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12:40 Uttoxeter 10 Dec 2019

@uttoxetertwit Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (0-120, 3yo+) (1m7f168yds) 2m Heavy 9 hurdles
1st £3,768.84 2nd £1,106.64 3rd £553.32 4th £350 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 111 112 95 117
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Inch Promise (IRE) (Presenting)
Midfield, headway and chased leaders 3 out, ridden and led 2 out, stayed on (op 16/1)
6 1013 107 86 112
b g Masterofthehorse (IRE) - Crimson Blue (IRE) (Shantou)
Didn't jump with fluency, chased leaders, lost ground 4th, headway and prominent 4 out, lost ground and nudged along 3 out, reminders after 2 out, mistake last, went second and reminder run-in, ran on, did well in the circumstances, eyecatcher (stewards inquiry into the running and riding; jockey said gelding is a big, weak type who is not a natural at his obstacles so his orders were to give gelding room and to go forward into a prominent position in order to give him sight of his hurdles; he added that they went a good gallop in the testing conditions and he was off the bridle from a long way out, so he had to hold gelding together in the home straight where his jumping deteriorated in order to get the gelding home; jockey added that once the jumping was over, he was able to pass tiring horses which had been put under pressure from much further out; trainer confirmed the instructions and was satisfied with the ride, confirming that the gelding is a poor jumper despite intensive schooling at home; trainer added that he was pleased with the way the gelding finished his race and he may consider running him over a longer trip in future; their explanations were noted) (op 11/1)
3  4 [7¼]
9 120 b1 122 96 119
b g Bertolini (USA) - Armada Grove (Fleetwood)
Reluctant to race, slowly away, in rear, headway and joined main group 4th, ridden before 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, went third run-in (op 50/1)
4  5 [12¼]
7 1011 t 105 72 97
ch g Le Fou (IRE) - Kalistina (FR) (Sillery)
Led narrowly, headed 4th, led again after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened and lost two places run-in (op 9/1)
5  [13½]
6 1112 t1 120 85 111
b g Martaline - Jimagine II (FR) (Video Rock)
Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, ridden and headway before 2 out, disputing second last, weakened run-in (op 13/2)
6  [18]
6 120 h 122 81 109
b g Al Namix (FR) - Fidelety (FR) (Villez)
Took keen hold, towards rear, headway into midfield 3rd, ridden 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out (op 8/1)
7  1 [19]
6 1013 h 107 65 92
b g Special Kaldoun (IRE) - Naiade De L'Isle (FR) (Dom Alco)
Took keen hold, close up, led 4th, headed after 4 out, ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last (op 4/1 tchd 5/1)
8  [20¼]
4 115 113 69 97
b g Pour Moi (IRE) - Corinium (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last (op 7/2)
9  27 [47¼]
5 1013 h 107 26 64
b g Poliglote - Princess Demut (GER) (Tannenkonig)
Towards rear, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and weakened
10  9 [56¼]
4 1112 120 26 68
b g Camelot - Iowa Falls (Dansili)
Midfield, mistake 2nd, ridden after 4 out, soon behind (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 16/1)
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