Uttoxeter

  • 13:50 Ensor Group Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £2,209 2nd £649 3rd £324 4th £162
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:50:40
13:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyalton (IRE) 2/1
2nd Curzon Line 10/1
3rd Vujiyama (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Arcas (IRE) 99
4 11-0 A E Jones T J O'Brien 80/181.00
3 111/2- Light green, royal blue and light green hooped sleeves, white cap Ballyalton (IRE) 328
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 Ian Williams W T Kennedy 2/13.00
4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Curzon Line 212
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 10/111.00
5 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Filatore (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 11-0 B J Llewellyn J M Davies 40/141.00
6 66- Red and yellow diamonds, red sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, red star Fly By Knight 190
4 11-0 T D Walford D A Jacob 66/167.00
7 82333-F Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Mattie's Passion (IRE) 134
6 11-0 Jennie Candlish S Thomas 100/1101.00
8 6634- Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Milord (GER) 207
4 11-0 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 126 7/42.75
9 U39 EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Razzle Dazzle 'em 14
4 11-0 t S A Harris Benjamin Poste (5) 150/1151.00
10 235 Light green, black epaulets, yellow cap Snapchat (IRE) 39
6 11-0 S Durack C O'Farrell 40/141.00
11 37-2 Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap Straits Of Messina (IRE) 152
4 11-0 T Symonds Felix de Giles 20/121.00
12 312289/ Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Swing State 911
Distance Winner
8 11-0 T R Gretton David England 100/1101.00
13 1122-8 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Vinstar (FR) 160
4 11-0 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 12/113.00
14 1-3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vujiyama (FR) 152
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 7/18.00
15 P Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Astrogold 25
4 10-7 M H Tompkins C Bolger 100/1101.00
Non runners
1F/Almowj1011-0G H JonesPaul John

Verdict

Curzon Line won twice on the Polytrack for Godolphin last year before trying his luck on Tapeta at Meydan and on the dirt at Jebel Ali. He's an interesting recruit for John Ferguson and treading a well-trodden path but MILORD has to be the selection. A winner on the Flat in Germany, he was fourth in the Fred Winter at The Festival in March and should have few problems picking up an ordinary maiden hurdle on that form. Ballyalton has already won a point-to-point and two bumpers and was second on his hurdling debut at Southwell in November last year. He could also be worth following this season while Vinstar and Vujiyama should have more to offer.