Uttoxeter

  • 15:40 Graham Goode's Commentating Swansong Maiden Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,301 2nd £382 3rd £191 4th £95
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.50s
  • Off time: 15:41:19
15:40 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Just Cloudy 5/1
2nd Monbeg Dude (IRE) 4/1
3rd Heliopsis (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Dark blue, pink hoop and sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Bally Gunner
5 11-2 R Curtis D Crosse 40/141.00
2 0 Maroon, Black star and star on cap Generals Love (IRE) 40
4 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 16/117.00
3 3 Light green and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves, light green cap Heliopsis (IRE) 79
5 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 2/13.00
4 604/ Red, Grey diamond, Grey cap Just Cloudy 619
6 11-2 A J Honeyball S Thomas 5/16.00
5 41- Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Master Conor (IRE) 251
4 11-2 H Hogarth R Walford 25/126.00
6 1- Red, white stripe, white and red diabolo on sleeves Monbeg Dude (IRE) 341
5 11-2 M Scudamore T Scudamore 4/15.00
7 23- Emerald Green and White (halved), Royal Blue sleeves and cap Kaffie 251
5 10-9 K C Bailey Sean Quinlan 9/25.50
8 3 Purple, beige cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, beige star Miss Hippy (IRE) 39
5 10-9 M F Harris Matt O'connor (5) 16/117.00
9 54 Orange, Emerald Green chevrons, quartered cap Qualitee 40
5 10-9 Miss C Dyson Ian Popham (5) 14/115.00

Verdict

Despite looking far from the finished article, HELIOPSIS shaped with a deal of promise on his first start over C&D in October. With that run under his belt, the Beneficial gelding should be a tougher proposition today and gets the vote. Master Conor and Monbeg Dude are both winners in the point-to-point field but, like the mare Kaffie, will probably be seen to better effect when faced with a set of obstacles. Generals Love disappointed on his debut at Towcester but is probably capable of better and preferred to Ffos Las third Miss Hippy of the remainder.