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14:50 Uttoxeter

Amsterdam Selling Handicap Hurdle (Class G)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 28.50s
  • 16 Ran
1st
Silk -
6/1

    4th
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap
    20/1
    • Form FP3P0-P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 90

    mid-division, mistake s7th, headway 8th, ridden when hampered after next, kept on flat

    2
    Silk - Blue, Orange sleeves, Brown cap
    • Form 56-42FF
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 90

    held up, headway 6 out, hit 9th, ridden 3 out, weakening approaching last

    3
    Silk - Light Blue, Emerald Green sash
    • Form P/5-74FP
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 90

    prominent, chased winner after 6th, ridden approaching 2 out, no impression

    4
    Silk - WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap
    20/1
    • Form P-8139P
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 89

    behind, headway when hampetred after 9th, ridden 3 out, weakening when blundered last

    5
    Silk - Grey, Black armlets, White cap
    20/1
    • Form P652P/0-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 88

    behind, headway 8th, ridden approaching 3 out, weakening approaching last

    6
    Silk - Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond

    It's Harry

    65 BF
    6/1
    • Form 5R6-06P
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 87

    in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened quickly

    7
    Silk - Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow cap
    25/1
    • Form 46-4P09
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 87

    mid-division, lost place 4th, mistake next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

    8
    Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW collar and sleeves, BLACK cap, LIGHT BLUE spots
    • Form 23778/7
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 86

    behind, headway 8th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

    9
    Silk - Red, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap
    12/1
    • Form 1773-B5
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 86

    mid-division, lost place 8th, ridden and headway 2 out, stayed on flat

    10
    Silk - White, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Red diamonds, Red cap

    Wise Tale

    24 v
    6/1
    • Form 14PP8-P
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 85

    prominent, led 6th, clear approaching last, comfortably

    11
    Silk - Dark Blue, Red hoop, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
    20/1
    • Form P14P-57
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 85

    chased leaders to 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

    13
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, hooped sleeves

    Sungio

    14
    25/1
    • Form PP4P/P6
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 84

    mid-division, mistake 5th, ridden and headway 3 out, one pace flat

    14
    Silk - Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves
    11/1
    • Form 467603
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 84

    led to 6th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 9th

    15
    Silk - Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves

    Silver Dagger

    25 p C
    14/1
    • Form 2P3-805
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 83

    mid-division, ridden approaching 8th, weakened next

    16
    Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green diamond
    9/1
    • Form 751258
    • Age 13
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 82

    behind, kept on from 2 out, never dangerous

    17
    Silk - Royal Blue, White stripe, striped sleeves, check cap
    25/1
    • Form 64786-8
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 79

    always towards rear

    18
    NR
    • Form 50-88PF
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 79

    Nonrunner

    12
    NR

    Reflex Blue

    14 v C
    • Form 10/P00-5
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 85

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Approaching Land needs to jump better but in the hope that he does, Mick Easterby's charge is selected ahead of Wise Tale, with Reflex Blue and In Good Faith others worth a mention at least. Approaching Land is still a maiden, but since being dropped to this level has definitely looked capable of opening his account. He can be considered unlucky of late as he was was in contention and going as well as anything at both Fakenham and Sedgefield when coming to grief, and a clear round should see him finally come out on top. The fact that he is not a safe conveyance means he is not one to lump on though, and only a small wager is advised. Wise Tale has gone backwards since his win last year but Peter Niven will no doubt get to the bottom of his problems, and the booking of Graham Lee catches the eye. Reflex Blue takes a drop in grade and is a past course winner, while In Good faith returns from a break and surely does not have any improvement at the age of 13. All in all, this is a race not worth deliberating too long over, and we return to Approaching Land as the possible answer.

    Formwatch

    Approaching Land (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) In touch when fell 4 out in race won by High Country (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (F) gf in Aug, 12 ran.

    It's Harry 3-1fav (11-1) In touch, lost place after 6th, tailed off when pulled up at the last in race won by Angie's Double (10-7) at Southwell 2m 5f nov sll hdl (G) gd in Jul, 14 ran.

    Penny's Crown 16-1 (9-8) Held up, headway 8th, weakened 9th, 5th of 8, 30l behind Little Task (9-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (D) gd.

    Wise Tale 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, ridden 6th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Arm And A Leg (11-1) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (E) gs in Aug, 9 ran.

    Sungio 14-1 (10-1) Led 2nd, headed when hit 3 out and weakened, 6th of 7, 25l behind Leopold (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (E) gf.

    Rattina (GER) 22-1 (10-3) Led until headed after 4th, hit 7th, ridden and outpaced 10th, kept on from 3 out, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Erins Lass (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (F) gd in Aug.

    In Good Faith 4-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 4th and weakening when stumbled badly 3 out, no chance when pulled up at the last in race won by Fallout (10-4) at Exeter 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (E) hvy in Apr, 7 ran.

    Reflex Blue 14-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway after 3rd, ridden approaching 2 out, hampered and left 3rd last, weakened flat, 5th of 11, 15l behind Mister Moussac (10-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (E) gf.