Through The Card: Uttoxeter, Sunday December 31

A big crowd is expected at Uttoxeter this afternoon
A big crowd is expected at Uttoxeter this afternoon

Timeform take you through the card at Uttoxeter on Sunday...

"He's not the biggest but usually jumps well and is worth another chance..."

12:20 - Selling form is rarely reliable, but CLOCK ON TOM (1) is certainly in better nick for his new yard and his mark could be a lenient one back in a handicap. C'est du Gateau is an unexposed potential improver, while Richardofdoccombe is a big threat if matching the form of his reappearance run, however the money this morning for COMBER MILL (4) looks significant. He shaped much better than the distance beaten suggests and looks a big player with Andrew Tinkler up for the first time.

12:50 - JUGE ET PARTI (5) was turned over when odds on at Ffos Las last time and there's certainly room for improvement in the jumping department. However, this step up in trip should help and he is taken to make it third time lucky in this sphere. Sir Will was a place adrift of Game On here last month, but may emerge as the main danger. Florrie Knox, who has attracted some support this morning, also merits respect.

13:25 - With Mr Love out, this looks wide open. Black Narcissus and Cailleach Annie are a couple of others fancied to be involved, though neither has convinced with their attitude, and BEN ARTHUR (6) and LEITH HILL LEGASI (7) look the pair to concentrate on. Ben Arthur is proven in the ground and must go close if seeing out the trip, while Leith Hill Lagasi stays well and could be hard to peg back from the front.

13:55 - CAVE TOP (3) is very much going the right way and can defy a 6 lb rise and follow up last month's C&D success. The return to a left-handed course looks sure to help Eaton Hill and despite still having something to prove on very testing ground he's feared most ahead of handicap-newcomer Crucial Role.

14:25 - This is trappy with three of the five failing to complete last time, but ARCTIC GOLD (1) was still in front when departing and this is a weaker race, so he's worth siding with. He's not the biggest but usually jumps well and is worth another chance. No Dice was rather in-and-out for Tony Martin but is worth a market check having joined another successful yard and looks likely to be a bigger threat than Town Parks who may still do better as a chaser.

15:00 - River Dun has a good chance on ratings, but her stable isn't flying at present and there is reason to believe MOZO (5) will fare better now racing over staying distances. She shaped better than the distance beaten suggests (from 4 lb out of weights) when third of 5 to Pennywell in a C&D handicap last time, acts on testing ground, and looks to have a good chance of breaking her duck over hurdles this afternoon.

15:35 - QUEENS CAVE has been purchased for £175,000 on the back of a winning point debut and can make a successful start under Rules for new connections. Testing ground is an unknown quantity for Chequered View but she has the best form, while Anthony Honeyball's Shapiro could easily leave her debut behind now.

Placepot permutation:

12:20 - 1, 4
12:50 - 5
13:25 - 6, 7
13:55 - 3
14:25 - 1
15:00 - 5

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