14:10 Sedgefield
Brian Ellison Racing Novices' Handicap Chase (Sedgefield Young Chaser Series Qualifier) (0-105) (4) 5yo+
Brian Ellison Racing Novices' Handicap Chase (Sedgefield Young Chaser Series Qualifier) (0-105) (4) 5yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 3f 65y Runners: 9
Chase Turf
Soft 2m 3f 65y
Race sponsor Brian Ellison saddles INSTANT REPLAY and this lightly raced point runner-up is open to improvement on his chase debut. He gets the nod ahead of fellow chasing newcomer Flemerina, with Sue Smith's horses often making better chasers than hurdlers. Frankie Ballou is another who can run well.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Frankie Ballou
POSTDATA Castletown
THE NORTH Castletown
SPOTLIGHT Instant Replay
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
3
Instant Replay
H Brooke/B Ellison
Age: 6
Weight: 11-9
Spotlight Form: 65-764
10/3, 3/1
5/2
SP
Point/bumper runner-up who was a fair fourth on handicap hurdle debut here (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; further improvement distinctly possible now switched to fences and he represents the race sponsor; on the shortlist.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    SED 19Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-13
    4/13 7l, Hit And Run[8/1]11-12
    Connor King
    101
    59
    101
  • 04/11/17
    WET 16Sft Cl3 NvHd,6K
    11-0
    6/16 45l, Kalashnikov[66/1]11-0
    Connor King
    52
    88
  • 08/10/17
    KEL 20Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    7/11 35l, Coole Hall[14/1]10-12
    Danny Cook
    22
    92
  • 26/12/16
    SED 19GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    5/5 104l, Justforjames[16/1]10-6
    Adrian Lane
    33
  • 10/11/16
    TOW 15Gd 4-6yCl5 MdNHF,2K
    11-2
    6/8 22l, Robin The Raven[7/2]11-2
    Brian Hughes
    52
    86
  • 26/10/16
    FAK 16Gd 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-13
    2/8 10l, The Caller[3/1]11-1
    Megan Carberry
    11
    105
1
CastletownBF
B Hughes/Pauline Robson
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 4-3263
101
3/1
SP
Showed promise over fences in France and he's been placed over hurdles on two of his last three starts; of interest on that form but he was soundly beaten on his last chase outing two starts ago and he's 0-17; needs to prove he can get the job done.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/01/18
    MUS 19GS Cl4 HdHc,6K
    10-9
    3/9 9 1/4l, Thorpe[4/1J]11-5 bl
    Craig Nichol
    100
    22
    99
  • 05/12/17
    STH 15Gd Cl3 NvChHc,11K
    10-3
    6/7 23l, Nightfly[9/2]10-6 bl
    Brian Hughes
    106
    73
    99
  • 05/11/17
    CRL 16Sft Cl4 NvHdHc,5K
    11-4
    2/12 1 1/4l, Chozen[9/4F]11-8 bl
    Brian Hughes
    100
    90
    99
  • 08/10/17
    KEL 20Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-9
    3/14 22l, Craig Star[7/2]11-7 bl(1)
    Brian Hughes
    102
    52
    98
  • 29/12/16
    KEL 21GS Cl4 NvChHc,7K
    10-8
    4/11 21l, Angus Milan[18/1]11-6 h
    Brian Harding
    112
    4
    99
  • 03/11/16
    MUS 19Gd Cl3 ChHc,11K
    10-8
    6/6 23l, Seefood[25/1]11-12 h
    Brian Harding
    118
    95
4
FlemerinaCBF
S W Quinlan/Mrs S Smith
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 1-4483
7/2
9/2
SP
Arguably better over further and she'll need to better this season's hurdle form if she's to make a winning chase debut, but there have been some decent runs and her trainer's horses often improve when switched to fences.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/12/17
    WET 24Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-9
    3/16 8 3/4l, Final Fling[5/1J]11-6
    Danny Cook
    97
    15
    93
  • 17/11/17
    NCS 24Gd Cl5 HdHc,2K
    11-7
    8/13 24l, Chu Chu Percy[9/1]11-11
    Nathan Moscrop
    98
    78
    81
  • 02/11/17
    SED 19Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    10-5
    4/13 19 1/2l, Undefined Beauty[17/2]10-11
    Nathan Moscrop
    99
    60
    91
  • 19/10/17
    CRL 17Sft Cl4 CdHdHc,4K
    10-12
    4/13 9 1/2l, Barrys Jack[8/1]11-6
    Sam Coltherd
    99
    67
    97
  • 12/03/17
    MAR 23Sft Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-11
