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17:00 Uttoxeter

Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,100 added
  • Winner: £3,964
  • 2nd: £1,164
  • 3rd: £582
  • 4th: £291
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 1.20s
  • Off Time: 17:00:20
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Pink, red stars, red sleeves, pink stars and cap
5/1
  • Form 396U4-2
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 122

held up, effort 4 out, outpaced next, stayed on flat

2
Silk - Black and white stripes, pink sleeves and cap
  • Form 12104-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden and lost place before 4 out, closed 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon not much room and switched right, went 2nd and jumped right last, stayed on under strong pressure, led close home

3
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue and White quartered cap
  • Form 17573-6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

led until 7th, led after 10th, not fluent 2 out, soon headed, held when mistake last

4
Silk - Purple, yellow cross belts, yellow sleeves, purple armlets, purple and yellow quartered cap

Elkstone

20 h D
12/1
  • Form 1P35-36
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 115

held up in rear, headway before 4 out, driven 3 out, hanging left and beaten next, mistake last

5
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
10/1
  • Form 1334/7-7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 112

chased leaders on outside, awkward landing 3rd, mistake next, lost place and mistake 5th, closed briefly before 8th, blundered and weakened next, pulled up before 10th

6
Silk - Grey, red stars, sleeves and star on cap

Mine's A Pint

195 ht D
6/1
  • Form 5132/83-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 107

held up, raced keenly, not fluent 3rd, headway 5th, led 7th until after 10th, not fluent 11th, no impression 2 out

7
Silk - Light blue, yellow seams, halved sleeves, yellow cap

Beni Light (FR)

260 t BFCD
10/3
  • Form 122326-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 99

led until 1st, prominent, driven 4 out, led after 2 out, stayed on, headed close home

8
NR
  • Form 698-353
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 91

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Poker School defied market expectations to finish second at Southwell nine days ago and is well treated on past form but Yccs Portocervo was well beaten when third at Stratford. Henrietta Bell can build on her run at Market Rasen and makes appeal than Elkstone and Aeglos but BENI LIGHT returned from a break to win over course and distance last autumn and, though still 9lb higher, is fancied to get the new campaign off to a winning start.

Formwatch

Poker School (IRE) 14-1 (12-3) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, not fluent next, ridden before 3 out, jumped left and not fluent last, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Dogon (11-4) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Yccs Portocervo (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 3rd 4 out, pecked next, blundered and weakened next, 3rd of 7, 30l behind Leoncavallo (10-12) at Stratford 2m 5f (3) gd in Jul.

Henrietta Bell (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Towards rear, outpaced after 4 out, some headway 3 out, soon weakened, mistake last, 6th of 8, 16l behind Ballyhome (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f (3) gd in Jul.

Elkstone 9-1 (11-3) Towards rear, mistake 9th, remote 4th 10th until 11th, no chance, tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Shoal Bay (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Jul.

Aeglos (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Chased leaders who soon went clear, pecked 8th, well behind from 10th, tailed off 4 out, 7th of 9, dist behind Shoal Bay (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Jul.

Mine's A Pint 9-1 (11-3) Held up, steady progress 4 out, ridden and weakened 2 out, 3rd of 6, 15 1/2l behind Oscar Wilde (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Beni Light (FR) 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, effort 4 out, weakened after next, 6th of 9, 25l behind Arqalina (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Murray Mount (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, closer on inside 4 out, blundered next, hit 2 out, went 3rd soon after, plugging on when mistake last, kept on pressing for 2nd, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Monty's Award (12-5) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.