Tote Placepot: Paul Kealy likes the look of Sedgefield's competitive card
With three places available for five of the races, Sedgefield looks the most appealing destination for a Tote Placepot, and Democratic Oath should get us through the opener (2.12) easily enough.
Don't worry that he snapped a run of thirds with a fifth last time as that would still rate a career best. He has much the best form and is going the right way in small steps.
The next (2.42) is harder but Sigurd will be more at home here than at Carlisle last time and is worth another chance, while Spirit Of Hale won this easily last year and is back down to a mark just 1lb higher.
Only five go in the next (3.12), but I'll stick with Sidi Ismael, who is entitled to come on for his latest fourth at Musselburgh, where he shaped very well after a short break.
Leg four (3.42) is the most competitive on the card, and I'll take Cudgel, who won't mind these easy fences after an early unseat last time, and Hitman Fred, who ran really well in a jumpers' bumper recently.
Calarules looks a favourite worth opposing in the next given his stable has started to struggle recently, so take him on with veteran Wind Of Hope and the youngster Little Saint, who ran well here in December.
Sedgefield Placepot perm
2 Democratic Oath
9 Spirit Of Hale
3 Sidi Ismael
7 Hitman Fred
6 Little Saint
7 Wind Of Hope
4 Christmas In Usa
6 Frankie Ballou
1 x 2 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16 lines
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