Seven National Hunt contests take place at Sedgefield on Thursday, between 12.15 and 15.40.
Champion Brian Hughes is among those in action, and all looks set fair for an enjoyable afternoon's sport.
13.25 - The King Of May @ 5/2
A fairly standard Class 4 handicap chase over just short of two-and-a-half-miles.
Brian Ellison's team are posting winners right now, and this 9-yr-old gelding has had a couple of hurdle spins ahead of this assignment. The King Of May is a course-and-distance scorer, and the feeling for me is that connections are looking to take this eminently-winnable affair.
114 doesn't look to be a prohibitive mark, and this is a soft-ish Class 4 in my book. Fazayte looks a plausible danger, but I'm very hopeful.
15.40 - Horn Cape @ 11/4
Always great to see the colours of some of the game's massive owners at the smaller country courses. The legendary green and gold of Istabraq et al is featured here at this gorgeous venue with Mr McManus' Horn Cape.
Trained by Ben Haslam with claimer Ben Hogan aboard, the 6-yr-old son of Fame And Glory gets a lovely chunk of weight from both Special Rate and Chti Balko.
Appeared not to fancy the chasing game but has plenty of zest for hurdles, winning here last time in a conditional jockeys' event. Runs off the same mark now then, unpenalised (105), and for the same pilot. The smaller yards must pinch themselves when they get a McManus charge to look after, and Ben has had a few. Must be doing something right!
He'll be hoping for another success with Horn Cape, who certainly has an affinity for this track and can go in again.
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