February 24 / 15.30 Sedgefield

15.30 Sedgefield Soft

Gallops From £800 Per Furlong 01785719991 Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5990.6
  • 2m 5f 28y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 5m 43s
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Gallops From £800 Per Furlong 01785719991 Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.60
  • Place: £2.90

Form: F55443 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner but 0-16 over fences; decent effort when close third over C&D (good to soft) 15 days ago and would only need to replicate that display to give him a good chance in this.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

13:44 Carlisle

Ashjan

11st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Forster

Took 17 attempts to open his account over fences but did so by 29l at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) in February, and doubled up over that same C&D a few days later; had to settle for fourth in valuable series final here (2m4f, good) last month but that still goes down as a good effort, and he may still have more to offer.

4th

8

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:36 Carlisle

Ashjan

10st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Forster

Took 17 attempts to open his account over fences but did so by 29l at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) last month, and doubled up over that same C&D a few days later; moves up in grade and is 1lb out of the weights today but he'll be fine on the quicker surface and something seems to have clicked.

9/2

1st

5

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

16:23 Sedgefield

Ashjan

10st 11lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Forster

Successful in novice handicap over C&D (soft) ten days ago, opening his chase account at the 17th attempt; not exactly an unexposed type but he gave the firm impression that a 7lb rise is surmountable; respected kept to same track and trip.

2/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3P4P54

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Having only his third start over fences when a close fourth, not far behind Ashjan, over C&D last time; any improvement, which might be forthcoming in first-time cheekpieces, would put him in the picture.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Sputnik

10st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

Won over hurdles here (2m, soft) last year and seemed to be getting his act together over fences when keeping-on fourth at Sedgefield (2m5f, good to soft) in February but this month's run at Kelso was disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

5th

11

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Sputnik

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

OUR TIP

Form: 3-PP44

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Distant fourth over C&D (good to soft) in January and well held again back down to 2m at Newcastle (good) on latest start; handicapper is relenting but he still has plenty to prove.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Sedgefield

Cool Country

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Martin Todhunter

Fell at the final fence at Catterick three starts back before making all for a first career win (here, 2m3f, good; 7lb lower mark) on penultimate start; unable to successfully deploy those tactics over C&D last time (third), albeit that was another perfectly respectable effort; live contender.

6/4

3rd

4

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Sedgefield

Cool Country

11st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Martin Todhunter

Off the mark on tenth run over fences when scoring over 2m3f here last time (good) having run well in first-time cheekpieces over same trip the previous time; drop in trip not sure to suit and now 7lb higher in a better race; cheekpieces on for second time.

7/2

Form: 6-5144 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Narrow winner of a similar race at Ffos Las (2m5f, soft) in November; might have found 3m stretching his stamina last time and return to this sort of trip should suit; has to enter calculations.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

14:30 Fakenham

Brooksway Fair

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

4th

2

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Brooksway Fair

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Narrow winner of a similar race at Ffos Las (2m5f, soft) in November; might have found 3m stretching his stamina last time and return to this sort of trip should suit; has to enter calculations.

9/2

4th

7

1st Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:20 Ffos Las

Brooksway Fair

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Point winner who opened his rules account in novice handicap chase here (2m5f, soft; won narrowly) in November; beaten favourite over hurdles last time (2m7f) but may have more to offer back in this sphere; remains of interest.

11/2

Form: 958P

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Point winner who has made no impact in four starts over hurdles; tongue tie fitted for chasing debut off very feasible mark and represents a stable which has been in red-hot form; has to be of interest and very much one to note in the betting.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Scattercash

10st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: L J Morgan

Point winner who has made no impact in four starts over hurdles; tongue tie fitted for chasing debut off very feasible mark and represents a stable which has been in red-hot form; has to be of interest and very much one to note in the betting.

4/1

8

25th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:20 Leicester

Scattercash

10st 13lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Winning 2m4f pointer on heavy; little of note in 2m7f and 2m hurdles but this is a more realistic opening now switched to a handicap in first-time cheekpieces; worth market check for in-form yard.

10/1

8th

13

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:27 Wetherby

Scattercash

10st 13lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Won a heavy-ground point on debut in March 2020 but she has shown little in two outings under rules and others have more obvious claims; stablemate of Fishing For Likes.

40/1

Form: 38P46F

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
French import who has struggled since joining current yard and fell at the first at Market Rasen 16 days ago; has to give lumps of weight away and makes little appeal.
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8th

2

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:35 Sedgefield

Hideo

11st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

6th

1

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Hideo

12st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

French import who has struggled since joining current yard and fell at the first at Market Rasen 16 days ago; has to give lumps of weight away and makes little appeal.

16/1

Form: -76222 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on all three starts over fences, latterly when just touched off at Fontwell (2m2f, good to soft); up 2lb but has the valuable assistance of Brian Hughes and looks one of the more solid options.
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7

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Passing Secrets

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tom Gretton

Runner-up on all three starts over fences, latterly when just touched off at Fontwell (2m2f, good to soft); up 2lb but has the valuable assistance of Brian Hughes and looks one of the more solid options.

11/4

2nd

7

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

14:20 Fontwell

Passing Secrets

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Tom Gretton

Didn't hang about for long over hurdles and has finished second in his first two chases, at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) and Huntingdon (2m4f, heavy) last month; might well have a bigger run in him if the reduced emphasis on stamina here suits; major player.

11/4

2nd

6

26th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:57 Huntingdon

Passing Secrets

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom Gretton

Didn't spend long over hurdles and he showed some promise on his recent chase debut at Plumpton, keeping on well to take second over this sort of trip (good to soft); may do better in this sphere and that doesn't apply to many in here.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £292.00
Straight Forecast £350.20
Trifecta £2715.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Passing Secrets

RP Ratings:

Brooksway Fair

POSTDATA:

Ashjan

The Times:

Sputnik

Telegraph:

Passing Secrets

The Guardian:

Passing Secrets

Daily Mail:

Passing Secrets

Daily Record:

Passing Secrets

Daily Express:

Brooksway Fair

The Star:

Brooksway Fair

Daily Mirror:

Ashjan

The Sun:

Ashjan