Today's racecards

Uttoxeter

  • 14:35 Richard Wilcoxson Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy (Hurdles: Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.30s
  • Off time: 14:38:36
14:35 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister Wiseman 7/1
2nd Pacha D'Oudairies (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 67-5U24 White, Dark Blue epaulets, Light Blue sleeves Pacha D'Oudairies (FR) 29
Nag me
8 11-12 Michael Blake D F O'Regan (5) 100 9/25.50
2 075-212 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Handtheprizeover 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 B I Case L Aspell 100 11/43.75
3 62P-228 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Mister Wiseman 87
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-8 p N J Hawke D R Dennis 96 7/18.00
4 P-314U4 Red, dark blue seams, dark blue and red hooped sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Festival Dreams 26
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 b Miss J S Davis D Crosse 95 7/24.50
5 8PU3/24 Yellow and Red diamonds, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Innominate (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 11-4 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 92 4/15.00
6 3-890P9 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Orange cap Action Hawk (GER) 18
Nag me
7 10-0 pt B N Pollock J M Davies 52 66/167.00
7 57P5P4 Red, White braces Delgany Gunner 81
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-0 vt B N Pollock Giles Hawkins (5)(ex1) 49 10/111.00

Verdict

It's probably safe to leave Action Hawk and Delgany Gunner, both a long way out of the handicap, out of calculations but the others appear closely matched. Handtheprizeover was beaten 18 lengths by Irish Guard over a shorter trip at Towcester last time but would have probably finished closer had he not been hampered. Pacha D'Oudairies, Mister Wiseman and Innominate are all still awaiting a first win over fences but the trio have shown signs of ability. The latter is proven on heavy ground so may be the pick today but we fancy this test could spark a return to form for FESTIVAL DREAMS, who has an excellent record at this track and hasn't been disgraced since scoring over 3m here in October off a 5lb lower mark.