Uttoxeter

  • 14:30 E.B.F. Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.70s
  • Off time: 14:30:39
14:30 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little Pop 7/2
2nd Vinnieslittle Lamb (IRE) 7/1
3rd John Reel (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14F407- BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Celtic Abbey 200
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 115 9/25.50
2 14 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Chalk It Down (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 W Greatrex A P McCoy 4/15.00
4 53535- Red and royal blue diabolo, checked sleeves, quartered cap Fiddleesticks (IRE) 200
5 10-12 W Kinsey Charlie Huxley 20/121.00
5 33 Purple, Emerald Green triple diamond, sleeves and cap Grand March 30
4 10-12 K C Bailey D C Costello 20/121.00
6 132- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap John Reel (FR) 189
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 4/15.00
7 Emerald green, yellow hoops, red cap Keen Eye (IRE)
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 20/121.00
8 0159-2 Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star Little Pop 34
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 7/24.50
9 2333-F0 Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Mattie's Passion (IRE) 11
6 10-12 Jennie Candlish S Thomas 100/1101.00
10 LIGHT BLUE, PURPLE diamond, PURPLE cap Midnight Request
4 10-12 T Symonds Felix de Giles 33/134.00
11 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star No Routine (IRE)
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 20/121.00
13 2/22-R19 Purple, Yellow epaulets West End (IRE) 11
6 10-12 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 33/134.00
14 539- Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Fairweather Friend 180
4 10-5 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 50/151.00
15 5126- PURPLE, YELLOW seams, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap Vinnieslittle Lamb (IRE) 238
5 10-5 D G Bridgwater A P Cawley 7/18.00
Non runners
3Farasi Kubwa510-12Miss V WilliamsL Treadwell
12360-56Portway Flyer (IRE)510-12Ian WilliamsRob McCarth99

Verdict

Little Pop proved no match for Saint Thomas at Bangor but is open to improvement and one of several bumper winners lining up here. Chalk It Down, successful at Newton Abbot in August, is another while Kim Bailey runs both Grand March and winning pointer West End. Celtic Abbey, Fiddlesticks and Portway Flyer are already starting to look exposed, however, while Farasi Kubwa, Keen Eye and No Routine may need the experience. JOHN REEL's third at Newbury in January was a fair run and he can make a winning start to his hurdling career with Vinnieslittle Lamb possibly best of the rest.