Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 14:10 32Red.com Conditional Jockeys' Maiden Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.16s
  • Off time: 14:11:09
14:10 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Welsh Bard (IRE) 8/1
2nd Halifax (IRE) 7/4
3rd Four Shuck Men (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6048F0- Maroon, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, striped cap Birzali (FR) 16
Nag me
6 11-2 bt J J Hanlon M G Nolan 120 11/43.75
2 86/4749- Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves Escape Artist 238
Nag me
6 11-2 D Thompson Tony Kelly 72 100/1101.00
3 P2/5311- White, Red epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Four Shuck Men (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 11-2 Tim Vaughan Harry Derham 7/24.50
4 34- Black, black and maroon striped cap Halifax (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 11-2 p J P Ferguson Joseph Akehurst (8) 7/42.75
5 58F447- Dark blue, yellow hollow box, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Shanroe Secret (IRE) 26
Nag me
6 11-2 J J Lambe L A McKenna (8) 83 17/29.50
6 5/60UF6- Purple, yellow braces, sleeves and star on cap Two Oscars (IRE) 8
Nag me
7 11-2 A Crook John Winston (8) 90 25/126.00
7 5344- Light blue, pink sleeves, light blue and pink check cap Welsh Bard (IRE) 64
Nag me
4 10-11 b1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 106 8/19.00
8 PP/399- Dark Blue, Red and White striped sleeves, Red cap Witch Way 8
Nag me
8 10-9 p1 A Dodgson Diarmuid O'Regan (5) 64 200/1201.00

Verdict

Birzali has only managed one place in 11 starts over timber but usually takes on better opposition than this and can't be ignored. Shanroe Secret has claims on his fourth at Down Royal in March but Welsh Bard isn't improving and is now blinkered. HALIFAX was a decent middle-distance performer on the Flat and should improve on his two runs so far over hurdles now he tackles a faster surface. He's just preferred to point-to-point and bumper winner Four Shuck Men.