February 12 / 16.00 Catterick

16.00

Heavy

Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6680.46
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38

Form: PF-664 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Won this race by 8.5l off a 3lb higher mark in 2022 (soft); hasn't won since and well beaten this season (twice over hurdles, latest a 3m4f chase) but he goes well here and not out of it.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Omar Maretti

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Made it 4-4 at Catterick last month when winning a 3m1f handicap (heavy) for the second year running; did beat just one other finisher (off 3lb lower) and the time before he was some way behind Fortescue at Haydock; may need something bordering on a career best to take this.

6/1

1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Omar Maretti

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Won this race by 8.5l off a 3lb higher mark in 2022 (soft); hasn't won since and well beaten this season (twice over hurdles, latest a 3m4f chase) but he goes well here and not out of it.

2/1

4th

2

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:25 Haydock

Omar Maretti

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Failed to complete on three of his last four starts over fences and hasn't offered enough in two handicap hurdles this winter to be positive about his prospects here.

10/1

Form: 70-095 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Has a fine record over fences, winning eight of his 15 races; not at his best this season but has been running in much stronger races; well handicapped and has possibilities now down in grade but testing ground is a concern (has won on soft).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Minella Trump

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Has a fine record over fences, winning eight of his 15 races; not at his best this season but has been running in much stronger races; well handicapped and has possibilities now down in grade but testing ground is a concern (has won on soft).

9/4

5th

2

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Minella Trump

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Very productive in 2021 and 2022, winning numerous times, but lost his form badly (over hurdles/fences) in 2023; big revival is required.

20/1

9th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Minella Trump

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Has won eight of his 13 chase starts and ran creditably for a long way in last season's Grand National, before fading; he may have needed his reappearance over hurdles at Cheltenham four weeks ago and has won off this mark in the past; not ruled out.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 188P-5

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Won Clonmel hurdle in first-time blinkers for Gordon Elliott in December 2022 (3m, soft/heavy); mainly disappointing since, though fair stable debut in a 2m7f handicap chase at Kelso (soft) after a break last month.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Floueur

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

travelled strongly, prominent, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 3rd, outpaced and lost ground before 2 out, rallied approaching last, ridden and drifted left inside final furlong, soon against far rail, kept on and just held

20/1

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Floueur

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won Clonmel hurdle in first-time blinkers for Gordon Elliott in December 2022 (3m, soft/heavy); mainly disappointing since, though fair stable debut in a 2m7f handicap chase at Kelso (soft) after a break last month.

6/1

Form: 3-0P15 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Front-runner; Haydock winner in December; won 3m6f North Yorkshire National off 3lb lower here last season but disappointing in that race last month; however, conditions are ideal and he could bounce back.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Bushypark

11st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Front-runner; Haydock winner in December; won 3m6f North Yorkshire National off 3lb lower here last season but disappointing in that race last month; however, conditions are ideal and he could bounce back.

15/8

5th

1

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

Bushypark

12st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Front-runner whose form can be very up and down but he won this eased down last year (heavy) and was back on the scoresheet over hurdles at Haydock (3m, heavy) three weeks ago; strong claims if again at the top of his game.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £6.00
Straight Forecast £6.36
Trifecta £5.70

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Minella Trump

Daily Mirror:

Omar Maretti

SPOTLIGHT:

Bushypark

RP RATINGS:

Floueur

POSTDATA:

Minella Trump

The Times:

Minella Trump

Telegraph:

Minella Trump

The Guardian:

Minella Trump

Daily Mail:

Minella Trump

D Express:

Minella Trump

The Sun:

Minella Trump

Daily Record:

Minella Trump

The Star:

Omar Maretti