Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 16:40 Frazer Hines & John O'Loan Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.90s
  • Off time: 16:40:34
16:40 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ancient Times (USA) 5/2
2nd Domoly (FR) 8/1
3rd Sam Patch 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 641-444 Royal Blue, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Yellow cap Reasonable Force 20
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 100 3/14.00
2 21FPU4 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Twice Lucky 17
Nag me
9 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 88 9/25.50
3 S-692PP Black and orange check, striped sleeves, quartered cap Man Of Principles (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 v W Coltherd D F O'Regan 83 12/113.00
4 3246-34 Orange, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Domoly (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 83 8/19.00
5 233526 White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap Mystified (IRE) 17
Nag me
10 10-5 A Berry Harry Haynes 79 22/123.00
6 22-4722 Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Sam Patch 47
Nag me
10 10-3 D W Whillans K Renwick 77 6/17.00
7 U-9U551 Red and White check, White sleeves, Red armlets Ancient Times (USA) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-3 p P A Kirby K James (5) 77 5/23.50
8 251135 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Peak Seasons (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-0 M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 67 25/126.00

Verdict

Sam Patch certainly wouldn't be winning out of turn but he's now been beaten six times off his current mark. Ancient Times has only had one previous run over fences but won easily off the mark over hurdles at Ayr earlier this month and is preferred to Peak Seasons, who races from 7lb out of the handicap, and the disappointing Reasonable Force. TWICE LUCKY has had his problems lately but there was just a hint of a revival at Doncaster last time and he'd go close here if recapturing the form he showed in the autumn. Domoly is starting to drop down the weights and could also play a part as he wouldn't have been suited by the shorter trip at Towcester last time.