Uttoxeter Expert Eye: Three horses to back on Friday, October 15

Uttoxeter's card on Friday, October 15 comes under the scrutiny of Planet Sport experts with three horses flagged up as potential bets.

Here's a quick snapshot of Friday's selections. Click on the horse's name to have a punt with Planet Sport Bet.

Trincomalee (3.05 Uttoxeter)

Carlow Farmer e/w (3.40 Uttoxeter)

Early Morning Dew (4.15 Uttoxeter)

Course characteristics

Left-handed with some undulations. Circuit 1m3f.

Top trainers with runners

Dan Skelton has been the trainer to follow over the past five seasons, with his 84 winners coming at a healthy strike rate of 28%, yielding a £21.73 profit to £1 level-stakes.

His five runners this afternoon are: Rock Legend (1.55), Dog Of War (3.05), Colours Of My Life (3.40), Lonimoss Bareliere (4.15) and Presenting Nelly (4.50). He surely won't leave the track empty-handed.

Fergal O'Brien has enjoyed rick pickings here in the current season with seven winners on the board, and he has three chances this afternoon: Ask A Honey Bee (2.30), Jarveys Plate (3.05) and No No Maestro (3.40).

Top jockeys with rides

Harry Skelton, who has booted home 81 winners (from 228 rides, 36%, £74.10 £1 level-stakes) over the same period, will get the leg up on all five of his brother's runners.

Furthest travelled

Michael Roberts (198 miles), Deborah Cole (183 miles), David Pipe (176 miles), Peter Bowen (174 miles) all travel with one horse; Falcon Sun (4.15), Cabayo Lady (4.50), Ranco (4.15) and Dalkingstown (3.40) respectively.

3.05 Uttoxeter - Trincomalee

Lucy Wadham is travelling up from her Suffolk base with one horse, Trincomalee, who was last seen finishing a close up second in a Haydock class 2 handicap hurdle back in May.

That was on the back of a string of good efforts, including a victory at Plumpton in March, and the eight-year-old mare looks sure to run his race again this afternoon.

Bryony Frost, who was on board last time and has a healthy strike rate of 19% (15-77 for a £28.46 level stakes profit), again gets the leg up, and the yard had a 5/1 winner last week from just a handful of runners.

Bryony Frost has a good record for the stable

So there's more than enough there to warrant a bet against six rivals, the best of whom may be last-time-out winner Jarveys Plate, who represents Fergal O'Brien.

3.40 Uttoxeter - Carlow Farmer

Charlie Longsdon's Carlow Farmer has not been seen out since February and he was pulled up on that occasion, just one of several dismal efforts last season.

However, he returns to the track having had wind surgery recently and, if that's had the desired effect, he's potentially on a good mark for what is his chasing debut, having shown some promise in winning a bumper followed by three placed efforts over hurdles.

As an Irish point to point winner who cost his current connections 31,000GBP, it could be that fences will be the making of him and the excellent form of his stable - 5-14, 36% in the last fortnight - increases interest further.

Charlie Longsdon has been among the winners of late

He's an each-way price against some equally out of form rivals, with the exception being No No Maestro, who is chasing a hat-trick and is rightly favourite.

Some market support for Colours Of My Life would be significant too on his first run for the top trainer here, Dan Skelton, and having had wind surgery since last seen out.

4.15 Uttoxeter - Early Morning Dew

Peter Niven's only runner on the card made a well backed favourite battle hard for victory at the last meeting here, only going down by a neck with the rest of the field well strung out behind.

That was easily a personal best from the five-year-old having shown a modest level of form over hurdles previously and, if backing that up, he could easily go one better this afternoon.

He's certainly on a good mark of 82, which means he has just 10st 3lb on his back and is getting a whopping 21lb from recent course and distance winner Orchard Grove, who has to shoulder a 7lb penalty.

That horse is still feared, as is Nicky Henderson's Crane, a three-year-old with a low weight to carry, although he doesn't look straightforward and didn't jump with any fluency last time.