Sedgefield

  • 17:25 Jardines Catering Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.70s
  • Off time: 17:25:31
17:25 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Smart Ruler (IRE) 6/4
2nd Howwoulduno (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-01121 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue and yellow check cap Howwoulduno (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 12-5 L Lennon Graham Watters (7) 117 2/13.00
2 278-321 Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 James Moffatt A P McCoy 117 6/42.50
3 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Knightly Escapade 73
Nag me
5 10-12 B Ellison Danny Cook 5/23.50
4 4 Grey, large Purple spots, Purple cap The Lodge Road (IRE) 4
Nag me
5 10-12 M Todhunter K Renwick 25/126.00
6 8-758 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyondtemptation 65
Nag me
5 10-5 J C Haynes J Kington (3) 150/1151.00
Non runners
5Touching History (IRE)410-11T J EtheringtonA Thornton

Verdict

McCoy has a ride for Liam Lennon later on the card but claimer Graham Watters is on board Perth winner Howwoulduno for the Newry handler here while the champion keeps faith with Cartmel scorer SMART RULER. It's the latter who looks the pick of the weights, though The Lodge Road may be capable of better. Hurdling debutant Knightly Escapade is more interesting, however, though will probably need further than this judged on his form on the Flat.