Uttoxeter

  • 17:50 Ladies At Races 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.40s
  • Off time: 17:50:47
17:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pure Faith (IRE) 1/2
2nd Yeomanry 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0P- Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Carraigh Na Loine 197
Nag me
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill S Thomas 40/141.00
3 F/P-9P White, Black disc, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap Humbel Lad (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 10-12 R C Guest Craig Gallagher (10) 66/167.00
4 25/1P4-9 Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, yellow cap Mr Chippy (IRE) 33
Nag me
6 10-12 Ian Williams T Messenger 14/115.00
6 1254-43 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-12 P Bowen T J O'Brien 109 1/21.50
7 37UPP-7 Maroon, Beige epaulets, sleeves and cap Simbamead 15
Nag me
5 10-12 p M Mullineaux Charlie Studd (3) 100/1101.00
8 542- Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop Yeomanry 57
Nag me
5 10-12 Ian Williams D C Costello 3/14.00
9 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap O'callaghan Strand (AUS)
Nag me
4 10-0 Jonjo O'Neill W Kennedy 11/112.00
Non runners
264-3Flicka's Witness (IRE)510-12D McCain JnrA P Lane
5050/0Patrick Dee510-12Mrs C A DunnettMatt Crawley

Verdict

Don McCain took this Novice Hurdle last season and he has a chance of a repeat with Flicka's Witness but PURE FAITH sets the standard and gets the nod while Yeomanry looks the only other to give serious thought about. The pick finally got his act together over timber last time with a decent run in a good looking Aintree contest. He was a twice bumper winner so obviously has the talent so if building on that last run he should win here. Flicka's Witness certainly looks to have what it takes to win a race of this ilk after three decent runs to date including on his first start over hurdles last time. He's shaped as if he needs a bigger test of stamina but in this race should be a live one. Yeomanry is an Irish import for Ian Williams who has shown an aptitude for racing in a couple of bumpers and on his timber bow. There should be plenty more to come so he looks good for a big race. Outside these three the others are hard to recommend so we'll stick with Pure Faith.