Crabbie's Spiffing Alcoholic Ginger Beer Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 19.30s
  • Off time: 13:20:33
Full result
Result 13:20 Uttoxeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Grouse Lodge 7/2
2nd 2 Big Society ¾ 4/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 211-114
Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Grouse Lodge (IRE) 19
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 211-114
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 117 7/2
2 14-2
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Big Society (IRE) 33
  • T:T R George
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: 14-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 T R George Gerald Quinn (7) 4/5f
3 2-3
Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 22
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:D Costello
  • Form: 2-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Miss R Curtis D Costello 3/1
4 8-89
Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Giles Dream (IRE) 21
  • T:M R Bosley
  • J:Mr Z Baker
  • Form: 8-89
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 h M R Bosley Mr Z Baker (7) 301/2
5 B33/621-
Green, orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Safferano (IRE) 277
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: B33/621-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 18/1
6 58-8
Red and royal blue stripes, light blue sleeves and cap Midnight Belle 50
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:B Poste
  • Form: 58-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 T Symonds B Poste (7) 661/10

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Rose Of The Moon (IRE)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Jake Greenall
6 10-12 D Pipe Jake Greenall 4/6
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In depth

Verdict

BIG SOCIETY looks the one to beat in this. Despite racing freely, Tom George's bumper winner was only worn down close home by the experienced Desert Joe on his hurdling debut over this trip at Chepstow and should have more to offer. Cheat The Cheater steps up an extra half-mile after his third at Chepstow but, being out of a Strong Gale mare, should stay and makes more appeal than the penalised Grouse Lodge, who dropped away tamely at Kelso earlier this month after rattling up a four-timer in a point-to-point, a bumper and a couple of hurdle races at Sedgefield and over 2m5f here. Safferano has won between the flags but the others are easy to dismiss.

Formwatch

Grouse Lodge (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Made most to 8th, 3rd and ridden after 3 out, no impression with leading pair before next, lost 3rd after last, 4th of 13, 29l behind Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs.

Big Society (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, challenged 4 out, led before next, ridden before last, headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Desert Joe (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Mostly chased leader until lost 2nd briefly before 4 out, soon 2nd again until after 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd from next, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Shotgun Paddy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.

Midnight Belle 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st and 2nd, not fluent and lost place 4th, reminders after next, weakened approaching 7th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Coronea Lilly (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Safferano (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Alw pr, ld 3out, row, won at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Missing The Babe (12-0) by 5l, 11 ran.

Giles Dream (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 4 out struggling when bumped and pushed left next, 9th of 15, well behind Ardkilly Witness (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs.