Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 14:20 bookmakers.co.uk Novices' Handicap Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 251332 Purple and red (quartered), purple sleeves Cilliseal (IRE) 34
Nag me
8 11-12 t N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 97 1001
2 2U2-P44 Dark Green, White cap, Dark Green star What A Dream 41
Nag me
7 11-6 t W Amos Brian Harding 91 1001
3 031365 Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Highland River 7
Nag me
7 11-4 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 89 1001
4 P/P-6434 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Blazing Bull (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-1 J Wade John Dawson (7) 86 1001
5 3254-U3 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 41
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7 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 83 1001
6 22-4722 Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Sam Patch 31
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-6 D W Whillans K Renwick 77 1001
7 4P311F Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Samson Collonges (FR) 34
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7 10-1 Ferdy Murphy Miss C Walton (7) 72 1001

Verdict

Cilliseal is accustomed to carrying big weights and has been running well this season. There's no reason why he won't be thereabouts again. But we'll give a final chance to SAM PATCH, who is 5lb better off than when beaten just over two lengths by Samson Collonges at Hexham two runs ago. Second again over 2m4f at Newcastle last time, he's still on a decent mark. Sue Smith should find a small race soon for Whiskey Ridge and Blazing Bull has another try over fences having looked one-paced over hurdles. What A Dream and Highland River could also be given a chance in an open-looking contest.