January 25 / 15.45 Catterick

15.45 Catterick

Soft

racingtv.com/freetrial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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racingtv.com/freetrial Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73

Form: 41-221 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on first two chase starts before winning over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day, with Tupelo Mississippi a near-7l second in that four-runner race; he's just 1lb higher today (albeit 5lb worse off with the reopposing runner-up) and holds strong claims.
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1st

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:45 Catterick

Git Maker

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

took keen hold, prominent, good jump and pressed leader 7th, led 10th, going best 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, ridden approaching last, went clear run-in, comfortably

7/4

1st

2

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

13:50 Catterick

Git Maker

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

held up in behind leaders on inner

8/11

2nd

2

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

13:35 Kelso

Git Maker

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

3-4 over hurdles last season (2m-2m4f, good-heavy) and he reappeared with a fair second of five on last month's chase debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft); stayed on strongly last time and this lightly raced 3m point winner is open to improvement now up in trip; likely player.

5/4

Form: 42F-23 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Reappeared with good second on his stable debut at Wetherby (3m, soft) last month and he didn't quite see out 3m4f at Haydock (soft) last time; firmly in calculations now back down in trip.
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2nd

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:45 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, led narrowly, headed but prominent 5th, nudged along and dropped to rear 5 out, ridden after 4 out, rallied 2 out, went second last, kept on well but no chance with winner run-in

9/4

4

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

13:50 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

10st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful ex-Irish hurdler/chaser who made a promising start for his new yard (changed hands for £20,000) when second in 3m Wetherby handicap chase last month; failed to build on it when remote third at Haydock (3m4f) two days ago but may do better still for these connections; 6lb out of the handicap.

5/2

3rd

13

30th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Conquredalofeurope

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Maiden hurdle winner; 0-8 as chaser but runner-up in three; latest was four weeks ago at Wetherby on debut for new connections, making good late gains over 3m on soft; that was promising and he went well on heavy in his Irish days; one to note despite position 3lb out of the handicap.

5/1

Form: /2P6-2

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Promising novice hurdler in 2020-21 season; just four runs since but he was an encouraging second of four behind Git Maker over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day when back from an absence and 6lb out of the handicap; he's 5lb better off with the winner for about 7l and might not be far away.
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3rd

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:45 Catterick

Tupelo Mississippi

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Brian Ellison

disputed lead, led clearly 5th, headed but prominent 10th, pushed along and reminder before 5 out, ridden when 1 length down 3 out, weakened after 2 out

11/2

2nd

3

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

13:50 Catterick

Tupelo Mississippi

10st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Brian Ellison

led

13/2

Form: /44P-6

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Continues to drop down the weights but he's run just four times in the last two seasons and has been well below his best the last twice, most recently his reappearance at Kelso; needs to get back on track.
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4th

4

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:45 Catterick

Le Cheval Noir

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway before 5 out, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and weakening when not fluent 3 out

12/1

6th

6

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:38 Kelso

Le Cheval Noir

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

held up in behind leaders on inner

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-1123

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

Non-runners

Not What It Seems

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £2.70
Straight Forecast £3.10
Trifecta £4.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Git Maker

The Times:

Conquredalofeurope

The Guardian:

Not What It Seems

POSTDATA:

Tupelo Mississippi

TOPSPEED:

Le Cheval Noir

RP Ratings:

Git Maker

LAMBOURN:

Git Maker

Telegraph:

Git Maker

Daily Mail:

Git Maker

D Express:

Git Maker

Daily Mirror:

Git Maker

The Star:

Git Maker

Daily Record:

Git Maker