Ensor Group Beginners' Chase 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281 5th £140
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 22.10s
  • Off time: 15:55:30
Full result
Result 15:55 Uttoxeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Valmari 33/1
2nd 1 Ackertac 4 Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 23325P-
Dark Green, White stars, White and Red striped sleeves, White cap, Red star Ackertac (IRE) 176
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 23325P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 p N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 132 Evsf
2 137201-
Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Dawn Commander (GER) 194
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 137201-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 C E Longsdon R Johnson 5/4
3 47/0213-
Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Lapin Garou (FR) 162
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 47/0213-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 25/1
5 4F1-F3P
Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green spots, quartered cap Red Rock (FR) 98
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 4F1-F3P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle R P Mclernon 100 25/1
6 5541-34
White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Velvet Vic (IRE) 125
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 5541-34
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 b R C Guest J M Davies 78 66/1
7 012-331
Yellow, Black seams, Black sleeves, Yellow seams, Black cap Westlin' Winds (IRE) 126
  • T:B Leavy
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 012-331
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 pt B Leavy D A Jacob 12/1
8 12-9
Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 144
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 12-9
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 T Symonds Felix De Giles 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 34351-3
Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 2
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 34351-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 114 Mrs Caroline Keevil Non Runner NR

In depth

Verdict

Charlie Longsdon has sent a strong team here today and DAWN COMMANDER could be another winner for the yard. Already a winner between the flags, he won twice over timber last season but was always going to make a better chaser than hurdler and this looks a suitable starting point. Ackertac should have got his head in front before now and seems to do better in handicaps when getting weight from better rivals but the well-bred Lapin Garou is well worth a second look while Red Rock could do better for the switch to fences. Several of the others have winning form over hurdles including Marshal Zhukov, who had a hard race at Fontwell on Friday, but are probably best watched here.

Formwatch

Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Tracked leading trio, travelling well after 3 out, led before next, soon clear, driven right out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr beating Warsaw Pact (10-7) by 14l, 8 ran.

Valmari (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leader, hit 6th, ridden and weakened after 2 out, last of 9, 42l behind Marchand D'argent (10-8) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in May.

Ackertac (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, mistake 5th, ridden after 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Saint Are (10-13) at Aintree 3m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr, 14 ran.

Dawn Commander (GER) 1-3fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, clear next, eased towards finish, won at Market Rasen 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating All That Remains (11-2) by 7l, 7 ran.

Westlin' Winds (IRE) 85-40fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, left 2nd 5th, led approaching 3 out where not fluent, soon ridden, headed before last, left in lead at hurdle, soon left clear, won at Uttoxeter 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gs in Jun beating Gud Day (10-6) by 8l, 6 ran.

Lapin Garou (FR) 5-1 (11-7) 3rd of 15, 7l behind Grandturgeon (11-7) at Woodford 3m ptp gs in Apr.

Red Rock (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, blundered 2nd, behind 5th, pulled up after next, in a race won by Changing The Guard (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 10 ran.

Velvet Vic (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway under pressure after 4 out, chased leaders next, ridden and kept on same pace flat, no impression with leading trio, 4th of 11, 7l behind Oh Right (9-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.