Uttoxeter

  • 13:40 Totel Solutions Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 45.50s
  • Off time: 13:42:38
13:40 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Letsby Avenue 6/4
2nd The Road Ahead 5/1
3rd Billfromthebar (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-122 Orange, dark blue seams, dark blue and orange hooped sleeves and cap Billfromthebar (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 4/15.00
3 090-7 YELLOW, BLACK star, DARK GREEN sleeves, RED cap Kukurudu (IRE) 16
6 11-0 p1 S G West F Keniry 200/1201.00
4 1/44-22 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Letsby Avenue 43
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 122 6/42.50
5 7/00-7 Red, Grey star, striped sleeves and cap Mon Homme 11
6 11-0 M G Rimell Sam Twiston-Davies 50/151.00
6 6/64- Beige and brown (quartered), black sleeves and cap Multitude Of Sins 209
6 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 40/141.00
7 45 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Oorayvic (IRE) 20
6 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 33/134.00
8 222/ Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Rally The Troops (IRE) 603
6 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 7/24.50
9 9P2/ Yellow, large Royal Blue spots Themanfromcork 483
6 11-0 t B G Powell Brendan Powell 22/123.00
10 R7UP Yellow, black sash and spots on cap Trentside William 15
6 11-0 t1 M E Sowersby A Thornton 200/1201.00
11 U7P5P-P Mauve, Purple stars, quartered cap Yellow Duke (FR) 24
6 11-0 b1 C T Pogson A Pogson 81 100/1101.00
12 24-21 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap The Road Ahead 30
6 10-7 P Bowen T J O'Brien 5/16.00
Non runners
2PP80P-PDirect Approach (IRE)911-0Miss L C SiddallT Siddall64

Verdict

Letsby Avenue has only found one too good in his last two starts but was beaten a long way over course and distance last month. Billfromthebar should improve on a recent second at Aintree and probably has more scope and is preferred to Rally The Troops, who has shown promise between the flags and under Rules but has been off the track for a very long time. THE ROAD AHEAD has been making steady progress in bumpers and finally got off the mark at Market Rasen last month. Breeding suggests the longer trip will suit on her hurdling debut so she gets the nod.