Catterick Racecourse Just the one selection from Daryl Carter on Thursday, but it comes in the feature race at Catterick, the North Yorkshire Grand National below. Find out who Daryl fancies below along with an exclusive Virgin Bet offer that provides new customers with £20 in free bets when they bet £10.


WILLIAM OF ORANGE (2.40 Catterick, 1pt win 25/1)

In the hope that WILLIAM OF ORANGE is on a going day, he is offered up as a tentative selection for the North Yorkshire National. Plenty of these have questions to answer, none more so than the selection, but he does at least like it here at this unique track with form figures of 1514. His latest visit was a victory off a 5lbs lower handicap mark, but he was comfortably on top of Ask Paddy, which is a form line that ties in with a few of these, and all of the last four winners of this contest have either won or finished second at this course previously. He looks to have been targeted at this race by his handler, with this his second start since returning to action last month. He won here second time out after a break in 2021, finished second after a break in a good novice chase on the second start in 2019, won second time out in 2018, won second time out in 2017 and 2016 (here), and that looks to have been an angle missed here. He is on a fair mark and should have no issues with the trip (beaten a head by Dawson City off 128 over 3m5 1/2f at Cartmel last May). He is by no means a good thing here, but there are questions over the favourites' stamina after looking out on his feet all of a sudden at Market Rasen. I am not sure about the headgear for Who's In The Box, who has put in poor performances in the hood and these cheek-pieces previously. Almazhar Garde has tried and failed when going past 3m on more than one occasion, while the ground is against Mance Rayder. Both Supreme Escape and Chef D'Oeuvre are not to be trusted and both lack course experience.


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