Brian Hughes tends to do particularly well at Sedgefield and has plenty of good chances this afternoon to maintain that record, live on Sky Sports Racing.
2.55 Sedgefield – Thermusa try to stay unbeaten
thermal bath seems the best chance for Hughes in the Stanley & Lillian Thompson Memorial Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (2:55)facing off against five rivals for Ruth Jefferson’s team.
She’s already a points winner and also won a maiden at this course and distance last month, so she might take a bit of a beating.
Bangor winner Sweet Auburn is Donald McCain’s main rival, while Anti Bridgie finished second with a point for team Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerreiro.
12.42 Sedgefield – Misty Mani chasing a quadruple
The At The Races App Form Study Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (12:42) may well be at the mercy of the formless misty maniwho is aiming for a fourth consecutive victory for Peter Niven’s team.
The seven-year-old won in Perth and picked up two victories at Market Rasen – Tom Midgley takes over.
Among the others, Silkstone finished second here in his last start for Danny Brooke, while the constant Lord Caprio returns for the Ben Haslam side.
3.35 Sedgefield – Hughes tries for a hat-trick with Crusader
If Hughes isn’t already off the mark, he’ll have another shot at favorites with Masked Crusader in the Bob Bowden Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase Balanced Support Reins (3:35).
He made his hunting debut after clearing the smaller hurdles, finishing second over his hurdle arc before winning his next two starts at Kelso and Carlisle.
The six-year-old had wind surgery which could unlock a bit more for Team McCain, who take on Sue Smith’s East Street.
He is also making his hunting debut having won at Hexham last time out, while Half Shot won last time out for the Iain Jardine team.
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