Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 15:40 Johnny Ridley Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,418 2nd £1,010 3rd £505 4th £253
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:30
15:40 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forward Flight (IRE) 5/4
2nd Safari Journey (USA) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31431/1- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Keeneland (IRE) 644
Nag me
7 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 11/26.50
2 760P2P/ Emerald green, dark blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Safari Journey (USA) 694
Nag me
10 11-9 Lucinda Egerton Nathan Moscrop (7) 115 33/134.00
3 16P-404 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Vasco D'ycy (FR) 60
Nag me
5 11-9 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 115 3/14.00
5 213/8-33 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Forward Flight (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 105 5/42.25
6 2553-P7 Emerald green and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap Baileys Concerto (IRE) 12
Nag me
8 10-8 Mrs Dianne Sayer B Hughes 100 12/113.00
7 53535-8 Red and royal blue diabolo, checked sleeves, quartered cap Fiddleesticks (IRE) 136
Nag me
6 10-7 t1 W Kinsey D C Costello 99 6/17.00
Non runners
40-4711BBen Cee Pee M (IRE)911-4B EllisonCraig Gallagher110

Verdict

Keeneland makes his handicap debut over hurdles on his first start since 2012. He has the ability to figure having won both maiden and novice events. Safari Journey was last seen at the track in the same year. He can race off a 7lb lower mark with the added bonus of a conditional's allowance as he reverts to hurdling. Ben Cee Pee M didn't get a chance to land a hat-trick of course victories when brought down at the first obstacle last time. But his previous wins came on fast ground and FORWARD FLIGHT is just preferred on his recent close-up third at Wetherby where he finished clear of the rest of the field.