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11:35 Uttoxeter

John Smith's Racing Excellence 'Hands And Heels' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Conds/Amats) (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,600 added
  • Winner: £1,689
  • 2nd: £496
  • 3rd: £248
  • 4th: £124
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 6.10s
  • Off Time: 11:37:32
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
25/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    9/4

      1
      Silk - Emerald green and red check, white sleeves and cap

      Rigid

      15
      25/1
      • Form 7-397
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-12
      • Official Rating 90

      tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led approaching 3 out, edged left after next, headed last, led again flat, all out

      2
      Silk - Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves
      • Form 57P0D-6
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-10
      • Official Rating 88

      pressed leader until not fluent 3rd, jumped left and badly hampered 4th, soon in rear, weakened 3 out

      3
      Silk - Purple and Red check, Purple sleeves, Red cap
      40/1
      • Form FP89
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-10
      • Official Rating 88

      took keen hold, led, not fluent 4th, clear when not fluent next, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

      4
      Silk - White, Red diamond, armlets and cap

      Only Hope

      184 pt BF
      9/4
      • Form 22-2332
      • Age 7
      • Weight 11-10
      • Official Rating 88

      held up in rear, slightly hampered 4th, not fluent 6th, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, led when mistake last, headed flat, stayed on

      5
      Silk - Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap

      Endeavor

      24 CD
      8/1
      • Form 1UR719
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-5
      • Official Rating 83

      led into start, tracked leaders, hampered 4th, every chance 2 out, weakened last

      7
      Silk - Orange, black epaulets, black and orange diabolo on sleeves, black cap
      3/1
      • Form 962563
      • Age 5
      • Weight 11-3
      • Official Rating 81

      held up, mistake 4th, headway 6th, not fluent 3 out, soon beaten, no impression when mistake next

      8
      Silk - Maroon and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap
      10/3
      • Form 468252
      • Age 4
      • Weight 10-10
      • Official Rating 74

      held up, headway 4th, pecked next, challenged 3 out, ridden before next, stayed on same pace last

      6
      NR
      • Form 567-F5
      • Age 5
      • Weight 11-5
      • Official Rating 83

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      Only Hope is often thereabouts but hasn't raced since June and is still a maiden over jumps and on the Flat after 43 starts. She has to be worth taking on again with ENDEAVOR the most likely winner. Dianne Sayer's six-year-old isn't very reliable but knows how to get his head in front and a repeat of his best form would suffice here. Stablemate Pagan Lightning could figure if a run at Carlisle has blown away a few cobwebs but Echo Dancer and Stanley Bridge usually find at least one too good.

      Formwatch

      Rigid 12-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, pulled hard, ridden after 3 out, weakened next, last of 7, 23l behind Amuse Me (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.

      Pagan Lightning (USA) 28-1 (10-9) Raced wide, towards rear, plugged on from 3 out, never in contention, 6th of 16, 21l behind Crackerjac Boy (9-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

      Lord Wheathill 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 9th of 14, 32l behind Aegean Destiny (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

      Only Hope 5-2fav (11-0) Chased leaders, challenged last, soon led, headed post, 2nd of 16, shd behind Hollies Favourite (11-3) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jun.

      Endeavor 9-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 39l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.

      Echo Dancer 12-1 (10-6) Held up in touch, led before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Amazing Star (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.

      Stanley Bridge 13-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden before last, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Claude Carter (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.

      Tuskar (USA) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 38l behind Kickahead (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gd in Nov.