February 09 / 15.37 Sedgefield

15.37 Sedgefield

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 3f 188y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 5m 6s
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 392712 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won on stable debut at Wetherby (2m, soft) on Boxing Day and backed up that performance when runner-up here (2m1f, good) ten days ago; finished second over C&D in November and has strong claims if his good form continues.
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5th

1

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

16:47 Cartmel

Demi Sang

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, ridden after 2 out, outpaced approaching last, kept on run-in

5/1

5th

4

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

17:25 Cartmel

Demi Sang

11st 13lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

led, hard pressed 2 out, soon headed, weakened approaching last

7/1

4th

4

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:35 Kelso

Demi Sang

11st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Sara Ender

Good start for this yard with wins at Wetherby (2m, soft) and Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft); moved well for a long way when fifth at latter venue last time and likely still in form.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 6755-6

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
His mark continues to fall and he was a fair third on the AW in December, but he was well beaten back over hurdles at Kelso last month and needs to be a different proposition this afternoon.
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11

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:00 Carlisle

Battle Of Wills

10st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Ewan Whillans

Returned to form when second at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) 19 days ago but is quickly back up in grade here and the increased emphasis on stamina may not be in his favour.

13/2

2nd

3

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Battle Of Wills

11st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

His mark continues to fall and he was a fair third on the AW in December, but he was well beaten back over hurdles at Kelso last month and needs to be a different proposition this afternoon.

16/1

6th

6

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:40 Kelso

Battle Of Wills

10st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

Formerly useful on the Flat and also won a maiden hurdle when trained in Ireland; however, struggled early last year over jumps and recent Flat efforts were no more encouraging.

16/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: -76647

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Ran best race yet for current yard when fourth of 17 at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in December; a case can be made on that form but he was soundly beaten at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) since and needs to bounce back.
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7th

4

20th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Kings Creek

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, bit short of room when lost position after 8th, soon in rear, ridden home turn, kept on but well held from 2 out

7/1

6th

10

6th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:45 Southwell

Kings Creek

11st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

in rear, pushed along home turn, ridden and minor headway after 2 out, never dangerous

16/1

1st

3

18th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:50 Southwell

Kings Creek

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Mainly creditable efforts over a variety of trips without winning recently, last time finishing runner-up in a 2m Hexham seller (first-time visor); third over C&D on previous start (Taras Day second), and with regular cheekpieces back on, has an each-way chance.

5/1

Form: 48916P C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won on chase debut here (2m3f, good) in November and he didn't seem suited by right-handed Musselburgh last time (pulled up); however, in between those he was soundly beaten at Catterick and he reverts to hurdles with a 0-15 record in this sphere; others provide more solid options.
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6th

5

25th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Balranald

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Won on his chase debut at Sedgefield (2m3f, good) in November and, having struggled over fences the next twice, he was a fair fourth back over hurdles at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) last month; 0-16 over hurdles but he's on a competitive mark and is not ruled out.

7/1

4th

10

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Balranald

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Alison Hamilton

Won on chase debut here (2m3f, good) in November and he didn't seem suited by right-handed Musselburgh last time (pulled up); however, in between those he was soundly beaten at Catterick and he reverts to hurdles with a 0-15 record in this sphere; others provide more solid options.

14/1

5

1st Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:05 Musselburgh

Balranald

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Won on chase debut at Sedgefield (2m3f, good) in November and he's also effective on soft; not written off today but he has to perform considerably better than when soundly beaten at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) latest.

10/1

Form: 0-7F85

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden who hasn't shown enough since joining this yard to suggest he'll be posting a first win today.
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7th

8

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Up With The Play

10st 8lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Victor Thompson

9th

8

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Up With The Play

10st 10lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Victor Thompson

Yet to win on the Flat or over hurdles and looks exposed; in front of Tartan Cookie at Hexham on penultimate start but failed to build on that over 3m3f last time; more needed.

10/1

4th

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:17 Sedgefield

Up With The Play

11st 12lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Victor Thompson

17-race maiden who has an inconsistent profile, but he was a good third when upped in trip at Hexham (2m7f, good to soft) last Thursday and will be a major player today if repeating that latest form.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0P27-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Showed ability for Philip Hobbs up to October 2020 but struggled in points last spring and was tailed off at 150-1 on last month's stable debut over hurdles; hard to fancy.
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3

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

16:10 Market Rasen

Filou Des Issards

11st 13lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: Jessica Bedi

4th

4

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:00 Catterick

Filou Des Issards

11st 10lb

J: Miss Jessica Bedi

T: Jessica Bedi

Showed ability for Philip Hobbs up to October 2020 but he struggled in points last spring and has been well held in two handicaps since returning to hurdling; hard to fancy.

20/1

6th

1

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Filou Des Issards

12st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Showed ability for Philip Hobbs up to October 2020 but struggled in points last spring and was tailed off at 150-1 on last month's stable debut over hurdles; hard to fancy.

66/1

Form: 72-42P BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Went close on last hurdle start at Southwell (2m4f, good) last March and was also a good second over fences at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in November; jumped badly when pulled up over fences on Boxing Day and could have a big say now back over hurdles; the cheekpieces adopted last time are retained.
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8th

4

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Lifeisahighway

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Not at his best in latest three starts (two in chases); repeat of his narrow defeat over hurdles in March 2021 would give him strong claims but certainly no guarantee of that; often attracts support.

