Through The Card: Uttoxeter, Thursday December 31

We take you through the card at Uttoxeter
We take you through the card at Uttoxeter

We take you through the card at Uttoxeter on the final day of 2015.

"For quite a few of these, chasing possibly hasn't been Plan A for the winter and this is more suck-it-and-see. Not Rouquine Sauvage..."

12:20 - Authorized Too is a worthy favourite and morning prices seems fair enough where he's concerned. If there's value to be had elsewhere, it's probably from something like Pinnacle Panda, who achieved a bit more than he's been given credit for on his hurdling debut.

12:50 - On chase form, Pret A Thou would be extremely well handicapped from a BHA mark of 100. Kept to hurdles after an appeareance that was presumably needed, connections may well be thinking along similar lines. He's worth a bet at the prices.

13:20 - It will be interesting should Seymour Eric's price hold up, as he's been given a chance by the handicapper returning from a 14-month absence. That aside, the market has identified the correct favourite in Whitsundays, who has obvious potential that virtually none of the others possess.

13:50 - On the one hand, Over My Head has plenty in favour: good form (a rare commodity here) and little competition for the lead. On the other, he's very short in the betting. The two of interest against him would be stoutly-bred handicap debutant Kelsey and Vintage Vixen, who has retained the services of Richard Johnson despite falling a long way in the weights.

14:20 - For quite a few of these, chasing possibly hasn't been Plan A for the winter and this is more suck-it-and-see. Not Rouquine Sauvage, who already has chasing experience and, moreover, has done it on desperate ground over a sharpish two miles. He should be shorter than he is.

14:50 - This is a competitive four-runner affair that is notable mostly for the thorn it is in the side of Placepot punters.

15:20 - If Hobbs dubutante Tearsofclewbay remains strong in the betting opposing her could be futile, as she has a most encouraging profile for bumpers. Graceful Legend and Miss Giselle do at least set a reasonable bar for her to clear.

Recommended bets:
1pt win Pret A Thou in the 12:50
0.5pt win Vintage Vixen in the 13:50
2pts win Rouquine Sauvage in the 14:20

Placepot perm:
12:20 - 2
12:50 - 2, 4
13:20 - 5
13:50 - 5
14:20 - 3
14:50 - 1, 2, 3, 4
= 8 lines

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