• 17:25 Jardines Catering Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.70s
  • Off time: 17:25:31
17:25 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Smart Ruler (IRE) 6/4
2nd Howwoulduno (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-01121 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue and yellow check cap Howwoulduno (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 12-5 L Lennon Graham Watters (7) 117 2/13.00
2 278-321 Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-5 James Moffatt A P McCoy 117 6/42.50
3 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Knightly Escapade 73
5 10-12 B Ellison Danny Cook 5/23.50
4 4 Grey, large Purple spots, Purple cap The Lodge Road (IRE) 4
5 10-12 M Todhunter K Renwick 25/126.00
6 8-758 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyondtemptation 65
5 10-5 J C Haynes J Kington (3) 150/1151.00
Non runners
5Touching History (IRE)410-11T J EtheringtonA Thornton


McCoy has a ride for Liam Lennon later on the card but claimer Graham Watters is on board Perth winner Howwoulduno for the Newry handler here while the champion keeps faith with Cartmel scorer SMART RULER. It's the latter who looks the pick of the weights, though The Lodge Road may be capable of better. Hurdling debutant Knightly Escapade is more interesting, however, though will probably need further than this judged on his form on the Flat.