Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 13:50 tradersbettingexchange Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.50s
  • Off time: 13:50:28
13:50 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sam Lord 10/1
2nd Lightening Rod 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 U830-03 Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Lightening Rod 39
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 119 5/23.50
3 11521-2 Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 224
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-8 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 116 10/111.00
4 30P1/1-7 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Alta Rock (IRE) 39
Nag me
7 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 110 13/27.50
5 51-4522 Maroon and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Stanley Bridge 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-9 F P Murtagh Lucy Alexander (3) 103 9/25.50
7 V6669-6 Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Sam Lord 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-6 James Moffatt Brian Harding 100 10/111.00
8 467- White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Pertuis (IRE) 75
Nag me
6 10-5 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 99 5/16.00
9 27U542 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Snowed In (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 10-2 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 110 11/26.50
Non runners
113641/0-Ballybriggan (IRE)811-12D McCain JnrJ M Maguire120
643142Asteroid Belt (IRE)310-8C GrantK Renwick116

Verdict

Ballybriggan looked a smart prospect when scoring at Aintree and Market Rasen in 2010/11 but hasn't been seen since well beaten in the Swinton Hurdle last May. The Thirsty Bricky had shown massive improvement over fences when last seen in the spring and the fact that he can race off an 8lb lower mark over hurdles is a pointer and his young rider is good value for his claim. Lightening Rod has generally performed in better company over hurdles and he's another with a fine claimer on board while Alta Rock completed a double in the spring of last year and was having his first subsequent start at Wetherby last month. He'll be much fitter and has to be noted but Stanley Bridge has been finding it tough since his C&D victory in April and may be a few pounds high. The three-year-old Asteroid Belt has only raced against his own age group and this is tougher but another youngster, Snowed In, ran a fine race at Carlisle last time and wouldn't need to improve much. Sam Lord is badly out of sorts so the one to be on is PERTUIS, who showed nothing in three minor races over timber at the turn of the year but has been in excellent form on the Flat this summer and enters the fray on a very workable handicap mark.