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14:15 Sedgefield

Bet365 Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 57.00s
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond
8/1
  • Form 0/0P63U-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 100
  • Trainer M F Harris
  • Jockey P J Brennan

in touch, led briefly 3 out, soon ridden, one pace from next

3
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
50/1
  • Form P/08-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey M O'connell

chased leaders, mistake and lost place 4th, behind when pulled up before next

4
Silk - Orange, Red sleeves

Major Oak (IRE)

10 p BF
6/1
  • Form 5/63552-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 104
  • Trainer G M Moore
  • Jockey F Keniry

chased leaders, reminders after 4th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out

5
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 40/0PP2-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 94
  • Trainer G M Moore
  • Jockey D C Costello

mid-division, ridden and outpaced 3 out, soon behind

6
Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap
  • Form 0/06-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer J Howard Johnson
  • Jockey A Dobbin

tracked leaders, reminders 4th, outpaced 3 out, behind when pulled up before next

7
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves
  • Form 000P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer H P Hogarth
  • Jockey D O'Meara

always behind

9
Silk - Red, Emerald Green epaulets
  • Form 42U03P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 93
  • Trainer G M Moore
  • Jockey A Ross

with winner, lost place 5th, behind when pulled up before 3 out

10
Silk - Purple and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 654P76-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer M A Barnes
  • Jockey D Elsworth

mid-division, headway 4th, ridden and every chance between last 2, kept on flat

11
Silk - Emerald Green, White stripe, Yellow cap
  • Form 46324-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 105
  • Trainer D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey J M Maguire

in touch, effort 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace from next

12
Silk - ORANGE, BLACK Cross of Lorraine, WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 066/7-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Trainer J Hetherton
  • Jockey A Tinkler

behind, outpaced 4lth, pulled up before 3 out

13
Silk - Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves
100/1
  • Form 60P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9
  • Trainer J M Jefferson
  • Jockey P Kinsella

behind and soon pushed along, lost touch 5th, behind when pulled up before 3 out

14
Silk - BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond
  • Form 235222-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 99
  • Trainer Ferdy Murphy
  • Jockey P McDonald

led, headed briefly 3 out, ridden next, stayed on under pressure flat

15
Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
100/1
  • Form 60/09P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9
  • Trainer James Moffatt
  • Jockey P Buchanan

mid-division, lost place after 5th, behind when pulled up before 3 out

2
NR
  • Form F-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer R C Guest
  • Jockey J Flavin

Nonrunner

8
NR
  • Form 4249-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 96
  • Trainer D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey P Aspell

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Major Oak, Creinch and Whistle Blowing make the short list and the prefence is for Major Oak. Barry Keniry's mount did not do a lot wrong in a similar contest ten days ago and as the punters were piling in on that occasion - it seems folly to ignore his chances under similar conditions on Monday. Creinch slithered to an unfortunate halt at Taunton. The race was a very dire contest but he has shaped as if a step up in trip should not inconvenience so any market confidence is noted. Whistle Blowing was a big disappointment against Heathcote at Towcester. He never travelled on that day and there is every chance that he could need a bit more cut before we see him at his best. Nile Moon has not been seen on the track since finishing sixth at 200/1 in a Carlisle maiden. In Dream's had some form on the level for Brian Gubby so today's going should not be a problem for his backers. Guerilla was left alone in the betting ring on British debut but is nevertheless watched in the market on this occasion. A difficult opener and Major Oak is selected on all known evidence.

Formwatch

Creinch 4-1 (10-7) Chased winner, hard ridden and every chance when stumbled badly and unseated rider in race won by Paro (11-5) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) frm in Apr, 8 ran.

Major Oak (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, ridden 2 out, chased winner approaching last, kept on flat, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Willies Way (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.

My Good Lord (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) In touch, left 2nd after 3 out, ridden approaching last, stayed on flat, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Emmasflora (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.

Nile Moon (IRE) 200-1 (11-3) Held up, headway after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 18, 16l behind Regal Heights (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Step Perfect (USA) 33-1 (11-4) Led to 5th, chased leaders until lost place 3 out, behind when pulled up 2 out in race won by Stagecoach Diamond (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 12 ran.

In Dream's (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Led to 2nd, tracked leader, outpaced 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 24l behind Parsley's Return (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.

Whistle Blowing (IRE) 7-4fav (10-10) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 12, 14l behind Heathcote (11-3) at Towcester 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.

Panzer (GER) 15-2 (11-5) Held up in rear, blundered 3 out, no danger after, 9th of 16, 14l behind New Mischief (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (4) gd in Mar.