January 25 / 13.45 Catterick

13.45 Catterick

Soft

Racing To School Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4568.06
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Racing To School Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: PP-5U3 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Having tumbled down the weights he ran his best race for a long time when third of six in a first-time visor (retained) in the North Yorkshire Grand National here (3m6f, heavy) a fortnight ago; he's one to consider.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Sam’s Adventure

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Brian Ellison

disputed lead, bumped 1st, nudged along 5 out, pushed along and lost second after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, rallied 2 out, led run-in

3/1

3rd

5

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Sam’s Adventure

10st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

11yo who has regressed and hasn't shaped on his two starts this season as though as he's about to return to winning ways; however, his reappearance run wasn't a bad effort, he's now 9lb lower and it's possible the first-time visor will give him a boost; stays well and is not written off.

4/1

7

30th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Sam’s Adventure

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Won the Tommy Whittle here (heavy) and the Eider at Newcastle (4m1f, soft) in winter 2020-21; the severe lack of form since sees him well down the weights today and his C&D reappearance six weeks ago (following wind surgery) was a mini-revival, after which he needs much better today.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: P32-22 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Following wind surgery he reappeared with a good second at Doncaster (3m, good) last month then went very close at Warwick (3m, soft) on New Year's Eve; 4lb higher here but strong claims nevertheless.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Midnight Moss

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield on inner, headway 12th, ridden and outpaced 14th, pushed along briefly but went second after 4 out, ridden after 3 out

3/1

2nd

7

31st Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

Midnight Moss

11st 5lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won off 4lb higher at Doncaster (3m, soft) in February 2020; has had only four runs since but after another wind operation he was a creditable second back at Doncaster on his seasonal return three weeks ago; was a well-backed favourite in that race and he's respected off an unchanged mark.

7/2

2nd

6

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Midnight Moss

11st 5lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won off 4lb higher over C&D (soft) in February 2020 but he missed 2021 and wasn't at his best in three runs early this year; returns from another absence but he's had a second wind operation and needs watching in the market back at this track.

9/4

Form: 12-272 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Reappeared with close second of three at Warwick (3m, good) in October and bounced back from lesser run at Cheltenham when second at Taunton (3m2f, good) last time; also effective on soft ground and might not be far away.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Trixster

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

took keen hold, led, jumped slightly left 1st, good jump 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out

5/1

Form: 524P-P

Last run: 73 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
He's well treated on form as recent as last February but he struggled on his final two starts last season and it was the same story on his reappearance in November; major turnaround required in a change of headgear.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Admiral Barratry

12st 2lb

J: Eddie Edge

T: Lucy Wadham

held up in rear, pushed along 8th, ridden and became detached 13th

9/1

8

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 3

14:05 Fontwell

Admiral Barratry

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Lucy Wadham

held up in rear, hampered by faller 10th, reminders with one circuit to go, headway after 13th, ridden after 14th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out (usual 4 out)

14/1

Form: -78226 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
His form can be up and down and he needs to produce more than when sixth at Market Rasen (3m3f, good to soft) on Boxing Day, but he went there on the back of two good seconds (3m/3m6f, good/good to soft) and is not ruled out; has won on soft ground.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Light Flicker

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

His form can be up and down and he needs to produce more than when sixth at Market Rasen (3m3f, good to soft) on Boxing Day, but he went there on the back of two good seconds (3m/3m6f, good/good to soft) and is not ruled out; has won on soft ground.

8/1

14

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 3f 123y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Light Flicker

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ryan Potter

Comes here after running very well in defeat on his last two appearances, latterly when second at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) this month but is not always easy to predict and needs a new career-best today.

10/1

2nd

8

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Light Flicker

11st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Ryan Potter

Veteran who is not easy to predict but he's 5-16 over fences and got back near his best with a close call at Wetherby (good) three weeks ago; looks interesting if he can back that up off only 2lb higher here and he has form over an extended 3m6f.

7/1

Form: 711-31

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Won at Ayr (3m, good to soft) last month on his second run back from a long absence; that made it five wins from his last eight starts and this 10yo could still have more to offer; has won on soft ground.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Hitman Fred

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

prominent

11/4

1st

9

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

15:00 Ayr

Hitman Fred

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

prominent, raced in second from 3rd

14/1

3rd

4

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

12:35 Kelso

Hitman Fred

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

This is his first run since July 2021 but his trainer can ready one after a long absence and he won four of his last six starts (good/soft; including C&D); interesting on return, especially if attracting market support.

7/2

Form: 5-6P45

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
He's well handicapped on Irish form as recent as last February but he struggled in the spring on his final two starts there and there's been no return to form for this yard; hard to fancy.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Thunderosa

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced lazily, midfield, slow jump and ridden 12th

50/1

5th

8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Thunderosa

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Even from 2lb out of the handicap he's well treated on Irish form as recent as last February but was well beaten on his final two runs for Dermot McLoughlin and it's been the same story on his three outings for this yard.

33/1

4th

5

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

13:50 Catterick

Thunderosa

10st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Fairly useful ex-Irish hurdler/chaser but he offered little on his yard debut when pulled up in 3m2f Kelso handicap chase three days ago; blinkers go on now with lots to prove; 6lb out of weights.

33/1

Form: 353/64

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
24-race maiden who is 14lb out of the handicap today and would be a surprise winner; wears a first-time tongue-tie.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Puppet Warrior

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

prominent, slow jump and lost position 6th, pushed along and dropped to rear 13th, pulled up before 14th

66/1

4th

4

30th Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:15 Taunton

Puppet Warrior

10st 13lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Stays well and several creditable efforts to his name but a maiden after 23 starts and was tailed off at Chepstow last month, on return from a long absence; others more appealing.

25/1

Non-runners

Light Flicker

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £13.90
Straight Forecast £13.13
Tricast £31.64
Trifecta £40.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hitman Fred

TOPSPEED:

Midnight Moss

POSTDATA:

Sam's Adventure

The Times:

Trixster

RP Ratings:

Hitman Fred

Telegraph:

Hitman Fred

The Guardian:

Hitman Fred

D Express:

Hitman Fred

Daily Record:

Hitman Fred

Daily Mail:

Midnight Moss

The Sun:

Midnight Moss

Daily Mirror:

Sam's Adventure

The Star:

Sam's Adventure