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13:00 Sedgefield

J Amer & M Sweeney Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 188y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 48.13s
  • Off Time: 13:00:43
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap

    Amuse Me

    7 CDCD
    2/1
    • Form 143211
    • Age 9
    • Weight 12-1
    • Official Rating 104

    held up towards rear, headway 3 out to chase leaders, led before 2 out, kept on well

    2
    Silk - Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap
    12/1
    • Form 441133-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 108

    held up in touch, headway before 7th, ridden and weakened before 2 out

    3
    Silk - Dark blue, white braces, red sleeves, red cap, white diamond
    • Form 957-U59
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 107

    in touch, headway 3 out, weakened after 2 out

    4
    Silk - dark blue, light blue seams, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star
    • Form 8-4422
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 107

    with leader, led 2nd, headed 4th, in 2nd and ridden before 2 out, weakened before last

    5
    Silk - Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star
    • Form 4981PP-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 103

    in rear, outpaced after 5th, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out

    6
    Silk - Dark blue, yellow chevron, yellow and dark blue chevrons on sleeves
    11/1
    • Form 2P8-487
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 103

    led to 2nd, tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

    7
    Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap

    Perseid (IRE)

    19 BFCCD
    11/4
    • Form 327118
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 100

    tracked leader, led 4th, headed before 2 out, ridden before last, no chance with winner

    8
    Silk - Yellow, black seams, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
    100/1
    • Form P/5PP-P8
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 93

    held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, in 4th and one pace run-in

    9
    Silk - Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap

    Vodka Red (IRE)

    580 p D
    20/1
    • Form 785B21/
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 93

    held up in rear, outpaced 6th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

    10
    Silk - Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow stars
    20/1
    • Form 24F648
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 90

    held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before last, one pace

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Perseid is two from two around here but it looked as though the handicapper had caught up with him last time at Hexham. AMUSE ME (NAP) is also unbeaten on this track and couldn't be in better form. The grey won in a canter over course and distance earlier this month and followed up in equally impressive fashion off a 7lb higher mark at Carlisle 10 days later. He'll need to defy a penalty to complete the hat-trick but is hard to oppose. Light The City is another who goes well here but he's returning from a break while the maiden Rocky Two has enough weight on his handicap debut.

    Formwatch

    Amuse Me 2-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division approaching 6th, slightly hampered 8th, chased leaders before 3 out, 2nd soon after 2 out, led before last, clear when switched right to avoid lose horse run-in, eased towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct beating Pied Du Roi (11-12) by 10l, 14 ran.

    Light The City (IRE) 9-4 (11-11) Led, headed 3 out, no extra after next, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Kayfton Pete (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

    Camachoice (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always in rear, weakened 3 out, last of 9, 37 3/4l behind Stormbay Bomber (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

    Rocky Two (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, left 2nd from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Ardmay (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Sep.

    Hail The Brave (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Made most, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

    Playhara (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Close up, outpaced before 5th, 7th of 12, 22l behind Endeavor (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

    Perseid (IRE) 3-1fav (10-1) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Five In A Row (11-12) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (3) gs in Oct.

    Polarbrook (IRE) 100-1 (11-8) Not fluent in rear, well beaten before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 8th of 11, 31 1/2l behind Back By Midnight (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct.

    Vodka Red (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, not fluent 2 out, led going strongly before last, stormed clear flat, eased towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Mar beating Solway Dornal (10-4) by 12l, 6 ran.

    Danceintothelight 22-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 12, 24 1/4l behind Darsi Dancer (11-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gd in Oct.