15:15 Sedgefield

Thursday 14 November 2019

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  • Class 5  |   3m 2f 59y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:23  |   Winning time: 7m 27.1s
1
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: C J Todd |  T: C T Pogson|  OR: 93
10/3

Made a promising start over fences, making all when winning at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) last December; broadly held his own from a revised mark thereafter; must improve upon recent comeback run (is entirely possible).

2
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: Thomas Dowson |  T: V Thompson|  OR: 88
12/1

None too fluent over fences at Musselburgh (2m4½f, good to soft) last week, merely plodding on into a never dangerous fifth of ten to Benny's Secret (beaten in excess of 12L); cut underfoot will suit, stamina reserves are questionable.

3
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: Sean Quinlan |  T: Jennie Candlish|  OR: 87
5/1

Far from straightforward; ran in snatches when winning at Bangor (3m, soft) in March 2018; his form figures from Boxing Day onward (P6P) don't make for positive reading; freshness off a 236-day absence is probably helpful in his particular case.

4
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: B S Hughes |  T: Miss J E Foster|  OR: 86
9/2

Maiden over fences (0-16) and just 1-35 overall; prominent until weakening from the final fence at Hexham (3m, soft) last month - finished 8L third to Classical Milano; a possible player in a weak race with Brian Hughes back in the saddle.

5
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: A P Cawley |  T: Daragh Bourke|  OR: 79
7/1

33-race maiden, albeit with limited experience over fences (0-1); kept on to finish 4½L third to subsequent winner Jessiemac in a Class 5 handicap hurdle at Ayr (3m, soft) 17 days ago; others appear stronger (in the very loose sense of the word).

6
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Phillip Armson |  T: R J Armson|  OR: 79
8/1

Yet to win under rules (3-33 in points); his usual way is to go forward and make the running; weakened late on when beaten almost 10L (third) by Arquebusier at Taunton (2m5½f, good) a fortnight ago; strongest on a sound surface.

7
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Age: 6|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Jamie Hamilton |  T: Mrs A C Hamilton|  OR: 79
10/3

Better since fitted with the hood and tongue-tie combination; clearly of modest ability, but in all fairness it's still very early days over fences; finished 10L third to Oscar Ceremony on chasing debut at Kelso (2m7f) 19 days ago; key player.

Betting

Forecast

Skyhill (10/3), Rollerball Rocco (10/3), Misdflight (9/2), Spirit Of Hale (5/1), Pads (7/1), Max O (8/1), Pc Dixon (12/1)

Verdict

An uninspiring contest. Rollerball Rocco will undoubtedly face competition for the lead from the winning pointer Max O, while Misdflight shaped reasonably well under similar tactics at Hexham latest (Brian Hughes is again in the saddle). However, with stakes played small the suggested advice is to stick with the unexposed (over fences) six-year-old SKYHILL. He made the frame on chasing debut at Kelso just under three weeks ago, and with a degree of natural progress a distinct possibility, could be a force to be reckoned with in a much weaker race.
  1. Skyhill
  2. Misdflight
  3. Pads

Prize Money

1st: £2,989.002nd: £878.003rd: £439.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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