Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 14:20 John Smith's CIU 150th Anniversary Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,079 2nd £611 3rd £305 4th £153
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.60s
  • Off time: 14:20:31
14:20 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tutchec (FR) 10/1
2nd Dukeofchesterwood 10/1
3rd No Way Hozay 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 642-842 Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White cap Tutchec (FR) 38
Nag me
5 11-12 N G Richards Brian Harding 99 10/111.00
2 4/09446- Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 299
Nag me
6 11-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Henry Brooke (3) 98 66/167.00
3 795-PP1 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Brave Spartacus (IRE) 6 (ex7)
Nag me
6 11-7 K G Reveley J Reveley 87 Evs2.00
4 453254- MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 256
Nag me
6 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 87 7/18.00
5 P29P42 Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Ouest Eclair (FR) 22
Nag me
7 10-12 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 85 25/126.00
6 U7/P58-3 Dark Green, Red hooped sleeves, Red cap Dukeofchesterwood 33
Nag me
10 10-7 p Karen Mclintock B Hughes 80 10/111.00
7 PPP/PPP- White, Black sash, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Arc Warrior (FR) 320
Nag me
8 10-5 W Amos Lucy Alexander (3) 78 20/121.00
8 958P53 Emerald green, white stripe, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green and white quartered cap Turf Trivia 6
Nag me
5 10-5 b G M Moore F Keniry 78 11/112.00
9 927-465 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves No Way Hozay 20
Nag me
6 10-0 J Wade K Renwick 67 5/16.00
10 2P09-PP Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Claresburn 195
Nag me
8 10-0 S Corbett Gary Rutherford (5) 59 100/1101.00

Verdict

It's impossible to see past BRAVE SPARTACUS after last week's romp when well supported at Catterick, for which the assessor will penalise him by much more than the 7lb extra he has here. Connections reported that front-running tactics were the reason for the massive improvement from previous runnings so he should have few problems making all here. Ouest Eclair has always looked as though he needed further and was staying over 2m5f at Leicester last time while Whiskey Ridge is another who would appear to be better suited by a longer trip as he's been plodding round at his own pace. It's a long time since Dukeofchesterwood showed any real form so Tutchec looks the main threat despite his big weight though he will need to jump better than when beaten narrowly by Secret Desert at Ayr last time.