February 27 / 14.20 Catterick

14.20

Soft

Racing To School Female Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 3f 66y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Racing To School Female Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Go North Cab On Target Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

Form: -53234 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
No longer the force of old but was second off 3lb higher here (3m1f, good to soft) in November and both subsequent runs (2m4f/2m3f) were arguably a fair bit better than the distances she was beaten might suggest; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers; can't be ruled out.
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12th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Could Be Trouble

11st 5lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Exposed 9yo who was never far away before coming clear under Abbie McCain at Catterick (2m3f, soft) where she had the blinkers back on; now has to contend with a 7lb rise in a race sure to take more winning.

8/1

12th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Could Be Trouble

11st 5lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Exposed 9yo who was never far away before coming clear under Abbie McCain at Catterick (2m3f, soft) where she had the blinkers back on; now has to contend with a 7lb rise in a race sure to take more winning.

8/1

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Could Be Trouble

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

No longer the force of old but was second off 3lb higher here (3m1f, good to soft) in November and both subsequent runs (2m4f/2m3f) were arguably a fair bit better than the distances she was beaten might suggest; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers; can't be ruled out.

8/1

Form: P457

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten when 66-1 for last month's handicap debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy); remains unexposed but needs combination of first-time visor and less-testing ground to enable significant improvement here.
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2nd

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Bridgetjoans

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Simon Waugh

The new visor triggered an improved performance when runner-up in just her second handicap at Catterick (2m6f, heavy) in February; up 2lb in a higher grade here and that might find her out even if as good again.

7/1

2nd

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Bridgetjoans

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Simon Waugh

The new visor triggered an improved performance when runner-up in just her second handicap at Catterick (2m6f, heavy) in February; up 2lb in a higher grade here and that might find her out even if as good again.

7/1

2nd

7

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Bridgetjoans

11st 1lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Simon Waugh

Soundly beaten when 66-1 for last month's handicap debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy); remains unexposed but needs combination of first-time visor and less-testing ground to enable significant improvement here.

50/1

Form: -1133P D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Began this season with two 2m4f wins (good/soft) and was creditable third of 15 off today's mark at Doncaster (2m5f, good) on next outing; not seen to best effect on heavy ground two starts ago and ran as though something was amiss last time; remains one to be interested in.
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9th

14

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Zwicky

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Won three times over hurdles (2m4f-2m5f) last year and quickly put a duff effort behind him when placed at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in February but will need to find hidden reserves to win a race this competitive.

10/1

9th

14

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Zwicky

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Won three times over hurdles (2m4f-2m5f) last year and quickly put a duff effort behind him when placed at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in February but will need to find hidden reserves to win a race this competitive.

10/1

Form: P70235 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner on good ground; kept on for third over C&D (good to soft) in December and a subsequent lesser effort on soft ground is not viewed harshly but her chance may depend on drying conditions.
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4th

10

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Misty Mani

10st 4lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: Peter Niven

Three-time hurdle winner on good ground; kept on for third over C&D (good to soft) in December and a subsequent lesser effort on soft ground is not viewed harshly but her chance may depend on drying conditions.

14/1

5th

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Misty Mani

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Peter Niven

raced in last, pushed along after 3 out, soon no impression

5/1

3rd

11

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Misty Mani

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Peter Niven

Hasn't added to her three good-ground wins last season, two of them over 2m2f at Market Rasen; close second to a subsequent winner over that same C&D last time (September); chance on that form providing the ground doesn't get heavy.

10/1

Form: 5P1P3

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Kept on resolutely to cause 33-1 surprise in Sedgefield juvenile hurdle (2m1f, soft) in November, her third hurdling start, but was just a respectable third in a handicap over that C&D last month and is effectively 1lb higher today; needs to find something extra over this longer trip.
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6th

8

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Feach Amach

11st 0lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Kept on resolutely to cause 33-1 surprise in juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, soft) in November and returns after fair fifth in Catterick handicap (2m3f, soft) last month; 3lb lower this time; probably won't be far away.

10/1

5th

13

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Feach Amach

10st 2lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Kept on resolutely to cause 33-1 surprise in Sedgefield juvenile hurdle (2m1f, soft) in November, her third hurdling start, but was just a respectable third in a handicap over that C&D last month and is effectively 1lb higher today; needs to find something extra over this longer trip.

12/1

3rd

7

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Feach Amach

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position 4th

4/1

Form: 633057 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Ought to handle today's ground and is now 11lb lower than when winning this race easily by 7l over C&D a year ago but has not been firing on all cylinders this season; needs to turn things around.
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2nd

5

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Winless since last February and his recent form isn't overly encouraging too, making some errors when sixth at Catterick (2m3f) 27 days ago; visor is reached for now.

11/2

6th

8

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Lifetime Legend

10st 12lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

Ought to handle today's ground and is now 11lb lower than when winning this race easily by 7l over C&D a year ago but has not been firing on all cylinders this season; needs to turn things around.

