12:10 - Sedgefield Preview & Tips
IN SUMMARY: LOCHNELL is unexposed over fences after just three starts and can build on her pleasing start over the larger obstacles to get off the mark today. She has plenty of form which gives her a good chance and she could be a tough nut to crack, Sultana Belle is an interesting raider and has to be taken seriously under Danny Mullins.
Left clear to win over hurdles at this track in September and has since been beaten in a handicap hurdle before switching to the bigger obstacles. She made a solid debut over fences when beaten under four lengths into second and off a mark of 106 she may have some room to improve, chance.
Lochnell (IRE) | J: Henry Brooke T: Ian Duncan
Won four of her twenty-two starts over hurdles and was a respectable eighth in a very hot handicap at Ayr in April. She has run two good races the last twice at Ayr over fences and is still unexposed in this discipline, might not even need to improve to win and this is only her fourth chase start, leading player.
Spring Over (IRE) | J: Derek Fox T: Ian Duncan
Was pulled up twice at the end of last season's campaign and fell in between those two runs. Has won just one of her eighteen starts under rules and is still a maiden over fences after six starts, she looks quite likely to find a couple of these too good once again.
Sultana Belle (IRE) | J: Daniel Mullins T: Ronan M. P. McNally, Ireland
Was pulled up three times on her last four starts for R Mike Smith and has won just three of her fifty-nine starts under rules. She was sent off favourite for a handicap hurdle on stable debut however and is one from three over fences so is interesting with Danny Mullins on board for the first time.
Nelly La Rue (IRE) | J: Mr Alex Chadwick T: Victor Thompson
Was pulled up two starts ago before being beaten a hundred and ten lengths at this track last time out. He races from sixteen pounds out of the weights here and will need to find major improvement, unlikely.