• 19:15 Durham National 3m 4f

  • Winner £5,703 2nd £1,685 3rd £842 4th £421
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 2.20s
  • Off time: 19:15:20
19:15 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Simply Smashing (IRE) 11/2
2nd Top Dressing (IRE) 5/1
3rd Western Gale (IRE) 10/3


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 264/15P- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Club Class 22
8 11-4 J Wade Mr D K Millar (7) 117 22/123.00
3 61317P Light Blue, Orange stripe Simply Smashing (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
11 11-3 t P A Kirby K James (7) 116 11/26.50
4 37311P DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Work Boy 45
10 11-2 Mrs S J Smith T Messenger 115 10/111.00
5 3634P1- Grey, large Purple spots, Purple cap Western Gale (IRE) 9 (ex7)
8 10-13 M Todhunter J Reveley 105 10/34.33
6 36/1257- Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap Deuteronomy (IRE) 85
10 10-0 J Wade P Buchanan 99 8/19.00
7 596526- Royal Blue and Red diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Top Dressing (IRE) 47
10 10-0 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 98 5/16.00
8 44V212- Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Yellow spots Matmata de Tendron (FR) 9
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-0 p A Crook Paul Gallagher (5)(ex1) 96 5/16.00
9 9P3/861- Black, White chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Esme Rides A Gaine 12
Course Winner
9 10-0 C R Wilson P Aspell 93 6/17.00
Non runners
1240259-Flying Doctor811-12E J CooperS Gagan125


WESTERN GALE has never won back-to-back races and is not the easiest to predict but he looked on really good terms with himself when scoring most decisively at Wetherby recently and there's every chance he'll last out the extra yardage here on this quick ground. If not, then his Wetherby victim, Matmata De Tendron, an out-and-out stayer with a sound course record, looks the most likely beneficiary. Work Boy also merits a place on the shortlist if forgiven his latest effort along with Esme Rides A Gaine, albeit out of the handicap, but effective over ground and trip.