Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 15:25 Betfred Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final2m 4f

  • Winner £12,432 2nd £3,678 3rd £1,838 4th £918
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.33s
  • Off time: 15:25:38
15:25 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Getabuzz 15/2
2nd Hit The Top 3/1
3rd Oscar Tanner (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23123F DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Hit The Top 5
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 127 3/14.00
2 83211F Pink, Mauve stars, Pink sleeves Getabuzz 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 b T D Easterby D C Costello 125 15/28.50
3 221112 Maroon, pink diamond Cloudy Joker (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 123 11/26.50
4 33-1332 Royal Blue, White star, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Oscar Tanner (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 M Todhunter K Renwick 122 3/14.00
5 2-36139 Maroon, Purple triple diamond, Dark Green sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Maybe I Wont 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-4 James Moffatt B Hughes 119 14/115.00
6 32251 Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Knightly Escapade 14
Nag me
6 10-11 B Ellison J Reveley 112 4/15.00
8 116532 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Riskier 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-6 J Wade John Dawson (5) 107 16/117.00
9 5734 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Marlborough House 25
Nag me
4 10-0 p1 C Grant Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 105 28/129.00
Non runners
7415162Magic Skyline (IRE)410-6B EllisonNathan Moscrop115

Verdict

Brian Ellison had the second in this last year and is doubly represented this time. We like the look of KNIGHTLY ESCAPADE at the weights as he's certain to be suited by the step up in trip and arrives in good form having beaten a subsequent winner in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton before being placed in an all-weather handicap at Wolverhampton. Cloudy Joker has won three times over fences this season but is still a maiden over hurdles and could find a couple of these too quick. Oscar Tanner ran well behind Calculated Risk here on Boxing Day, however, and may be improving while Hit The Top and Getabuzz could figure with a clear round but are giving plenty of weight to the selection and this may be too competitive for the four-year-olds Magic Skyline and Marlborough House. Maybe I Wont and Riskier lack the scope of their rivals.