• 16:30 Nortonthorpe Industrial Park Open Hunters' Chase3m 3f

  • Winner £873 2nd £271 3rd £135 4th £68
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 25.50s
  • Off time: 16:30:20
16:30 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Portrait (IRE) 4/6


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2F1231 Purple, Yellow cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Special Portrait (IRE) 26
8 12-8 t Mark Hughes Mr W Kinsey (3) 109 4/61.67
2 PP-PP5F Emerald Green and White stripes, halved sleeves, quartered cap Belon Gale (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
9 12-0 S J Robinson Mr Simon Robinson (7) 129 8/19.00
3 362005 White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Oranger (FR) 131
10 12-0 Mrs J Martin Mr J Martin (7) 76 22/123.00
4 FFP-112 Royal Blue, Red sash, White cap, Red spots Bright Cloud (IRE) 26
7 11-7 Mrs G B Walford Mr M Walford (3) 2/13.00


SPECIAL PORTRAIT put an end to a string of placed efforts when winning at Carlisle last month. He beat the re-opposing Bright Cloud by 19 lengths and, though the latter could finish closer this time, it's unlikely she'll prevent Mark Hughes' charge following up at short-odds. Belon Gale has the past form to figure but was pulled up on both starts last year and Oranger's only win came in one of these events back in 2010.