise in weights.

7/2

1st

3

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Pedley Wood

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Point winner; had wind surgery before last run and fitted in a first-time tongue-tie, all of which seemingly helped in making a successful debut over fences at Hereford (3m1f, good); did drop to last before rallying in a race that fell to bits, so the form looks a bit dodgy; only up 4lb though and open to further improvement.

3/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Black Sam Vicki

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £144.00
Straight Forecast £141.70
Trifecta £462.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Milans Edge

SPOTLIGHT:

Benassi

Daily Mail:

Gaye Legacy

WEST COUNTRY:

Pedley Wood

POSTDATA:

Benassi

Telegraph:

Benassi

The Sun:

Benassi

The Star:

Benassi

The Times:

Milans Edge

The Guardian:

Milans Edge

D Express:

Milans Edge

Daily Mirror:

Milans Edge

Daily Record:

Milans Edge