Sedgefield

  • 14:20 Sis 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 2-3FF6 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Alderley Rover (IRE) 23
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr B P Harding 120 1001
2 50-5P Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Anay Car (FR) 127
5 11-2 J Howard Johnson J P O'farrell (3) 1001
3 1-PF2 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Yellow sleeves, White cap Catch Bob (IRE) 26
5 11-2 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 1001
4 86-0 Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Chavez (IRE) 30
5 11-2 James Moffatt M O'connell (5) 1001
5 PP-0 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Doodlebop (IRE) 16
6 11-2 Mrs A Hamilton P Aspell 1001
6 99-P3 Royal Blue, Yellow spots, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap El Chico 26
5 11-2 T D Walford R Walford 1001
7 155 Dark Blue, Yellow spots and armlets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped cap Magellan Straits 26
5 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 1001
8 99 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Right Benny 61
6 11-2 J Wade Mr J Dawson (7) 1001
9 F- Dark Blue, Yellow chevron, Grey sleeves and cap Snurgecal (IRE) 441
7 11-2 P A Kirby J Reveley (3) 1001
10 5077- Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Rich Girl (IRE) 314
7 10-9 James Moffatt R McGrath 1001
11 316F7 Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap Wheyaye 25
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-9 Mrs V Jackson B S Hughes 1001

Verdict

Nothing here jumps off the card to say back me, as too many of these often fail to complete a race, but we'll take a chance that ALDERLEY ROVER can get round unscathed and first, with the likely dangers being El Chico and Catch Bob. Donald McCain's gelding, previously with Venetia Williams, is the only runner here with an official rating, and as a pointer, it's much higher than any of the previous 10 winners of this contest. He can handle some cut in the ground, and if cutting out jumping errors, should be the one to catch. The Walford yard do well here, and El Chico improved dramatically when coming third here in a similar contest last month when the going was soft. Ferdy Murphy also has a fair bit of success here, and Catch Bob catches the eye. A former winning Irish pointer, he was second to an odds on shot here last time out, after previously failing to complete. It wouldn't take much improvement to land this. However, our preference is for Alderley Rover.