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15:15 Uttoxeter

Totetrifecta Betting Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft plcs)(Chase - Soft Good to Soft plcs)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 52.09s
  • Off Time: 15:16:34
  • 10 Ran
1st
2nd
25/1

      3rd
      1

      Numide (FR)

      28 be D
      5/1
      • Form: 490603-
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-12
      • Official Rating: 119
      • Trainer: G L Moore
      • Jockey: J E Moore

      held up towards rear, headway 2 out, went 2nd last, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish

      2
      • Form: 1/52505-
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-11
      • Official Rating: 118
      • Trainer: N J Henderson
      • Jockey: A P McCoy

      chased leaders, led after 4th, hit 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, weakened after last

      3
      • Form: 7/85641-
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-11
      • Official Rating: 118
      • Trainer: P D Evans
      • Jockey: Christian Williams

      held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 6th, weakened 3 out

      4

      Elaala (USA)

      13 DCD
      20/1
      • Form: 109420-
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 11-9
      • Official Rating: 116
      • Trainer: B Leavy
      • Jockey: Danny Cook

      held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, never dangerous

      5

      Dishdasha (IRE)

      15 t DCD
      13/2
      • Form: 510605-
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 11-8
      • Official Rating: 115
      • Trainer: Mrs A M Thorpe
      • Jockey: S Durack

      held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, led approaching 2 out, kept on well

      7
      • Form: 52FF53-
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 11-3
      • Official Rating: 110
      • Trainer: M G Quinlan
      • Jockey: T J O'Brien

      held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, one pace run-in

      8
      7/1
      • Form: U36357-
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-2
      • Official Rating: 109
      • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
      • Jockey: J M Maguire

      held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, never dangerous

      9
      25/1
      • Form: P50/350-
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-6
      • Official Rating: 99
      • Trainer: M F Harris
      • Jockey: Jimmy Derham

      with leader, outpaced from 3 out, rallied after 2 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish

      10

      Wizard of Us

      47 p CD
      20/1
      • Form: 0/54038-
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 10-2
      • Official Rating: 95
      • Trainer: M Mullineaux
      • Jockey: R Greene

      led, headed after 4th, pushed along approaching 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out

      11
      • Form: 765F59-
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Official Rating: 93
      • Trainer: B Leavy
      • Jockey: D C Costello

      tracked leaders and keen, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened last

      6
      NR

      Alazan (IRE)

      47 BFD
      • Form: 212917-
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 11-6
      • Official Rating: 117
      • Trainer: P J Hobbs
      • Jockey: R Johnson

      Nonrunner

      12
      NR

      Norisan

      51 D
      • Form: P71/065-
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Official Rating: 90
      • Trainer: A E Jones
      • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      I'M IN THE PINK is the percentage call to take this handicap hurdle, possibly at the expense of Alazan and Danny Zuko although Numide will doubtless attract his share of support. The last mentioned is well handicapped on his best efforts but appears to be keeping a bit to himself and found almost nothing last time. With quicker ground against him too, Gary Moore's charge is overlooked in favour of I'm In The Pink. Our selection won well last time despite being hampered and whilst he's got a 9lb rise to contend with our feeling is he'll prove up to the task with conditions ideal and Christian Williams back in the plate. There are a couple of interest dangers, primarily Alazan who disappointed when sent off favourite for his handicap debut last time but represents a strong team and had previously done well. He'll be given another chance by many but our inclination is to oppose him on this occasion. Danny Zuko won a bumper here and looks fairly treated on his return from a winter holiday with conditions ideal. Ffos Las Diamond is nicely in on his maiden hurdle victory over the now decent Fistral Beach and has AP back in the saddle so keep an eye on the market with him, whilst Dishdasha has always looked like he can win off this sort of rating when things drop right. This competitive contest can go to David Evans and I'm In The Pink.

      Formwatch

      Numide (FR) 5-1 (10-13) Took keen hold in rear, raced wide from approaching 3rd, headway 4th, led 2 out, not fluent last, ridden and headed flat, no extra, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Majaales (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Apr.

      Ffos Las Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) In rear, out paced 5th, some headway approaching 3 out, no impression, 5th of 12, 19l behind Blazing Buck (10-4) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.

      I'm In The Pink (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, not clear run on bend before 5th, headway appraoching next, led before 2 out, driven out, won at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr beating Crazy Bold (9-12) by 2l, 16 ran.

      Elaala (USA) 11-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden in last after 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Parlesotho (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.

      Dishdasha (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, blundered 5th, headway 3 out, 5th and in touch on outside when hit next, one pace approaching last, 5th of 13, 17l behind Ashkazar (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.

      Celticello (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Behind, mistake 2nd, headway 7th, chased winner after 3 out to next, soon weakened, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Along The Nile (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.

      Danny Zuko (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 13l behind Mesbaah (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.

      Spare Me 12-1 (11-8) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 3rd, remained close up until weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Sawpit Supreme (10-9) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Apr.

      Wizard of Us 28-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 11, 30l behind Tiger O'toole (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Mar.

      Marino Prince (FR) 20-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 16, 23l behind I'm In The Pink (11-3) at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.

      Alazan (IRE) 9-4fav (11-1) Held up in touch, led after 4th, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 28l behind Elite Land (9-11) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Mar.

      Norisan 50-1 (10-2) Behind, moderate effort after 3 out, 5th of 12, 22l behind Ciceron (11-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.