15:45 Uttoxeter

Friday 26 July 2019

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Whitley Groundworks Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   1m 7f 214y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:45  |   Winning time: 4m 4.7s
Weighed In
1st
1
811-12
5/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Callum McKinnes (7)
A little reluctant to get going, in rear, headway 3rd, not fluent next, challenged 3 out, soon led, clear from next, easily tchd 6/1
2nd
16
6
2/1f
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, not always fluent, went 2nd 6th, led 8th, headed after 3 out, blundered and well beaten from next, went badly left last op 9/4 tchd 2/1
3rd
7
2
711-10
6/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Not that fluent and jumped right, in rear, remote 4th 4 out, went 3rd from last tchd 7/1
4th
2 ¼
5
9/2
T: J ScottJ: Nick Scholfield
Led until 8th, weakened 2 out op 5/1 tchd 9/2

Also Ran

PU
3
11/1
T: Miss Amy MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Prominent, not fluent 2nd, pushed along and struggling 6th, not much room on landing next, behind when pulled up before 4 out op 8/1
PU
4
7/2
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, not fluent next, lost 2nd 6th, not fluent and lost place 7th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before last op 10/3 tchd 3/1

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Betting

Forecast

Malangen (2/1), New Millennium (7/2), Tikkinthebox (9/2), Utility (5/1), Vancouver (6/1), Mercian King (11/1)

Verdict
VANCOUVER was a very creditable second over C&D on his penultimate start and is much better than he showed last time out (over hurdles). The return to this course and reverting to chasing could be key and he's worth another chance in a race of this nature; especially given the run of good form shown by recent runners from his yard. New Millennium has a good attitude and might be perked up by the application of blinkers for the first time. He can make this a good test for the selection. As can Mercian King, who is another coming back to chasing and cannot be ruled out when the pick of his form is taken into account.
  1. Utility
  2. New Millennium
  3. Mercian King

Previous Winners

2018
King's Reste
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Harry Skelton
  |  
T: D Skelton
1/1
Prize Money
1st: £4,289.002nd: £1,259.003rd: £630.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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