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17:50 Sedgefield

Toteplacepot Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,400 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 59.50s
  • Off Time: 17:50:45
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets

Alfie Bet

181 t
28/1
  • Form 00/676-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leading trio, hit 3rd, went 3rd 7th, outpaced and no chance with leading duo 3 out, hit 2 out, tailed off

3
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
  • Form P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

took keen hold, held up, pushed along before 6th, struggling next, mistake 3 out, soon pulled up

4
Silk - White, Black braces, striped sleeves and cap
4/11
  • Form 323/222-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 124

tracked winner, hit 1st and 5th, challenged and hit 3 out, ridden and held before 2 out

5
Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets and cap
100/1
  • Form 7-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-8

chased leading pair until 7th, struggling and behind next, tailed off

6
Silk - Beige and Orange (halved), sleeves reversed, Beige and Orange quartered cap
  • Form F42224-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 112

jumped well, made all, joined 3 out, travelling best and in command before 2 out, stayed on well

7
Silk - Brown and Pink (quartered), Brown sleeves, Pink cap
250/1
  • Form 09PPP-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7

took keen hold, soon held up in rear, hit 6th, struggling after, tailed off

2
NR
  • Form P/138-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

With little to recommend the likes of Alfie Bet, Moscow Player, Just Dan and One More Cent, this should lie between the other three runners with MR SYNTAX looking the one to beat. Tim Fitzgerald's gelding has been placed in each of his seven starts so far, finding just one too good in each of his last three starts, and the son of King's Theatre can open his account. James Lambe's runners always warrant respect and his representative, Kingsmoss, is no exception but the Irish point-to-point winner needs to improve on the form shown over hurdles in Ireland to get involved at the business end of the race. Martin Todhunter's Cailin Na Ri has performed creditably in better races than this during the summer and has solid claims on his first outing since August but Mr Syntax has plenty in hand on official BHA ratings and can gain a deserved first success.

Formwatch

Alfie Bet 100-1 (10-9) Held up in 4th, went 3rd approaching 5th until mistake next, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 42l behind Bruslini (10-12) at Haydock 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Moscow Player (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Always in rear, not fluent 4th, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Chester Lad (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 15 ran.

Mr Syntax (IRE) 9-4 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4th, chased winner last, no impression, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Gus Macrae (11-1) at Hereford 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.

Just Dan 150-1 (10-6) In touch, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 11, 32l behind Prioryjo (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f am nov sll hdl (5) gf.

Cailin Na Ri (IRE) 9-4 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching last, soon weakened, 4th of 13, 11l behind Just Moscow (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.

One More Cent 300-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, struggling when hit 8th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Chester Lad (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 15 ran.

Kingsmoss (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd approaching 3 out, in touch when mistake 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 13, 50l behind False Evidence (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Feb.