Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 13:10 Compare Bookmakers With bookmakers.co.uk Novices' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.60s
  • Off time: 13:10:26
13:10 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shadows Lengthen 2/1
2nd Granville Island (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 225P-54 BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond Badgers Retreat 24
Nag me
7 11-0 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 102 100/1101.00
2 8251-23 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Granville Island (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 125 9/25.50
3 9P-6623 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Highway Code (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 t R Lee M G Nolan (5) 125 6/52.20
4 350-953 Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 M W Easterby K Renwick 125 2/13.00
5 5222-45 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Smart Act (IRE) 60
Nag me
7 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 105 9/110.00

Verdict

HIGHWAY CODE is a rare runner here for Herefordshire trainer Richard Lee and, judged on his last couple of runs over fences at Plumpton and Chepstow, the seven-year-old should be opening his account in this under ideal conditions. Granville Island will almost certainly improve on his debut over the larger obstacles at Bangor, however, while Shadows Lengthen, a winner six times on the all-weather and twice over hurdles, was only beaten a head at Catterick on his chasing bow and also warrants serious consideration. Badgers Retreat and Smart Act need to improve on their hurdles form to win this.