CAN BURNAGE BOY FINALLY GET HIS HEAD IN FRONT?
We send two runners to Sedgefield on Thursday where Burnage Boy, and Getaway Jewel contest division 1 and division 2 of the 0-105 conditional jockeys handicap hurdle over the extended two miles, where the going at the time of writing is good.
Burnage Boy who is first up at 1.47.pm, remains a maiden after 26 starts, of with eight of those runs have come over hurdles, where he has finished runner up on three occasions. Burnage Boy was in one of his better moods last time out over this course and distance 36 days ago, when keeping on for a two and a half lengths second place finish. Both the winner that day, and the third horse have both since finished runners up on their next starts, so the form looks sound. Burnage Boy who is now 1lb higher than last time will be ridden by our new conditional jockey Jack Hogan who takes off 7lb, the ground will not be a problem.
Getaway Jewel who goes in division 2 at 2.17.pm, will also find the underfoot conditions to his liking, he will have the assistance of Emma Smith-Chaston, who can claim 6lb, riding him for the first time. Getaway Jewel was consistent last term, placing on three occasions before getting off the mark over this course and distance in April. He was all set to finish second that day when the leader who was two lengths in front came down at the last, and although he was a lucky winner, there was 18 lengths back to the next horse. Getaway Jewel was seventh on his seasonal debut back in August, where he looked in need of the run after travelling well until two out, he remains on the same mark of 95 for the fourth consecutive race.
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Good luck to the connections, JFW Properties Ltd, and Phil Ellerby.