April 19 / 14.10 Sedgefield

14.10 Sedgefield

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Cazoo Search Drive Smile Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4683.56
  • 2m 0f 178y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Cazoo Search Drive Smile Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

(Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: -48821 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Shaped well here (runner-up) on penultimate start, and exploited the same fair mark when bursting clear from the back of the final flight at Musselburgh (2m1f Class 2, good) subsequently; a 6lb rise looks well within his range at a track, and on ground, which will suit; solid chance.
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11th

13

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 2

14:20 Cartmel

The Navigator

10st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

always towards rear

20/1

2nd

6

29th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:22 Kelso

The Navigator

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Dianne Sayer

Won two in a row over hurdles this spring (2m1f, good) before landing the hat-trick on the Flat at Carlisle a fortnight; he's climbing the weights but did it easily at Sedgefield on his latest hurdle start and could still be ahead of the handicapper; appealing claims.

2/1

1st

1

(8)

16th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 39y

Class 6

17:25 Carlisle

The Navigator

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Dianne Sayer

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2431 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer; built upon Wolverhampton AW win when scoring unchallenged in a 2m maiden hurdle at Wetherby (soft); now 7lb higher than for last handicap appearance, but does have previous Sedgefield experience to fall back upon, and Brian Hughes aboard.
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2nd

1

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Spiritofthenorth

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

Prominent racer; built upon Wolverhampton AW win when scoring unchallenged in a 2m maiden hurdle at Wetherby (soft); now 7lb higher than for last handicap appearance, but does have previous Sedgefield experience to fall back upon, and Brian Hughes aboard.

1st

7

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Spiritofthenorth

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

He could do with settling better in this code but ran well in defeat at the end of last year on his first three hurdle starts (1m7f-2m1f, good-soft); off the mark at the 19th attempt when scoring at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) earlier this month; strong claims.

11/4

Form: 463212 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Broke his hurdles duck (11th attempt) over C&D in January before turning in another solid effort in defeat at Newcastle (2m, good to soft); now 8lb higher than for that C&D win which undoubtedly serves to make him more vulnerable.
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9th

2

9th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:20 Southwell

Enlighten

12st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Michael & David Easterby

3rd

2

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Enlighten

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Broke his hurdles duck (11th attempt) over C&D in January before turning in another solid effort in defeat at Newcastle (2m, good to soft); now 8lb higher than for that C&D win which undoubtedly serves to make him more vulnerable.

2nd

7

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:50 Newcastle

Enlighten

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Michael & David Easterby

Came good over hurdles at 11th attempt, at Sedgefield (2m1f, good; front pair clear) in January; subsequent 4lb rise doesn't look excessive and Brian Hughes is booked again today; likely contender.

11/2

Form: 34323P

Last run: 185 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Fairly consistent over fences until producing a laboured performance at Market Rasen (2m3f, good; pulled up) last October; off since, and difficult to know what to expect, although could potentially be lurking on a fair mark given past novice hurdle form; market a helpful guide.
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8th

7

29th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

17:16 Uttoxeter

Check My Pulse

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Made it 0-7 over fences when a 15l third last time but he wasn't far away in a Sedgefield handicap hurdle the time before (2m1f, good) and this is a similar sort of race to that.

8/1

3rd

1

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Sedgefield

Check My Pulse

12st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Failed to win over fences (0-6), ending 2021 on a downbeat note at Market Rasen (pulled up); ran a rock-solid race, only weakening from the final flight, on return to hurdles here (2m1f; fourth of eight, 12-1) a fortnight ago; interesting to see if he can build upon that back over fences.

2/1

4th

7

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Check My Pulse

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Fairly consistent over fences until producing a laboured performance at Market Rasen (2m3f, good; pulled up) last October; off since, and difficult to know what to expect, although could potentially be lurking on a fair mark given past novice hurdle form; market a helpful guide.

