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13:50 Uttoxeter

Ensor Group Maiden Hurdle (For The Staffordshire Regiment Challenge Cup) (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,400 added
  • Winner: £2,209
  • 2nd: £649
  • 3rd: £324
  • 4th: £162
Weighed In
  • Off Time: 13:50:40
  • 14 Ran
2nd
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3rd
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2
Silk - Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap
80/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

always towards rear, tailed off

3
Silk - Light green, royal blue and light green hooped sleeves, white cap
2/1
  • Form 111/2-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4 out, led narrowly next, 3 lengths advantage when left well clear next, unchallenged after (no time taken)

4
Silk - Black, black and maroon striped cap
10/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, left moderate 2nd when hampered 2 out, no chance with winner

5
Silk - Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star
40/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, mistake 3rd, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous

6
Silk - Red and yellow diamonds, red sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, red star
66/1
  • Form 66-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

always behind

7
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star
  • Form 82333-F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, weakened 3 out

8
Silk - Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap
7/4
  • Form 6634-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 126

led, headed 3 out, 3 lengths down and one pace in clear 2nd when fell next

9
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap
150/1
  • Form U39
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, beaten when hampered next

10
Silk - Light green, black epaulets, yellow cap
40/1
  • Form 235
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

behind, struggling 4 out, plugged on from 3 out, went moderate 4th flat, never nearer

11
Silk - Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap
  • Form 37-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division on outside, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened

12
Silk - Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap

Swing State

911 D
100/1
  • Form 312289/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

behind, struggling after 4 out, never dangerous

13
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap
12/1
  • Form 1122-8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, never on terms, weakened from next

14
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
7/1
  • Form 1-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, left moderate 3rd when hampered 2 out, never on terms

15
Silk - Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap
100/1
  • Form P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

tracked winner to 4 out, driven before next, no impression in 4th when hampered 2 out, soon weakened

1
NR

Almowj

93
  • Form F/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Curzon Line won twice on the Polytrack for Godolphin last year before trying his luck on Tapeta at Meydan and on the dirt at Jebel Ali. He's an interesting recruit for John Ferguson and treading a well-trodden path but MILORD has to be the selection. A winner on the Flat in Germany, he was fourth in the Fred Winter at The Festival in March and should have few problems picking up an ordinary maiden hurdle on that form. Ballyalton has already won a point-to-point and two bumpers and was second on his hurdling debut at Southwell in November last year. He could also be worth following this season while Vinstar and Vujiyama should have more to offer.

Formwatch

Arcas (IRE) (9-4) 8th of 14, 4l behind Sky King (8-10) at Aix Les Bains(FR) 1m 1f hcp sft in Jun (flat).

Ballyalton (IRE) 4-5fav (10-12) Took ken hold, held up in rear, smooth headway approaching 3 out, challenged on outside and every chance 2 out, soon outpaced, rallied approaching last, went 2nd towards finish, not pace to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Imperial Leader (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Curzon Line 11-2 (9-1) 7th of 9, 6l behind Encipher (9-4) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m hcp in Mar (flat).

Filatore (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 13, 9l behind Eshtyaaq (8-11) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep (flat).

Fly By Knight 22-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 6f out, well beaten over 4f out, 6th of 10, 29l behind Salto Chisco (11-4) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.

Mattie's Passion (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Ld aftr 3rd, 2l adv from 1/2way until b mstk & fell 9th, in a race won by Premier Portrait (12-0) at Ballybunion 3m ire ptp sft in May, 17 ran.

Milord (GER) 16-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, ridden after 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on flat, went 4th towards finish, no impression on leaders, 4th of 24, 13l behind Flaxen Flare (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo) (1) gs in Mar.

Razzle Dazzle 'em 125-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th or 6th, well beaten after next, 9th of 11, well behind Drop Out Joe (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.

Snapchat (IRE) 10-3 (11-1) Tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, edged right and beaten over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 34l behind Cole Harden (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.

Straits Of Messina (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Nurse Ratched (9-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May.

Swing State 8-1 (10-13) Chased leader, not fluent 2nd, soon lost 2nd weakened before 4th, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Street Entertainer (10-2) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '11.

Vinstar (FR) 5-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, mistake 3 out, beaten next, no extra last, 8th of 12, 29l behind Ivan Boru (11-0) at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Vujiyama (FR) (10-3) 3rd of 8, shd behind Vive La France (9-10) at Vichy(FR) 1m 5f 3yo nhf gs in May.

Astrogold 66-1 (10-6) Took keen hold in rear, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4th or 5th, ran wide when weakening on bend before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Toughness Danon (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep, 11 ran.

Almowj 200-1 (10-7) Always behind, struggling from 5th, fell last, in a race won by Banyan Tree (11-4) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Dec '11, 15 ran.