Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 14:20 John Smith's Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.90s
  • Off time: 14:20:35
14:20 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Coverholder (IRE) 3/1
2nd Atlanta Falcon (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/3257-0 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Kilmacowen (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 11-5 F M O'Brien A P Cawley 124 8/19.00
2 4/12283- Emerald Green, Black and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Black cap Seedsman 213
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 C R Egerton M D Grant 124 5/23.50
3 1212P2 Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Atlanta Falcon (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 123 10/34.33
4 262-U0F Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Sun Cloud (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 10-11 J M Jefferson B Hughes 116 16/117.00
5 1575-92 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Coverholder (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 116 3/14.00
6 F304F-2 White, Green sleeves, Red cap Rocking Blues (FR) 19
Nag me
8 10-7 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 112 11/26.50

Verdict

Rocking Blues has fallen twice in six starts over hurdles and makes his debut over fences. Atlanta Falcon landed a handicap in this class at Worcester in July and if the ground has been on the quick side he would have had to be considered. SEEDSMAN has won a bumper and a handicap hurdle and has generally competed at a decent level so is taken to make a winning start to his chasing career. Kilmacowen looked a smart prospect when landing a Warwick novice hurdle last March but he was beaten a long way on his only start over fences. Coverholder completed a five-timer over timber earlier this year and looked on the way back at Carlisle last month but is making his chasing debut.