Timeform take a look at a small but select field for a two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase at Sedgefield...
Kent Street didn't live up to market expectations on his chasing debut but he is worth another chance...
Peachey Moment was progressive over fences last year, completing a hat-trick at Perth (2½m) in June. Good second on next start and excuses on 2 subsequent outings. Couldn't discount if wound up for return.
Carrietau is a bold-jumping front runner who returned to winning ways at Musselburgh (2m) in November. Creditable placed efforts at up to 2½m on last 3 starts, including over C&D, and can go well once more.
Kent Street showed fair form in novice hurdles last season, including when winning 15-runner novice at Newcastle. Well backed on chasing debut but saddle slipped after bad mistake at the second. Can do better.
Alpha One showed promise on first 2 chase starts at Catterick, and bounced back to form with an improved round of jumping to score there in March. Below form here last time and not the most predictable.
Karingreason is a big mare who posted a career best when winning 2m handicap chase at Catterick in December. Back to that sort of form when runner-up the last twice, including over C&D last time. Place contender.
Border Reiver's 4 career wins have all been gained at Wetherby and back to form at that track when last seen in March. Suspicion he will find a few too strong here though.
Pen Gwen was placed 4 times in hunters in 2010, but below par all 4 tries over the smaller obstacles last term, failing to settle when fourth at Hexham in March. Easy enough to swerve back over fences.
On Gossamer Wings is a winning pointer who took advantage of drop in weights to score at Catterick (19f) in November. Some respectable efforts since but others more persuasive from 3 lb out of the handicap here.
1. Kent Street
Timeform View: Kent Street didn't live up to market expectations on his chasing debut but he is worth another chance to show what he can do. Carrietau and Karingreason could prove best of the rest.