Today's racecards

Sedgefield

  • 13:15 Compare Bookmakers With bookmakers.co.uk Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.60s
  • Off time: 13:15:18
13:15 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 11/4
2nd Riskier 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 33-5453 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Flying Squad (UAE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 bt Mrs R Dobbin Shaun Dobbin (10) 107 8/19.00
2 222-113 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Riskier 156
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-11 J Wade B Hughes 106 3/14.00
3 4P2132 Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 b T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 103 11/43.75
4 1335-1P Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Along Came Rosie 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 A Crook F Davis 102 16/117.00
5 22U2-P4 Dark Green, White cap, Dark Green star What A Dream 25
Nag me
6 10-11 t W Amos Brian Harding 92 8/19.00
6 3F6-U44 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Or d'Oudairies (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 10-11 t Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 92 9/110.00
7 U2-21FP DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Twice Lucky 25
Nag me
8 10-8 Mrs S J Smith Lucy Alexander (3) 89 7/24.50

Verdict

The switch to Tony Coyle appears to have been the making of BILLY CUCKOO and, having done very little wrong in defeat at Carlisle last month, the six-year-old should be capable of gaining compensation. Flying Squad seems to have been around forever but Rose Dobbin's charge should appreciate conditions having won three chases where the going has been on the testing side. With just one win from 23 chases, the record of Or D'Oudairies would ordinarily be off-putting but Ferdy Murphy's inmate was heavily backed at Catterick last month and the handicapper appears to have him in off what looks be a helpful mark at present. Along Came Rosie looked progressive when scoring over C&D in May while Twice Lucky wouldn't be out of it if he consents to produce a much-needed clear round.