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15:00 Uttoxeter

Mcvitie's Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 48.60s
  • Off Time: 15:00:29
  • 7 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3/1

    1
    Silk - Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond

    Flake

    36 D
    3/1
    • Form 0514-93
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 102

    chased leaders, ridden to go 2nd 2 out, jumped right last, switched right flat, ran on towards finish

    2
    Silk - YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond and armlets, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN star
    2/1
    • Form 316211
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 101

    led 2nd, jumped right 3rd, jumped slightly right again last, ridden flat, ran on

    3
    Silk - Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap
    14/1
    • Form 28-4344
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 92

    always behind, hit 1st, blundered 6th

    4
    Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap

    Dalriath

    4 D
    16/1
    • Form U5F553
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 86

    in touch, headway approaching 6th, ridden after 2 out, slightly hampered last, stayed on flat

    5
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap
    28/1
    • Form 1967-PP
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 82

    chased leaders, hit 1st, weakening when hit 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

    6
    Silk - White, Purple epaulets, sleeves and star on cap

    Kind Sir

    13 b D
    6/1
    • Form P8-P635
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 82

    led, headed, hit 2nd, chased winner, mistake 4th, weakened 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

    7
    Silk - RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
    7/2
    • Form 02UF23
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 78

    held up, headway 6th, ridden after last, weakened towards finish

    In depth

    Verdict

    Schinken Otto has leading claims and can complete a hat-trick at the expense of Flake, Dalriath and Kind Sir. Since teaming up with Graham Lee on a regular basis, Schinken Otto has really found his form, the partnership having now visited the winner's enclosure three times. Still only aged five, Malcolm Jefferson's charge has room for lots more improvement over fences, despite having risen around a stone in the weights since scoring over the course-and-distance in June. That was on slightly faster ground, and that would be the only negative for this front-runner, but he should have enough stamina to last out and gain a third course win. Flake tired in the closing stages when in with every chance at Worcester and now drops back in trip so should be in at the finish as well, while Dalriath is likely to be taken off his feet and forced into mistakes. Kind Sir may attempt to take the selection on in the lead, but does not have the same turn of foot and will no doubt be outpaced. All in all, we have no hesitation in putting up Schinken Otto as a solid selection.

    Formwatch

    Flake 6-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, prominent, led after 11th, ridden and headed last, weakened flat and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Sharaab (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.

    Schinken Otto (IRE) 5-4fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, soon led, ridden after 2 out, kept on, won at Southwell 2m nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug beating Thedublinpublican (11-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

    Kercabellec (FR) 9-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, led approaching 6th to 8th, ridden after next, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 7, 19l behind Neltina (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.

    Dalriath 20-1 (9-9) Held up, mistake 3rd and 9th, went moderate to 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 10, 23l behind Cheeky Lad (9-11) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.

    Just Different (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Led, headed approaching 3rd, weakened quickly 10th, blundered next, tailed off when pulled up 5 out in race won by Amadeus (10-10) at N Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jun, 11 ran.

    Kind Sir 6-1 (11-1) Led, mistake 7th, ridden and headed 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 7, 32l behind Rash Moment (10-9) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.

    Gipsy Cricketer 13-2 (10-6) Held up, headway and not fluent 9th, soon chasing leaders, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Call Me Edward (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in Aug.