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Andrew Thornton: bows out at Uttoxeter this afternoon
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Four of Britain's five meetings today are on the Flat, but attentions will likely be focused on the sole jumps fixture at Uttoxeter as veteran rider Andrew Thornton takes the final rides of his highly decorated career.

Thornton has four rides, the last of whom is Manhattan Spring in the 3.40, a four-runner novice hurdle that looks a bit of a match between Thornton and Daryl Jacob on Stradivarius Davis.

Had it not been for Thornton's valedictory mounts, the main source of interest would have been the Class 2 conditions stakes at Hamilton (3.30), which brings together smart sprinters Kimberella, Sir Dancealot and Laugh A Minute.

Other fixtures come from Wolverhampton and Navan in the afternoon, and Kempton and Wetherby in the evening.

Going report

Uttoxeter (first race 1.40)
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick: 8.5 at 7.30 on Tuesday)

Wolverhampton (1.50)
Standard

Hamilton (2.00)
Good (GoingStick: 8.2 at 6.00 on Wednesday)

Navan (2.25)
Good to firm

Wexford (5.50)
Good, good to firm in places

Kempton (6.00)
Standard to slow

Wetherby (6.10)
Good to firm, good in places

Market movers

2.10 Uttoxeter Hit And Run 5-1 (from 13-2)
3.20 Wolverhampton Cayuga 7-4 (from 15-8)
7.10 Wetherby Doctor Cross 5-1 (from 6)

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Final thought 

Andrew Thornton has probably spanned the racing lifetime of any fan under the age of 40. He certainly feels like the last of a breed. Before he has even had his last rides in public, it is hard to escape the sense that, in one way or another, we'll all miss him once he's gone.


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Andrew Thornton has probably spanned the racing lifetime of any fan under the age of 40. He certainly feels like the last of a breed
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