Today's racecards

Uttoxeter

  • 16:20 Open Championship 8 Places At BetVictor Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 49.10s
  • Off time: 16:20:28
16:20 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Salpierre (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P38/47 Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Points of View 40
Nag me
8 11-12 t K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 115 12/113.00
2 12061/4 White, Red and White hooped sleeves, Red cap Sohappyharry 36
Nag me
7 11-12 Miss Jane Mathias Conor Ring (7) 115 5/16.00
3 64-1P31 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets High Ville (IRE) 8 (ex7)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-11 h D Pipe C O'Farrell 107 4/51.80
4 50908-1 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Salpierre (IRE) 56
Nag me
8 11-7 pt Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 11/43.75
Non runners
570/5-FF6Tony Dinozzo (FR)611-0P BowenJ E Moore103

Verdict

The market seemed particularly favourable about the chances of SALPIERRE at Huntingdon and that confidence was far from misplaced. Connections have elected to put headgear on him on this occasion but he should be capable of defying the 5lb rise accrued for those labours. Points Of View appeared to be a horse of considerable potential a couple of seasons ago though things have clearly not turned out as anticipated. High Ville does have the tendency to race a little more exuberantly than ideal. That said, it hasn't stopped him racking up two victories since being tried in handicaps and David Pipe's charge is an obvious danger to our selection if he can cope with a further step up in distance.