• 15:55 Ensor Group Beginners' Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.10s
  • Off time: 15:55:30
15:55 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valmari (IRE) 33/1
2nd Ackertac (IRE) Evs


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23325P- Dark Green, White stars, White and Red striped sleeves, White cap, Red star Ackertac (IRE) 176
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 p N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 132 Evs2.00
2 137201- Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Dawn Commander (GER) 194
5 11-4 C E Longsdon R Johnson 5/42.25
3 47/0213- Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Lapin Garou (FR) 162
5 11-4 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 25/126.00
5 4F1-F3P Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green spots, quartered cap Red Rock (FR) 98
7 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle R P McLernon 100 25/126.00
6 5541-34 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Velvet Vic (IRE) 125
6 11-4 b R C Guest J M Davies 78 66/167.00
7 012-331 Yellow, Black seams, Black sleeves, Yellow seams, Black cap Westlin' Winds (IRE) 126
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 pt B Leavy D A Jacob 12/113.00
8 12-9 Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 144
9 10-11 T Symonds Felix de Giles 33/134.00
Non runners
434351-3Marshal Zhukov (IRE)611-4Mrs Caroline KeevilNon Runner


Charlie Longsdon has sent a strong team here today and DAWN COMMANDER could be another winner for the yard. Already a winner between the flags, he won twice over timber last season but was always going to make a better chaser than hurdler and this looks a suitable starting point. Ackertac should have got his head in front before now and seems to do better in handicaps when getting weight from better rivals but the well-bred Lapin Garou is well worth a second look while Red Rock could do better for the switch to fences. Several of the others have winning form over hurdles including Marshal Zhukov, who had a hard race at Fontwell on Friday, but are probably best watched here.