There's rarely a Sedgefield meeting goes by without a John Wade runner getting on the scoresheet and NO WAY HOZAY looks to be the local trainer's best chance of a winner today. He's improving fast over fences judged on his latest 17-length drubbing of Turf Trivia at Catterick and not even a 16lb weight rise may be enough to prevent a hat-trick. Pamak D'Airy seemed to be on the way back at Doncaster last time but was a long way behind the selection earlier while Vardas Supreme was put up 8lb after winning at Newcastle. Red Rock and On Gossamer Wings have the past form to figure but haven't really been firing this season.
Red Rock (FR) 4-1 (10-1) In touch until blundered 6th and next, never on terms after, tailed off, 6th of 8, 40l behind Sustainability (11-9) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Pamak D'airy (FR) 40-1 (11-12) With leader, blundered 6th, ridden before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out until before last, one pace, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Be My Deputy (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Vardas Supreme (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, stumbled briefly before 2nd, led 7th, clear from 4 out, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy beating Sleep In First (11-1) by 10l, 7 ran.
Overlaw 22-1 (11-5) Led until 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 7, 16l behind Emirate Isle (10-5) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
No Way Hozay 4-6fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, easily, won at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan beating Turf Trivia (10-13) by 17l, 4 ran.
Topo Gigio (FR) 5-1 (10-5) Held up, left 4th 8th, close up when not fluent 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Saddle Pack (10-12) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
On Gossamer Wings (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) In touch, slow 5th, headway to chase leader approaching 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Emirate Isle (10-5) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Turf Trivia 4-1 (10-13) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 17l behind No Way Hozay (10-11) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.