Sedgefield

  • 16:55 Santander Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.60s
  • Off time: 16:55:24
16:55 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Admiral Hawke (IRE) 6/4
2nd Silver Shuffle (IRE) 11/4
3rd Apollo Eleven (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 0503-P1 Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Admiral Hawke (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
8 10-12 B Ellison Danny Cook 115 6/42.50
3 3388- Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Apollo Eleven (IRE) 263
5 10-12 t1 D McCain Jnr K Renwick 112 6/17.00
4 09/ Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Captain Rhyric 43
5 10-12 James Moffatt Tony Kelly (3) 100/1101.00
5 0/UPUF7- Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap On Vacation (IRE) 216
6 10-12 B Ellison F Keniry 50/151.00
6 67-8 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Park House 67
5 10-12 R Craggs A Thornton 100/1101.00
7 3 Black, black and maroon striped cap Questioning (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 p J P Ferguson A P McCoy 10/34.33
8 90-6542 White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Silver Shuffle (IRE) 17
7 10-12 p J M Jefferson B Hughes 101 11/43.75
9 7/8 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Willie Whistle 44
5 10-12 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 200/1201.00
10 6-3 Black, pink spots, pink and black striped sleeves and cap Aregra (FR) 38
4 10-11 P D Niven Henry Brooke 80/181.00
11 F4 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Autun (USA) 23
4 10-11 B Ellison Nathan Moscrop (7) 25/126.00
Non runners
1423-214May's Boy611-5James MoffattCraig Nichol114

Verdict

An above-average affair for the track with SILVER SHUFFLE taken as a value option on this first outing for Malcolm Jefferson against more obvious types. The selection was progressing nicely enough over the water and the Irish import is preferred to the ex-Gosden Group winner, Questioning. The latter is clearly talented but failed to get home on debut after travelling smoothly and, if anything, this rates a harder task. Admiral Hawke hacked up in selling grade last time and it'll be interesting to see how he handles the rise in grade, whilst stablemate Autun, useful on the Flat, has yet to show the same sparkle over timber. Apollo Eleven has to be respected for a yard that does well here whilst May's Boy would also be a contender if coming here from his scheduled Monday engagement at Cartmel.