October 28 / 16.15 Uttoxeter

16.15 Uttoxeter

Good

Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 3f 207y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Cazoo Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £22.20
  • Place: £4.50

Form: -8545F C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Out of form over fences this season; falling in the weights but needs to turn over a new leaf on her first hurdles start since May 2021.
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1st

4

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:22 Uttoxeter

Pardon Me

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Michael & David Easterby

prominent, shaken up on outer when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along and lost ground, rallied from 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, led towards finish

11/2

1st

9

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Pardon Me

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Michael & David Easterby

prominent, ridden and led 2 out, kept on strongly

16/1

2

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:53 Market Rasen

Pardon Me

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Michael & David Easterby

midfield, fell when badly hampered 1st

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 644422

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Six-race maiden under rules but in good form at present, second of 11 at Perth (2m4f, good) in September; unlikely to be far away off same mark.
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2nd

6

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Lough Carra

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Runner-up in the last three of his four handicaps, most recently behind a next-time-out winner in 13-runner race at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) four weeks ago; nudged up 2lb for that but will be dangerous if the first-time cheekpieces have any sort of positive effect.

4/1

2nd

10

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Lough Carra

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, went second after 2nd, lost second and prominent 4th, went second again 6th, briefly led just before 2 out, edged left approaching last, kept on but held when eased towards finish

8/1

2nd

5

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Lough Carra

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, ridden 2 out, every chance from last, held towards finish

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 6212U D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
4yo; won a weak maiden hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, good) in June but he was well held when unseating his rider on handicap debut next time and has since run poorly on the Flat; others appeal more.
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4th

4

22nd Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Belvedere Blast

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent, bumped 1st, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

16/1

8th

9

10th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Belvedere Blast

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

midfield, headway on outer with one circuit to go

11/2

3rd

2

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Belvedere Blast

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

jumped left on occasions, raced in second, lost second and prominent after 2nd, ridden before 3 out, went third after 2 out, jumped left and not fluent last, kept on but held run-in

14/1

Form: 4/27-3

Last run: 179 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
0-9 over hurdles but he has won a bumper and a point; hampered and better than the bare result when third of seven in novice at Warwick (3m1f, good) in May, since when he's had wind surgery (for second time); returns in a different type of headgear; not ruled out.
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5th

4

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:03 Newcastle

Let Me Entertain U

11st 7lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

Won a bumper in 2020 and he landed a 3m point this April; made it 0-10 over hurdles when a soundly beaten fourth of 13 at Uttoxeter three weeks ago but that wasn't a bad effort on his first outing since May and he might be able to build on it; not discounted.

10/1

4th

4

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Let Me Entertain U

11st 9lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

towards rear of midfield, headway before 2 out, ridden and went fourth but no impression when not fluent last, well held run-in

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5U36-4

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Winless in nine outings since coming to Britain but her mark has tumbled and she shaped with some encouragement when fourth of eight over 2m here on reappearance two weeks ago; returning to 2m4f should suit; chance.
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2nd

7

18th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:55 Chepstow

Marta Des Mottes

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

disputed lead, prominent 2nd

11/4

1st

2

11th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Marta Des Mottes

11st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

Failed to convince on her two chasing attempts in January but returned from break with two very respectable hurdle runs last month (2m/2m4f, good) and connections are evidently keen to give fences another go; sports first-time cheekpieces.

5/2

5th

3

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Marta Des Mottes

11st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Tom Symonds

took keen hold, jumped left on occasions, ridden and lost two places when headed just before 2 out, weakened approaching last

15/2

Form: 4669U-

Last run: 226 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Absent since handicap debut in Huntingdon mares' event (2m4f, good to soft; unseated rider at last when held in sixth) in March; stable's other runner Dev Of Tara looks of more interest.
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4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

15:13 Bangor-on-Dee

Rio Silva

10st 5lb

J: Daire Davis

T: Olly Murphy

Only about 9l off the pace before last-flight mishap on handicap debut in March and positives can also be drawn from last month's reappearance run; needs to improve here but that's possible if the move up from 2m4f suits.

