Sedgefield

  • 16:50 Paxtons For Lely and Horsch Machinery Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.80s
  • Off time: 16:50:18
16:50 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Riskier 3/1
2nd Why Are You Asking (IRE) 28/1
3rd Sheepclose (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 072F4-1 White, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green cap Sonic Anthem (USA) 15
Distance Winner
10 11-12 p O Brennan Harry Haynes 92 12/113.00
2 223265- Orange, black chevron, hooped sleeves, striped cap Executive's Hall (IRE) 187
Distance Winner
8 11-10 p B Haslam A Tinkler 90 11/26.50
3 U/3P222- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Riskier 160
Distance Winner
7 11-10 J Wade B Hughes 90 3/14.00
4 8P39P-2 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap Middlebrook (IRE) 16
7 11-3 P D Niven P J Brennan (3) 83 10/111.00
5 04P80-8 GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Pugnacity 10
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 82 10/111.00
6 P02P3P- Light Blue, Dark Blue chevrons, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap, White spots Sheepclose (IRE) 53
Course Winner
7 10-13 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (5) 79 25/126.00
7 0U4422- Yellow and White diamonds, Grey sleeves, White cap Sam Patch 37
9 10-11 D W Whillans K Renwick 77 7/18.00
8 06P/P33- Dark green, beige hoops, yellow sleeves, beige and yellow hooped cap Barr Head (IRE) 68
8 10-7 Mrs L B Normile Jimmy McCarthy 73 14/115.00
9 3335P-P Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Why Are You Asking (IRE) 14
7 10-3 t Mrs R Dobbin R McGrath 69 28/129.00
10 P2P09-P Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Claresburn 14
8 10-0 S Corbett Jan Faltejsek 63 100/1101.00
11 2/4844-4 Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Samson Collonges (FR) 19
6 10-0 b1 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (3) 61 4/15.00

Verdict

EXECUTIVE'S HALL reeled off a hat-trick over hurdles following a lay-off at this time last year and clearly goes well fresh. Though this track hasn't always brought out the best in him in the past, he has plenty of scope for improvement over fences and can open his account today. Sam Patch probably needs further but is edging closer to that elusive first win over the larger obstacles and preferred to Riskier, who may need this, and recent Towcester second Middlebrook. Pugnacity has been struggling for form while Sheepsclose and Barr Head are usually worth opposing but Sonic Anthem ended a four-year losing run at Southwell recently and that will have done wonders for his confidence.