John Wade Earthworks & Demolition Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 21.40s
  • Off time: 12:40:23
Full result
Result 12:40 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Counsel 4/6f
2nd 12 Three Kingdoms 8 9/4
3rd 6 Phoenix Returns 14 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 6/0-
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves College Green 395
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 6/0-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 J Wade B Harding 66/1
3
Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Emperor Of Rome (IRE) 222
  • T:T J Fitzgerald
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 t1 T J Fitzgerald B Hughes 66/1
4 6-
Dark blue, orange seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Greatown (IRE) 525
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:Mr W Kinsey
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 t W Kinsey Mr W Kinsey (7) 66/1
5
Pink, white disc, quartered cap No Quarter (IRE) 111
  • T:Miss Tracy Waggott
  • J:A L Voy
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Miss Tracy Waggott A L Voy (3) 50/1
6 392-436
Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Phoenix Returns (IRE) 13
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:Joe Colliver
  • Form: 392-436
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 G A Swinbank Joe Colliver (7) 20/1
7 234U
Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Taxi Des Obeaux (FR) 16
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 234U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 P A Kirby R McGrath 9/1
8 65-89
White, Black stars, Black and Red halved sleeves, Black and White quartered cap Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 10
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 65-89
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 40/1
9 414
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Counsel (IRE) 27
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 414
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 4/6f
10 525/62
PURPLE, white seams, white cap Painted Tail (IRE) 13
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 525/62
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 G A Swinbank F Davis 22/1
11
Orange, white star and sleeves Grammar 123
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Diarmuid O'Regan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 C Grant Diarmuid O'Regan (10) 66/1
12
Black, black and maroon striped cap Three Kingdoms (IRE) 123
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 9/4

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 P1-090
Ballycool (IRE) 13
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:S Fox
  • Form: P1-090
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 115 Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox NR

In depth

Verdict

COUNSEL won his maiden at Bangor in November before trying his luck in Grade 2 company at Doncaster. He ran well enough that day to suggests he'll be too good for these. Painted Tail is preferred to stablemate Phoenix Returns but neither of the Alan Swinbank runners make much appeal against the four-year-olds which include the former Dermot Weld-trained Three Kingdoms, who won a Galway maiden last September and looks the type to flourish over timber once he gains experience.

Formwatch

Ballycool (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, hmapered 2nd, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 20, well behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Counsel (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, kept on from before last, no impression, 4th of 6, 6l behind Kashmir Peak (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) gs in Dec.

Three Kingdoms (IRE) 9-10fav (9-5) Made all, quickened clear 2f out, ran on strongly straight, eased close home, won at Galway 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in Sep beating Faanan Aldaar (9-0) by 10l, 5 ran (flat).

Phoenix Returns (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division, driven and outpaced 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 6th of 13, 42l behind Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Greatown (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, chased leaders 6f out, outpaced over 3f out, 4th and beaten when hung right over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 48l behind Bevnott (11-1) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug '11.

Painted Tail (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway under pressure before 3 out, stayed on to go remote 2nd before last, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 6, well behind Little Glenshee (11-2) at Kelso 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

No Quarter (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep (flat).

Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 80-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced 4 out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 35l behind Cayman Islands (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Emperor Of Rome (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 13, well behind Hydrant (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun (flat).

Taxi Des Obeaux (FR) 6-1 (10-5) Towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Smadynium (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.

Grammar 66-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 16, 39l behind Scarlet Prince (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep (flat).

College Green 66-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Bourne (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec '11.