Today's racecards

Uttoxeter

  • 14:40 European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places on the Chase Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:20
14:40 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 11/4
2nd Moscow Presents (IRE) 16/1
3rd Coastal Boy (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 5-1 Light blue and yellow (quartered), yellow and light blue halved sleeves Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 158
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-4 Nick Williams J Reveley 11/43.75
2 7-98 Black, Red hoops, Black cap, Red spots Alfie Wills 158
Nag me
5 10-12 K C Bailey Timmy Murphy 28/129.00
3 1- Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, red star Benjamin Bittern (IRE) 542
Nag me
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 5/16.00
4 83-88 Maroon, White hoop and armlets, White cap, Maroon diamond Black Sambuca 16
Nag me
5 10-12 C C Bealby T Messenger 40/141.00
5 70- Royal blue and emerald green diabolo, pink sleeves and cap Boston Globe (IRE) 203
Nag me
5 10-12 T Symonds Jeremiah McGrath (5) 100/1101.00
6 31- Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Coastal Boy (IRE) 515
Nag me
6 10-12 K C Bailey Edward Cookson (7) 20/121.00
7 778-6F Black, orange chevron, halved sleeves, orange cap Fitandproperjob 158
Nag me
6 10-12 A Middleton J M Davies 33/134.00
8 040 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Mister Hendre 7
Nag me
4 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 50/151.00
9 3-3 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Moscow Presents (IRE) 156
Nag me
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 16/117.00
10 4/13-3 Orange and royal blue diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue cap Spanish Arch (IRE) 158
Nag me
5 10-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 6/42.50
11 1 Red and black diabolo, white sleeves, black armlets, white and red quartered cap Buddy Love 146
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-5 M Keighley A P Cawley 8/19.00

Verdict

BENJAMIN BITTERN won a bumper at Market Rasen in April last year and the runner-up has already scored twice over hurdles this autumn. It's no surprise that Jason Maguire has chosen him ahead of stablemate Moscow Presents and he gets the vote ahead of Un Bon P'Tit Gars, a narrow winner over C&D in May on only his second start over hurdles. Spanish Arch has already won a point-to-point and had an education in bumpers last season while the mare Buddy Love won a bumper in May, though the form hasn't worked out.