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13:25 Sedgefield

Sprayclad UK Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 188y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,844 added
  • Winner: £2,794
  • 2nd: £820
  • 3rd: £410
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 1.80s
  • Off Time: 13:26:13
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars
13/8
  • Form 8P7031
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 96

chased leading pair, went 2nd at 3rd, ridden after bypassing 3 out, no impression, dropped to 3rd before last, lost that placing close home

2
Silk - Royal blue, yellow star and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star
  • Form 537-43P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 101

well behind, blundered badly 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

3
Silk - White, Maroon Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 742268
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

in touch until fell 3rd

4
Silk - Grey and red diamonds, grey sleeves
33/1
  • Form 6438P4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 90

led until headed approaching and dropped to 3rd place at 3rd, dropped to 4th after 6th, plugged on and took modest 3rd close home

5
Silk - Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, black spots, black cap
14/1
  • Form 0098P2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 86

always behind, tailed off bypassing 3 out, went badly left next

6
Silk - White, orange inverted triangle, light blue and orange diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, orange diamond
10/3
  • Form 24-0851
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 84

chased leader, led approaching 3rd, clear bypassing 3 out, ridden out

7
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 9997-72
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 83

chased leaders, reminder and went 3rd after 6th, ridden and went 2nd before the last, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner

8
Silk - Orange, yellow diamond, orange sleeves, grey stars

Magnum (IRE)

469 pt
28/1
  • Form 24959/0-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 82

off the pace in 5th, weakened tailed off before 3 out, pulled up before next

9
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
12/1
  • Form 27465/9-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 79

off the pace towards rear, outpaced before 6th, disputing well held 5th and no chance when blundered last, tailed off

10
Silk - Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap
17/2
  • Form 9945-U2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 72

off the pace towards rear, not fluent 1st, blundered 7th, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

It's no surprise to find SABBATHICAL turning out quickly under a penalty after a demolition job at Leicester and he'll be going up by much more than the 7lb extra he carries here. The heavy ground probably played a part that day but he'll be very difficult to beat. Bertie Blake was well supported here last month and backers never had a moment's concern as he came home 16 lengths clear. That was his first ever victory over timber and he's 12lb higher but looks certain to give a good account. Go As You Please stayed on nicely over slightly shorter at Warwick, his first sign of ability over hurdles, while Dolly's Dot ran well here last weekend and has been dropped 2lb. Ex S'elance bounced back to form at Wetherby but will need a bit more here.

Formwatch

Sabbathical (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader led after 4th, headed after 4 out, left in lead again next, drew clear before last, easily, won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Jan beating Thoor Castle (11-12) by 15l, 9 ran.

The Very Thing (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Close up, pushed along and lost touch 4 out, pulled up 2 out, at Musselburgh 3m hcp (4) gs in Jan.

Artichoke Heart 14-1 (11-8) Chased leader, led after 5th, carried wide by loose horse on bend soon after, headed and pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, weakened quickly, 8th of 11, dist behind That's My Dubai (10-9) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Goldslinger (FR) 28-1 (11-2) Held up and behind, progress on outside approaching 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 12, 12l behind Roxyfet (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Jan.

Ex S'elance (FR) 4-1 (10-12) In touch, headway 4 out, chased winner after next, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Pola Chance (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Jan.

Bertie Blake (IRE) 9-4fav (10-0) Made virtually all, pushed clear after 3 out, unchallenged, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Jan beating Titus Bolt (11-12) by 16l, 11 ran.

Go As You Please (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, plugged on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Galtee Mountain (10-5) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Dec.

Magnum (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, closed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Coral Queen (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.

Phantom Isle 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, never able to challenge, 9th of 19, 17 1/2l behind Final Reminder (11-4) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in May.

Dolly's Dot (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed when hit last, soon beaten, 2nd of 12, 7 1/2l behind Roxyfet (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Jan.