    1/7 1l, Miss Mash[9/4F]11-4
    Danny Cook
    94
    56
    100
  • 17/12/16
    NCS 20Sft Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-12
    4/10 21l, Bells On Sunday[3/1F]11-5
    Danny Cook
    94
    51
    79
7
Eager To KnowBF
F O'Toole/M D Hammond
Age: 8
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight Form: 54-33F
6/1
7/1
SP
Point winner who ran decent races in defeat on his final two hurdle starts in May/June, and was sent off favourite for his return to action and chase debut at Musselburgh on New Year's Day; however, he didn't jump well and wasn't looking a likely winner when falling five out.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/01/18
    MUS 23GS Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-11
    F/6 Smiling Jessica[3/1F]10-10
    Finian O'Toole
    84
  • 03/06/17
    HEX 23Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    10-1
    3/13 6 3/4l, Kalaharry[4/1]10-8
    Miss C Walton
    84
    44
    85
  • 17/05/17
    PER 23Gd Cl5 NvHdHc,3K
    10-5
    3/14 6 1/4l, Spoils Of War[22/1]10-8
    Finian O'Toole
    84
    39
    85
  • 19/04/17
    SED 27Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-5
    4/7 10l, Nicki's Nipper[15/2]11-12
    Finian O'Toole
    87
    81
  • 14/03/17
    SED 16Sft Cl4 NvHdHc,3K
    10-11
    5/6 26l, Modulus[16/1]11-8
    Finian O'Toole
    92
    29
    69
  • 06/02/17
    SED 27Sft Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-6
    7/9 30l, Joseph Mercer[25/1]10-11
    Finian O'Toole
    97
    66
    77
6
Frankie Ballou
B Powell/Miss J Foster
Age: 9
Weight: 10-10
Spotlight Form: 3P5-02
108 7/1
8/1
SP
0-20 and no match for the winner when second in a first-time hood (retained) at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) recently, but that was still a decent run and he could be thereabouts down 2lb; effective on soft ground.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/12/17
    CAT 19GS Cl5 ChHc,3K
    11-1
    2/9 14l, Paddling[17/2]10-11 h(1)
    Danny Cook
    88
    76
    90
  • 19/12/17
    CAT 19GS Cl5 HdHc,2K
    10-12
    10/13 45l, Oskar Denarius[20/1]10-5 cp
    Miss A E Stirling
    88
    32
    59
  • 08/03/17
    CAT 15Sft Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-1
    5/5 16l, Sky Full Of Stars[7/2]11-1 cp
    Henry Brooke
    90
    61
    85
  • 16/02/17
    LEI 15Hy Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-13
    PU/7 Crown Hill[6/1]11-12 cp
    Henry Brooke
    91
  • 03/02/17
    CAT 15Sft Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-8
    3/10 2 1/2l, Halcyon Days[13/2]11-11 cp
    Mr John Dawson
    88
    86
    95
  • 17/09/16
    LIS 20Y HdHc,5K
    10-2
    PU/16 Mileys Dream[33/1]10-5 bl,t
    Andrew Ring
    83
5
Dun Faw GoodBF
Miss C Walton/James Walton
Age: 11
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight Form: 35624-
104
10/1
SP
On this first run since September 2016 he's 4lb lower than when beating just a short-head on his penultimate start at Hexham (2m4f, good); however, it's a significant absence to defy and he may prefer better ground.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/09/16
    HEX 20GS Cl4 ChHc,4K
    10-2
    4/7 16 1/2l, Formidableopponent[7/2F]10-1
    Miss C Walton
    91
    78
    84
  • 16/09/16
    HEX 20Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    11-0
    2/6 Formidableopponent[7/2]10-12
    Jamie Hamilton
    91
    92
    101
  • 05/09/16
    PER 23Gd Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    10-8
    6/9 8 1/2l, Mollies Gent[5/1]10-11
    Miss C Walton
    91
    6
    89
  • 16/07/16
    CRT 21GS Cl4 ChHc,4K
    9-13
    5/7 20l, Western Home[4/1]11-4
    Miss C Walton
    93
    62
    88
  • 19/06/16
    HEX 15GS Cl4 NvCh,5K
    10-7
    3/7 18l, Pistol Park[33/1]10-12
    Miss C Walton
    84
    99
2
Bentons Lad
J Hamilton/M Walford
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
Spotlight Form: 232-35
12/1, 14/1
11/1
SP
Won maiden point last February and continued to run well in that sphere last year; showed ability under rules prior to switching to points and interesting to see how he goes in the betting, although enthusiasm is tempered by his 0-24 record under rules (Flat/hurdles/fences).
