17:10 Sedgefield

Cantor Index 'Cfd' Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat (Class H)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 0.90s
  • 11 Ran
Silk - Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, check cap
  • Form 0-31
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11

made most, ridden and under pressure over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

Silk - PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap
  • Form 4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

in touch, weakened over 2f out

Silk - Black, Orange seams, striped cap
  • Form 0P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

keen hold in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f

Silk - Red, large Yellow spots
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

held up in rear, pushed along halfway, never dangerous

Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
  • Form 2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f

Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow braces and sleeves, striped cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

in touch, ridden and headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, every chance inside last, not quicken

Silk - N/A
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden over 3, kept on final furlong

Silk - Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap
  • Form 0-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

towards rear, ridden over 4f out, stayed on same pace, no impression final 2f

Silk - Dark Green, White cap, Dark Green star
  • Form 30-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

held up mid-division, driven along 5f out, soon behind, tailed off final 3f

Silk - Orange, Dark Blue chevrons, Orange sleeves, Orange cap Dark Blue diamond
  • Form 3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

always prominent when 2nd halfway, led briefly over 4f out, ridden over 2, no extra well inside last

Silk - Red, Beige seams, Beige and Red diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13

held up in mid-division and keen, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

  • Form 216-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11


In depth


Past history suggests horses need to be at the top of their game to carry a penalty to victory in bumpers and on that assumption Dark Character and One Five Eight are reluctantly passed over in favour of Emperor's Monarch, who edges the vote over Spring Gamble. The selection put in an encouraging effort when finishing second in a similar contest at Perth last month and can be confidently expected to be ready to do himself justice this time around. Spring Gamble comes into the race with a similar profile and should seriously be considered if the indications from the betting ring speak in his favour. Of the rest, Breezy Warrior and Cool Mate are bred for the game and ones to watch for next time. But this looks to be a good opportunity for Emperor's Monarch to put his experience to good use without the disadvantage of a 7lb winner's penalty.