11/2

6th

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Lifeisahighway

11st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

7th

4

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Lifeisahighway

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Went close on last hurdle start at Southwell (2m4f, good) last March and was also a good second over fences at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in November; jumped badly when pulled up over fences on Boxing Day and could have a big say now back over hurdles; the cheekpieces adopted last time are retained.

4/1

Form: 494-85 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on chase form as recent as last February and he's one to watch in the betting, but this 11yo has been well beaten over hurdles on his two runs this winter and a major turnaround is needed.
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8th

8

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Quick Pick

11st 3lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Jennie Candlish

Well handicapped on chase form as recent as last February and he's one to watch in the betting, but this 11yo has been well beaten over hurdles on his two runs this winter and a major turnaround is needed.

12/1

5th

3

13th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

15:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Quick Pick

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jennie Candlish

Inconsistent 11yo; placed in two soft-ground chases last season and has dropped to a good mark over hurdles but needs last month's reappearance outing to have done him good; refitted visor replaces cheekpieces here; tongue-tie a first.

14/1

8th

1

20th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield

Quick Pick

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Jennie Candlish

Stays well, acts on very soft ground and placed over fences last season; both hurdling wins (at Sedgefield) came nearly four years ago so a bit to prove on first start for nine months.

12/1

Form: -56550

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Creditable fifth at Navan (2m4f, good) last June on final run for Colm Murphy but tailed off on stable debut at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in November and this 11-race maiden might be best watched on his first start since.
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5th

5

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Rocco Storm

10st 9lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

Ex-Irish; 0-13 over hurdles and below-par recently; watching brief advised on chase debut.

18/1

11th

11

28th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Carlisle

Rocco Storm

10st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

Ex-Irish 7yo; well beaten on both starts for new stable this season (2m/2m4f) and now 0-12 overall; cheekpieces added today.

25/1

9th

9

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Rocco Storm

11st 3lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

Creditable fifth at Navan (2m4f, good) last June on final run for Colm Murphy but tailed off on stable debut at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in November and this 11-race maiden might be best watched on his first start since.

16/1

Form: -75971 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the 17th attempt (sixth run over hurdles) when upped in trip over C&D last month (good to soft; 28-1); that was a big step forward from his previous handicap form and he needs to prove it was no one-off, but he was clear with a next-time-out winner and a 7lb rise could be lenient.
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3

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Hajey

11st 8lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Tracy Waggott

Has sprung into life on last two starts over C&D (good to soft/soft), winning both by narrow margins; up 13lb for those two successes but clearly on the upgrade and likely to be thereabouts again.

1st

8

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:55 Sedgefield

Hajey

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tracy Waggott

Left previous form behind when narrowly winning a handicap over C&D (good to soft) last month; 7lb higher mark looks a bit harsh but the form of his win has been boosted so he is not one to dismiss lightly; missed an engagement over C&D this month because of unsuitable ground (good to soft).

8/1

7

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Hajey

11st 5lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Tracy Waggott

Off the mark at the 17th attempt (sixth run over hurdles) when upped in trip over C&D last month (good to soft; 28-1); that was a big step forward from his previous handicap form and he needs to prove it was no one-off, but he was clear with a next-time-out winner and a 7lb rise could be lenient.

3/1

Form: 4-P300

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Third last June on final French start but tailed off at big odds in December on his first two British runs and has plenty to prove.
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2nd

5

(6)

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

19:00 Musselburgh

Balkotic

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, held up in midfield, ridden over 2f out, soon went third, went second 1f out, challenging when bandage came loose but kept on well inside final furlong, always held

11/4

4th

1

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:32 Southwell

Balkotic

12st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Took a while to find his form in Britain but looked suited by step up to 3m3f when winning from the front at Sedgefield (good) three weeks ago; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive; must be considered.

11/8

1st

4

3rd May 2022

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Balkotic

11st 3lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French; chance on his fifth here in March (2m4f, good to soft) but didn't back it up next time and has since finished well beaten over 2m5f on the Flat; on a good mark and worth a market check on his first run at this trip.

10/1

Form: 47-P11 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Returned from a break with a win at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in November and followed up there (2m4f, heavy) in December; this progressive 6yo can give another good account provided today's conditions suit (non-runner due to unsuitable good ground at Catterick last Friday).
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9th

15

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:35 Kelso

Shoughall’s Boy

10st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Won twice over 2m4f at Hexham (good to soft/heavy) at the end of 2021; not in the same form when a remote third at Catterick (2m3f) last month; possible he'll strip fitter for that run but he is 6lb out of the weights here.

20/1

3rd

12

14th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:00 Catterick

Shoughall’s Boy

10st 1lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Has won his last two starts over 2m4f at Hexham (good to soft/heavy); form of his latest win is solid, so not without a chance on return from a break off a 5lb higher mark.

5/1

12

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Shoughall’s Boy

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Returned from a break with a win at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in November and followed up there (2m4f, heavy) in December; this progressive 6yo can give another good account provided today's conditions suit (non-runner due to unsuitable good ground at Catterick last Friday).

9/2

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Straight Forecast £162.70
Tricast £729.30
Trifecta £906.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hajey

RP Ratings:

Demi Sang

TOPSPEED:

Battle Of Wills

The Star:

Shoughall's Boy

The Times:

Kings Creek

The Guardian:

Hajey

Daily Mail:

Hajey

Daily Express:

Hajey

The Sun:

Hajey

Daily Record:

Hajey

POSTDATA:

Battle Of Wills

Telegraph:

Demi Sang

Daily Mirror:

Demi Sang