November 28 / 15.00 Catterick

15.00 Catterick

Good To Soft

weatherbysshop.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7787.78
  • 3m 1f 71y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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weatherbysshop.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -11114

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won four handicaps in a row between April and July (2m6f/2m7f, good/good to soft); his winning run came to an end at Aintree on recent return but that was behind a well-handicapped rival in a Class 2 event and he still has scope for further progress; respected on this drop back in grade.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 3

14:55 Fakenham

Johnson’s Blue

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won five times over hurdles in 2022, most recently when making all over 3m1f at Catterick (soft) and the second has since given that form a very solid look; still improving; contender.

6/1

1st

2

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Johnson’s Blue

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

visibility reduced by fog, made all, ridden and clear with one other before 2 out, kept on strongly, ridden out

2/1

4th

8

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 2

14:01 Aintree

Johnson’s Blue

10st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Won four handicaps in a row between April and July (2m6f/2m7f, good/good to soft; unproven on soft); he's 10lb higher than at Cartmel last time and faces classier opposition here, but this 5yo had about 10l to spare and could be in the mix if continuing his progressive form after a break.

7/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 224-21

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Went very close on his handicap/seasonal debut at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) before justying favouritism in a Kelso novice (2m6f, good to soft) 23 days ago; 5lb higher than for his penultimate run but he still has potential and looks worth a try at this new trip; dangerous back in a handicap.
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2nd

1

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:00 Newcastle

Salvino

12st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner who didn't have to improve to land novice event at Kelso last month; best effort when second over an extended 3m1f at Catterick last time and drop back to this trip is not sure to suit.

7/2

2nd

3

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Salvino

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Sandy Thomson

visibility reduced by fog, towards rear, steady headway from 9th, pushed along and went clear before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on but no impression run-in

5/2

Form: 462-29

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Veteran who is well treated on his old form but all of his wins have come at around 2m4f and he returned from a short break with a tailed-off effort over 3m at Cheltenham (good; 66-1) 16 days ago; others preferred.
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5th

1

16th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Forecast

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Martin Keighley

Has defied higher marks over hurdles and fences; however, the balance of his form last year suggests he's past his best; modest third at Catterick when last seen seven weeks ago.

20/1

3rd

4

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Forecast

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

visibility reduced by fog, held up in rear, went third home turn, pushed along and outpaced before 2 out, ridden and lost touch approaching last, no match for first two

12/1

Form: 4/852- D

Last run: 297 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Carlisle novice winner (3m, soft) for Nicky Richards in March 2020; didn't take to chasing and failed to rediscover peak form in three subsequent starts over hurdles for that trainer; runner-up over C&D (good; tongue-tie added) on stable debut in February but that was in a three-runner race and this is tougher after 297 days off.
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4th

7

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Skiddaw Tara

10st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

visibility reduced by fog, midfield, dropped to rear and ridden after 10th, well held before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/1

Form: 4-00P5

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won a Navan maiden hurdle (2m6f, good) last June but he's 0-11 since and was out of sorts over hurdles and fences in his final four runs in Ireland; with new yard now and has plenty to prove back up in trip; cheekpieces removed.
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8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:25 Catterick

Sight Nor Seen

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Struggled on final four starts in Ireland last July-September and there's been no return to form in Britain the last twice.

66/1

1

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Sight Nor Seen

12st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

prominent, led 4th

33/1

Form: 442583

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner (2m3f/2m7f, good) but last success was over two years ago and he was a well-held third back in this sphere at Ayr (3m, good to soft) on his stable debut last month; ran well for a long way in that race but was way back at Carlisle yesterday.
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1

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Western Run

12st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

Dual hurdle winner (2m3f/2m7f, good) but last success was over two years ago and he was a well-held third back in this sphere at Ayr (3m, good to soft) on his stable debut last month; ran well for a long way in that race but was way back at Carlisle yesterday.

7/1

5th

5

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

14:30 Carlisle

Western Run

11st 6lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

Good ground may suit best and he was 15l behind runner-up Silver Flyer when third on stable debut at Ayr (3m, good to soft) last month; however, he ran well for a long way and may improve for that first outing since July.

12/1

3rd

3

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:33 Ayr

Western Run

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

held up in behind leaders on outer, prominent after 6th, went second and going okay home turn, good jump and disputed lead 3 out, pushed along and lost second 2 out, soon ridden, well held before last

10/1

Form: 35-141

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
2-3 since returned to hurdling this autumn; his first win was by 19l in a Hexham handicap (2m7f, good to soft) but it was a very narrow success in a four-runner novice at Newcastle (2m6f; took strong hold) on Saturday; remains open to more progress but this is a quick turnaround under a penalty and he will need to settle on this step back up in trip.
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7th

7

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:58 Newcastle

Tiger Jet

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Brian Ellison

held up in last, mistake 7th

6/1

3rd

11

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 3

14:10 Wetherby

Tiger Jet

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Brian Ellison

Bar a blip at Aintree in October when failing to settle he's done well back over hurdles this autumn, winning at Hexham (2m7f, good to soft; handicap) and at Newcastle (2m6f, good to soft; novice); unproven on soft; this is just his eighth hurdle start and he could have more to offer.

7/1

5

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Tiger Jet

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

2-3 since returned to hurdling this autumn; his first win was by 19l in a Hexham handicap (2m7f, good to soft) but it was a very narrow success in a four-runner novice at Newcastle (2m6f; took strong hold) on Saturday; remains open to more progress but this is a quick turnaround under a penalty and he will need to settle on this step back up in trip.

4/1

Non-runners

Western Run, Tiger Jet

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £2.10
Straight Forecast £2.19
Trifecta £4.60

Selections

POSTDATA:

Salvino

SPOTLIGHT:

Johnson's Blue

TOPSPEED:

Tiger Jet

WEST COUNTRY:

Forecast

RP Ratings:

Johnson's Blue

The Times:

Johnson's Blue

D Express:

Johnson's Blue

Daily Mirror:

Johnson's Blue

The Star:

Tiger Jet

Telegraph:

Salvino

The Guardian:

Salvino

Daily Mail:

Salvino

The Sun:

Salvino

Daily Record:

Salvino