Uttoxeter

  • 17:50 J & R Construction Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.30s
  • Off time: 17:50:22
17:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella Hero (IRE) 15/8
2nd H M S Intrepid 15/2
3rd Worth A Go (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3 Black, Grey sleeves, Cerise cap Bear Island Flint 38
5 11-2 B G Powell A P McCoy 6/52.20
2 RP4-PU4 Royal Blue, Royal Blue and White check cap H M S Intrepid 41
5 11-2 A J Honeyball R Mahon 15/28.50
3 536P-11 Brown, pink star, pink sleeves, brown stars, brown cap, pink star Jock Des Mottes (FR) 69
6 11-2 Elizabeth Juckes Mr J M Ridley (7) 12/113.00
4 9 Dark blue, orange seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Looselipssinkships 24
6 11-2 t1 W Kinsey Harry Challoner (5) 20/121.00
5 2- Orange, Dark Blue armlets Minella Hero (IRE) 293
5 11-2 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 15/82.88
6 7-0 Grey, black disc, white and black halved sleeves, black and grey quartered cap Stantastic 35
5 11-2 Mark Campion Samantha Drake (5) 66/167.00
7 78P6/ Royal Blue, Mauve sash and spots on cap Tunnel Vision (IRE) 573
6 11-2 Mrs N S Evans R T Dunne (3) 25/126.00
8 R Dark Blue, Maroon hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Maroon cap Uiop 9
5 11-2 D G Bridgwater Jake Hodson (7) 16/117.00
9 4P4-54P Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Worth A Go (IRE) 54
6 11-2 t1 L Corcoran Donal Fahy 25/126.00

Verdict

Bear Island Flint was easy to back at Stratford but he shaped with promise on that introduction and with Tony McCoy booked on this occasion, the bookmakers are unlikely to be so dismissive as to his chances. MINELLA HERO was sold for a decent sum having finished a runner-up in a bumper at Gowran Park for John Nallen, and while new connections have had to be patient, Sarah Humphrey seems to have found a suitable opportunity here. Worth A Go was often a front-runner between the flags and with a tonguestrap applied; it would be no surprise to see him being asked to make the running. Jock Des Mottes and James Ridley have formed a decent partnership in point-to-points this year so Liz Juckes' six-year-old shouldn't be discounted on a return to racing under Rules.