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16:20 Sedgefield

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 0f 178y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 66P-11 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won when back over hurdles at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) last month and followed up at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft); his fine form continued with an AW win last Sunday and this thriving 6yo holds strong claims.

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6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Russian Virtue

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has won three of his last four hurdle starts, the latest a match at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft; winner on soft) in December; goes off an untouched mark here and a good recent run on the AW bodes well.

13/2

4th

3

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Russian Virtue

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Disappointed at Wolverhampton on his return to the Flat 11 weeks ago but he'd been in rude health over hurdles beforehand; has two C&D wins on his record but others are more appealing in today's field.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 252713

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Had threatened a few times before getting off the mark at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November, and he's since been a good third of 14 at Wetherby (2m, good to soft); consistent sort who is on the shortlist.

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1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Bridge Road

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Just 1-16 over hurdles but has remained in pretty good form since his breakthrough win at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November, and last month's Musselburgh seventh (3m, good to soft) came in a competitive series final; probably won't be far away.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 52-801

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Seven-time Flat winner who was sent over hurdles late in his career; left his handicap debut performances miles behind when winning at 28-1 at Catterick (1m7f, soft) on New Year's Day; player if repeating that form.

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6th

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:05 Market Rasen

Edgar Allan Poe

10st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Sue Smith

Won at Catterick off 5lb higher in January (1m7f, soft); poor efforts this term; stable going well but he has a bit to prove at present.

8/1

7th

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Edgar Allan Poe

11st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Has a patchy profile and he was pulled up on last month's reappearance at Sedgefield, but he may have needed the run and his stable is currently in flying form; he's 1lb below his last winning mark and could go well.

12/1

0

4

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:25 Sedgefield

Edgar Allan Poe

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Has dropped to a mark 1lb lower than when winning at Catterick (1m7f, soft) in January, and he's effective over C&D; watch the betting but there's a suspicion he'll need this first outing since April.

9/1

Form: 536745

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

9yo who is very lightly raced for his age and didn't run badly when fifth of 18 at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; however, he was soundly beaten and others have more pressing claims.

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2nd

6

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Longstanding maiden (0-21); form has dipped since twice finishing third at Carlisle and Uttoxeter (both 2m4f) late last year; first-time tongue-tie accompanies regular cheekpieces in pursuit of the breakthrough; look elsewhere.

16/1

9th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Bushmill Boy

10st 12lb

J: Edward Austin

T: David Thompson

Third twice in a row in the autumn and has each-way claims on that form, but this 10yo is now 0-20 having been below par the last twice and needs to raise his game this afternoon.

12/1

Form: 9P8-P

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

French Flat winner who may have needed the run when back from an absence on recent handicap debut at Wincanton (pulled up); however, he's shown very little over hurdles and a big turnaround is needed now in a tongue-tie.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(2)

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:20 Windsor

Agent Empire

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Oliver Signy

prominent

16/1

7th

10

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:10 Newton Abbot

Agent Empire

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Oliver Signy

towards rear on outer

11/2

5th

11

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Agent Empire

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

held up in rear

25/1

Form: 3-3265

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ex-French maiden who displayed promise last September on his first two British starts; however, he's failed to threaten in handicaps the next twice and has to raise his game; the reapplied tongue-tie (worn in France) joins the hood adopted last time.

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5th

3

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Bahtiyar

11st 13lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

Narrowly to justify heavy market support on stable debut at Stratford (2m, good; behind Tally's Son) and pulling hard perhaps contributed to a slipping saddle there next time; possibilities.

5/2

0

3

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:15 Stratford

Bahtiyar

11st 2lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, saddle slipped before 3rd, went fourth 4th, dropped to last after 2 out, soon pulled up

15/8

2nd

2

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Bahtiyar

11st 13lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

7/2

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Form: 7226-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in novice/maiden hurdles (including over C&D) towards the end of 2021 and he's of interest on that form; having missed all of last year he may have needed his recent comeback here, when soundly beaten, and he's not ruled out on this first handicap start.

