Uttoxeter

  • 17:35 Haven Holidays Little Star Foundation Standard Open Nh Flat Race2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Chase Good to Soft plcs, Hurdle Good to Firm plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.10s
  • Off time: 17:36:38
17:35 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Not Blue (IRE) 11/1
2nd Chain Of Command (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Quite The Man (IRE) 168
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 11/26.50
2 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Chain Of Command (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-0 W Greatrex N Fehily 9/43.25
3 P Light Blue, Red chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Driving Seat 79
Nag me
5 11-0 M Mullineaux B J Toomey (7) 50/151.00
4 Emerald Green, Dark Blue seams, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap L'Eldorado (FR)
Nag me
4 11-0 C C Bealby T Messenger 4/15.00
5 White, Black Cross Belts, Halved Sleeves, Quartered Cap Red Not Blue (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-0 Simon Earle A Thornton 11/112.00
6 4 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star If Ever (IRE) 47
Nag me
4 10-7 R T Phillips W Hutchinson 4/15.00
7 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Tegan Lee
Nag me
6 10-7 D R Gandolfo Timmy Murphy 5/16.00

Verdict

Quite The Man won in good style on his debut, but he could be vulnerable here and we will take him on with IF EVER, who in turn is preferred to Chain Of Command. Richard Phillips's filly was an eyecatcher on her debut when she was staying on from off the pace to take fourth behind Cresswell Bubbles at Ffos Las back in August. She should learn from the experience and nominal improvement would give her a big chance. Quite The Man was a winner at Kelso back in April but he only won by a head that day and although he is a scopey type who should improve, he won't find life easy under a penalty. Chain Of Command is an interesting newcomer who is certainly worth noting in the market, but those with racecourse experience do set a decent benchmark here. It will be a surprise if any of the others are good enough, and we will stick with If Ever to land the prize.