February 12 / 13.30 Catterick

13.30

Heavy

Download The Raceday Ready App Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 1m 7f 156y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 04-042

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; some fair efforts in five runs over hurdles, best form when runner-up at Wexford last time (2m, yielding); bought for £30,000 in September; returns after a break and unproven on testing ground but quite interesting on debut for new, in-form yard.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Pickanumber

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

disputed lead, soon chased clear leader, headway before 4th, led before 4 out

5/4

2nd

7

11th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

16:55 Wexford

Pickanumber

11st 4lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Unplaced in eight starts so far but it was a career best when fourth of 15 in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle last month; more required.

17/2

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 6-1

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £105,000 after Irish point win in December 2022 (3m, yielding/soft); off the mark at Sedgefield on second bumper start last month (2m1f, soft); contender on hurdles debut.
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2nd

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Speed Davis

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, soon chased clear leader, headway before 4th, raced in second before 4 out, jumped slightly right 3 out

5/2

1st

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:42 Sedgefield

Speed Davis

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, made virtually all, set steady pace

7/2

6th

7

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:05 Kelso

Speed Davis

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent on inner

2/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for 26,000gns in October having shown promise on the Flat for Gavin Cromwell in Ireland; likely to need the experience on stable/hurdles debut.
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3rd

7

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Rioja Alta

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

chased clear leader, headway before 4th, raced in third when not fluent 3 out

12/1

4th

9

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 184y

17:25 Gowran Park

Rioja Alta

9st 1lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Similar efforts in defeat in three maidens from 1m2f-1m4f; met interference on handicap debut at Killarney and has definite prospects of turning the tables on the winner Timeless Piece.

4/1

3rd

2

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 3f 50y

16:45 Killarney

Rioja Alta

9st 11lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Similar efforts in defeat in three maidens from 1m2f-1m4f; has handled soft ground and should be involved on handicap debut.

9/2

Form: 7

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in an Irish point last February (3m, yielding); didn't show much in a Wetherby mares' bumper last month on stable debut and needs to improve for this switch to hurdling.
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7th

11

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Rhiannon Ring

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Declan Carroll

Showed ability in a point but heavy defeats have followed under rules, latterly on hurdling debut here.

100/1

4th

5

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Rhiannon Ring

10st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Declan Carroll

Runner-up in an Irish point last February (3m, yielding); didn't show much in a Wetherby mares' bumper last month on stable debut and needs to improve for this switch to hurdling.

16/1

7th

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Wetherby

Rhiannon Ring

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Declan Carroll

prominent, lost ground and midfield 5f out

8/1

Form: 9-707

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ordinary efforts in two bumpers and in two races over hurdles; a lot of improvement needed.
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5th

1

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Bowler Jack

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Sandy Thomson

soon midfield, lost ground after 4 out, no telling impression

50/1

3

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Bowler Jack

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Well beaten in both bumpers and same story on last month's hurdle debut at Ayr (2m, soft); pedigree suggests this step up in trip will suit but dramatic improvement is required.

100/1

11th

1

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Ayr

Bowler Jack

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Hurdle debut; well beaten in both bumpers (2m, good to soft) and pedigree suggests he'll come into his own when tackling further.

50/1

Form: 4

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Quite useful form at up to 1m4f on the Flat in France; showed promise, though was beaten 29l, when fourth in similar event over C&D on hurdles debut; should improve on that; one with a chance.
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3rd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

16:35 Kelso

Mr Le Philosophe

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Rebecca Menzies

Two-time French Flat winner (1m4f, good to soft/very soft) for whom it is still very early days over hurdles, but well beaten on both runs in this code (1m7f, soft/heavy) and considerable improvement is needed.

20/1

6th

6

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Mr Le Philosophe

10st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield, not fluent 3rd, headway before 4th

9/2

4th

4

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:05 Catterick

Mr Le Philosophe

10st 12lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders, outpaced after 3 out, weakened 2 out, went modest fourth run-in

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair efforts in five maiden points in Ireland, latest in October; hurdles/stable debut; others stronger.
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8th

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Dixie Cowboy

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Fair fourth in Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) in November but 0-5 in that sphere and tailed off at 25-1 on recent hurdle debut at Catterick (1m7f, heavy); a transformation is needed just 12 days later.

40/1

7th

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Dixie Cowboy

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

always behind, never near to challenge

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ex-German; fair form on the Flat including on stable debut at Lingfield last month; should improve for this run on hurdles debut.
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8

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

13:30 Catterick

Rosenpur

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

pulled hard, didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, pulled way into lead after 1st, soon clear, much reduced lead before 4th, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, dropped to last and pulled up before 3 out

16/1

6th

2

(3)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

12:40 Lingfield (AW)

Rosenpur

11st 2lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: Jennie Candlish

awkward start and slowly away, held up in rear

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £2.80
Straight Forecast £3.06
Trifecta £17.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Speed Davis

The Times:

Pickanumber

POSTDATA:

Rioja Alta

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Le Philosophe

THE NORTH:

Speed Davis

Telegraph:

Speed Davis

Daily Mail:

Speed Davis

Daily Mirror:

Speed Davis

The Star:

Speed Davis

The Guardian:

Pickanumber

D Express:

Pickanumber

The Sun:

Pickanumber

Daily Record:

Pickanumber