Uttoxeter

  • 19:00 32Red.com Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,469 2nd £725 3rd £363 4th £181
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.00s
  • Off time: 19:00:28
19:00 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spanish Optimist (IRE) 15/8
2nd Alf The Audacious 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 163854- Yellow, red and royal blue halved sleeves, yellow cap, red star Godwit 275
Nag me
6 11-12 E Stanford Jack Quinlan (3) 98 8/19.00
2 544/67P- White, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Royal Blue star Alf The Audacious 178
Nag me
8 11-11 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 97 4/15.00
3 2P0UPP/ Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, halved sleeves Saffron Lord 948
Nag me
9 11-7 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 93 9/25.50
4 41/6PP4- Purple, Mauve seams, Mauve sleeves, Purple seams, Purple cap Spanish Optimist (IRE) 78
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-7 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 93 15/82.88
5 490-P66 Pink, emerald green stars on sleeves, pink cap, emerald green star Boosha 7
Nag me
9 10-0 J Groucott Harry Challoner (3) 71 8/19.00
6 8/P05P-0 Royal blue, dark blue star, yellow sleeves and cap Izza Diva 26
Nag me
6 10-0 t J R Holt C Poste (ex2) 69 50/151.00
7 26-3594 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Finch Flyer (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 10-0 p A Sadik Lee Edwards 67 11/26.50

Verdict

This is an even weaker contest than the seller which precedes it but the bottom three have still managed to find themselves racing from out of the handicap. Spanish Optimist and Finch Flyer are the only two to have shown anything over fences so far but the former has hardly distinguished himself and the latter has had 20 tries to get off the mark. ALF THE AUDACIOUS is a purely speculative selection given he has a jumping pedigree and hasn't been off the track as long as Godwit but the market should be the best guide.