Visit Crosshills & Black Lion Sedgefield Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (3yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,859 2nd £840 3rd £420 4th £210
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 15.40s
  • Off time: 13:55:35
Full result
Result 13:55 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Dunowen Point 13/5
2nd 3 Walser 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 112112-
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dunowen Point (IRE) 454
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 112112-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 120 13/5
2 1521-25
Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 15
  • T:D Thompson
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 1521-25
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 116 16/1
3 4/3662-2
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Walser (IRE) 216
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 4/3662-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 J Wade B Hughes 112 4/1
6 32-1592
White, royal blue star, white and black striped sleeves, white cap, black star River Dragon (IRE) 10
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: 32-1592
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 110 9/4f
7 3P05-44
Emerald green and maroon check, yellow sleeves, black cap Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 44
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 3P05-44
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0pt
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 pt M A Barnes M J McAlister 108 4/1
8 661259-
Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Sparkling Hand 263
  • T:P Atkinson
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 661259-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 P Atkinson Lucy Alexander (3) 102 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 2-46134
Mitchell's Way 10
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 2-46134
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 113 G A Swinbank F Davis 111 NR
5 2UFU62
Green Wizard (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 2UFU62
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
6 113 Mrs S J Smith 2nd Preference 111 NR

In depth

Verdict

Dunowen Point makes a belated reappearance having previously exhibited promise as a chaser but, while he gets in off a favourable mark over hurdles, it will be no easy task to oblige for him to oblige in this race off top weight. The Thirsty Bricky had a rare off day last time so WALSER looks the one to be with on this occasion. The five-year-old makes his handicap debut having finished second to a couple of useful sorts in novice company and, though he's yet to experience this going, his breeding suggests that there is a fair chance he'll be able to cope with it. River Dragon improved during the Flat season and he wasn't too far away recently at Catterick while Green Wizard put up a career-best under positive tactics at Wetherby and Jonathan England's 7lb claim is far from a hindrance under today's testing conditions.

Formwatch

Mitchell's Way 15-2 (11-8) Led, headed before 2 out, no extra after last, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Markadam (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.

Green Wizard (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, took keen hold, led 7th, ridden and headed before last, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Dunowen Point (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Led, clear 3 out, ridden when challenged after next, headed flat, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Pyracantha (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Sep '11.

Walser (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Well Sharp (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, blundered 1st, outpaced from 6 out, 4th of 5, 36l behind Across The Bay (11-10) at Carlisle 3m grad ch (2) hvy in Nov.

The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders and keen, lost place 4th, soon in rear and weakened, 5th of 7, 32l behind Sam Lord (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.

River Dragon (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway 2 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Markadam (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.

Sparkling Hand 16-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along and lost place before 2nd, tailed off before halfway, 9th of 10, well behind Dartford Warbler (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.