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Sedgefield

  • 12:50 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £2,859 2nd £840 3rd £420 4th £210
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.40s
  • Off time: 12:50:22
12:50 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grate Fella (IRE) 25/1
2nd Blackwater King (IRE) Evs
3rd Tekthelot (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15-1137 Red, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap De Faoithesdream (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-8 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 127 6/42.50
2 2-23412 Black, orange seams, black sleeves, orange stars and cap Tekthelot (IRE) 86
Nag me
6 11-4 K G Reveley J Reveley 112 5/16.00
3 1-2 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Blackwater King (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire Evs2.00
4 3-24 Red, black seams, white cap Grate Fella (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 25/126.00
5 667-0P0 Emerald green, white stripe, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green and white quartered cap King Of Thorns (IRE) 77
Nag me
5 10-12 b G M Moore Joseph Palmowski (10) 68 100/1101.00
6 494-4 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Vintage Times (IRE) 196
Nag me
5 10-12 T D Easterby Harry Haynes 25/126.00
7 23-6 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Yorkist (IRE) 174
Nag me
4 10-12 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 33/134.00
8 09-9 Light Green and Yellow (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Maroon cap Doyenthedecenthing 27
Nag me
4 10-5 J J Davies R McGrath 125/1126.00

Verdict

De Faoithesdream easily beat Tekthelot and Vintage Times on soft ground over C&D in May and was taking on much stiffer opposition over a longer trip at Cheltenham last month. He could easily bounce back but has to give 10lb to BLACKWATER KING, which may be beyond him. Donald McCain's winning pointer was beaten by Imjoeking when odds-on in a Carlisle bumper last month but the pair were clear of the remainder and the winner may turn out to be useful - hurdles should suit the four-year-old. Grate Fella and Yorkist are probably the pick of the remainder.