November 28 / 14.00 Catterick

14.00 Catterick

Good To Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4030.04
  • 2m 3f 66y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: P6-232 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Could do nothing right over fences last season but is way down the weights and nearly made it pay in a Worcester chase back from wind surgery in July; moderate next time but he went close over hurdles at Ludlow recently (2m5f, good; has won on good to soft); good weights chance.
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5th

6

27th Jan 2023

Frozen

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:35 Huntingdon

Lock’s Corner

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Resurgent back over hurdles, winning at Catterick and Ayr on last two occasions; remains very well treated on his best chase form and although most of his form is over shorter, he did have one good piece of hurdles form at 3m in 2020.

6/1

1st

2

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

14:00 Ayr

Lock’s Corner

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders

4/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 291-11 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who is higher in the weights than for previous handicap attempts but has improved in novice hurdles at about this trip since, winning his last three at Sedgefield and Wetherby (good to soft/good); could climb higher still.
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2

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:45 Catterick

Not What It Seems

11st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Goes up in distance and he could do with settling better than on last month's chase debut at Wetherby (2m3f, soft), but he kept on for a good third that day and was progressive over hurdles previously; could play a leading role if seeing out the trip.

7/2

3rd

6

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:35 Wetherby

Not What It Seems

10st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

raced freely, prominent, led after 2nd, headed 3 out, no extra from 2 out

9/1

2nd

5

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Not What It Seems

11st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Bumper winner who is higher in the weights than for previous handicap attempts but has improved in novice hurdles at about this trip since, winning his last three at Sedgefield and Wetherby (good to soft/good); could climb higher still.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 428378 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Normally consistent enough but 2m4f on soft ground wasn't ideal at Fairyhouse 13 days ago (cheekpieces left off, as today) and her two hurdle wins came in novice company last year; vulnerable on balance.
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4th

5

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

13:20 Sedgefield

Bellaney Gem

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

Well beaten in two chase starts in 2021; ran okay in her latest handicap hurdle at Down Royal but she's 2-32 overall and looks best watched on this return to fences.

7/1

4th

6

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

Bellaney Gem

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: S R B Crawford

Won twice in novice hurdle company in Britain; has run some solid races this decent including when third of 11 at Catterick last time; visor needs to eke out a bit more and very best form is at 2m4f.

6/1

3rd

8

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Bellaney Gem

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: S R B Crawford

Normally consistent enough but 2m4f on soft ground wasn't ideal at Fairyhouse 13 days ago (cheekpieces left off, as today) and her two hurdle wins came in novice company last year; vulnerable on balance.

12/1

Form: 2266-5 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Useful 2m3f form (good/soft) on first two starts for new yard and not disgraced from out of the weights in valuable Kelso race in March; satisfactory return from a break in November and looks primed for a big run.
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1st

4

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:30 Kelso

Thereisnodoubt

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

10yo whose losing run stretches back 13 races to March 2020; however, having edged down the weights he was a solid third at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) a fortnight ago and can be thereabouts once more.

11/2

3rd

10

1st Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:45 Musselburgh

Thereisnodoubt

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

His reduced mark appeals on form as recent as last February but this 10yo hasn't performed to the same level on his two outings this season and needs to raise his game.

20/1

Form: 016936 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Flat winner here; five hurdle wins, including over 2m4f, and although just two in the last three years he runs off his latest winning mark at Cartmel in July (good; suited by soft); not ruled out on best form.
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4th

8

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 3

14:00 Sedgefield

Snookered

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Brian Ellison

Won well off 4lb higher at Cartmel last July; out of form last three outings but steps back down in trip (three of last four runs were over 3m) and he's potentially dangerous off this mark.

14/1

3

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:00 Newcastle

Snookered

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Versatile sort who knows how to win but form has been uneven since last victory in the summer; back in trip and 4lb lower than that win but needs to show more again before he's worth a bet.

14/1

4th

3

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

14:40 Musselburgh

Snookered

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Brian Ellison

Fair third of five at Wetherby in October on his first crack at 3m but two lesser performances have followed and a return to form is needed.

10/1

Form: 52-423 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner over 2m4f and this slightly sharper test than when third in a 2m4f Newcastle handicap 18 days ago (good) should suit; this does look competitive, though.
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3rd

9

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Spantik

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Roger Fell

Infrequent winner under both codes and has had too many near-misses for comfort since his last victory; didn't look to have any excuses over C&D last time and now goes in a first-time tongue-tie.

16/1

6th

7

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Spantik

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Roger Fell

Maiden hurdle winner over 2m4f and this slightly sharper test than when third in a 2m4f Newcastle handicap 18 days ago (good) should suit; this does look competitive, though.

