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16:10 Sedgefield

Cantor Sport Beginners' Chase (Class E)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 22.70s
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - White, Yellow sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 5FP3/F6-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5

with leader, until lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed from 11th

2
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 2P1-533
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, hit 9th, led 10th, headed 12th, remained close up, ridden approaching last, weakened flat

3
Silk - Orange, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine
5/2
  • Form 50/235-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

led, and jumped right, headed 10th, remained close up, until weakened from 4 out

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
  • Form 3/63464-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5

held up, tracked leaders 8th, led 12th, ridden clear approaching last

5
Silk - YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE diamond, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE stars
  • Form 30411-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5

held up, blundered 3rd, tracked leaders 8th, weakened approaching 2 out, kept on to take 2nd close home no chance with winner

In depth

Verdict

A few frustrating types are brought together here and this is a race where only the very brave will be going in heavily with a punt. Karajan and Beechbrook Gale are not hard to pass over on the grounds of lack of experience so a slender vote goes to Celtic Vision - despite his unconvincing profile. Montessori Mio ran as if there was something amiss so it would be no surprise to see Urban Hymn - a one-time starlet of Martin Pipe's - has never lived up to his potential but it would be no surprise for him to figure strongly at this level. However, Celtic Vision is beginning to get the hang of things over fences and should have enough ability to see off this bunch today. He would not want the ground to soften up considerably but he looks the logical choice in a pretty moderate contest.