Uttoxeter

  • 14:40 European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 39.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:30
14:40 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gallox Bridge 2/1
2nd Nicks Power (IRE) 16/1
3rd Polarbrook (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
3 1/0-8 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds and cap Gallox Bridge 166
6 10-12 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 2/13.00
4 P1P-134 White, pink disc, hooped sleeves Gemini Jim (IRE) 7
6 10-12 B G Powell A Tinkler 16/117.00
6 PPP1- Grey, Pink spots, sleeves and spots on cap Nicks Power (IRE) 186
5 10-12 R Dickin C Poste 16/117.00
7 Brown, Red hoop, sleeves and cap Our Alderman (IRE)
4 10-12 Ms A E Embiricos Alex Merriam (3) 66/167.00
8 0- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Pinerolo 250
5 10-12 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 33/134.00
9 67- Maroon, white stars, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, white star Pinkneys Prince 177
4 10-12 Nick Williams J Reveley 10/111.00
10 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Polarbrook (IRE)
4 10-12 K C Bailey S Quinlan 10/111.00
11 5-33 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Powerful Ambition (IRE) 116
5 10-12 B Ellison Danny Cook 4/15.00
12 9- Pink, purple cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Ripoff 199
6 10-12 R Dickin Chris Ward (10) 10/111.00
13 5810- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Scales (IRE) 180
Distance Winner
5 10-12 J M Jefferson G Lee 9/25.50
Non runners
1833-All For Cash610-12K C BaileyE Cookson
244-Boruler (IRE)510-12D McCain JnrA P Lane
59P/P68-Knowsall610-12Ms A E EmbiricosJimmy McCarthy

Verdict

Gemini Jim and Nicks Power have both won between the flags but neither make much appeal here. All For Cash and Powerful Ambition have been placed in bumpers and could be interesting, however, while Gallox Bridge will have needed his first experience of hurdling over C&D in April. Boruler has a staying pedigree, as does SCALES but Malcolm Jefferson's gelding is related to two winning hurdlers and won a maiden NH Flat race at Stratford in March - he should be suited to this game.