January 25 / 15.45 Catterick

15.45

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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6th

8

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Git Maker

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won six of nine races under rules; all of his five chases have been in small fields but he looks on the up, ending last season with two wins at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in January and reappearing with another at Lingfield (2m7f, good to soft) last month; up another 5lb and this is much more of a test but he may well pass it.

13/2

1st

2

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Lingfield

Git Maker

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Has always looked promising and finished last season on the upgrade with 3m1f soft-ground handicap chase wins at Catterick; 5lb rise for the latest (by 2.5l) is perfectly fair for one with the potential to rate higher; the preferred choice of Gavin Sheehan ahead of stablemate Super Survivor.

13/8

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

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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6th

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Conquredalofeurope

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, headed but pressed leader 2nd, lost position 10th, reminders before 11th, lost touch 13th, struggling when mistake 3 out

8/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 5th, struggling and detached 11th

3/1

1st

3

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:55 Catterick

Conquredalofeurope

10st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, outpaced after 4 out, 8 lengths down 3 out, rallied 2 out, soon ridden, 3 lengths down last, led run-in, always doing enough

7/2

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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3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

15:10 Fakenham

Tupelo Mississippi

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Brian Ellison

Had been struggling but off a reduced mark he finally came good over fences with a narrow success at Kelso (2m5f, soft); this place should suit his prominent running style and Harry Cobden is a good booking; back up 5lb.

11/4

1st

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Tupelo Mississippi

11st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

His form has gone the wrong way and he was soundly beaten on his last two starts in October; however, he's dropped to a dangerous mark and is worth a second look given the flying form of his stable.

8/1

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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5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

Not What It Seems

11st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Last of three finishers at Catterick (3m1f) on New Year's Day, although that trip might have stretched him; has claims on close third of six on C&D chasing debut (soft) in December 2022; could have a part to play.

12/1

3rd

1

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:55 Catterick

Not What It Seems

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

jumped left on occasions, raced in third, outpaced 5 out, weakened after 2 out

2/1

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