Sunday 5 April was a fantastic day at Sedgefield, where the going was good to soft on a sunny afternoon of action. Apterix began the day by winning as favourite at 11/8 in the 14:00 Novices Hurdle.
Major Ivan was the second favourite of the day to win, taking the 14:35 Novices Hurdle at 5/4. My Friend George made it three favourite victories in a row by winning the 15:05 Handicap Chase at 2/1.
Sparkling Hand at last gave the crowd an outside victory. Henry Brooke managed to ride Sparkling Hand to win at 5/1 in the 15:35 Handicap Hurdle. Special Portrait then restored order by winning as favourite at 2/1 in the 16:05 Open Hunters Chase.
Jebulani then delivered an extremely rewarding payout at 16/1 in the 16:40 Handicap Hurdle. However, the most lucrative win of the day’s UK horse racing results was for Another Dark Rum at 22/1 in the 17:15 Hunters Chase.