Form: 54-333

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
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5th

4

30th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Balkalin

11st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

took keen hold, tracked winner, pushed along and lost position before 2 out, no extra approaching last

16/1

5th

1

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:42 Perth

Balkalin

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent early, lost position 3rd, towards rear 3 out, ridden home turn, stayed on but well held from 2 out

10/1

3rd

2

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Balkalin

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

OUR TIP

Form: 21346

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Flat and juvenile hurdle winner (Catterick) for previous trainer Alan King; found the competition way too strong in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle at Musselburgh on final start for that trainer; sports headgear off a 72-day break on first start for Danny Brooke.
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10th

2

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:25 Hexham

Sonning

11st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

took keen hold, in rear, never on terms

25/1

7th

9

14th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Sonning

10st 12lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

6th

3

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Sonning

11st 4lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

Flat and juvenile hurdle winner (Catterick) for previous trainer Alan King; found the competition way too strong in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle at Musselburgh on final start for that trainer; sports headgear off a 72-day break on first start for Danny Brooke.

Form: 4-254P D BF

Last run: 154 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
No win since early 2019 (Catterick) and has undergone a couple of recent bouts of wind surgery; off since pulling up in a chase at Fakenham (2m, 7-4 favourite) last November; cut slack by the handicapper - down a combined 15lb for last three hurdle starts - but tough to fancy.
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5

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

The Some Dance Kid

11st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

No win since early 2019 (Catterick) and has undergone a couple of recent bouts of wind surgery; off since pulling up in a chase at Fakenham (2m, 7-4 favourite) last November; cut slack by the handicapper - down a combined 15lb for last three hurdle starts - but tough to fancy.

4

16th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

13:50 Fakenham

The Some Dance Kid

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Completed a hurdles hat-trick three seasons back; shaped encouragingly returned to chasing at Bangor three months ago and that effort can be marked up (lost momentum with final-fence error); had a second wind surgery since; interesting off a very handy mark.

2/1

Form: -64F1P CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Determined C&D winner (soft; 6lb lower mark, but now claimer ridden) on penultimate start, and can be forgiven his subsequent effort at Wetherby (finished lame); still low mileage over hurdles (1-6), although will need to take another step forward in this better race.
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1

10th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:00 Sedgefield

North Parade

12st 1lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

6

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

North Parade

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Determined C&D winner (soft; 6lb lower mark, but now claimer ridden) on penultimate start, and can be forgiven his subsequent effort at Wetherby (finished lame); still low mileage over hurdles (1-6), although will need to take another step forward in this better race.

7

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:11 Wetherby

North Parade

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Jumping held him back on his first few goes over hurdles but he was forcefully ridden and hurdled more fluently when winning at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) two weeks ago; may not have reached his ceiling yet and he's a serious contender again off 6lb higher.

9/2

Form: 3218P7 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Dual purpose horse; ran out a ready C&D winner (Class 5 Conditionals and Amateurs; 9-4 favourite) from a 3lb lower mark last November; nothing remotely positive in three subsequent starts; others readily preferred.
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3rd

1

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Lord Caprio

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along and headway on inner after 2 out, went third approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

2/1

2nd

1

17th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

20:38 Hexham

Lord Caprio

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

8

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Lord Caprio

10st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Dual purpose horse; ran out a ready C&D winner (Class 5 Conditionals and Amateurs; 9-4 favourite) from a 3lb lower mark last November; nothing remotely positive in three subsequent starts; others readily preferred.

Form: 090/P2

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
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10

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Lou Trek

10st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

2nd

7

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:30 Hexham

Lou Trek

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gary Hanmer

Won a point in 2018 and went close in a Roscommon bumper in 2019; hasn't gone on from that, however, and he was pulled up on his stable debut at Uttoxeter in December when back from a long absence.

50/1

3

17th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Lou Trek

11st 10lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Gary Hanmer

Won Irish point in 2018 but was well beaten in three maiden hurdles during 2019-20 season; makes stable/handicap debut after 667-day absence; tongue-tie refitted; considered only if lively in the betting.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £90.00
Straight Forecast £68.90
Tricast £126.90
Trifecta £186.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Spiritofthenorth

SPOTLIGHT:

The Navigator

The Times:

Sonning

POSTDATA:

North Parade

TOPSPEED:

Enlighten

Telegraph:

Spiritofthenorth

The Guardian:

Spiritofthenorth

Daily Mail:

Spiritofthenorth

Daily Express:

Spiritofthenorth

The Sun:

Spiritofthenorth

The Star:

Spiritofthenorth

Daily Mirror:

The Navigator

Daily Record:

The Navigator