Sedgefield

  • 14:20 John Wade Group Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £2,212 2nd £649 3rd £325 4th £162
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.18s
  • Off time: 14:20:55
14:20 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scriptwriter (IRE) 10/3
2nd Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 5/1
3rd Alpha One (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 261 Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 25
5 11-7 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (7) 123 4/61.67
2 60P2 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Alpha One (IRE) 17
5 11-1 C Grant C I Gillies 33/134.00
3 143-524 White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 47
6 11-1 Karen McLintock G Lee 5/16.00
4 07 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Gin Cobbler 36
5 11-1 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 25/126.00
5 73 Pink, black chevron, black and yellow striped sleeves, hooped cap Old Style (IRE) 31
6 11-1 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 28/129.00
6 56/22-45 Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Scriptwriter (IRE) 36
9 11-1 J Howard Johnson Paul Gallagher (5) 120 10/34.33
7 P3P61/7 Brown, yellow stars and sleeves, check cap The Bravetraveller (IRE) 15
8 11-1 Mrs B Butterworth J P O'farrell (3) 150/1151.00
8 75400 Yellow, Brown sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Cool Water 16
6 10-8 J Wade P Buchanan 150/1151.00
9 00 Dark Green, Red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Red diamond Glasson Lad (IRE) 87
4 10-7 Ferdy Murphy Robert McCarth (7)(ex2) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Shadows Lengthen beat previous winner A Bridge Too Far at Wetherby last month but Mick Easterby's charge may be worth opposing here under a penalty and on a faster surface. Preference is for BRIDLINGTONBYGONES, who was only three lengths behind subsequent winner Skint when fourth at Musselburgh last time and has further scope for improvement over timber. Scriptwriter usually takes on better opposition than this but is now a nine-year-old and still awaiting a first win after 10 attempts while Alpha One probably need to step up again on his second at Newcastle to land this.