Uttoxeter

  • 15:50 John Smith's Summer Cup 3m 2f

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 17.70s
  • Off time: 15:50:29
15:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Romford Pele (IRE) 13/2
2nd Carlito Brigante (IRE) 28/1
3rd Bear's Affair (IRE) 6/1
4th Talkonthestreet (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111914- Maroon and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, maroon cap, orange star Bold Chief (IRE) 71
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-12 pt H Fry R Mahon 146 14/115.00
2 P/2216-1 Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, black and red hooped cap Bear's Affair (IRE) 44
Course Winner
8 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 146 6/17.00
3 112P1-5 Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Pantxoa (FR) 50
Distance Winner
7 11-11 A King Sam Twiston-Davies 145 20/121.00
4 11147-1 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Minella For Value (IRE) 29
8 11-11 J Butler G Sheehan 145 14/115.00
5 5017UF- White, Mauve stars Twirling Magnet (IRE) 85
8 11-6 vt Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 140 20/121.00
6 3246-31 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 22
7 11-5 b Miss R Curtis Paul Carberry 139 13/27.50
7 5100P-2 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 44
Course Winner
10 11-4 pt P Bowen Donal Devereux 138 14/115.00
9 00301-3 Yellow, dark blue epaulets, hooped sleeves Carlito Brigante (IRE) 44
8 11-3 Karen McLintock T J O'Brien 137 28/129.00
10 P/130PP- Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Lost Glory (NZ) 108
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-1 t Jonjo O'Neill W T Kennedy 135 25/126.00
11 3F652-3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Storm Survivor (IRE) 57
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 134 11/26.50
12 50P0-16 White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 35
Distance Winner
10 11-0 L A Dace Tom Cannon 134 50/151.00
13 8P221-2 Purple and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, Purple cap Lamboro Lad (IRE) 21
Course Winner
9 10-13 pt P Bowen B Hughes 133 16/117.00
14 11P/452- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap No Secrets (IRE) 99
10 10-12 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 132 10/111.00
15 P34P-F5 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 13
8 10-10 p J W Mullins A Thornton 130 33/134.00
16 4/04312- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 68
Beaten Favourite
7 10-7 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 127 7/18.00
17 1P55-36 Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 34
Distance Winner
10 10-7 F O'Brien P J Brennan 127 20/121.00
18 5552-52 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Pearl 16
10 10-7 Mrs S J Smith D C Costello 127 20/121.00
Non runners
83/16P-11Guess Again (IRE)911-4D PipeC O'Farrell138

Verdict

This Listed handicap usually attracts a decent field and this year is no exception. It's no surprise that A P McCoy has chosen last year's winner Storm Survivor ahead of Lost Glory as his mount ran very well at Punchestown last month following a good second at Doncaster. Tom Scudamore's decision to desert the hat-trick seeking Guess Again in favour of No Secrets is more perplexing as the latter appears to need a soft surface, which he won't get here. Bear's Affair beat Pure Faith and Carlito Brigante at Aintree last month while Minella For Value won by 20 lengths at Stratford, though finished behind Twirling Magnet and Pantxoa at Cheltenham in the autumn and is worse off at the weights now. Talkonthestreet and Bradley could be interesting near the foot of the weights but THE ROMFORD PELE's easy victory at Worcester will have done his confidence the world of good. He has his stamina to prove but is a very promising chaser and can score again with Bold Chief looking too high in the weights now.