January 25 / 15.15 Catterick

15.15 Catterick

Soft

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  • Prize money: £6865.3
  • 2m 3f 66y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-23U2 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Won twice at Sedgefield (2m4f) early last year and he's run some good races this season including a clear second behind Happy And Fine over C&D (soft) last time; usually races prominently and he should give it another good shot.
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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

15/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 9250-4 C

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler on slow ground in his prime; hasn't won for a while but he didn't run too badly when fourth on Musselburgh reappearance in November and he's dropped another 2lb since; has won at 2m3f in the past and he could be dangerous back up in trip.
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2nd

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Chti Balko

11st 1lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, led 4th, ridden when not fluent 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in

15/2

4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Chti Balko

11st 13lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Useful hurdler on slow ground in his prime; hasn't won for a while but he didn't run too badly when fourth on Musselburgh reappearance five weeks ago and he's dropped another 2lb since; cheekpieces on first time; could go well, particularly if the ground eases (all five wins on soft/heavy).

14/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 738-11 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Ex-French gelding who got off the mark in a Market Rasen handicap (cheekpieces added) on his return in November and he found more progress when scoring over C&D (soft) last month; up another 8lb but that was a stylish win last time and he could continue on the upgrade; major player again in hat-trick bid.
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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

Form: 15-255

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner (2m), but was sold out of James Ewart's for £1,000 after a disappointing run last May and he made a low-key start for new yard last month; mark is sliding but he has quite a lot to prove back up in trip and grade.
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4th

10

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

For Three

10st 10lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mark Weatherer

towards rear, some headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, made no impression

33/1

5th

1

7th Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

12:10 Leicester

For Three

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Mark Weatherer

Looked back in good form when second at Hexham (2m, good) in April but was sold out of James Ewart's for £1,000 after a disappointing run the following month; goes without cheekpieces (worn for both wins) on today's stable debut and would appeal more on good ground.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2F-511 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
7yo who has got back in the groove with wins at Sedgefield and Plumpton (both at 2m4f on soft) in the last two of her three runs for current yard; up another 4lb but she travelled smoothly last time and still looks feasibly treated; respected in her bid to make it 3-4 for Harry Fry.
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5th

2

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Will Victory

11st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

prominent, ridden after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

9/4

1st

2

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

13:25 Plumpton

Will Victory

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

in touch with leaders, went second going easily 2 out (usual 4 out), pushed along and led home turn, ridden out and kept on well inside final furlong

2/1

1st

2

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

12:30 Sedgefield

Will Victory

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

in touch with leaders, disputed lead 2nd, led 4th, went clear after 3 out, nudged along when mistake last, pushed out run-in, comfortably

6/1

Form: 11756-

Last run: 411 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
May/June 2021 saw him win three novice hurdles (2m/2m5f); creditable fifth of 20 at Cheltenham (2m5f) in November 2021 but he was disappointing when tried in cheekpieces (off today) over 3m there that December and has not raced since; has something to prove after 411 days off and he probably wants the ground to dry out (his wins have come on good/good to soft).
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6th

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

The Wrekin

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

never better than mid-division

10/1

11

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

The Wrekin

10st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Henry Daly

May/June 2021 saw him win two novice hurdles over 2m and one at 2m5f; creditable fifth of 20 at Cheltenham (2m5f) in November 2021 but he was disappointing when tried in cheekpieces (off today) over 3m there that December and has not raced since; well beaten both starts on soft; yard going well.

6/1

Form: 25-46P

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on best chase form for Tom Lacey but he was below par last January on his final start for that yard and things have not gone well in three runs this season (pulled up latest); this point winner is now 0-13 under rules and has plenty to prove back over hurdles.
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7th

8

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Velasco

11st 1lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

jumped right throughout, held up in last, ridden 4 out, minor headway from 2 out, never on terms

16/1

3

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Velasco

11st 11lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

Well handicapped on best form for Tom Lacey but he was below par last January on his final start for that yard and has failed to shine on his first two runs for this stable; needs to raise his game.

14/1

Form: 3/9P-7 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Won a Class 2 handicap at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in October 2020 but he's generally struggled since and was a well-held seventh at Wetherby in October; now 8lb lower than for last success but has plenty to prove after another break.
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8th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Collooney

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

never better than mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out

16/1

7th

3

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

17:20 Wetherby

Collooney

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

held up in midfield, shaken up after 3 out, soon beaten

9/1

Form: 3P2F-0 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Very useful chaser who is well treated on his best form over fences last season but he was a tailed-off last at Exeter on his return last month; comes with some risks attached but a tongue-tie is added and he needs watching in market off a lower mark back in this sphere; last three wins have been at around 2m4f on soft/heavy.
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9th

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Alnadam

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

raced wide, always towards rear, tailed off

9/1

33/1

Form: 20529P

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won at 2021 Punchestown Festival (2m4f, yielding) for Jessica Harrington but left that trainer after a disappointing run in September and he was pulled up on his stable debut at Kelso last month; now drops back in trip but regular cheekpieces are still missing and he has some questions to answer.
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10th

4

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Guiri

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

never better than mid-division, dropped to rear 5 out, weakened 4 out, tailed off

33/1

2

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

12:28 Kelso

Guiri

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

in rear, pushed along before 8th, tailed off when pulled up after 9th

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £31.20
Straight Forecast £36.17
Tricast £65.86
Trifecta £102.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Happy And Fine

TOPSPEED:

Hajey

The Star:

Collooney

RP Ratings:

Chti Balko

The Times:

Happy And Fine

Telegraph:

Happy And Fine

The Guardian:

Happy And Fine

Daily Mail:

Happy And Fine

D Express:

Happy And Fine

The Sun:

Happy And Fine

Daily Record:

Happy And Fine

POSTDATA:

Hajey

Daily Mirror:

Hajey