• 12:10 Merry Christmas From Paxtons Mares' Handicap Chase2m 3f 65y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.20s
  • Off time: 12:10:51
12:10 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Walk (IRE) 2/1
2nd Lochnell (IRE) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 265152 Maroon, White star, sleeves and star on cap Midnight Walk (IRE) 43
Course Winner
7 11-12 t D McCain Jnr W T Kennedy 106 2/13.00
2 2128-44 GREY, red stars, red cap Lochnell (IRE) 23
8 11-8 I A Duncan Henry Brooke 102 6/42.50
3 F/22PFP- YELLOW, BLACK and YELLOW halved sleeves, BLACK cap Spring Over (IRE) 226
11 10-3 t I A Duncan D R Fox 83 8/19.00
4 6P-7PP4 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Sultana Belle (IRE) 48
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 10-2 Ronan McNally D E Mullins 82 7/24.50
5 443-5P5 Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Nelly La Rue (IRE) 10
10 10-0 p V Thompson Mr Alex Chadwick (7) 64 80/181.00


Midnight Walk had a subsequent winner behind when second to Fair Frank at Southwell in October but she’s struggled on going this soft in the past. LOCHNELL beat stablemate Spring Over by 12 lengths on identical terms over hurdles at Ayr in March. The ground was heavy that day so she’ll have no problems with the surface and she’s jumped well enough in her three starts over fences to date. Course and distance winner Sultana Belle has only run once over fences in 18 months and was well beaten while Nelly La Rue is 16lb out of the handicap.