Sedgefield

  • 13:45 Compare Bookies Free Bets With bookmakers.co.uk Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.40s
  • Off time: 13:45:39
13:45 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Next Hight (IRE) 15/8
2nd Rose Red 13/2
3rd W Six Times 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 436/5-P8 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Needwood Park 15
6 11-12 p R Craggs K Johnson 92 50/151.00
2 0-830 YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, red cap Arkansas Dave (IRE) 15
7 11-12 pt M M McNiff S Fox (7) 92 14/115.00
3 0/0820 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Next Hight (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
7 11-9 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 89 15/82.88
4 632757 Royal Blue and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Rose Red 42
7 11-6 B R Summers James Best (3) 86 13/27.50
5 55-9853 Dark Green, Yellow spots on sleeves, Yellow cap Kathlatino 15
7 11-3 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (5) 83 4/15.00
6 864 White, Red disc, White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap, White spots Jebulani 45
4 11-0 F P Murtagh B Harding 92 11/112.00
7 53554P Dark Green, Light Green stars and sleeves, Dark Green cap Exit To Freedom 15
8 11-0 p J S Wainwright D F O'Regan 80 9/110.00
8 550335 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Mrs Grass 26
7 10-12 J C Haynes J Kington (3) 78 20/121.00
10 9507-F7 Dark Green, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap W Six Times 20
8 10-2 A C Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 68 7/18.00
Non runners
990655/8-The Boozy Bishop (IRE)910-4Mrs S WaltonMiss C Walton70

Verdict

Disappointing would barely describe most of these. Rose Red has gone off the boil since finishing second on fast going at Worcester in August while Next Hight made mistakes and weakened quickly when favourite at Newcastle last month, though would have claims on an earlier second over today's course and distance. Arkansas Dave is also worth considering and Kathlatino ran her best race so far over hurdles at Wetherby on Boxing Day. But the handicapper may have been a little lenient with the four-year-old JEBULANI and it could be worth risking that he handles the surface as he stayed well on the Flat.