SANDY COVE runs for the first time in a handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter today in the last race. He is stepping up in trip to 2 miles 4 furlongs which, on his flat form, should suit. He has run respectably in novice and maiden hurdles without threatening to trouble the judge. However his hurdling has improved with each run and he showed plenty of enthusiasm for his new job in his last 2 runs. We are hopeful that he can be thereabouts. Jack Quinlan rides again.