Sedgefield

  • 13:45 Brian Ellison Racing Club Novices' Handicap Chase 3m 2f 59y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 1.50s
  • Off time: 13:46:01
13:45 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kings Eclipse (IRE) 7/2
2nd Dick Darsie (IRE) 10/3
3rd Ask Paddy (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/FP5P-P White, red star, stars on sleeves and star on cap The Horsechesnut (IRE) 12
9 11-12 pt Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 105 25/126.00
2 451116- Emerald green, royal blue disc, emerald green sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap Ask Paddy (IRE) 262
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-10 Sam England Callum Bewley (3) 103 16/117.00
3 1/4632-3 Light blue, white inverted triangle, royal blue and white chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamond Pinch Of Ginger (IRE) 209
6 11-8 D McCain Jnr W T Kennedy 101 7/18.00
4 33/359-6 Orange, white seams, grey sleeves, white stars, orange cap, white stars Wood Pigeon (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
8 11-7 p Olly Murphy Ian Popham 100 15/28.50
5 3P553-U DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Dick Darsie (IRE) 50
7 11-1 Mrs S J Smith Danny Cook 94 10/34.33
6 49-5924 Light blue, black braces, striped sleeves and cap Kings Eclipse (IRE) 21
7 10-8 A Wilson B S Hughes 87 7/24.50
7 84VP22 Light green, red cross belts, checked sleeves, light green cap, red diamond Smiling Jessica (IRE) 6
7 10-4 b1 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly 83 7/24.50
8 3P-22P6 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow stars Inchcolm (IRE) 20
7 10-4 Micky Hammond A P Cawley 83 9/110.00

Verdict

Ask Paddy won twice here over hurdles last season and also at Catterick but makes his fencing bow off a high enough mark. Smiling Jessica is tried in blinkers after back-to-back seconds at Southwell and Doncaster and has place claims again. Pinch Of Ginger is likely to do better now tackling fences and Dick Darsie is possibly better than he’s shown so far but KINGS ECLIPSE gets the nod with Brian Hughes keeping faith with Andrew Wilson’s gelding, who did win a point last year.