Today's racecards

Uttoxeter

  • 13:20 Crabbie's Spiffing Alcoholic Ginger Beer Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 19.30s
  • Off time: 13:20:33
13:20 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grouse Lodge (IRE) 7/2
2nd Big Society (IRE) 4/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211-114 Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Grouse Lodge (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 117 7/24.50
2 14-2 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Big Society (IRE) 33
Nag me
6 10-12 T R George Gerald Quinn (7) 4/51.80
3 2-3 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss R Curtis D Costello 3/14.00
4 8-89 Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Giles Dream (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 10-12 h M R Bosley Mr Z Baker (7) 301/2151.50
5 B33/621- Green, orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Safferano (IRE) 277
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 18/119.00
6 58-8 Red and royal blue stripes, light blue sleeves and cap Midnight Belle 50
Nag me
5 10-5 T Symonds B Poste (7) 661/1067.10

Verdict

BIG SOCIETY looks the one to beat in this. Despite racing freely, Tom George's bumper winner was only worn down close home by the experienced Desert Joe on his hurdling debut over this trip at Chepstow and should have more to offer. Cheat The Cheater steps up an extra half-mile after his third at Chepstow but, being out of a Strong Gale mare, should stay and makes more appeal than the penalised Grouse Lodge, who dropped away tamely at Kelso earlier this month after rattling up a four-timer in a point-to-point, a bumper and a couple of hurdle races at Sedgefield and over 2m5f here. Safferano has won between the flags but the others are easy to dismiss.