Thursday 1 November 2018
Sedgefield Racecourse Christmas Food & Drink Festival Mares' Handicap Hurdle
Class 4 | 2m 3f 188y | Good | 8 Runners | Turf
Off time: 16:00 | Winning time: 4m 55.0s
Made all to win a weak novice hurdle at Cartmel in July, and unsuited by waiting tactics when only fourth on handicap debut there next time. Could do better over hurdles bearing in mind useful bumper form.
Has been running well without getting her head in front since joining this yard from Kim Bailey, and ran to form when a good third of 11 from this mark at Hexham after a break last month. Sure to go well.
Has lost her form completely, and while it's understandable that she's not taken to chasing on her last two starts, the handicapper hasn't shown her any mercy for them, and she has plenty to prove now.
Won off 4lb lower at Hexham in June, and fit from a couple of runs on the Flat when a luckless fifth of 13 to Jack Lamb in a 2m5f handicap here in August. That run suggests she's fairly handicapped having dropped 2lb since.
Fairly treated on the form she showed when runner-up over 3m at Perth in June, but she's been a notch or two below her best in three runs since, and opposable on recent evidence.
Over two years since her last hurdles outing, and she has regressed on the Flat this year, so hard to see her getting involved despite falling 2lb below her last winning mark in this sphere.
Hasn't raced over hurdles since 2015/16, but did win off 7lb lower mark then. Has improved by a much greater margin on the Flat since (now rated 75), and well treated if carrying that form back to timber.
Managed to finish third in a 2m4f novice hurdle here in August, but that form amounts to very little, and she failed to beat a rival at Kelso last time. Makes handicap debut off a lowly mark, but still of little interest.
Question Of Faith (13/8), Secret Escape (5/2), Champagne To Go (10/3), Russian Royale (15/2), Reivers Lodge (14/1), Keady Lady (16/1), Ayla's Emperor (20/1), Slipper Satin (50/1), Roberttown Rose (66/1)
- Question Of Faith
- Secret Escape
- Champagne To Go