Sky Sports Racing Today: Midlands National Day, one of four meetings on a busy Saturday, at Uttoxeter
The quintessentially competitive Midlands National heads Sky Sports Racing’s crowded Saturday with action sizzling through Uttoxeter, Fontwell, Newcastle and Wolverhampton.
3.00 Uttoxeter – Guetapan Collonges look dangerous at Midlands National
Featured after the annual Cheltenham Festival on Saturday, Boulton Group Midlands Grand National Handicap Chase (3.00) It looks like a typical competitive contest with 18 runners lined up for a 4 mile and 2 furlong marathon test.
Top weight and classiest name on the field goes to Sam Thomas’ Classic Chase Star i will do itformer Welsh National winner and must carry 12th under regular rider Stan Sheppard.
Charlie Longsdon Getapan Cologis He looked perfectly ready for this as he followed up on his effort to finish 4th in the Classic Chase last month with a win of over 3 miles at this track.
Ben Clark galloping bear Seemingly rarely run a bad race, he finds only Kitty’s light too good in the Eider Chase and joins in on this one.
After a week of dominance at the Cheltenham Festival, Willie Mullins has sent off two finalists in the Classic Chase. Mr. Incredible and Cork National winner kangaroo captain.
3.25 Newcastle – Champion Hughes Course and Distance Winner Jellyville
Champion jockey Brian Hughes has traveled to Newcastle with rare success, making five rides on Saturday, including a Mickey Hammond-trained jockey. Gerryville in the Guinness Nitro Surge Handicap Chase (3.25).
The 7-year-old won both the course and distance last March, ferry masterhere again object.
cash to ash We’ll enjoy what’s likely testing ground conditions, but we’ll have to return to winning ways for the first time in just over two years.
top weight Omar Malletti A comeback is also on the way after a disappointing Grand National Trial at Haydock last month.
3.12 Fontwell – The previous winners of the Pipe and Fry teams clash
of BetGoodwin Online betting with Handicap Hurdles (3.12) It looks as if it can be boiled down to a matchup between the previous winners Mongeless and Heure de Gloire.
The former, trained by Harry Fry, scored twice over the hurdles at Sedgefield before making a disappointing effort behind him to win the course and distance at Huntingdon last month.
David Pype’s mare, Eure de Gloire, had a meritorious run at Newbury on New Year’s Eve before scoring at Leicester in early February.
Milton Harris Polyphonicformer course and distance winner, They’re looking to improve on their disappointing efforts last time on Kelso, so they could be dangerous for the top two.
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Watch all the Uttoxeter, Newcastle, Fontwell and Wolverhampton races live on Saturday March 18th on Sky Sports Racing.