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/08/16
    DPT 18Gd Ch,5K
    11-12
    6/11 12 1/2l, Odit[9/1]11-12
    M P Fogarty
    77
    100
  • 07/08/16
    DPT 23Gd MdHd,5K
    11-4
    F/9 Sam King[7/1]11-4
    Sean Flanagan
    92
  • 27/07/16
    PER 20Sft Cl4 CdHdHc,3K
    11-10
    5/10 23l, Green Zone[9/1]10-7
    David Noonan
    104
    72
    87
  • 13/07/16
    DPT 18Gd MdHd,5K
    11-4
    5/10 9l, Our Brian[16/1]10-11
    Sean Flanagan
    92
    14
    100
  • 29/06/16
    PER 20Gd Cl5 HdHc,3K
    11-7
    4/16 49l, Gold Chain[5/1F]11-5 h,t(1)
    Brian Hughes
    95
    46
    65
8
Vodka Red
T Dowson/K Johnson
Age: 10
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: /4-470
16/1
14/1
SP
Just one win from 26 starts and tailed off over hurdles last month, but he posted two fair runs in October/November and he makes his chase debut off the same mark as for his sole hurdle win (2m4f, soft); each-way claims if he takes to fences and he's on a going day.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 23/12/17
    NCS 16Sft Cl5 HdHc,2K
    10-6
    11/15 60l, Morning With Ivan[8/1]10-8 t,cp
    Ross Chapman
    84
    30
  • 17/11/17
    NCS 24Gd Cl5 HdHc,2K
    10-6
    7/13 7l, Chu Chu Percy[22/1]11-11 t,cp
    Alison Clarke
    85
    79
    83
  • 26/10/17
    CRL 19Hy Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-0
    4/11 4 3/4l, Durbanville[33/1]11-12 t,cp(1)
    Mr K Yeoman
    85
    60
    86
  • 18/03/17
    NCS 16Hy Cl5 HdHc,2K
    10-6
    4/7 15 1/2l, Frightened Rabbit[8/1]10-12 cp
    Mr K Yeoman
    85
    75
  • 08/03/16
    NCS 20Hy Cl5 CdHdHc,3K
    11-0
    3/9 14 1/2l, Generous Pet[11/2]10-9 h,bl
    Thomas Dowson
    90
    65
    85
  • 10/12/15
    NCS 16Hy Cl5 HdHc,2K
    10-10
    2/11 1 3/4l, Clan Legend[33/1]11-10 h,bl
    Peter Buchanan
    84
    76
    91
9
Nelly La Rue
Mr A Chadwick/V Thompson
Age: 11
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: 3-5P54
106
100/1
SP
Ran fairly well in 3m2f handicap chase here in April but not in the same form since and she's hard to fancy from 16lb out of the handicap.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/12/17
    SED 19Sft Cl4 ChHc,4K
    9-7
    4/5 28l, Midnight Walk[80/1]11-12 cp
    Mr Alex Chadwick
    80
    60
  • 28/11/17
    SED 26Sft Cl4 ChHc,4K
    9-7
    5/8 110l, Vinnie Lewis[125/1]11-11 cp
    Mr Alex Chadwick
    88
  • 10/11/17
    HEX 24Sft Cl5 CdChHc,4K
    10-0
    PU/11 Frank The Slink[66/1]10-4 cp
    Thomas Dowson
    74
  • 10/05/17
    KEL 23Gd Cl5 SlChHc,3K
    10-1
    5/14 20l, Lilly's Legend[14/1]10-3 cp
    Thomas Dowson
    72
    31
    65
  • 19/04/17
    SED 26Gd Cl5 ChHc,3K
    9-10
    3/6 5 1/4l, Sweet Belle[25/1]10-9 cp
    Thomas Dowson
    75
    65
    78
  • 10/04/17
    KEL 26Gd Cl4 MdHnCh,4K
    11-0
    4/10 21l, Havana Jack[100/1]11-7 cp
    Miss C R Crane
    67
    66
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