Racecards

15:40 Sedgefield

Cantorsport.Co.Uk Handicap Hurdle (Class E)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 4.00s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Red, white triple diamond, sleeves and cap

Pertino

19
20/1
  • Form 120-536
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

held up towards rear, ridden and weakened 3 out

2
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
  • Form 12-11
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

held up in touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 7th, hard ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression

3
Silk - White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap
33/1
  • Form 04/10-U0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

led, headed approaching 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no chance with winner

4
Silk - Black and White (halved), Black sleeves and spots on White cap
  • Form 012035
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leader, pushed along and outpaced after 7th, weakened from 2 out

5
Silk - Royal Blue and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, Red cap
10/1
  • Form 1PP0-41
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11

held up mid-division, blundered 6th, soon pushed along and lost place, tailed off

6
Silk - Red, large Yellow spots
6/1
  • Form U13-320
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-5

tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th, led approaching 3 out, clear from next

7
Silk - Royal blue, yellow star, white sleeves, yellow armlets, royal blue cap, white stars
  • Form 500-432
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-4

held up in rear, ridden approaching 3 out, hit next, kept on

In depth

Verdict

A fair race for the grade where Ramblees Holly, Red Society and Ashnaya are hard to split on the pick of their form but Music To My Ears is developing into a useful tool at this level and is fancied to continue on the upgrade today. The Jonjo O'Neill-trained five-year-old has made the most of some easy openings of late and has coped with each new challenge with the air of an improving sort. The Phardante gelding does have 7lb extra to cope with here as he takes on slightly better company but the manner in which he coasted to victory at Market Rasen last week suggests that he is far from done with yet. Red Society has race fitness on his side and is taken to capitalise if Music To My Ears fails to deliver for any reason.