10/1

7th

7

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

1-16 over hurdles and 1-29 overall, the win coming at Catterick (2m3f) last February; not so good since, beaten 15l over C&D latest, but has another career-low mark and is not entirely dismissed with a hood (last used four runs back) restored.

12/1

Form: 695114 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Two heavy-ground wins this winter, the latter here (1m7f) on New Year's Day; will be fine over today's longer trip but didn't see her race out here 25 days ago and probably needs to bounce back with a career-best run.
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7th

9

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Belle Na Bann

10st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Two heavy-ground wins this winter, the latter here (1m7f) on New Year's Day; will be fine over today's longer trip but didn't see her race out here 25 days ago and probably needs to bounce back with a career-best run.

10/1

4th

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Belle Na Bann

11st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Registered heavy-ground wins under Emma Smith-Chaston the last twice, latest over C&D; well held in third place the only other time she attempted a hat-trick but still has to be feared in current form.

11/4

1st

10

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Belle Na Bann

10st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Won for the third time over hurdles at Newcastle last time (2m1f, heavy); conditions suit and should go well again despite 3lb rise.

4/1

Form: 285233 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Made the frame in first three handicaps, most recently when third at Chepstow (2m3f, heavy) last month; probably still on a workable mark and won't mind if the ground dries out here; likely contender.
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4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicap hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and it was a respectable first attempt at Hereford (soft) when shaping as though 2m was too sharp now; respected.

7/2

4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicap hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and it was a respectable first attempt at Hereford (soft) when shaping as though 2m was too sharp now; respected.

7/2

4th

1

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

14:30 Hereford

Out Of Focus

12st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Bumper winner who made the frame in handicaps over hurdles off marginally higher marks; bred to make a chaser and conditions won't faze him.

9/2

Form: 464P

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in Ludlow maiden last month but his first two hurdling runs (2m4f/2m3f) were quite encouraging and he ought to have some improvement to come in handicaps; no surprise if he features.
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1st

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Gustoso

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

prominent, not fluent 2nd, mistake 4th, not fluent 5th

14/1

1st

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Gustoso

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Daly

prominent, not fluent 2nd

14/1

9th

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Gustoso

11st 11lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Pulled up in Ludlow maiden last month but his first two hurdling runs (2m4f/2m3f) were quite encouraging and he ought to have some improvement to come in handicaps; no surprise if he features.

7/1

Form: 33P354 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Regressive 10yo who is better known as a staying chaser now; didn't run badly when switched back to hurdling two starts ago (2m7f) and will appreciate today's ease in grade but younger rivals appeal more.
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10th

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

The Vollan

11st 9lb

J: Miss Ellie Callwood

T: L J Morgan

Regressive 10yo who is better known as a staying chaser now; didn't run badly when switched back to hurdling two starts ago (2m7f) and will appreciate today's ease in grade but younger rivals appeal more.

16/1

4th

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

The Vollan

10st 12lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Ran some fair races over fences last autumn but this 10yo is nothing like as good as he was; well beaten back over hurdles last time and others have more going for them.

8/1

5th

6

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

The Vollan

10st 11lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

10yo who isn't the force of old but ran some fair races over fences in the autumn, most recently third at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft); continues to edge down the weights and might not be far away if the return to hurdling isn't a problem (three wins in this sphere, which he last tackled in May 2022).

9/1

Form: 53F-78

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Flat-bred 5yo; showed no significant promise in three 2m1f novice/maiden hurdles, the latest his seasonal debut three weeks ago, but has a lowly mark for today's handicap debut and is open to improvement.
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11th

11

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Rouse

10st 4lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Rebecca Menzies

Flat-bred 5yo; showed no significant promise in three 2m1f novice/maiden hurdles, the latest his seasonal debut three weeks ago, but has a lowly mark for today's handicap debut and is open to improvement.

20/1

8th

10

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Rouse

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in rear, not fluent 3rd

25/1

7th

7

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Rouse

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: Rebecca Menzies

Displayed minor promise in bumpers last season but was well beaten (albeit on heavy ground) before penultimate-flight fall on last month's hurdling debut; probably one for further down the line.

50/1

Non-runners

Journey West, Molto Bene

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £189.08
Tricast £1348.03

Selections

The Guardian:

Out Of Focus

TOPSPEED:

Belle Na Bann

The Times:

Molto Bene

RP RATINGS:

Feach Amach

D Express:

Could Be Trouble

SPOTLIGHT:

Zwicky

Daily Mail:

Lifetime Legend

Daily Record:

Molto Bene

Daily Mirror:

Out Of Focus

The Star:

Out Of Focus

WEST COUNTRY:

Feach Amach

POSTDATA:

Belle Na Bann

Telegraph:

Belle Na Bann

The Sun:

Could Be Trouble