May 18 / 19.03 Uttoxeter

19.03

Good

Staffs Construction Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9677.58
  • 2m 7f 70y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Staffs Construction Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 12P21-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Successful novice who just missed out in a three-way photo in a 3m handicap at Newbury (good to soft) before readily justifying favouritism at Warwick (3m, good); raised 7lb for that but she's an improving mare by the looks.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Take No Chances

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway into midfield before 3 out

7/2

4th

1

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Take No Chances

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

In fine form at present, following up her good second in a Newbury handicap in March (3m, good to soft) by winning similar events at Warwick (3m1f, good) and Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft); up a total of 19lb (8lb higher than last win); one with a chance.

7/2

1st

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Take No Chances

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Successful novice who just missed out in a three-way photo in a 3m handicap at Newbury (good to soft) before readily justifying favouritism at Warwick (3m, good); raised 7lb for that but she's an improving mare by the looks.

2/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 52439- CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Good third on ground too soft for him at Doncaster last month but dropped out at Cheltenham a month ago; hasn't taken a lot of racing in recent seasons.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Copper Coin

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

Good third on ground too soft for him at Doncaster last month but dropped out at Cheltenham a month ago; hasn't taken a lot of racing in recent seasons.

14/1

2nd

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Copper Coin

11st 5lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

Good third on ground too soft for him at Doncaster last month but dropped out at Cheltenham a month ago; hasn't taken a lot of racing in recent seasons.

14/1

9th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Copper Coin

10st 11lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

took keen hold, prominent, mistake and nearly lost jockey 2 out

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 34P46- BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Both wins at Ludlow, including on chase debut; highly tried after that and came up well short, as has continued to be the case despite having his sights lowered (hurdles and fences); he is at least unexposed at 3m.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Tightenourbelts

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Both wins at Ludlow, including on chase debut; highly tried after that and came up well short, as has continued to be the case despite having his sights lowered (hurdles and fences); he is at least unexposed at 3m.

8/1

3rd

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Tightenourbelts

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Both wins at Ludlow, including on chase debut; highly tried after that and came up well short, as has continued to be the case despite having his sights lowered (hurdles and fences); he is at least unexposed at 3m.

8/1

6th

3

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:10 Chepstow

Tightenourbelts

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Emma Lavelle

Both wins at Ludlow, including on chase debut; highly tried after that and came up well short, as was again the case returned to hurdling for a 2m4f handicap at Plumpton; has a bit to prove but that's the case with some in this field and the ability is there.

6/1

Form: P/180-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced last season and had breaks between all three races, the best of them when prevailing narrowly at Doncaster first time back (2m3f, good); latest Cheltenham effort when fifth over 2m4f wasn't too shoddy; finished well beaten on his only previous run at 3m.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Peking Rose

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Three-time hurdle winner; posted some very respectable efforts in that sphere this spring (2m4f-2m7f) and makes chasing debut from a good mark but takes on three bang-in-form rivals who are already proven over fences.

8/1

4th

5

13th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Worcester

Peking Rose

11st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Arguably ran better than eventual 14l defeat suggests when weakening fourth at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) last month and is now 5lb lower than when winning at Doncaster (2m3f, good) in December; can play a major role if first-time cheekpieces have positive effect.

13/2

4th

6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Peking Rose

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Lightly raced last season and had breaks between all three races, the best of them when prevailing narrowly at Doncaster first time back (2m3f, good); latest Cheltenham effort when fifth over 2m4f wasn't too shoddy; finished well beaten on his only previous run at 3m.

9/1

Form: U30P5- CD

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
It was over fences when well held last time but didn't go into that race in much form having struggled in two hurdles at about this trip; he is a C&D winner back on a good mark but there are doubts right now.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Jet Of Magic

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

It was over fences when well held last time but didn't go into that race in much form having struggled in two hurdles at about this trip; he is a C&D winner back on a good mark but there are doubts right now.

12/1

Form: 3PP0-5

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on his Irish form and, having badly lost his way, the signs were a tad more encouraging over 2m4f here last time (stays 3m); remains opposable, however.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

19:23 Bangor-on-Dee

Icare Allen

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Very well handicapped on some of his form for Willie Mullins but has not shown a great deal for new stable since April and was tailed off behind Ballygeary at Market Rasen (25-1) last time.

20/1

9th

4

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

15:48 Market Rasen

Icare Allen

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 5th, dropped to last 3 out

20/1

6th

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Icare Allen

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Well handicapped on his Irish form and, having badly lost his way, the signs were a tad more encouraging over 2m4f here last time (stays 3m); remains opposable, however.

8/1

Form: /456P- D

Last run: 65 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Grade 2-winning novice chaser who started last season with respectable runs in staying chases at Cheltenham, where he was last seen pulling up in the Kim Muir (first-time cheekpieces retained); too talented to ignore on this return to hurdling.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

City Chief

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Grade 2-winning novice chaser who started last season with respectable runs in staying chases at Cheltenham, where he was last seen pulling up in the Kim Muir (first-time cheekpieces retained); too talented to ignore on this return to hurdling.

5/1

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

City Chief

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Grade 2-winning novice chaser who started last season with respectable runs in staying chases at Cheltenham, where he was last seen pulling up in the Kim Muir (first-time cheekpieces retained); too talented to ignore on this return to hurdling.

5/1

11

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

City Chief

11st 7lb

J: Mr James King

T: Nicky Henderson

Won Hereford handicap (3m1f, soft) last January on second chase start and followed up in Grade 2 Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) last February; some fair efforts back in handicaps since but he hasn't kicked on and needs to raise his game in first-time cheekpieces to win this.

25/1

Form: /14/4- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Unlucky not to be closer on his encouraging return from a long absence at Perth (2m4f, soft); definite chance if coming on from that run as he's well handicapped and a 3m winner in the past.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Champagnesuperover

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Unlucky not to be closer on his encouraging return from a long absence at Perth (2m4f, soft); definite chance if coming on from that run as he's well handicapped and a 3m winner in the past.

5/1

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:03 Uttoxeter

Champagnesuperover

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Unlucky not to be closer on his encouraging return from a long absence at Perth (2m4f, soft); definite chance if coming on from that run as he's well handicapped and a 3m winner in the past.

5/1

4th

6

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:35 Perth

Champagnesuperover

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won a novice chase here in May 2022 (3m, good); had run well over hurdles the previous year (won a 2m4f Ayr novice and was seventh in the 3m Albert Bartlett); returns to hurdles on a good mark but hard to know what to expect after a 550-day break, although Sean Bowen partners him rather than Rambo T.

11/2

Non-runners

Wbee, Hillview

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £16.20
Straight Forecast £17.44
Tricast £65.38
Trifecta £63.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Take No Chances

TOPSPEED:

Icare Allen

WEST COUNTRY:

Peking Rose

Daily Mail:

Champagnesuperover

RP RATINGS:

Take No Chances

POSTDATA:

Take No Chances

The Times:

Take No Chances

D Express:

Take No Chances

Daily Mirror:

Take No Chances

The Sun:

Take No Chances

The Star:

Take No Chances

Daily Record:

Take No Chances

Telegraph:

Icare Allen

The Guardian:

Icare Allen