Today's racecards

Uttoxeter

  • 14:50 Jennings Cumberland Ale Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.60s
  • Off time: 14:52:21
14:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Poetic Power (IRE) 16/1
2nd Prince Freddie 16/1
3rd Logical Approach (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 789- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap On The Record (IRE) 304
Nag me
5 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill Thomas M O'brien (10) 99 7/24.50
2 76-1535 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Logical Approach (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-11 p D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 98 17/29.50
3 4-76327 Royal Blue and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Rose Red 66
Nag me
6 11-3 B R Summers Jake Hodson (7) 90 15/28.50
4 22-5876 Royal blue, white hollow box, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on white cap Ancient Times (USA) 8
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6 11-0 P A Kirby K James (3) 87 20/121.00
5 5P9-6F9 Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Poetic Power (IRE) 41
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4 11-0 Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 87 16/117.00
6 P777- Black and White diamonds Adili (IRE) 26
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4 10-12 B Ellison Garry Lavery (10) 85 16/117.00
7 597-501 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Whispering Harry 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 Henry Oliver Christopher Ward (7) 85 5/16.00
8 0-56482 Red, Black Stars Pagham Belle 10
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5 10-11 t N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 84 7/24.50
9 8645-47 Pink, Pink and Black diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Lean Burn (USA) 174
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-10 B Leavy L Heard 83 8/19.00
10 508-805 Beige, Emerald Green stripe, quartered cap Prince Freddie 15
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5 10-3 R Brotherton Ryan Hatch (7) 76 16/117.00

Verdict

A modest contest in which Ancient Times would be the one if only able to rediscover some of the excellent handicap form displayed in the early months of this year. The market may well prove the best guide to his chances after a quartet of disappointing runs but PAGHAM BELLE is only put forth as a hopeful alternative. Nigel Hawke's mare was much improved last time on heavy ground when runner-up to Bathwick Junior at Chepstow and therefore should have no issues with forecast conditions. That latest run represented a dramatic improvement on previous efforts and hopefully she has now turned a corner and can progress again. A similar effort off a 3lb higher mark would probably suffice. Whispering Harry cannot be ruled out after his comfortable Stratford victory and must make the shortlist but has yet to encounter the likely soft ground. He'll go close if doing so.