Sedgefield

  • 12:50 Tsg Juvenile Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.60s
  • Off time: 12:51:01
12:50 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 7/1
2nd Gwyre (IRE) 100/1
3rd First Bay (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4B3221 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 26
3 11-5 p T D Easterby D C Costello 110 7/18.00
2 3 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap First Bay (IRE) 41
3 10-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 9/25.50
3 85 Pink and black (quartered), black sleeves, white stars, black and pink quartered cap Hydrant 27
3 10-12 P Salmon P Aspell 100/1101.00
4 569 Red, White epaulets, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Lakeman (IRE) 16
3 10-12 B Ellison Ryan Mania (5) 105 12/113.00
5 3 White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap Master Fong (IRE) 13
3 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 10/111.91
6 4 Maroon, White hollow box and star on cap Royal Premium 19
3 10-12 James Moffatt K Renwick 66/167.00
7 Black and White diamonds Venture Capitalist 98
Beaten Favourite
3 10-12 B Ellison B Hughes 25/126.00
8 4 Mauve, Purple stars, Mauve sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple star Veronicas Boy 26
3 10-12 G M Moore G Lee 11/112.00
9 08 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Gwyre (IRE) 26
3 10-5 T D Easterby R McGrath 100/1101.00
10 Pink, white disc, quartered cap Toujours Souriante 102
3 10-5 Miss Tracy Waggott P Buchanan 28/129.00

Verdict

Monsieur Jordan looks the clear pick of Tim Easterby's two runners in the opener ahead of Gwyre but he is likely to struggle under his penalty and a better bet may be MASTER FONG. Don McCain's gelding was capable on the flat and made a pleasing debut over timber when a close fourth behind Peter Grimes in a soft ground maiden hurdle at Bangor earlier this month; any further improvement for that run will make Master Fong hard to beat. Howard Johnson's First Bay was nothing out of the ordinary on the flat and looks nothing special over hurdles judged by his first start at Wetherby but the yard's runners are in good form. Brian Ellison saddles two runners with Lakeman, who has disappointed over hurdles so far, probably best watched and Venture Capitalist looking the more likely to challenge the selection on his hurdling debut. George Moore's Veronica's Boy is held by Monsieur Jordan on running at Newcastle last month and the safest option looks to be Master Fong.