18:00 Uttoxeter Tue 10 July 2018
- Betfred TV Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 1m 7f 168y, Good (Good to Firm in places, watered)
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Only one win under either code and has had a variety of trainers, most recently Chris Wall. Starts life with another new yard today having been off the track a long time and market should give us a good guide as to what is expected.
Ran best race for a long time at Stratford (2m2½) three weeks ago when only being headed late on. This drop back in trip looks a good move on that evidence and is clearly handicapped to be competitive.
Remains a maiden and has threatened to get off the mark over trips from this to 2m4f, but not much closer to breaking his maiden at this track last month and best watched.
Only one win for this yard now in 24 attempts. Ran well over C&D last month without ever looking likely to win. Remains on the same mark and rider claims a handy 3lb here so he could go well again, but not one for maximum faith.
Has run well on all of her last three starts when hitting the frame. Sent off favourite under Richard Johnson when only third at Worcester (2m, good) two weeks ago and may run well again but find a couple too good.
His mark is slipping but having only ht the frame once in 11 starts over hurdles it is hard to get too enthused about his chances here once again.
Bolted up over fences at Newton Abbot two starts back but failed to follow-up back over hurdles over this C&D last time. Still gave it a good shot and get to race off the same mark again today so should be a strong contender once more.
Failed to complete over fences the last twice so return to hurdles rates a positive, though he's also yet to win in this sphere and small amount of give in the ground would probably be ideal.
Ran well to be second of 10 from out of the handicap over C&D 9 days ago. That was a step in the right direction and he should be able to build on that now despite being 1lb wrong at the weights once more.
Last Year's Winner
Eric The Third (11/10), Diamond Reflection (5/1), Scotsbrook Night (7/1), Greenworldsolution (8/1), Elysian Prince (10/1), Pension Madness (12/1), Bring Back Charlie (16/1), Newt (25/1), Teescomponents Max (33/1), Tingo In The Tale (40/1)
- Eric The Third
- Diamond Reflection
- Scotsbrook Night
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