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12:55 Uttoxeter

Betfred 'The Bonus King' E.B.F. 'NH' Novices' Hurdle (Class E )

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 110y
  • Going: Heavy
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 7.30s
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
8/1

    1
    Silk - Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots
    3/10
    • Form 202-112
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-10

    tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, soon challenged, driven out

    3
    Silk - Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots

    Drat

    58
    40/1
    • Form 4-000
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    prominent and keen, joined leader 2nd to approaching 7th, weakened before next

    4
    Silk - White, Purple star and sleeves, Purple cap, White star
    • Form 230
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4

    made most until ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened

    5
    Silk - DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), ORANGE sleeves and cap
    8/1
    • Form 5-4
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    held up in rear, headway and switched right approaching 3 out, ridden and every chance from 2 out, soon hung left, stayed on

    6
    Silk - Black, Light Blue hoops, Red sleeves, Light Blue cap
    • Form P2
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    with leader to 2nd, stayed prominent, ridden and every chance approaching 3 out, weakening when hit 2 out

    7
    Silk - Dark Blue, Grey sash, hooped sleeves, Grey cap
    50/1
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-11

    always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

    2
    NR
    • Form P0FP1-1
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-10

    In depth

    Verdict

    Blushing Bull is selected here ahead of Snoopy Loopy and Ironside. Despite the fact that his stable is not firing on all cylinders at present, Blushing Bull stands out on form and has proven that he can handle the testing underfoot conditions. As such, he warrants the call. Much as Snoopy Loopy has not raced since winning at Hexham in May, he still looks the best of the rest. With In Accord having a lot to find with the selection on November Chepstow form, Ironside, whose run behind Lord Olympia last time was a respectable effort, could nab a place. For the selection, though, we will stick with Blushing Bull.