Sedgefield

  • 17:35 Kevin Lee Memorial Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.90s
  • Off time: 17:36:20
17:35 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scriptwriter (IRE) 11/8
2nd City Ground (USA) 11/4
3rd Ouest Eclair (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22/451U- Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Scriptwriter (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 J Howard Johnson Paul Gallagher (5) 119 11/82.38
2 91- Grey, black seams, striped sleeves, grey cap City Ground (USA) 32
Course Winner
4 11-1 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (7) 11/43.75
3 0P0- Royal blue, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Balwyllo (IRE) 178
6 11-0 B Haslam F Keniry 200/1201.00
4 0/35-460 White, Red spots, Blue sleeves, Blue and White quartered cap Candleford 65
6 11-0 Miss S E Hall Ryan Mania 100 12/113.00
5 04- Light Blue, Orange stripe Into The Light 15
6 11-0 P A Kirby J Reveley 25/126.00
6 26P212- White, Red hoop, Red sleeves, White armlets, hooped cap Ouest Eclair (FR) 33
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 106 7/24.50
7 74/P- Yellow, Dark Blue sash, armlets and star on cap Rats 91
8 11-0 A Kirtley B Hughes 100/1101.00
8 8- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Runswick Relax 36
5 11-0 J Wade P Buchanan 50/151.00
9 358/07- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Smudger 30
6 11-0 Mrs S J Smith T Messenger 50/151.00
10 00 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Cauldron 12
4 10-8 T D Easterby R McGrath 100/1101.00
11 P45P40- Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Glaced Over 22
6 10-7 R Shiels Gary Rutherford (7) 100 18/119.00

Verdict

This looks to rest between the three previous winners and a case can be made for each of them. However, the verdict is awarded to SCRIPTWRITER on the grounds that he's the only one to have obliged at this trip and still gives the impression we've yet to see the best of him over timber. He came to grief last time but did the job nicely enough over course and distance previously and is preferred to Ouest Eclair, who has been performing with credit in handicap company of late. City Ground inched home in a desperate finish here on only his second outing but he's the one with the potential to improve significantly.