May 15 / 13.50 Catterick

13.50

Good To Soft

racingtv.com Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4004
  • 0m 7f 6y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.20
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 5997-9 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Five wins in all but none last season and his return at Doncaster was nothing to shout about; well handicapped but reservations at the minute.
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3rd

3

(3)

10th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:50 Catterick

Obee Jo

9st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Tim Easterby

Inconsistent and soundly beaten over C&D last month, but he raced wide early; prior to that he won at Leicester (7f, heavy) and he's a three-time C&D winner (all on good ground); not ruled out.

7/1

9th

2

(12)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

15:20 Catterick

Obee Jo

9st 12lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Tim Easterby

raced wide early, always behind

6/1

1st

3

(3)

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Obee Jo

9st 8lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders in centre of group, pushed along when bit short of room over 2f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, comfortably

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 76-666

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Two years since his last win but he's dangerous off this mark and his recent races haven't been going to plan (finding trouble); trip/ground fine and wouldn't rule out.
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2

(5)

10th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:50 Catterick

Mutanaaseq

9st 10lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Ruth Carr

Won four times over C&D last year (various ground) and he's 6lb below his last winning mark; two fair runs over C&D this April but this 9yo has finished down the field on his last three starts and needs to turn things around; wears cheekpieces for first time since 2022 (mixed record in them).

9/1

9th

4

(2)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Thirsk

Mutanaaseq

10st 1lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Catterick specialist but also claimed a win here in 2021; not at his best at present and one to keep on eye on when he returns to Catterick.

16/1

11th

1

(2)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

15:20 Catterick

Mutanaaseq

10st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

slowly into stride, always behind

10/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21-332 C BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Ended last season with a 6f success here on soft ground and she has shaped well on all her three runs this season, from 6f to an extended 1m; her latest conqueror dotted up at Leicester on Saturday; highly likely to be involved.
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0

13

28th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:40 Southwell

Two Summers

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Sole win from 17 Flat starts came over 6f in 2022; that was modest form and she lost it on last three outings this year; failed to show she stays even 1m in that discipline.

40/1

11th

4

(11)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Two Summers

9st 8lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

In good form in the spring, placed four times (6f-8.5f), but she was well beaten at Newcastle on her recent return to action; inexperienced apprentice on board and drawn wide.

16/1

3

(5)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Two Summers

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Absent since heavy defeat at Thirsk in May but she slipped at the start and had been running well in defeat on turf previously; returns to action with yard going well and could be a contender.

9/1

10/1

Form: 240690

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Case can be made on plenty of his form during the last year but he's only 4-44 overall and his recent efforts have been below par.
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10th

2

(8)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:55 Redcar

End Zone

10st 0lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Won two handicaps in blinkers last season, over 8.5f at Hamilton (good to firm) and over 7f at Ayr (good to soft); yet to hit top form this season but now only 1lb higher than last winning mark; no headgear.

20/1

4th

2

(1)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Ayr

End Zone

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

took keen hold, prominent on inner, disputed lead 3f out, lost ground when edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

7th

9

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

End Zone

8st 13lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Held on well for narrow C&D (good to soft) win in September and was probably unsuited by the heavy ground when making a quiet reappearance three weeks ago but may find younger rivals better handicapped.

10/1

Form: 000-47 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Successful only once in his last 22 appearances but has won plenty down the years and his reappearance was encouraging; return to 7f won't harm and might go well.
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8th

2

(10)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Mr Strutter

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: David Thompson

Prolific winner; best at Catterick and was a good third there two runs back (7f, soft); not so good at Musselburgh last time (1m; raced wide on home turn); others preferred.

15/2

3rd

3

(6)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

17:20 Musselburgh

Mr Strutter

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: David Thompson

10yo; won at Catterick (7f, heavy) last October and returned to form when third there (7f, soft) last Thursday; he should be fine now back up in trip and he won here on good going in 2022; possible contender.

