December 28 / 13.03 Catterick

13.03 Catterick

Soft

Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5064.78
  • 2m 3f 66y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

Form: 3738-1

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Ex-French gelding who finished a solid third to an improver in this race last year (similar ground); bettered that when winning off 6lb lower on his comeback last month (first-time cheekpieces) and enters calculations.
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3rd

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Happy And Fine

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, held approaching last, weakened run-in

5/2

1st

4

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Happy And Fine

11st 13lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Ex-French gelding who finished a solid third to an improver in this race last year (similar ground); bettered that when winning off 6lb lower on his comeback last month (first-time cheekpieces) and enters calculations.

5/1

1st

2

10th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Happy And Fine

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

prominent, led 4th

8/1

6/1

Form: 11-23U D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

16/1

Form: 2-4236 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

OUR TIP

Form: 2412-F

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Win and a second to an improver once switched from bumpers in the spring and was well on top when falling at the last at Ludlow last Tuesday; is in off the same mark and clearly the one to beat.
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4th

3

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Haas Boy

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Win and a second to an improver once switched from bumpers in the spring and was well on top when falling at the last at Ludlow last Tuesday; is in off the same mark and clearly the one to beat.

6/4

5

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:15 Ludlow

Haas Boy

11st 9lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Charlie Longsdon

Huntingdon maiden winner who ran well under a penalty at Sedgefield (2m4f) when finding just a progressive opponent superior; not badly handicapped on that form and he has the scope to keep improving; tongue-tie is a first.

6/1

Form: 212P-5 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Two wins and two seconds to his name in five runs over fences here; is entitled to have come on for last month's comeback, when he pulled hard, but he'll need to improve on previous hurdles efforts.
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5th

5

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Da Vinci Hand

11st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Joanne Foster

Two wins and two seconds to his name in five runs over fences here; is entitled to have come on for last month's comeback, when he pulled hard, but he'll need to improve on previous hurdles efforts.

25/1

5th

4

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:48 Newcastle

Da Vinci Hand

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Joanne Foster

midfield, mistake and dropped to rear 8th, slow jump 5 out, ridden and no impression after 4 out

14/1

Form: 127-35

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Handled soft ground when winning a novice last winter but was generally kept to better conditions by his three previous trainers; stamina would be a question mark back from four months off.
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6th

7

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

13:35 Doncaster

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Patrick Neville

jumped left on occasions, held up in rear, slow jump 7th, detached when not fluent 8th

16/1

6th

8

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Patrick Neville

Handled soft ground when winning a novice last winter but was generally kept to better conditions by his three previous trainers; stamina would be a question mark back from four months off.

16/1

5th

6

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

16:15 Perth

Kavanaghs Cross

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ann Duffield

in rear, pushed along and headway after 3 out, prominent when on outer 2 out, no extra and lost ground approaching last, held but kept on run-in

9/1

Form: 48-557 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Landed the second hat-trick of her career early in the year, one she completed off a 2lb higher mark; two poor efforts back from a summer break leave her hard to back today though.
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7th

11

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Desaray Girl

11st 2lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Landed the second hat-trick of her career early in the year, one she completed off a 2lb higher mark; two poor efforts back from a summer break leave her hard to back today though.

33/1

7th

3

30th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

13:05 Haydock

Desaray Girl

11st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

prominent

20/1

Form: 32-451 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Proved his stamina for this sort of trip when winning over fences on soft here last month; is 6lb higher today but 6lb lower than when last running over hurdles for Olly Murphy, so a follow-up wouldn't shock despite his general lack of consistency.
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1

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Getaway Luv

12st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Proved his stamina for this sort of trip when winning over fences on soft here last month; is 6lb higher today but 6lb lower than when last running over hurdles for Olly Murphy, so a follow-up wouldn't shock despite his general lack of consistency.

8/1

Form: 15/586

Last run: 90 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Dual 1m2f Dundalk winner last winter before losing his way, including in three runs back over hurdles; conditions are no concern but stamina would be, with him not looking to see it out in a couple of tries over 2m2f+.
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2

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Very Excellent

12st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Dual 1m2f Dundalk winner last winter before losing his way, including in three runs back over hurdles; conditions are no concern but stamina would be, with him not looking to see it out in a couple of tries over 2m2f+.

50/1

6th

3

29th Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 198y

13:15 Clonmel

Very Excellent

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

9/1

10th

4

(7)

16th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Very Excellent

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Andrew McNamara

unruly beforehand, walked to post, prominent, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

11/2

Form: /28-P9 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
All wins have come in the spring and he remains 7lb above his last successful mark; hasn't shown enough in two runs back from a long absence to be considered.
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6

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Roxboro Road

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

All wins have come in the spring and he remains 7lb above his last successful mark; hasn't shown enough in two runs back from a long absence to be considered.

50/1

9th

1

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:55 Newcastle

Roxboro Road

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, disputed lead

14/1

Form: /18-21 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Bumper win in the spring has been well advertised since and she appreciated the step up to 2m4f when off the mark over hurdles last month; both came against her own sex and this is tougher now handicapping but she warrants respect.
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7

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

I Am Gonna Be

11st 8lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

Bumper win in the spring has been well advertised since and she appreciated the step up to 2m4f when off the mark over hurdles last month; both came against her own sex and this is tougher now handicapping but she warrants respect.

5/1

1st

2

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:00 Newcastle

I Am Gonna Be

11st 2lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

Comfortable winner of a mares' bumper here (good to soft) in March; was then found out at Cheltenham in April; reappeared with a promising hurdles debut in a mares' contest at Uttoxeter (2m, good; runner-up) last month; can improve for both that and the step up in trip; contender.

Evs

2nd

3

28th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:20 Uttoxeter

I Am Gonna Be

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Michael Scudamore

prominent, went second 2 out, soon ridden, kept on but outpaced run-in

6/1

Form: 953-P

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced but didn't offer much on his handicap debut two months ago, when pulled up on his return from ten months out; is some way down the pecking order.
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12

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Algesiras

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Lightly raced but didn't offer much on his handicap debut two months ago, when pulled up on his return from ten months out; is some way down the pecking order.

33/1

5

28th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

13:10 Wetherby

Algesiras

11st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

midfield, pushed along 4 out, dropped to rear and struggling before 3 out, mistake 3 out, soon pulled up

13/2

Non-runners

I Am Gonna Be

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Payout
Straight Forecast £18.78
Tricast £236.79

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Haas Boy

TOPSPEED:

Happy And Fine

Telegraph:

I Am Gonna Be

Daily Mail:

Getaway Luv

The Times:

Happy And Fine

The Sun:

Happy And Fine

Daily Record:

Happy And Fine

RP Ratings:

Haas Boy

POSTDATA:

Haas Boy

Daily Mirror:

Haas Boy

The Star:

Haas Boy

The Guardian:

I Am Gonna Be

D Express:

I Am Gonna Be