14:20 - Sedgefield Preview & Tips
IN SUMMARY: CAPE OF GLORY has been in great nick recently and can get his head in front today following two good efforts in defeat. The ground is the only real question mark but he should handle it and can go in at the main expense of Mac Cennetig who makes his debut in England having previously been trained by Joseph O’Brien.
Won in April in a novice event but was pulled up on his final start of the season and subsequently reappeared with a below par effort at Stratford. There was plenty of encouragement from his last run however where he wasn't beaten far in sixth and any further improvement off one pound lower would see him involved.
Cape Of Glory (IRE) | J: Brian Hughes T: Keith Dalgleish
Has been running throughout the year was only reappearing off a short break when second last time out at Kelso. That was a respectable run but on ground much better than this and he has been campaigned like a summer horse, the conditions here won't be a bog however and he has a big chance on form.
Mcvicar | J: Finian O'Toole T: John Davies
Was kept busy over the summer on the flat but followed a solid third with two poor efforts and those don't inspire much confidence. He reappeared over hurdles at Wetherby just over a week ago and didn't show anything before being pulled up so has work to do and is a risky proposition.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) | J: Miss A. Waugh T: Simon Waugh
Has been beaten a combined forty-six lengths in his last two starts and was pulled up on his final start of last season. He won four starts in a row at this venue last season however and is only two pounds higher than winning by sixteen lengths here in March, one to note.
Discoverie | J: Colm McCormack T: Kenneth Slack
Has turned in two below par efforts at Carlisle and Hexham recently and hasn't won for nearly a year now. He has won six times at this venue however so clearly likes it here and the ground will pose no threat, he is a better chaser than hurdler but looks reasonably treated if back to his best.
Mac Cennetig (IRE) | J: Henry Brooke T: Micky Hammond
Ran five times in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien and was just touched off by a nose at Thurles on the last of those starts. That was a big step forwards in terms of form and though he has yet to win the move to Micky Hammond could bring out some improvement so he might be one to keep on side.
Emma Beag (IRE) | J: John Kington T: Julia Brooke
Won back in August 2016 over three miles in a maiden hurdle but hasn't got his head in front since and has been switched from Elizabeth Doyle to Julia Brooke. Made a moderate stable debut when beaten a long way at Carlisle last time and will need to do better here to get involved.