• 14:45 Horse Racing Free Bets At Handicap Hurdle3m 3f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 33.10s
  • Off time: 14:47:24
14:45 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Young Master 15/8
2nd American Life (FR) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 205-061 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Moscow Presents (IRE) 11
6 11-9 p P A Kirby A Nicol (5) 112 9/25.50
3 P-921F1 Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams The Young Master 9 (ex7)
5 11-7 p N P Mulholland Conor Shoemark (5) 103 15/82.88
4 52U1-P4 Black and amber checks, black cap Mister Philson (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
9 11-4 p S R B Crawford Timmy Murphy 107 9/25.50
5 16/P842 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Quel Elite (FR) 12
10 11-2 p James Moffatt B Hughes 105 8/19.00
6 37-9542 Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap American Life (FR) 11
7 10-13 vt A Middleton James Banks (5) 102 4/15.00
7 56-415P White and red stripes, red and white halved sleeves, red cap Big Sound 40
7 10-11 p T D Walford P Buchanan 100 11/112.00
Non runners
1215-F46Micro Mission (IRE)811-12C GrantDiarmuid O'Regan115


Big Sound looks vulnerable at this level while Mister Philson, sent off favourite at Hexham last time, doesn't look an easy ride but is still unexposed under Rules and is back on the same mark as when second over fences at Carlisle last year. Quel Elite went close at Kelso last month and it would be no surprise if American Life reversed Haydock running with Moscow Presents over this longer trip, despite the pair re-opposing on similar terms. Fakenham form can be misleading but THE YOUNG MASTER won very easily at the Norfolk track on New Year's Day. That was his third success in four starts over hurdles and on the Flat and Neil Mulholland's improver can find the necessary to defy his penalty here.