9/1

6th

13

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Rio Silva

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear, mistake 7th, ridden and headway into midfield 2 out, no impression and well held when mistake last

20/1

8

26th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

16:10 Fakenham

Rio Silva

10st 5lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Absent since her handicap debut in a Huntingdon mares' event in March (2m4f, good to soft, unseated rider at the last when in sixth); more needed

14/1

Form: 00-274

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden; not disgraced when last seen here four weeks ago but faces a tough assignment from 7lb out of the weights.
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7th

14

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Lady P

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

midfield, pushed along 6th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, well held from 2 out

33/1

4th

9

2nd Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:53 Uttoxeter

Lady P

10st 2lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

prominent, pushed along after 6th, ridden 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon edged right, rallied approaching last, kept on from last, not reach leaders

20/1

Form: -25357

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
0-6 under rules; below par in tongue-strap on handicap debut at Perth last month; needs to up his game.
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8th

11

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Nechako

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, never dangerous

16/1

5th

2

27th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:50 Cartmel

Nechako

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: James Moffatt

disputed lead, ridden after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

8/1

Form: /P302/

Last run: 593 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden, not seen since posting a personal best when second of 15 at Warwick (2m5f, soft) in March 2021; reappears off the same mark and with his stable going well; could have a say if ready after 593 days off.
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9th

1

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Craic Magic

12st 1lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

jumped left on occasions, prominent, went second 4th, lost second and prominent 6th, ridden after 7th, weakened from 3 out

11/1

25/1

Form: 15040- D

Last run: 332 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Won over this trip in July 2021 but mostly disappointing since and tailed off on the Flat 13 days ago; on the back burner for now.
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9th

13

11th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:40 Southwell

Ulysses

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

always towards rear

33/1

9

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:07 Huntingdon

Ulysses

10st 4lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Derek Shaw

Record of 2-41 and hasn't been in much form under either code for a while now.

40/1

10th

12

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Ulysses

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Derek Shaw

towards rear of midfield, ridden before 3 out, no impression and behind 2 out

25/1

Form: 006-

Last run: 246 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at huge odds in three slow-ground maiden hurdles in Ireland (1m7f-2m7f) in February; difficult to fancy on that evidence but he has since joined a top yard and will need to be taken seriously if strong in the betting before today's handicap debut.
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11th

8

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Dev Of Tara

11st 4lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

always towards rear

6/1

9

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Worcester

Dev Of Tara

11st 1lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Olly Murphy

Minor point/hurdle form in Ireland but is out of a well-connected mare who has bred two with hurdle ability; interesting to see what the market makes of him now handicapping for new trainer.

12/1

Form: 0939-2

Last run: 170 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Yet to win a race but he lost little in defeat when second of 11 at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in May; this trip should suit him at least as well and his stable has been among the winners; high on the list.
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12th

5

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Muy Bien

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

held up in rear, mistake 7th, headway when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and found nothing, behind 2 out

5/1

Form: 41131/

Last run: 605 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
In fine form when last seen in 2020-21 season, switching between hurdles and fences and scoring four times (last three over 3m1f); well treated if retaining all his ability but today's trip is probably a bare minimum.
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2

19th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:08 Huntingdon

First Man

11st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Three-time hurdle winner, including this race in 2020; made low-key return from long absence last month but might well have needed that outing and his current mark is workable if his old ability remains; visored for all wins; cheekpieces given another go here.

11/2

13th

6

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

First Man

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, headway 6th, prominent in chasing group when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, behind 2 out, tailed off

11/1

Form: 935-62

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo with momentum behind him and carries a penalty for Thursday's clearcut win at Worcester (2m, soft); should have no problem with this longer trip and clearly a contender if turned out again.
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3rd

3

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:22 Uttoxeter

Couldbeaweapon

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

led, not fluent 2nd, headed after 6th, shaken up when not fluent 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden run-in, no extra final 110yds

2/1

7

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

16:15 Uttoxeter

Couldbeaweapon

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Lightly raced 5yo with momentum behind him and carries a penalty for Thursday's clearcut win at Worcester (2m, soft); should have no problem with this longer trip and clearly a contender if turned out again.

9/2

1st

4

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Couldbeaweapon

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

made all, pushed along and clear before 2 out, ridden approaching last, ridden out run-in, kept on well

6/4

Non-runners

Couldbeaweapon

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Payout
Exacta £121.20
Straight Forecast £89.43
Tricast £2899.38
Trifecta £2997.40

Selections

The Times:

Couldbeaweapon

RP Ratings:

Marta Des Mottes

SPOTLIGHT:

Muy Bien

POSTDATA:

Lough Carra

Telegraph:

First Man

The Guardian:

Couldbeaweapon

D Express:

Couldbeaweapon

Daily Mirror:

Couldbeaweapon

The Star:

Couldbeaweapon

Daily Record:

Couldbeaweapon

Daily Mail:

Marta Des Mottes

The Sun:

Marta Des Mottes

WEST COUNTRY:

Muy Bien