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Uttoxeter in Staffordshire races on 25 days of the year and is the only racecourse in the county.
The fences are not especially arduous with speed and fatigue rather than the fences causing horses to fall. It is a speedy track when the going is good, however when it rains a stayer is needed as the course takes on a different demeanour. Speedy horses can over race when the going is good and are picked off by those who have reserved energy on the run-in. Taking the inside line is the choice of most jockeys, however, the back straight being wider can give an advantage at the next turn.
Uttoxeter’s location means it attracts horses from the north and south generally leading to decent-sized fields and competitive racing, you generally see a good race at the course.
Type of Racing: National Hunt Only
* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Uttoxeter
The track is a left-handed course of 1.3 miles. Fairly tight in nature but does favour those with stamina in abundance when the going is testing.
Uttoxeter Racecourse Address: Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
Uttoxeter Racecourse Telephone Number: 01889 562561
To buy tickets for a race day at Uttoxeter, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.
The Midlands Grand National is a great race as it tends to attract horses who have swerved the Cheltenham Festival handicaps specifically for this £70k race. David Pipe won the race 4 times between 2011 to 2014 with different horses. It's notable that trainers like to book good claimers to take off a few lbs and as the race is over 4 miles those lbs can make all the difference. A claiming jockey has won the race 8 times in the last 20 years.
The other notable Uttoxeter race is the Listed Summer Cup run in late June. Because the ground is normally decent at this time of the year you get a fast run chase, with the lead changing hands on numerous occasions. It attracts big fields (15 runners+) and has not seen a winning favourite since its inception in 2012.
Uttoxeter also holds a range of Class 2 and 3 handicaps both over hurdles and fences.
With a total number of eighty-nine winners at Uttoxeter, Daniel Skelton leads the way for winners from trainers who have shown a profit (+11.17) for all of their runners at Uttoxeter. Jake Thomas Coulson is the trainer to follow at Uttoxeter if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the trainers in the eachway markets, that is +39.10 which is courtesy of their five placings (one winner). At the other end of the spectrum is N A Twiston-Davies who has a terrible record at Uttoxeter, of all the trainers their LSP of -79.53 is the worse, they have a 9% strike rate with eleven winners from one hundred twenty-seven runners.
Focusing only on jockeys who show a profit when backing all of their rides, top of the pile at Uttoxeter for the number of winners is Harry Skelton who has produced a total of eighty-six winners in return for an LSP of +78.54. With an eachway LSP of +40.83 at Uttoxeter, Alex Edwards leads the jockeys in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their seven placings which include a total of three winners. A total of ten winners from one hundred forty-eight rides at Uttoxeter has Sean Quinlan at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 7% strike rate and worst LSP of -82.62.
Here are some factors at Uttoxeter for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:
Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Uttoxeter based on the number of winners:
|Miss Kerry Lee||44-10-14||+16.25||+5.06|
|Mrs S J Smith||66-6-14||+4.50||-10.45|
|R T Dunne||140-16-42||+23.66||-3.36|
|James C Bowen||87-10-30||+13.55||-4.48|