December 11th, 2018

Who’s going to Hurdle To Victory at Uttoxeter Races?

I have three rides at Uttoxeter at the moment, where the going is officially soft today.

12.30 Neetside

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 hopefully the addition of cheekpieces will spark the necessary improvement and allow her to play a leading role today.  

Main Danger

Hat trick seeking Stop Talking is the one to beat.

1.00 Secret Melody

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.

Main Danger

Antunes and Alliteration are the two to beat.

1.30 Just Don’t Ask

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.  

Main Danger

Chef Des Obeaux a Grade 2 hurdles winner on first chase start is the main opponent.