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2nd

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Fearless Action

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Won similar event at Kelso (2m1f, soft) in October but is error-prone; spoiled his chance with bad mistake two out over C&D last time; had wind surgery (his second) since.

6/1

5th

6

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

Fearless Action

11st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Reportedly aided by first-time cheekpieces when battling on well to open account at Kelso (2m1f, soft) in October, his sixth start over fences; not one to rely upon heavily but can be excused last month's Doncaster defeat (always on back foot after bad jumping error at first fence).

7/1

Form: 354211 CD

Last run: 68 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Running really well over C&D under Emma Smith-Chaston in the autumn, going very close in September (good) before two soft-ground wins in November; bidding for a Sedgefield hat-trick and has to go on the shortlist.

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10

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Carlisle

Silkstone

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Disappointing last month when bidding for a Sedgefield hat-trick, having been absent for nearly ten weeks since his two wins in November; not sure what to expect at this venue (first run here).

12/1

8th

7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Silkstone

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

held up in rear

4/1

1st

3

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:25 Sedgefield

Silkstone

10st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Successful under Emma Smith-Chaston in conditional jockeys' event over C&D (soft) last time, finally opening his hurdles account and comfortably beating a subsequent scorer; rider can now use her 5lb claim, which virtually offsets a 6lb rise in the weights; big player.

3/1

Form: 330

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

4yo who was a fair third in November on his first two hurdle starts (soft/heavy, including C&D) and a case can be made on those performances now handicapping; not ruled out but he was tailed off at Wetherby (2m, soft) most recently in this headgear combination and he has to bounce back.

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9th

8

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Wakey Wakey

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

14/1

10th

12

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Wakey Wakey

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

50/1

Form: 543P

Last run: 108 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

No threat on first three hurdle starts and pulled up on handicap hurdle debut in October; well beaten back on the Flat since and hard to fancy.

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11th

10

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Calculus

10st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Sara Ender

took keen hold, midfield on inner

50/1

13

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

14:00 Wetherby

Calculus

10st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Sara Ender

Pulled up after racing too freely on handicap hurdle debut in October and finished last when back on the AW in refitted cheekpieces (retained here) last month; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

9th

12

(7)

15th Dec 2022

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

15:33 Southwell (AW)

Calculus

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Sara Ender

Lost his maiden tag at Beverley (1m4f) in June but he was pulled up over hurdles at Carlisle when last seen out in October; he needs to bounce back.

16/1

Form: 2567-9 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

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1st

19

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

El Jefe

10st 2lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Andrew Hamilton

Four of his five wins have come at Sedgefield (soft and heavy) and although he cracked the trend at Haydock in December he has it to prove at this level on first run at this course.

66/1

Form: 6-788P

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Tailed off/pulled up at big odds on his first three hurdle starts; now goes handicapping off a lowly mark but improvement is required.

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10th

6

(1)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:14 Newcastle (AW)

Blame The Farrier

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Thompson

Remains a maiden and he's not proved the easiest to catch right this term, only tenth over C&D 16 days ago; cheekpieces are reached for now.

16/1

0

8

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Blame The Farrier

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: David Thompson

Much better from the front over C&D last time, when having Angel Amadea just behind; that gave something to build on but this looks more competitive and he's exposed as ordinary under both codes.

8/1

2nd

1

(8)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Blame The Farrier

9st 10lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Maiden (0-14 all codes, 0-7 Flat); has shown a modest level of form in each of his last three starts (6f-1m, turf), falling sharply in the weights as a result; tough to consider even though this is just his second AW appearance.

16/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Russian Virtue

RP Ratings:

Fearless Action

POSTDATA:

Bridge Road

TOPSPEED:

El Jefe

The Sun:

Edgar Allan Poe

The Times:

Fearless Action

Daily Mirror:

Fearless Action

Telegraph:

Russian Virtue

D Express:

Russian Virtue

The Star:

Russian Virtue

Daily Record:

Russian Virtue