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14:10 Uttoxeter

bet365.com Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,600 added
  • Winner: £2,339
  • 2nd: £687
  • 3rd: £343
  • 4th: £172
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 2.20s
  • Off Time: 14:10:47
  • 11 Ran
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2nd
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6/1

    1
    Silk - Red, Grey sleeves, Emerald Green cap
    80/1
    • Form 97/UP63
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0
    • Trainer G Deacon
    • Jockey M D Grant

    held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, hit next, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off

    2
    Silk - Purple, Beige seams, Purple sleeves and cap
    16/1
    • Form 5/623-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Trainer P Bowen
    • Jockey Donal Devereux

    mid-division, mistakes, headway after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out

    3
    Silk - Red, Black sleeves and cap with Silver button

    Oculist

    47
    6/1
    • Form 4
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Trainer B De Haan
    • Jockey Jack Doyle

    held up, hampered 2nd, headway 5th, led 3 out, not fluent last, headed flat, stayed on same pace

    4
    Silk - White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap
    • Form F2/33-3
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Trainer D McCain Jnr
    • Jockey J M Maguire

    tracked leader, not fluent 1st, every chance 3 out, no extra next

    5
    Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond
    5/1
    • Form 31/6-32
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 100
    • Trainer Tim Vaughan
    • Jockey R Johnson

    prominent, mistake 3 out, one pace and no impression before last

    6
    Silk - Red, beige hoops and sleeves, striped cap
    16/1
    • Form 0/8R3RF-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 105
    • Trainer Ian Williams
    • Jockey Rob McCarth

    reluctant to race and very slowly away, over 35 lengths behind 1st, latched on to rear of bunch by 3rd, closed before 3 out, went 2nd next, challenged last, led flat, ran on well

    7
    Silk - Black, white epaulets, halved sleeves
    4/1
    • Form 45
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Trainer Tim Vaughan
    • Jockey Alan Johns

    led, jumped right at times, not fluent 7th, headed 3 out, one pace before last

    8
    Silk - Light blue, dark blue hoop, dark blue and light blue halved sleeves, light blue and dark blue hooped cap
    • Form 8
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-13
    • Trainer D A Rees
    • Jockey Paul Moloney

    in rear on outside, not fluent 4th, struggling from 6th, pulled up before 2 out

    9
    Silk - Brown, white cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap
    • Form 8-62722
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 103
    • Trainer R McGlinchey
    • Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies

    tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, jumped right and not fluent 4th, ridden before 3 out, no extra before last

    10
    Silk - Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots
    • Form 36/545-5
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Trainer M Keighley
    • Jockey Ian Popham

    took keen hold in touch, lost place before 3 out, rallied before last, stayed on

    11
    Silk - Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap
    66/1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-6
    • Trainer M H Tompkins
    • Jockey C Bolger

    took keen hold in rear, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4th or 5th, ran wide when weakening on bend before 3 out, soon pulled up

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    After a couple of placed efforts at Sligo, the Irish mare Our Maimie should be in the thick of the action. But OCULIST is just preferred as he made a promising hurdling debut when fourth over track and trip four lengths ahead of Western Prize. Ben De Haan's charge gets the vote but Swift Escape is another to consider as he finished well ahead of Spitfire Ace when runner-up at Bangor last month. Banks Road could prove best of the remainder ahead of hurdling debutant Berea Boru.

    Formwatch

    Banks Road (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up 4th and last, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, not fluent next, stayed on to take 3rd flat, never reached front pair, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Falcarragh (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.

    Berea Boru (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 6f out, headway and effort to challenge on outside 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Ma Toolan (10-9) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jul '12.

    Oculist 50-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway on outside after 4 out, stayed on to chase leading pair last, no impression, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 6l behind Danandy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.

    Spitfire Ace (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Led, headed approaching 3out, soon beaten, 3rd of 5, 20l behind Hopstrings (10-8) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.

    Swift Escape 11-4 (11-1) Held up, headway 4 out, led approaching 3 out, headed between last 2, one paced, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Hopstrings (10-8) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.

    Toughness Danon 50-1 (11-1) Led, jumped left at times, headed 3 out, weakened before next, fell at hurdle soon after, in a race won by Cloudingstar (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar, 10 ran.

    Western Prize 7-1 (10-11) Led, headed 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression when not fluent and lost 3rd last, 5th of 11, 9l behind Danandy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.

    Shanksforamillion 50-1 (10-12) Slowly away, not fluent 1st, behind, struggling 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Koultas King (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.

    Our Maimie (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 2 out, just headed last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Some Officer (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl in Aug.

    The Wicked Kipper 15-2 (10-5) Tracked leader, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 11, 35l behind Loose Preformer (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

    Astrogold 9-1 (7-13) Tracked winner until hung right over 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden and hung badly right 3f out, soon hung left and weakened, last of 5, 14l behind Bounty Seeker (9-4) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun (flat).