• 13:20 John Smith's No Nonsense Novices' Chase3m 3f

  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 17.70s
  • Off time: 13:20:20
13:20 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 10/11


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 58/138-1 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 38
7 11-7 t D O'Meara Jake Greenall (3) 140 10/111.91
2 987-P0 Black, White braid, sleeves and spots on cap Ballycarbery 47
6 11-0 Mrs L B Normile Grant Cockburn (7) 100/1101.00
3 6374-43 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Crafti Bookie (IRE) 11
6 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 113 7/24.50
4 1/2532-2 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dannanceys Hill (IRE) 32
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 2/13.00


Rose Of The Moon is by no means straightforward and was on his fourth trainer when making a winning debut over fences in comfortable style at Wetherby. He's a talented performer at his best and will be at short odds here but may meet his match in DANNANCEYS HILL. Donald McCain's charge cost a fortune at the Sales after landing an Irish point last April but never lived up to that billing over timber. In the hope that fences will be the making of him, he gets the vote to upset the likely favourite. Sue Smith has her horses firing on all cylinders so Crafti Bookie is no forlorn hope as at least we know he stays after his running-on effort over 3m at Doncaster last time. Ballycarbery will need his rivals to have mishaps if he's to get involved.