• 18:20 Casino At bet365 Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £2,477 2nd £712 3rd £356
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.80s
  • Off time: 18:20:31
18:20 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Folie A Deux (IRE) 8/1
2nd Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 8/1
3rd Snake Charmer 17/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/F023P- Black Divy (FR) 83
6 11-12 George Baker A Tinkler 110 11/26.50
2 3/0833-2 DARK BLUE, WHITE chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Yeoman Spirit (IRE) 28
8 11-10 p J Mackie G Lee 108 5/16.00
3 43-3111 Black and Pink diabolo, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Pink quartered cap Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 14
9 11-8 pt M Blake Tom Cannon (5) 106 8/19.00
4 28300-1 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Whereveryougoigo (IRE) 38
5 11-7 p P Bowen D F O'Regan 105 7/18.00
5 2521-11 Red, Yellow cap Balladeer (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
13 11-7 Mrs L Hill Aidan Coleman 105 11/26.50
6 765-553 Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Snake Charmer 25
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-5 b Mrs M Jones D Crosse 103 17/29.50
7 1477-66 Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Folie A Deux (IRE) 6
Course Winner
9 11-2 bt Dr R D P Newland Adam Wedge (7) 100 8/19.00
8 U9-59 Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops Jackson (BRZ) 2
9 11-2 b R C Guest Robert McCarth (5) 100 40/141.00
9 95/P6-41 ROYAL BLUE, DARK BLUE sleeves, DARK BLUE and ROYAL BLUE quartered cap Chit Chat 31
Distance Winner
6 10-13 p Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 97 9/25.50
Non runners
10644803/Beat The System810-8M HillHadden Frost92
11443U-22Winter Alchemy (IRE)610-6N G RichardsB P Harding90


It was surprising to see Sovereign Spirit dropped into selling grade last time to complete his hat-trick as previous successes came in open handicap company. However, it was no surprise to see him win so easily. He now has his first run for Michael Blake, has risen 25lb in the weights for those three wins and might find the latest impost a bridge too far. In contrast, CHIT CHAT, who benefited from a typical Richie McLernon hold-up ride last time, is open to improvement and can shake off a 15lb rise for that success. Whereveryougoigo is up 7lb for a narrow Stratford victory but anything Peter Bowen runs at present must be taken seriously whilst Winter Alchemy takes the eye off the bottom rung and looks the each-way option.