I have three rides at Uttoxeter at the moment, where the going is officially soft today.
Neetside, a maiden after 12 rules attempts, has shown promise on a number of occasions, including last time I was in the saddle at Ludlow. That time we were fourth of thirteen beaten nine and a half lengths. Two recent comeback runs have followed the same pattern and
Hat trick seeking Stop Talking is the one to beat.
Secret Melody, having his second run for the new yard, has shown very little in seven outings. A major step forward is required to compete with likely principals Antunes and Alliteration.
Antunes and Alliteration are the two to beat.
Just Don’t Ask, a dual hurdle winner, including last time in March when I was on board, makes his chasing debut in this sixteen runner contest. My horse is an Irish Point scorer and hopefully will take kindly to the, obstacles. It is a competitive contest and I hope he puts in a clear round and gets into contention.
Chef Des Obeaux a Grade 2 hurdles winner on first chase start is the main opponent.