A busy afternoon ahead for me with seven rides at Sedgefield.
Has finished second on each of three occasions I have ridden, including last time at Fakenham in December 17 when he was beaten by a neck. The veteran of the seven runner field it would be brilliant if we could finally get a win.
Show’s Over has been going well recently and may spoil the party.
Makes his handicap appearance after three average hurdle runs. He hasn’t as yet transferred his excellent flat form to this discipline. His mark seems reasonable and with slicker jumping this should be an excellent opportunity.
Canny Style won for me last November and may be the chief threat equipped with tongue tie.
Despite many good efforts hasn’t won since 2014. He reverts to hurdles after falling when I was on board at Bangor in October, slipping into the fences. He needs to recapture his old form to be competitive in this low grade event.
Millie The Minx is in good form recently and Glimpse Of Gold look the pick of the opposition.
A winner of twelve under rules, including a latest victory at Cartmel in August. He is a an honest, consistent type and a good servant to the yard. I feel he has a great chance today.
Captain Mowbray who ran well at Wetherby ten days ago.
Has won two bumpers for me at the course in late 17 and returns to action after a break of 228 days. He had two ordinary runs in the Spring but a return to the form of this time last year would give him every chance on hurdling debut. My horse has schooled well, goes well fresh and I am looking forward to the ride.
Abel Tasman, a recruit from the flat may be the main challenger.
Completed a hat trick for me over last winter and shaped well on chasing debut at Carlisle in October, on his return from a break of 181 days. He needed the run and I expect him to be right in contention today.
Recent victors Tayzar and Dr Dunraven look the ones to beat here.
Makes his rules debut following success in an Irish Point this April. He should be capable of winning an event of this nature and hopefully it is today.
Mance Ryder ran well to finish second at the track nineteen days ago and may be the main threat in first time cheekpieces.