• 16:50 BetVictor Open Championship 8 Places Exclusive Handicap Chase2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.90s
  • Off time: 16:50:32
16:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forever My Friend (IRE) 11/4
2nd The Mad Robertson (IRE) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13223-3 Maroon, Black hoops, White sleeves, Maroon and White quartered cap Henry San (IRE) 54
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 115 8/19.00
2 P8-4F25 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Sporting Boy (IRE) 27
5 11-12 M Blake Tom Cannon 115 14/115.00
3 145F-56 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Black sleeves, Yellow cap Fintan 39
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-9 t1 B R Summers James Best (3) 112 22/123.00
4 35/315-3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap The Mad Robertson (IRE) 80
Distance Winner
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 6/42.50
5 327-627 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevrons, RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, EMERALD GREEN cap Lukeys Luck 15
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 p Jennie Candlish Conor Ring (7) 108 7/24.50
6 5P-1124 Yellow, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap Forever My Friend (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-13 P Bowen J E Moore 102 11/43.75


Wayne Hutchinson has just the one ride for Alan King so we will take the hint and row in with HENRY SAN. The gelding appeared all at sea on the esoteric Towcester circuit but he still looks relatively lightly raced, and it appears significant that connections have gone to the trouble of persevering with him. Forever My Friend has proved something of a standing dish at Ffos Las and may possibly have finished closer at Worcester had his rider not dropped his whip at a vital stage. Sporting Boy has proved more than capable of winning over hurdles when fast ground has obtained although he has been unable to realise similar levels of form over the larger obstacles. The Mad Robertson is often the subject of market support though he'd need to improve upon his recent third at Huntingdon in order to be taking a hand in this.