Sedgefield

  • 15:20 Happy New Year From Paxtons Handicap Chase3m 2f 59y

  • Winner £4,614 2nd £1,355 3rd £677 4th £350
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 58.50s
  • Off time: 15:22:08
15:20 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sideways (IRE) 15/8
2nd Chase The Wind (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 4PP-324 YELLOW, BLACK star, DARK GREEN sleeves, RED cap Crank Em Up (IRE) 35
8 11-12 S G West J Kington 110 1001
2 215/656 Yellow, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Chase The Wind (IRE) 26
10 11-9 Miss J E Foster Sean Quinlan 107 1001
4 2/30631 Black, red stars, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Sideways (IRE) 10 (ex7)
8 11-7 p Christian Williams Nick Scholfield 98 1001
5 PPP611 Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Nortonthorpelegend (IRE) 7 (ex7)
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-6 Rebecca Menzies Mr A Anderson (7) 97 1001
6 53/PP8P Yellow, dark green star, dark green cap Conas Taoi (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
10 10-13 p Christian Williams P J Brennan 97 1001
7 3P4-0PP Dark blue, white epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Overtheedge (IRE) 3
10 10-9 p1 S G West Henry Brooke 93 1001
Non runners
3368-576Cabragh (IRE)1011-7C J MannJonathan England105
8447021Mcginty's Dream (IRE)810-1N W AlexanderNon Runner85

Verdict

Rebecca Menzies can not be blamed for trying to strike again while the iron is hot with NORTONTHORPELEGEND, who followed up a Catterick win with victory at Wetherby. He’s a previous course and distance winner who is still well treated, despite a penalty which is negated by his rider’s claim. Sideways also carries 7lb for winning over a much shorter trip at Fakenham but did finish well ahead of the disappointing Cabragh over 3m2f at Ffos Las before that. Crank Em Up is a dour stayer but still 4lb higher than for his last victory at Wincanton more than 12 months ago.