Racing Preview – Friday 18th December 2020
A packed afternoon of action is in store here at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Friday (18th Dec) with a seven race card. Our experts give you a head start with their insights and selections for each race in association with Tote.
The ground was heavy at the time of writing, with more rain forecast.
12:07 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle 2m7f 70 yards
1 – Wouldubewell
2 – Gio’s Girl
Comment: Not much form to go on but Wouldubewell looks interesting having won two ‘point-to-point’ races in Ireland. Gio’s Girl showed she stays this trip when 2nd last time and should run well.
12:37 Handicap Hurdle 2m3f 207 yards
1 – Donald Dux
2 – Glencoum Lass
Comment: Donald Dux was impressive when winning 8 days ago by 16 lengths and he can go in again off the same handicap mark. Glencoum Lass also won well last time out and looks a challenger here.
13:10 Maiden Hurdle 2m3f 207 yards
1 – Tupelo Mississippi
2 – Jetaway Joey
Comment: Tupelo Mississippi was a good 3rd in the ‘French Furze’ hurdle last time and this return to heavy ground should suit. Jetaway Joey fell last time, but shaped well before that and is a danger.
13:45 Handicap Chase 2m4f
1 – Duhallow Lad
2 – Diamond Brig
Comment: Diamond Brig won over this course and distance 26 days ago and looks to be a leading player here. However Duhallow Lad relishes heavy ground and is selected after a good 2nd last time.
14:20 Handicap Hurdle 2m7f 70 yards
1 – Saint Dalina
2 – Imperial Icon
Comment: Saint Dalina was an impressive winner here 10 days ago and can follow up here under the same conditions. Imperial Icon could improve upped to this trip and should go well.
14:55 Novices’ Handicap Chase 3m
1 – Do It For Thy Sen
2 – Shanty Alley
Comment: Do It For They Sen is unexposed at 3 miles and shaped well last time when 2nd in the mud at Ffos Las. He’s the selection but Shanty Alley goes nicely on heavy ground and should run well.
15:27 Novices’ Handicap Hurdle 1m7f 68 yards
1 – Ragamuffin
2 – Fanfaron Dino
Comment: The JP McManus owned Fanfaron Dino could be a cut above these on breeding as a half-brother to Champion Hurdler Epatante. However Ragamuffin is the one to beat, going for a hat trick.
Suggested Tote Placepot:
Race 1 – (1) Gio’s Girl / (4) Wouldubewell
Race 2 – (7) Donald Dux / (12) Glencoum Lass
Race 3 – (7) Tupelo Mississippi
Race 4 – (3) Diamond Brig / (6) Duhallow Lad
Race 5 – (5) Saint Dalina / (7) Imperial Icon
Race 6 – (1) Shanty Alley / (3) Do It For Thy Sen
Suggested Perm 2x2x1x2x2x2 = 32 bets @ 30p per bet = £9.60 total stake
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