• 14:30 Betfred Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £3,379 2nd £992 3rd £496 4th £248
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.95s
  • Off time: 14:30:38
14:30 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 4/7
2nd Prince Khurram 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1110-11 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 21
Distance Winner
5 12-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 132 4/71.57
2 3/P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Classic Rally (IRE) 70
8 11-2 J M Jefferson B Hughes 25/126.00
3 5-67244 Light Blue, Scarlet hooped sleeves, striped cap Lord Brendy 15
6 11-2 R Johnson D C Costello 108 16/117.00
5 0/00 Black, Red stars, Red sleeves, Black armlets and star on Red cap Femme D'espere 35
8 10-9 T Wall Josh Wall (7) 100/1101.00
6 75 Black and Emerald Green (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Dermo's Dilemma 92
4 10-7 C Grant Mr J Dawson (7) 100/1101.00
7 3 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Prince Khurram 36
4 10-7 t1 D McCain Jnr B P Harding 7/42.75
Non runners
4506The Village (IRE)511-2Miss Lucinda V RussellGrant Cockburn


VIEUX LION ROUGE will probably start a short-priced favourite having won both starts over hurdles with something to spare. He has a couple of Grade 1 entries at Cheltenham and will need to win this to justify those but faces no easy task giving 21lb to the four-year-old Prince Khurram. Donald McCain's charge won a couple of times on the Flat in France last year and will have learned plenty from a promising fourth behind Daralan at Newbury last month. The others are likely to be playing for place with Lord Brendy probably the pick of them.