14:45 Sedgefield Fri 6 December 2019
- Sky Sports Racing Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 5f 28y,
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
3-7 at this venue including one success over C&D. May have found heavy ground against him last time at Kelso and better judged on previous second here over 2m3f off this mark. Expected to be thereabouts once again.
Frustratingly runner-up in five of last six starts and may not be the heartisest of battlers. Raised 2lb since latest near miss and handicapper appears to have his measure at present.
Won at Wetherby and Catterick over this trip in January and has been eased total of 6lb following to moderate runs so far this campaign. Back to more feasible mark now though and appeared not to stay 3m1f last time.
Landed Hereford novices hurdle last term for Ben Case and makes debut for new yard here on first attempt over fences. Hasn't run for 165 days and just two previous runs over fences, showing ability on first occasion.
Eight-time winner across both codes. Scored over 2m4f at Southwell a year ago off 5lb lower mark, and should be better for two runs back from summer break. Jockey booking catches the eye and is worth a market check.
Has won three times in last 12 months, twice over fences, and over hurdles last time at Ayr. Clearly in good heart at present but is 5lb higher than last winning rating and isn't getting any younger.
Last Year's Winner
Calivigny (3/2), Twasn't The Plan (9/4), Instant Replay (5/1), Ratfacemcdougall (6/1), Virnon (12/1), Manwell (12/1)
- Instant Replay
Moneta can cash in on her return to Southwell on Thursday, according to David Clough - he previews the action.
David Ord had a 3/1 winner on Thursday and he passes the Sporting Life Daily Nap baton to Ben Linfoot on Friday - and he likes one at Sandown.
All eight stand their ground for Saturday's Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown - check out David Ord's horse-by-horse guide.