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12:40 Uttoxeter

Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 207y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 52.10s
  • Off Time: 12:47:01
  • 9 Ran
2
Silk - Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap
  • Form 144/2-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 123

held up in mid-division, not always fluent, closed 6th, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

3
Silk - Black and orange (quartered), checked sleeves, orange and black quartered cap
7/2
  • Form 24/3P57-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 122

led before 2nd, ridden and headed after 2 out, beaten when not fluent last

4
Silk - Light Blue, Purple star and star on cap
  • Form 3/2582-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 112

chased leaders, not fluent 7th, outpaced from 3 out, no impression in 3rd after, kept on same pace

5
Silk - Pink, purple cross belts, armlets and cap
50/1
  • Form 663/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12

gave trouble before start, held up in mid-division on outside, not fluent 1st, headway 6th, went 4th before 3 out, well held when mistake 2 out, dived at last

6
Silk - White and dark blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves
10/1
  • Form 140-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

chased leaders, went 2nd 6th, not fluent 3 out, led after 2 out, clear when not fluent last, comfortably

7
Silk - Yellow, emerald green epaulets, emerald green sleeves, yellow spots and cap

Earcomesali

453 t
300/1
  • Form 009PP/P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5

dived at 1st, towards rear, well beaten before 3 out

8
Silk - Red, white braces, red sleeves, black armlets, red and white hooped cap
200/1
  • Form 445/0-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

led until before 2nd, chased leader until 6th, lost place next, well beaten 3 out

9
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
200/1
  • Form 5-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5

in rear, jumped right and mistake 1st, tried to refuse and unseated rider next

10
Silk - Yellow, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap
  • Form 6-69
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

always behind

1
NR

Balagan

17 t CD
11/4
  • Form 0PP-121
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 121

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Smiths Cross was chasing last year but had some decent form over hurdles in 2018. Balagan has already won here and at Market Rasen this summer but carries a double penalty and easy Southwell winner Apres Le Deluge has 6lb extra. Shinobi showed plenty of ability in three runs in bumpers but we’ll give one final chance to SUNNY EXPRESS, who was struggling to get home on soft going last season but ran well on Tapeta in February so might enjoy this better surface.

Formwatch

Apres Le Deluge (FR) 11-8fav (11-0) Held up in rear, closing when mistake 7th, went 2nd after 3 out, led going well 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Southwell 2m 4f (4) gd in Jul beating I'm Here (11-0) by 4l, 10 ran.

Smiths Cross (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway 8th, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 8, dist behind Iwilldoit (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp (3) sft in Dec.

Sunny Express (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never on terms with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Getariver (10-11) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f (4) pol in Feb.

Tikanite (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, one pace 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Mcnamaras Band (10-11) at Worcester 2m (6) gd in Jun.

Shinobi (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Chased winner, ridden and one pace over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 10th of 16, 15 1/2l behind Audacity (10-12) at Cheltenham 1m 6f lst (1) sft in Jan.

Earcomesali 66-1 (10-5) Not always fluent in last, behind 5th, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 8th, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f (4) gs in Jun.

Especially So 125-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off 6th, 9th of 12, dist behind Courtandbould (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f (4) gd in Jul.

Marie's Girl 150-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place and not much room over 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 36l behind Miss Farage (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m (5) gd in Jul.

Rann Of Kutch (IRE) 250-1 (10-12) Always in rear, last of 9, dist behind Bit On The Side (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (4) gd in Aug.

Balagan 11-10fav (11-5) Made all, ridden 2 out, ran on, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f (4) gd in Aug beating Art Approval (10-10) by 1l, 5 ran.