11/2

3rd

3

(9)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Mr Strutter

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: David Thompson

towards rear, headway when switched to near side over 2f out, went third inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

9/2

Form: 345-57 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
On a handy mark and would have finished closer with a clear run at Beverley (extended 7f; soft) two weeks ago; one to consider.
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5th

6

(4)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

20:20 Beverley

Clotherholme

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ann Duffield

took keen hold, towards rear

5/2

2nd

7

(1)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Ripon

Clotherholme

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Ann Duffield

On a losing run but he ran okay at Beverley 13 days ago, when he had to wait for a gap to appear, and was on the premises again at Hamilton on Friday, both over about 1m.

7/1

2nd

7

(1)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Ripon

Clotherholme

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Ann Duffield

On a losing run but he ran okay at Beverley 13 days ago, when he had to wait for a gap to appear, and was on the premises again at Hamilton on Friday, both over about 1m.

7/1

Form: 1170-0 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Both wins came over C&D last summer but on good and good to firm; finished tailed off on her soft-ground return (again 7f) and conditions are offputting.
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6th

2

(2)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

20:50 Beverley

Liberty Breeze

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

All three wins on turf have come at Catterick; returned from a break with a close fourth there (7f, good to firm) last month but she failed to back that up at Thirsk (eighth of nine) last time; has something to prove again after that and others are preferred.

13/2

8th

9

(4)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Thirsk

Liberty Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

prominent

13/2

4th

7

(10)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

15:20 Catterick

Liberty Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

raced wide early, midfield, towards rear after 1f, outpaced over 3f out, switched right when good headway over 1f out, kept on well

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 409-04 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Won over 6f here last August (good to firm) off a 1lb higher mark and that was his third win in four starts; ran well on AW two weeks ago, finishing strongly for fourth over 7f; handles all ground.
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7

(9)

10th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:50 Catterick

Rain Cap

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John David Riches

Hasn't threatened at Carlisle and Pontefract the last twice but his last three wins have come here (soft-good to firm) and he was a good second over C&D three starts ago; could play a leading role now back here.

8/1

6th

7

(8)

1st Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Rain Cap

9st 4lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: John David Riches

High summer has always been his time and he arrives in fair form; there's not much room for manoeuvre off this mark, however, and he's always been happiest round easy courses, mainly Catterick (four wins).

10/1

5th

5

(1)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:00 Carlisle

Rain Cap

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: John David Riches

A regular at Catterick and has shaped well there on last two starts, last time finishing runner-up to subsequent easy winner (7f, good to firm); softer ground suits better and one with chance; low draw a slight concern.

5/1

5/1

Form: 2636-7 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Has lower mileage than these and the ability to win off this mark if he can kick the habit of starting slowly, which again held him back on his reappearance.
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8th

10

(7)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dreamcasing

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

led early, headed and prominent after 2f

10/1

3rd

9

(1)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dreamcasing

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

In decent form at classified level this year, notably winning over C&D on penultimate run; return to this scenario looks a plus but he's still seeking a first handicap win.

10/1

5th

3

(2)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Dreamcasing

10st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Fourth, and one place behind Secret Daay, in slower division to Beneficiary, Atrafan and Rebelle Lady's over C&D last week but that came off a 221-day break and he opened his account over a furlong further at Wolverhampton on Monday, holding on well after taking it up turning in; carries 5lb more than his rivals but this may be an easier race.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £82.10
Straight Forecast £73.16
Tricast £199.76
Trifecta £324.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mutanaaseq

The Times:

Dreamcasing

The Sun:

Two Summers

POSTDATA:

Clotherholme

Telegraph:

End Zone

Daily Mail:

Rain Cap

RP RATINGS:

Mr Strutter

The Guardian:

Dreamcasing

Daily Record:

Two Summers

The Star:

Clotherholme

D Express:

Mutanaaseq

Daily Mirror:

Mutanaaseq