9/1

3rd

2

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:55 Newcastle

Spantik

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Roger Fell

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 5 out

9/2

Form: -17393

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Winning debut for yard in Market Rasen maiden in July (2m, good) but not looked ahead of the handicapper since, including over 2m4f recently.
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7th

10

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

We’ll Go Again

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Winning debut for yard in Market Rasen maiden in July (2m, good) but not looked ahead of the handicapper since, including over 2m4f recently.

12/1

3rd

8

10th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

We’ll Go Again

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear, badly hampered against far rail soon after start

11/1

9th

8

20th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 3

14:10 Carlisle

We’ll Go Again

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

midfield, weakened from 3 out (jockey said gelding weakened quickly after 3 out)

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 211U57 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Two chase wins at Cartmel in the summer (2m5f, good to soft/2m1f, good) but went off the boil returned to hurdles in the autumn; non-runner at Doncaster on Saturday.
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6th

5

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 3

14:00 Sedgefield

Dr Sanderson

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Two chase wins at Cartmel last summer but unseated next time and out of form in three hurdle races since; well handicapped when he revives.

20/1

8th

1

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Dr Sanderson

12st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Two chase wins at Cartmel in the summer (2m5f, good to soft/2m1f, good) but went off the boil returned to hurdles in the autumn; non-runner at Doncaster on Saturday.

25/1

5

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:57 Doncaster

Dr Sanderson

11st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

Enjoyed a revival and won twice over fences in the summer (2m5f/2m1f) but has disappointed back hurdling the last twice; hard to know what to expect of him here.

20/1

Form: 26-322 BF

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Has C&D form and he nearly snatched a late win over 2m6f at Cartmel in June; however, off since and has gone back up 3lb; should find easier races than this in the coming months.
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9th

12

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Hungry Tiger

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Has C&D form and he nearly snatched a late win over 2m6f at Cartmel in June; however, off since and has gone back up 3lb; should find easier races than this in the coming months.

10/1

Form: 8P3100 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Ended losing run at Perth in September (2m4f, good; has form on soft) but a weak finisher on next two starts at Punchestown and Down Royal and was a fading third at Carlisle yesterday.
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1

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:40 Musselburgh

Curious Times

12st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

Won over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, good) in September and didn't run badly at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) eight days ago on ground that may have been slower than ideal; this 9yo could do with jumping better than on his sole previous chase start at Down Royal in May but he's not ruled out.

4/1

2

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Curious Times

12st 1lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

Ended losing run at Perth in September (2m4f, good; has form on soft) but a weak finisher on next two starts at Punchestown and Down Royal and was a fading third at Carlisle yesterday.

12/1

3rd

1

27th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

12:30 Carlisle

Curious Times

12st 1lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

Down the field at Punchestown and Down Royal the last twice and soft ground may be a negative; however, he's run well on this season's two visits to Britain, including a win at Perth in September, and is not ruled out.

7/1

Form: 711-23 D BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Often leads; suited by 2m4f when winning twice at Sedgefield early in 2022 (good to soft/soft) and went close back from a break there in October; found out in a better race after but not dismissed in this easier grade.
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1st

9

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Hajey

10st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tracy Waggott

led, headed and prominent 4th, ridden before 2 out, led again last, kept on well run-in

6/1

2nd

10

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Hajey

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tracy Waggott

Dual Sedgefield winner for Tom Midgley in the spring, latterly off a 12lb lower mark; back to that level, if not better, over C&D last time before unseating at the final flight and is one of the likelier winners.

6/1

9

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Hajey

10st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tracy Waggott

Often leads; suited by 2m4f when winning twice at Sedgefield early in 2022 (good to soft/soft) and went close back from a break there in October; found out in a better race after but not dismissed in this easier grade.

8/1

Form: 725/2

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Had a long stint on the Flat, with seven wins at 1m5f-2m (three here); creditable runner-up on handicap debut back hurdling at Hexham recently (2m, soft) and should have some potential off this mark over 2m3f.
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1st

9

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Bollin Neil

10st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, went second 9th, led after 2 out, ridden and clear final 110yds, stayed on

7/1

5th

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Bollin Neil

11st 3lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Went very close on the Flat in October (1m6f, soft) and fair second of five at Hexham (2m, soft) last month when back over hurdles; however, he was pulled up at Catterick 12 days later and has to bounce back.

20/1

Non-runners

Curious Times

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £36.50
Straight Forecast £36.89
Tricast £776.53
Trifecta £650.80

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Lock's Corner

TOPSPEED:

Hajey

POSTDATA:

Snookered

The Times:

Bollin Neil

SPOTLIGHT:

Thereisnodoubt

Daily Mirror:

Not What It Seems

Daily Record:

Bollin Neil

The Guardian:

Hajey

The Star:

Hajey

Daily Mail:

Lock's Corner

D Express:

Lock's Corner

The Sun:

Lock's Corner

RP Ratings:

Thereisnodoubt

THE NORTH:

Snookered

Telegraph:

Snookered