• 17:55 32Red 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.30s
  • Off time: 17:56:20
17:55 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Smalib Monterg (FR) 3/1
2nd Tackswop (IRE) 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Day In The Sun (IRE) 36
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 5/23.50
2 03/555- Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Mwaleshi 199
7 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 94 11/112.00
3 54724-4 Dark Blue, Light Blue braces, halved sleeves, Dark Blue and Light Blue quartered cap Smalib Monterg (FR) 19
6 11-0 t Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 99 3/14.00
4 3373-22 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Unex Degas (IRE) 9
4 10-11 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 115 5/42.25
5 64P- Royal blue, red triple diamond, red and royal blue halved sleeves Tackswop (IRE) 68
8 10-7 M Mullineaux Sean Quinlan 50/151.00


Unex Degas clearly needs a sharp track and this rather unusual venue may not suit the King inmate. However, he's in good nick at present with two runner-up efforts and seems sure to be involved. Smalib Monterg, claimed by Dr Newland out of what looked a very modest Ludlow seller, rewarded the decision with two solid efforts upped to handicap company and looks better than selling grade. With both looking vulnerable however, the once-raced DAY IN THE SUN can take advantage. He wasn't given a hard time on debut behind three fair sorts at Southwell, seems sure to improve and can score here before going on to better things.