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13:30 Sedgefield

Watch Sky Sports Racing In HD Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 188y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,321 added
  • Winner: £3,119
  • 2nd: £916
  • 3rd: £458
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 32.80s
  • Off Time: 13:30:22
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Green, Light Green stars and sleeves, Dark Green cap
10/1
  • Form 61-2474
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

soon chasing leaders, ridden in close 3rd 2 out, stayed on same pace last

2
Silk - Grey, red cross belts and sleeves, red and grey quartered cap
  • Form 8163-22
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 97

took keen hold, tracked leader, led before 4th, headed 3 out, lost place before next, soon weakened

3
Silk - Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 46-0788
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 85

chased leaders on outside, challenged 4th until 3 out, weakened before mistake 2 out

4
Silk - Emerald green, red seams, red sleeves, emerald green stars, red cap, emerald green star
  • Form 6845F2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 84

led until before 4th, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace flat

5
Silk - Black, Yellow epaulets, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
11/8
  • Form 305-442
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 77

held up in rear, headway 3 out, went 2nd next, soon ridden, led last, stayed on well flat

6
Silk - Red, Light Blue star and sleeves
8/1
  • Form 67/7553
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 71

chased leaders on inside, lost place after 5th, fell next

7
Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap
  • Form P-7PP33
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 68

held up in rear, closed on outside 6th, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened

In depth

Verdict

Second twice at Cartmel this year, Richard Strauss has had a run on the Flat since last seen over hurdles. Never A Word found only one too good at Fontwell last week but is now 0-18 over timber and 0-27 in his career in total. Akkapenko has not won since arriving from France and was still beaten 13 lengths when second last month at Worcester. CANFORD THOMPSON is a bit quirky but his best recent run came on ground similar to today’s and he’s back on the same mark.

Formwatch

Canford Thompson 6-1 (11-10) Towards rear, outpaced 3 out, well behind before last, kept on from last bend, went 4th close home, 4th of 7, 15 1/4l behind Think Ahead (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Richard Strauss (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 14, 14 1/4l behind True Romance (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Aug.

Marvellous Monty (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, ridden 3 out, weakened over 1 out, 8th of 16, 27 1/2l behind Aweeminit (11-7) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Never A Word (USA) 7-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led and hit 2 out, strongly challenged last, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Musical Stardust (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (5) gf in Aug.

Akkapenko (FR) 7-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, headway when carried slightly right 7th, ridden and went 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 13l behind The Accountant (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Mileva Roller 14-1 (10-0) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 6th, stayed on same pace from 3 out, pressing for 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 6 1/4l behind Camlad Kingfisher (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Leannes Lady (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden and unable to go with winner before last, well held when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Chocolat Noir (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.