Uttoxeter

  • 20:20 Towergate Insurance Handicap Chase2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.10s
  • Off time: 20:22:05
20:20 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Boy Barney (IRE) 7/2
2nd Noble Witness (IRE) 6/1
3rd Qualypso D'allier (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P5P731- Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Best Boy Barney (IRE) 37
8 11-12 bt J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 100 7/24.50
2 44747-2 Mauve, Purple stars, quartered cap Noble Witness (IRE) 14
11 11-8 p C T Pogson A Pogson 96 6/17.00
3 4/42308- Yellow, Light Green armlets Pure Anticipation (IRE) 249
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-4 v Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 92 8/19.00
4 000P4-6 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Rocky Island (IRE) 14
6 11-4 p Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 92 7/18.00
5 24590P- Red, White triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap Nicene Creed 41
Course Winner
9 11-2 pt Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 90 14/115.00
7 14/PU4-3 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Red cap Qualypso D'allier (FR) 15
Distance Winner
10 10-8 R Woollacott C O'Farrell 82 4/15.00
8 5424FP- Dark green, grey stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Bit Of A Clown (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
8 10-6 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 80 7/24.50
9 424/75U- Black, yellow seams, checked sleeves and cap Chicago Alley 27
13 10-3 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 77 28/129.00
10 8/5968-5 White, royal blue spots, hooped sleeves and cap Killfinnan Castle (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
11 10-0 Violet Jordan W T Kennedy 70 25/126.00
Non runners
65U5364-Solway Sam1111-2Miss L HarrisonB Harding90

Verdict

BEST BOY BARNEY still has something to learn about jumping fences but never looked like being caught when getting off the mark at Taunton last time and has the beating of Qualypso D'Allier on that run. He's gone up 13lb in the weights but Matt Griffiths' claim will help him out a little and he looks to have more scope than today's rivals. Noble Witness is well treated on past form and the 11-year-old went close over a shorter trip here two weeks ago. He seems sure to be in the firing-line again but Pure Anticipation is returning from a break and none of the others make much appeal.