• 18:20 Pimm's Novices' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 7.70s
  • Off time: 18:20:25
18:20 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sordid Secret (IRE) 7/1
2nd Safe Investment (USA) 10/1
3rd Old Brigade (IRE) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/U231-2 Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Tanners Court 36
13 11-12 Miss C Dyson T J Phelan (3) 105 7/18.00
2 2218/72- Mauve, Pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Mealagh Valley (IRE) 42
9 11-10 B De Haan D Bass (7) 103 7/24.50
3 15/77P-P Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Sordid Secret (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 11-3 Evan Williams Donal Fahy (3) 96 7/18.00
4 116/29-P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Old Brigade (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
6 10-11 t Jonjo O'Neill W T Kennedy 90 11/26.50
5 PP/451-2 White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Von Galen (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
9 10-11 M Scudamore S Thomas 90 7/24.50
6 2435-96 BLACK, YELLOW cross belts and sleeves, RED cap Nodanawink 19
7 10-6 D McCain Jnr J Kington (5) 85 9/110.00
7 5634-55 Maroon, Yellow hollow box, armlets and star on cap Safe Investment (USA) 18
6 10-4 p B N Pollock A Thornton 83 10/111.00
8 604/8-2P Yellow, Dark Green hoop, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap ,yellow star Haoyunma (IRE) 17
8 10-0 H Chisman Sean Quinlan (3) 72 25/126.00
9 75473-P ORANGE, TURQUOISE striped sleeves and spots on cap Midnight Diamond (IRE) 36
7 10-0 p Mrs L Williamson Harry Challoner (7) 72 16/117.00


There's not much to split this Handicap Chase field but after a pleasing reappearance on his last start VON GALEN gets the vote ahead of Mealagh Valley and Tanners Court. After spending 335 days away from the racecourse following a victory over timber the selection found just the one too good on his return. He didn't jump that well so might need to improve on that but off the same mark is at least given a chance to do so. Mealagh Valley stays further than this and is progressing nicely after not seeing a racecourse for nearly two years. He made a good fist of things on his chasing bow over course and distance the last time he was in action and based on that he looks off a competitive mark. Tanners Court has been on good form recently and was well held in second off this rating last time. This looks easier and he should be a player. Old Brigade is in with a shout on his first go at jumping the big stuff based on his hurdles form but after such a nice return Von Galen is the pick.