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17:10 Sedgefield

digibet.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,900 added
  • Winner: £2,534
  • 2nd: £744
  • 3rd: £372
  • 4th: £186
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 12.90s
  • Off Time: 17:10:35
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond
9/2
  • Form 082102
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 103

tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd briefly before 3 out, ridden soon after, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner

2
Silk - Grey, black seams, striped sleeves, grey cap
2/1
  • Form 29PU88
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 99

in rear and in touch, took keen hold on outer, with leaders 3rd, chased winner 3 out, ridden before last, no impression when lost 2nd place run-in

3
Silk - Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap

Endeavor

9 D
13/2
  • Form 531011
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leaders in 4th, soon in touch in 3rd, in 4th and looking one pace when hit rail after 3 out and unseated rider

4
Silk - Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap
18/1
  • Form P35590
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 90

led to 4th, weakened from 3 out

5
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
13/8
  • Form 8-39081
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 69

with leader, led from 4th, clear from last, edged left run-in, stayed on well

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Endeavor is in cracking form and won for the third time in four starts at Huntingdon nine days ago. Emma Sayer gets off him here to ride stablemate Front Rank however and, like recent C&D winner ALBA KING, he has a penalty to carry. Sue Smith's six-year-old probably has more scope and can follow up today with Jonathan England good value for his 10lb claim This may be on the sharp side for Amir Pasha, though he was second to Dr Flynn over C&D earlier this month and still makes more appeal than the out-of-form City Ground.

Formwatch

Amir Pasha (UAE) 9-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, staying on same and well held pace when carried slightly right flat, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Dr Flynn (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

City Ground (USA) 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 43l behind Cavite Eta (10-13) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.

Endeavor 5-1 (10-8) Led in start, took keen hold, held up towards rear, good headway 4 out, chased leaders and hit 4 out, slightly hampered by loose horse and switched left to lead approaching last, joined flat, pulled out extra final 100 yards, won at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Gud Day (10-8) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Front Rank (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, led before 6th, headed 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 10th of 14, 41l behind Andy Vic (10-11) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.

Alba King (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Chased leaders until dropped to last pair after 3rd, headway next, went 3rd before 3 out, led after 3 out, in command when went left flat, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (4yo+) (4) gd beating True Blue (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.