15:20 Sedgefield Thu 8 November 2018
- Newcastle Flooring Co Ltd Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 3m 3f 9y, Good (Good to Soft in places on the back straight)
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Stays well and ideally wants softer ground. Pulled up on his last two starts for David Dennis and joined current connections in May for £7,000. Bit to prove from this mark on his reappearance/return to hurdles.
Switches back to hurdles again here and arrives in reasonably good form, though without a win for 17-months. Stays well. Each-way player.
6lb higher than when last winning at Uttoxeter (2m7½f, good to soft) in September. Another decent effort from this mark at Kelso last time. More needed, but unexposed and may still have that in him.
Well held in three novice/maiden hurdles for Jonjo O'Neill. Makes debut for this trainer in a handicap, having been off the track since April. Market should provide some clues.
Sprang a 33-1 surprise when bouncing back to form at Hexham (2m7½f, good) last time. Up 5lb for that. Has to be respected, but his record suggests that he will find a successful follow-up tough.
Trounced a moderate field here over C&D on his last start, but that was in March last year. Resumes from 5lb higher. Cheekpieces left off, but would remain very interesting if supported.
Won over C&D by a distance in March (soft) and won from a stone higher than that last time out at Hexham in June (good). Up another 6lb, but 10lb now claimed and she enters calculations now she has got the winning habit.
In and out performer who ran well enough in first-time cheekpieces behind Moorlands Mist at Hexham last time. In good hands. 3lb drop will help and he could go close to a maiden rules success.
Last Year's Winner
You're So Right (15/8), Calin Du Brizais (9/4), Handy Hollow (5/1), Broadway Belle (9/1), Onwiththeparty (10/1), Golans Choice (14/1), Moorlands Mist (16/1), Crank Em Up (25/1)
- You're So Right
- Handy Hollow
- Calin Du Brizais
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