Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 15:20 #Spirit Of Teeside 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: 4m 55.70s
  • Off time: 15:20:31
15:20 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silver Roque (FR) 3/1
2nd Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 8/1
3rd Granville Island (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5BU5-27 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Pearl 16
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 135 11/112.00
2 123197- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Silver Roque (FR) 201
Nag me
7 11-9 t F M O'Brien Timmy Murphy 132 3/14.00
3 7/06309- Light blue, pink striped sleeves Divers (FR) 215
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 9/25.50
4 813289 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-6 t Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 129 11/112.00
5 2361-11 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Riskier 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 J Wade B Hughes 127 9/25.50
6 16451-4 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 194
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 122 8/19.00
7 53213-4 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Granville Island (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 10-13 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 122 4/15.00
8 4612-3P Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Sublime Talent (IRE) 58
Nag me
7 10-9 t Evan Williams Adam Wedge 118 20/121.00

Verdict

Riskier won here and at Newcastle in the spring and defied a long absence and an 8lb rise to make all at Hexham last month for which he's been raised another 7lb. Tahiti Pearl has five chase victories to his credit, four of them on this track, though he struggled at the weights here last time. Silver Roque won a handicap in this class at Newbury in March and though well beaten in two subsequent runs both were in much better class events. STAGECOACH PEARL didn't cut much ice in a class 2 handicap at Aintree last month but his earlier second at this level behind Lucky Landing at Wetherby, when Granville Island was behind, should be good enough for this.