Sonning On Song At Sedgefield
Sonning delighted connections and everyone at the yard at Sedgefield yesterday when winning the 0-110 handicap hurdle off top weight on ground that had turned into a bit of worry when the rain changed it to good to soft, from the good that is his optimum.
The four year old raced keenly in the early stages but made smooth headway to join the leader two out. He was well placed by jockey Henry Brooke to lead after the last hurdle and beat the 2nd placed horse Spantik by three quarters of a length, the pair having pulled some 21 lengths clear of the rest of the field.
Sonning justified being made favourite having been 3rd over course & distance on his last outing on 1st September when he was beaten a total of 1/2 length and a head.
Since that race the first and second placed horses have both won and as a result the handicapper put Sonning up 4lbs just for standing in his box.
Sonning is possibly the most enthusiastic horse in the yard, bucking & squealing being his trademarks, and this could clearly be seen by his high-jinks in the paddock before the race!
Sonning at the final flight