Racecards

14:40 Sedgefield

Bliss Handicap Chase (Class F)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 3f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 48.10s
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - BLUE, WHITE diamond and sleeves, RED cap

Danteco

14
11/2
  • Form 2P4-0P6
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12

made most, under pressure from 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, headed after last, no extra towards finish

2
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, WHITE chevron, ORANGE sleeves, WHITE cap, ORANGE spots
7/1
  • Form 031PP-0
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-6

chased leaders, reminders after 13th, weakened at next, tailed off

3
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets
13/8
  • Form F50-551
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-2

reminders after 1st, soon chasing leader, joined leader 8th, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, kept on after last

4
Silk - Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine
6/4
  • Form 03P023
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-4

chased leaders, joined leaders from 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, challenged last, led flat, driven out

In depth

Verdict

A poor race that will not take very much winning and it will be slightly surprising if Primitive Way is not good enough to see of the challenges posed by Silent Snipe and JJ Baboo - although Danteco goes well here and would not have too much to find if her were to overcome top weight in this company. However, Primitive Way had Silent Snipe a long way behind him when scoring at Hexham recently and should have no problems in upholding the form if he negotiates a clear round. He will however keep his supporters on the edge of their seats if he runs true to his profile and it will not be surprising to se him come on and off the bridle as the race unfolds. That said Graham Lee knows the gelding very well and, with his rider's knowledge of both horse and course, Primitive Way is confidently expected to hold all the aces here.