February 12 / 15.30 Catterick

15.30

Heavy

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  • Prize money: £6152.36
  • 1m 7f 156y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 49-514 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won Huntingdon maiden hurdle last season; convincing winner of Ffos Las handicap off 7lb lower in December (2m, heavy) and didn't seem to stay 2m3f last time; conditions suit; interesting back down in trip.
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1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Milldam

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, headway before 4th, soon led but pestered

4/1

4th

9

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:50 Wetherby

Milldam

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

The step back up in trip poses a question but he drew clear on the run-in when a convincing winner at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) last month on his third handicap start and a 7lb rise may not stop him if he sees out the trip.

9/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 5-7213 CD BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who made all to win in testing ground over this trip at Haydock in December; bit disappointing last time but could bounce back.
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4th

13

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

The Churchill Lad

10st 11lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Made all in small field at Haydock (1m7f, heavy) in December and bounced back from a blip here when second of seven at Catterick (1m7f, heavy) three weeks ago; versatile ground-wise; however, he's going back up in grade today and that may find him out.

25/1

2nd

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

The Churchill Lad

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, led, raced in second after 2nd

5/1

3rd

3

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Kelso

The Churchill Lad

11st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Front-runner who returned to form when going very close at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in November, then went one better at Haydock (1m7f, heavy); he did it nicely last time and a 5lb rise may not prevent a follow-up.

2/1

Form: 501521 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Good runs at Sedgefield on last two starts, following up Boxing Day second over 2m4f by winning over 2m1f off 4lb lower than today (good to soft); each-way chance.
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4th

5

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Moonlight Glory

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

held up in rear

13/2

1st

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Moonlight Glory

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Five-time hurdle winner, most recently at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) in November; looked as good as ever when second over 2m4f here (good to soft) on Boxing Day and is reunited with regular rider Tom Midgley today.

4/1

Form: VP9511 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Not the force of old, but two from two over hurdles since joining current yard, scoring by 15l off an 11lb lower mark at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) and then by a neck at 4-9 in a three-runner race at Fontwell (2m1f, good to soft); likely contender again.
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5th

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

For Pleasure

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

raced in second, led narrowly after 2nd, lost position 4th, soon lost ground

7/2

1st

1

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

11:57 Fontwell

For Pleasure

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Formerly useful; easily took advantage of a reduced mark at Fakenham (2m, soft) last week on debut for new stable; Dylan Johnston's 7lb claim offsets the penalty; should follow up.

4/9

1st

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:10 Fakenham

For Pleasure

12st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

made all, took keen hold, led, going best 3 out, went well clear after 2 out, canter

9/2

Form: P6-262

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Not the best of strike-rates but in good form, having finished runner-up on two of his last three starts, the latest over C&D last month (soft); could go well again.
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6th

8

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Very Excellent

10st 9lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

in touch with leaders

20/1

2nd

6

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:40 Catterick

Very Excellent

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Won on the Flat last July and runner-up over hurdles at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) in August; it was his first start since when tailed off at Market Rasen (2m, soft) last month but he has to improve a bundle for the run.

25/1

6th

5

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

11:55 Market Rasen

Very Excellent

11st 4lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Huge run when second at 40-1 in a Cartmel 0-130 in August (2m1f); struggler in handicap hurdles before that but still on a fine mark next to his peak Irish form of long ago and won't mind how slow the ground is.

13/2

Form: 3-1150 D

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Odds-on winner of maiden/novice hurdles at Market Rasen for Mark Walford last summer (2m, good/good to soft); well beaten on AW when last seen out (first run after wind surgery) and sold for £2,000 since; stable debut.
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9th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Carrarea

11st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Won twice in novice company at Market Rasen for Mark Walford last spring but left that yard after some lesser efforts and struggled (albeit on heavy ground) on last month's stable debut.

66/1

7th

6

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Carrarea

11st 6lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

in touch with leaders

50/1

6th

1

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Carrarea

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Mark Walford

Useful hurdler, winning twice for this yard in the summer (well short of his best the last twice); blew the start in one Flat run for Emmet Mullins in Ireland 426 days ago; not easily recommended.

20/1

Form: 231114

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Three wins already this season, two over 2m1f at Sedgefield (soft) and the latest over 2m3f at Haydock (heavy); ran as though just needing the race when fourth after a break at Carlisle last week (2m1f, soft); should fare better this time.
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12th

11

(9)

21st Dec 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

11:45 Happy Valley

El Jefe

8st 5lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C H Yip

2-32, both wins coming at Sha Tin (5f/7f); the latter was on his penultimate start and was decisive; however, the handicapper didn't miss it and he looks up against it based on his most recent run.

16/1

13

(13)

14th Dec 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

13:15 Happy Valley

El Jefe

8st 6lb

J: Matthew Poon

T: C H Yip

Responded well to first-time visor when winning quite comfortably over 7f in October; probably stays today's longer trip but was soundly beaten when returned to this higher grade last month.

11th

14

(4)

27th Nov 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

07:40 Sha Tin

El Jefe

8st 7lb

J: Antoine Hamelin

T: C H Yip

towards rear of midfield, ridden and no impression from 2f out

10/1

Non-runners

Holly

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £18.40
Straight Forecast £18.21
Tricast £45.84
Trifecta £53.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

For Pleasure

TOPSPEED:

The Churchill Lad

SPOTLIGHT:

El Jefe

LAMBOURN:

Milldam

WEST COUNTRY:

Holly

Daily Record:

Moonlight Glory

The Times:

The Churchill Lad

The Star:

El Jefe

POSTDATA:

For Pleasure

Telegraph:

For Pleasure

The Guardian:

For Pleasure

Daily Mail:

For Pleasure

D Express:

For Pleasure

Daily Mirror:

For Pleasure

The Sun:

For Pleasure