Uttoxeter

  • 13:30 Marston's EPA Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.40s
  • Off time: 13:30:58
13:30 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Joseph Mercer (IRE) 7/2
2nd Ubique (IRE) 11/4
3rd Benefit Of Youth (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-9222F Red, black disc, checked sleeves Benefit Of Youth (IRE) 28
5 11-0 Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 110 12/113.00
2 440-42 Beige, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and cap Black Is Beautiful (FR) 30
4 11-0 R Lee C Poste 115 5/16.00
3 325-53P Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap Briefcase (IRE) 18
7 11-0 G F Edwards C O'Farrell 105 10/111.00
4 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Corres (IRE) 794
5 11-0 P Fitzsimons Wayne Hutchinson 33/134.00
5 P/P7PP-5 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Direct Approach (IRE) 188
8 11-0 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 66 150/1151.00
6 4F162-F White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Joseph Mercer (IRE) 185
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 124 7/24.50
7 231F-5 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Jumbo Supreme (IRE) 28
6 11-0 t1 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 16/117.00
8 21- Black, grey disc, armlets and cap The Flying Column (IRE) 307
6 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 11/43.75
10 22-4 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Ubique (IRE) 19
5 11-0 M Bradstock N D Fehily 11/43.75
Non runners
97Tweet All411-0C C BealbyT Messenger
1152-119Vinnie My Boy (IRE)411-0P BowenDonal Devereux

Verdict

Joseph Mercer was still in contention when falling at Perth back in May and a repeat of his earlier second at Newton Abbot would see him go close. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL has the more recent form with a close-up second to Grouse Lodge over C&D to his credit and Richard Lee's charge gets the nod on that form. Benefit Of Youth came a cropper at Cheltenham last month but has claims on his earlier placed efforts while Briefcase has bits of form that could see him thereabouts. Dual bumper winner Vinnie My Boy and point-to-point winner, The Flying Column, are others to look out for.