September 23 / 17.50 Catterick

17.50

Soft

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  • 0m 7f 6y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

8/1 (Won)

Form: 675237

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Carlisle disappointment last time (good to firm) to forgive, but effectiveness with cut proven off today's mark at Beverley and Ripon right before that, each over longer trips; 0-10 but among the most appealing.
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3rd

11

(10)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:58 Doncaster

Mister Sox

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

In-form 3yo who opened his account at Catterick (7f, soft) two starts ago, then ran creditably at Chester (7.5f, heavy) latest; upped further in grade but receives weight all round; could go well again.

9/1

4th

13

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 5

17:28 Chester

Mister Sox

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

Quite exposed and it was a modest Class 6 event he won last week at Catterick (7f, soft); does go well on soft though and 1m suits, so hard to rule out.

8/1

1st

6

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Mister Sox

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

slowly into stride, towards rear on outer, steady headway halfway, switched to near side over 2f out, led over 1f out, reduced lead inside final 110yds, kept on

8/1

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6/1

Form: 714784 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
3-11 in C&D handicaps at class 5 or lower; this month's 2l fourth here (soft) might have been better (if still not beating Liberty Breeze) but for needing to switch twice; still 2lb above any mark defied in two years.
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9th

7

(4)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

14:52 Catterick

Obee Jo

9st 3lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

7/1

5th

12

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Obee Jo

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

His last three wins have come at Catterick, where he went close last time out (7f, soft); 0-4 here but he is capable of running well at courses other than Catterick and he's not ruled out.

15/2

2nd

2

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Obee Jo

9st 8lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Tim Easterby

soon in rear, headway and switched to near side over 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, went second when unbalanced inside final furlong, pressed leader inside final 110yds, kept on

6/1

Form: 120842 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
3-9 over C&D; trails Obee Jo 3-2 in their clashes here this year, but over 1l ahead of that one 11 days ago (soft) despite a slow start; rise for that near-miss takes her 4lb above any mark ever defied.
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3rd

2

(3)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Liberty Breeze

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Simon Whitaker

Yet to win away from Catterick; 0-12 on AW but went close over C&D on penultimate start and holds a fighting chance on that effort.

10/1

9th

9

(3)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Liberty Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

Three-time turf winner who is effective on AW, as when chasing home Major Gatsby over C&D 17 days ago; more needed to win but likely to give her running again.

10/1

11

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Liberty Breeze

9st 7lb

T: Simon Whitaker

Form: 322231

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
In good heart even before his last-time Southwell 6f win, which was a new personal best form effort on his 53rd start (runner-up went in next time); winless at 7f-plus but has twice come close to rectifying that in 2023, and a 0-9 record off official marks above 55 is a greater concern.
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7th

12

27th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bomb Squad

9st 9lb

T: John Mackie

midfield

5/1

2nd

2

(5)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Bomb Squad

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Mackie

midfield

12/1

4th

10

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bomb Squad

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: John Mackie

Gained reward for a string of good runs when winning a 6f handicap at Southwell in August; not so good over 7f on turf last time but these conditions should see him in a better light and a promising apprentice takes off a handy 7lb.

10/1

3/1

Form: 234651 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Former C&D classified scorer on soft who got back on track with a vengeance at Musselburgh latest (7f, good to soft); among likeliest, for all that his win penalty takes him 3lb back above his highest defied mark.
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7th

11

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:57 Ayr

Spartakos

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

took keen hold, prominent, weakened over 1f out

16/1

5th

7

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Spartakos

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Katie Scott

mounted in chute and walked to post, led narrowly on inner, switched to near side over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

3/1

1st

4

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

17:45 Musselburgh

Spartakos

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

taken down early, prominent, led 3f out, soon pushed along and went clear, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, easily

5/2

16/1

Form: 826297 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Weighted to strike again and no trip or ground issues as a one-time C&D scorer on heavy, but has saved his worst form efforts since the spring for here the last twice.
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7th

12

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

14:52 Catterick

Magical Effect

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ruth Carr

in touch with leaders

25/1

7th

15

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Magical Effect

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ruth Carr

On a dangerous mark and conditions should be fine but this veteran has not won since last autumn and he's been well held in his last three runs; others look stronger.

33/1

6th

4

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Magical Effect

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ruth Carr

taken down early

16/1

14/1

Form: 724249

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Logged one of her more underwhelming efforts of the season at Doncaster last weekend; easier task here than on one previous 7f start (0-95 nursery) but has given mixed signals since as to whether she wants this far.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(10)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mrs Trump

9st 4lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Paul Midgley

Ended last year's turf campaign with two below-par runs in September and made low-key reappearance at Wolverhampton (6f) last month; on a good mark now but needs help from the first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

10th

3

(7)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mrs Trump

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

raced wide, in touch with leaders

12/1

18

27th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mrs Trump

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

33/1

Form: 877809

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Still to follow up his debut win for Andre Fabre 16 runs and over two years on, and not especially competitive on Tapeta of late; some encouragement among siblings for step up to 7f, but others persuade more even so.
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8th

7

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fai Fai

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

0-18 since winning on debut in 2021 and has struggled for the vast majority of this year; however, having dropped down the weights he was a fair fourth over C&D a fortnight ago and is not ruled out now another 2lb lower.

10/1

8th

7

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fai Fai

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

0-18 since winning on debut in 2021 and has struggled for the vast majority of this year; however, having dropped down the weights he was a fair fourth over C&D a fortnight ago and is not ruled out now another 2lb lower.

10/1

Form: 590086 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Lost his way from the end of June onwards until staging a partial revival at Newcastle latest (6f), rallying close home; losing run of 30 is off-putting.
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10th

7

(11)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sharrabang

9st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Stella Barclay

Ran okay behind Blackcurrent here last month but he's since finished tailed off over 7f at Catterick; each-way claims if on a good day.

12/1

9th

9

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Sharrabang

8st 9lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Stella Barclay

Lost his way from the end of June onwards until staging a partial revival at Newcastle latest (6f), rallying close home; losing run of 30 is off-putting.

20/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £55.57
Tricast £195.41

Selections

The Times:

Spartakos

Telegraph:

Liberty Breeze

RP RATINGS:

Magical Effect

SPOTLIGHT:

Mister Sox

The Star:

Bomb Squad

The Guardian:

Spartakos

Daily Mail:

Spartakos

D Express:

Spartakos

Daily Record:

Spartakos

Daily Mirror:

Liberty Breeze

The Sun:

Liberty Breeze

POSTDATA:

Magical Effect