Betfair's Marc Hryhorskyj has two selections for Uttoxeter this evening...
"I have no concern over the trip and ground at Uttoxeter this evening for Voice of Dubawi. What's more, receiving over a stone in weight from the warm favourite I'm So Busy only enhances her chances of filling the places."
An interesting outsider from a stable in-form
17:45: Back Voice of Dubawi Win and Additional Place (Exchange)
I'm So Busy is likely to be a short-priced favourite in the opener at Uttoxeter this evening. The Dr R P Newlands yard has been in warm order over the last fortnight and is currently operating at a 23% strike rate (4-17).
The 6yo grey was able to get his head in front last time out over C&D on the 16th of June. Before this bloodless victory, I'm So Busy was beginning to become expensive to follow. Colin Tizard's Helford River was 2nd to I'm So Busy on the 16th of June but was disappointing next out at Newton Abbot in handicap company. I have question marks over the overall form and believe there is value in taking on the favourite I'm So busy for win purposes.
Alex Hales 4yo filly Voice of Dubawi is an interesting outsider in a weak-looking Novice Hurdle. A winner on the all-weather at Lingfield on the 11th of August 2020 but demoted to 2nd for causing interference inside the final furlong. The selection Voice of Dubawi has since moved from Richard Hughes stable to Alex Hales. The Alex Hales yard couldn't be in better form at present with a 23% strike rate (3-13) over the last fortnight.
I have no concern over the trip and ground at Uttoxeter this evening for Voice of Dubawi. What's more, receiving over a stone in weight from the warm favourite I'm So Busy only enhances her chances of filling the places.
Evan Williams' horse given a chance by the handicapper
Evan Williams' Court Dancer was pulled up last time out on the 4th of August at Southwell. Before this, Court Dancer showed improved form at Southwell on the 14th of July.
The cheekpieces certainly didn't have the desired effect last time out, and the trip was too far for Court Dancer. I am willing to forgive Court Dancer the previous run. What's more, the handicapper has dropped him another 4lb in the handicap, and Adam Wedge's booking is a positive.
An open-looking 0-100 handicap, and lots of these arrive with question marks. Prior runs have seen Court Dancer being held up and delivered late. I am hoping he is more positively ridden this evening at Uttoxeter. The step back in trip and cut in ground should play to Court Dancer's strengths.