Sedgefield

  • 14:20 Nortonthorpe Staff At Wits End Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.60s
  • Off time: 14:20:40
14:20 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 3/1
2nd Jameel (USA) 5/2
3rd Garth Mountain 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7161F3 Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 43
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-5 b1 Dr R D P Newland A P McCoy 122 3/14.00
2 3 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves Garth Mountain 39
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 14/115.00
3 48/8- Red, large Yellow spots Grand Vintage (IRE) 353
6 10-12 Mrs E Slack Jonathon Bewley (7) 100/1101.00
4 40- Orange, Black diamond, Black sleeves, Orange stars, Black cap Grimwith 192
5 10-12 Miss L Kendall Harry Haynes 100/1101.00
5 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Gumnd (IRE) 15
5 10-12 C Grant Mr A Voy (3) 100/1101.00
6 Black, Red diamond, Black and Grey diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Red diamond Hong Kong Island (IRE) 67
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/42.75
7 Black, black and maroon striped cap Jameel (USA) 347
4 10-12 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 5/23.50
9 36- Mauve, pink hoops, mauve sleeves Operateur (IRE) 15
4 10-12 B Haslam Craig Gallagher (10) 40/141.00
10 Yellow, Blue hoops, Blue and Red quartered cap Politbureau 13
5 10-12 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (5) 66/167.00
11 223S-F3 Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap That'll Do Nicely (IRE) 26
9 10-12 N G Richards Miss J R Richards (7) 110 15/28.50
12 7/7-6 Purple, Grey epaulets Wendy'sgreyhorse 135
6 10-5 G A Harker B Harding 200/1201.00
Non runners
89-Marico (FR)410-12T SymondsNon Runner

Verdict

Despite finishing last of three when favourite at Stratford in August, McCoy keeps faith with Ahyaknowyerself and Richard Newlands' dual winner sets the standard here. It will, however, be a surprise if HONG KONG ISLAND doesn't develop into a decent novice and the McCain gelding can make a winning debut over timber. He didn't manage a win on the level this year but was placed on several occasions and is still rated 84, suggesting he'll be much too classy for these. Politbureau won over 1m4f at Newcastle in June and should also do well at the winter game but Jameel may need this. Ffos Las third Garth Mountain is preferred to That'll Do Nicely of the others.