Johnny Ridley Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,418 2nd £1,010 3rd £505 4th £253 5th £126
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 22.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:30
Full result
Result 15:40 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Forward Flight 5/4f
2nd 2 Safari Journey 15 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 31431/1-
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Keeneland (IRE) 644
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 31431/1-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 11/2
2 760P2P/
Emerald green, dark blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Safari Journey (USA) 694
  • T:Lucinda Egerton
  • J:Nathan Moscrop
  • Form: 760P2P/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 Lucinda Egerton Nathan Moscrop (7) 115 33/1
3 16P-404
Orange, Dark Blue armlets Vasco D'ycy (FR) 60
  • T:Mrs S J Humphrey
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 16P-404
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 115 3/1
5 213/8-33
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Forward Flight (IRE) 50
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 213/8-33
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 105 5/4f
6 2553-P7
Emerald green and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap Baileys Concerto (IRE) 12
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 2553-P7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 Mrs Dianne Sayer B Hughes 100 12/1
7 53535-8
Red and royal blue diabolo, checked sleeves, quartered cap Fiddleesticks (IRE) 136
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 53535-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7t1
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 t1 W Kinsey D C Costello 99 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 0-4711B
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 152
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Craig Gallagher
  • Form: 0-4711B
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
9 114 b B Ellison Craig Gallagher 110 NR

In depth

Verdict

Keeneland makes his handicap debut over hurdles on his first start since 2012. He has the ability to figure having won both maiden and novice events. Safari Journey was last seen at the track in the same year. He can race off a 7lb lower mark with the added bonus of a conditional's allowance as he reverts to hurdling. Ben Cee Pee M didn't get a chance to land a hat-trick of course victories when brought down at the first obstacle last time. But his previous wins came on fast ground and FORWARD FLIGHT is just preferred on his recent close-up third at Wetherby where he finished clear of the rest of the field.

Formwatch

Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up in touch when badly hampered and brought down 1st, in a race won by Weybridge Light (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.

Forward Flight (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, challenged after 4 out, led approaching next where not fluent, headed 2 out, ridden and one pace in 3rd when hung left before last, stayed on flat, held near finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Allied Answer (11-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.

Safari Journey (USA) 10-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, ridden after 14th, soon lost place, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sound Accord (10-4) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr '12, 15 ran.

Vasco D'ycy (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Led until 7th, rallying when mistake 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 31l behind Maller Tree (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.

Fiddleesticks (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden before 4 out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 31l behind Little Pop (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Oct.

Baileys Concerto (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 47l behind Captain Clayton (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.

Keeneland (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Chased leader, pushed along before 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May '12 beating Makbullet (11-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.