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Uttoxeter – 29th October: DOM’S NAP + NB | Friday’s 2 Best Bets

Our best two bets for the action at Uttoxeter on Friday afternoon

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Uttoxeter’s NAP: MINELLA DRAMA | 2:48pm Kalahari King Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase | Dom’s Pick
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An exciting contest in Staffordshire and Donald McCain’s Grade 1 runner-up makes nice appeal on his first start as a chaser under rules.

My Drogo
Minella Drama chased home the highly regarded My Drogo at Aintree back in April

He’s yet to finish outside of the top two in this sphere, and twice placed in points including behind Champion Bumper hero Sir Gerhard, so looks to hold a bright future now tackling the larger obstacles.

The horse he finished ahead of at Aintree won at Cheltenham off a mark of 140 with ease last week, so his own personal rating 3lb higher may not be too overwhelming at the first time of asking.

NB: JOLY MAKER | 3:23pm Cazoo Handicap Chase

A pretty weak affair on paper and Jonjo O’Neill’s charge should be able to hand out weight and a beating to this field.

Jonjo O'Neill
Jonjo O’Neill has two runners at Uttoxeter on Friday afternoon

He could only finish sixth at this course back in July but that was over three miles and he had placed before over track-and-trip in this race twelve months ago.

Now 6lb higher in the weights, Kevin Brogan eases the carriage on his back and with his Kelso second working out well (winner has won twice since), this all over looks his to lose.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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