TWO RUNNERS AT UTTOXETER ON WEDNESDAY.
We send two to Uttoxeter on Wednesday, where the going at the time of writing is good, and with temperatures rising, it could end up on the fast side by the time of racing.
Maison D'Or has his second start over fences in the 0-100 novices handicap chase over three miles at 2.30.pm, with Conor Farrell retaining the ride.Maison D'Or has lost his way recently, both on the flat, and over hurdles, and it is hoped that tackling fences will rekindle his interest. He made his chase debut at Hexham 39 days ago, when staying on to finish seventh, beaten by 28 lengths, and with that experience behind him, he could make his presence felt from a good looking handicap mark.
We also run Brickadank at 5.20.pm, in the 0-100 conditional jockeys handicap hurdle, over the extended one mile and seven furlongs, with Emma Smith-Chaston riding him for the first time. Brickadank has improved in recent runs, finishing third twice, and then a respectable fourth on his latest start, when just failing to see his races out. Brickadank is not the finished article yet, and another year on his back will see him strengthen up. His consistency is a big plus in these lower grade races, and he should once again be involved at the business end.
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