Today's racecards

Uttoxeter

  • 15:50 Toteexacta Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places;Chase;Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.93s
  • Off time: 15:50:12
15:50 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Richard The Third 15/2
2nd Festival Dreams 9/2
3rd Victoria State (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 25862 Yellow, Red braces, White sleeves and cap Just For Jean (IRE) 43
Nag me
5 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 94 11/43.75
4 81378P Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, striped cap Festival Dreams 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 Miss J S Davis Danny Burton (7) 90 9/25.50
5 45-460P Dark Blue, White armlets Shannina 16
Nag me
5 11-8 H D Daly R Johnson 90 6/17.00
7 5702P0 Mauve, Purple stars, quartered cap Knar Mardy 14
Nag me
5 11-6 p1 C T Pogson A Pogson (3) 88 8/19.00
8 0-5PF2P Yellow, Royal Blue cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap Richard The Third 79
Nag me
6 11-5 John A Harris A Thornton 87 15/28.50
9 209-878 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Direct Approach (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-4 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 86 25/126.00
10 075-703 Red, Yellow disc, quartered cap Jaunty Dove 12
Nag me
8 11-3 A E Price K James (7) 85 6/17.00
12 8-09908 Red, Black epaulets, Red and White halved sleeves, Black cap Joking Aside (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 10-12 R T Phillips W Marston 80 20/121.00
13 64-475 White, Maroon Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Victoria State (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 10-10 D McCain Jnr J Kington (5) 78 13/27.50
Non runners
28-P77Wham Bang611-12R MathewD Bass94
393P/2-U8Prince Broc (FR)711-11A KingR Thornton93
60820PFlowerbud511-8G A HamM J Quinlan90
11563PPTransporter (IRE)411-0T D EasterbyK Mercer90
14P7-0PPULuce Bay710-9R T PhillipsS Quinlan77

Verdict

Prince Broc might be well-handicapped but the value call has to be to look elsewhere and so FESTIVAL DREAMS is nominated ahead of Jaunty Dove and Victoria State. The selection flopped over fences at Stratford last time out, however his previous hurdling form reads well. It seems like this good ground suits best and a previous winner here in May, the feeling is that he should run well off just a 2lb higher mark. Prince Broc wasn't really put in the race at Doncaster last month but he should be wiser today with Choc Thornton taking over in the saddle and it would be no surprise to see a bold bid off this career-low mark of 93, although the handicapper is taking no chances. Wham Bang drops in class but hasn't shown enough to be of interest now handicapping, which isn't a comment that applies to Just For Jean who ran her best race to date at Bangor last month coinciding with running on better ground. Stablemate Victoria State was well-held at Bangor last time but she enters handicaps off what looks a workable mark and her best run to date was on good ground last April when fourth to Black Jack Blues. Joking Aside has now dropped to a tidy mark, Jaunty Dove needs a market check as she was given a very quiet ride at Stratford last time out, whilst Direct approach has run well on good ground in the past and is likely to attract more interest today now handicapping (200/1 last two starts). Flowerbud with the first-time visor on and Shannina both have potential to do better, however the tentative vote goes to the proven course winner Festival Dreams.