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13:25 Uttoxeter

Betfred In Running On Sport Handicap Hurdle (Class C )

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 11.70s
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Green and Light Blue check, Light Blue sleeves
12/1
  • Form 221-050
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 128

towards rear, ridden after 4th, effort 5th, weakened next

2
Silk - Red, White disc, halved sleeves
  • Form 1321-16
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 127

mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and every chance last, no extra towards finish

3
Silk - BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves
  • Form 000-510
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 123

in touch, lost place 3rd, behind from 6th

4
Silk - Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 00-2343
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 122

always behind

5
Silk - White, Black chevron, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap
33/1
  • Form 652PFP
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 116

chased leaders, hit 4th, ridden approaching 3 out, weakening when hit next

6
Silk - Dark Blue and White stripes, Black sleeves, Red cap
6/1
  • Form 5-04111
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 115

led, hit 4th, ridden approaching 3 out, headed approaching next, weakening when mistake last

7
Silk - Black, Yellow stars, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black stars
  • Form 125-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 115

held up, headway after 2nd, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap
  • Form 1421
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 126

held up, ridden and headway when hung left approaching 3 out, weakened approaching last

9
Silk - Light Blue, Black disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap
12/1
  • Form 3-PF533
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 110

soon chasing leader, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened flat

10
Silk - ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap
  • Form 611122
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 109

behind, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on gamely

In depth

Verdict

Napolitain gets the call here ahead of The Local, Dom d'Orgeval and Gone Far. Napolitain formed a very good impression when scoring at Fontwell last time and, with the Paul Nicholls-trained runner having shown promise in his native France before that, he looks tough enough to handle the prevailing conditions on his first step into handicap company. Saint Par was quite highly tried last time and he is a likeable individual, although conceding weight to some promising or interesting types will not make life easy. These include The Local, who is chasing a four-timer and must be granted all due respect, and Dom d'Orgeval, who has himself won three races this season and, as a five-year-old, should still have more to come. Finally, the Martin Pipe-trained Gone Far has form enough to be respected and you can never rule out a good run from that prolific yard. Overall, though, we will side with Napolitain.