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13:40 Catterick

Good To Soft

Millbry Hill Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 6m 44s
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Millbry Hill Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £67.00
  • Place: £7.60

Form: 58545P

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Very well treated on old hurdles form but has struggled over fences on his last three starts and is now 0-22; 5lb out of the handicap today and the first-time visor needs to prompt a major turnaround.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

18:45 Market Rasen

The Very Thing

11st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, fell 7th

20/1

6

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

The Very Thing

10st 6lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Inconsistent sort who has won just one of his 30 starts and was pulled up at Catterick last time; however, a case can be made judged on three of his seven performances in 2022 and he's not written off today.

10/1

7

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

The Very Thing

10st 13lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

in rear, mistake 5th

14/1

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 36PF12

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

In good form in current headgear combination since joining this yard, winning at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) last month and bumping into an unexposed, progressive winner when runner-up over this C&D (soft) last time; strong contender today.

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13

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

No Cruise Yet

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner

16/1

4th

2

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

No Cruise Yet

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Prominent-racer who went very close in the Durham National at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) on reappearance and again ran well when third at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; stamina is a strong suit and he's respected.

4/1

3rd

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

No Cruise Yet

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Stays further but that may be no bad thing in the conditions and he reappeared with a near-miss in the Durham National (3m5f, soft) in October; ran well in the Eider here in February and he's firmly in calculations.

2/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 357P53

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

One of his better runs when 5l third to Tumbling Dice over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day; however, this 10yo is a longstanding maiden who is 2lb out of the handicap today, and others appeal more for win-only purposes.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

held up in rear, steady headway from 12th, went second 14th, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on strongly to lead run-in, won going away (trainer could offer no explanation for improved form shown)

33/1

13

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

prominent, prominent in chasing group 3rd

33/1

Form: 4-4632

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

3m point winner who has done well switched to fences the last twice, finishing third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) then second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft); could have more to offer now upped in trip and she's effective on soft ground; high on the shortlist.

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4th

2

13th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Melanamix

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

3m point winner who has done well switched to fences the last twice, finishing third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) then second at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft); could have more to offer now upped in trip and she's effective on soft ground; high on the shortlist.

5/2

2nd

7

14th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Melanamix

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: R Mike Smith

Irish point winner (fifth start); third on rules debut in a Kelso mares' novice hurdle (2m5f, soft) a year ago; occupied same placing when staying on at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) on last month's chase debut; could be heavily involved with that under her belt and now 2lb lower.

5/1

3rd

9

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:05 Ayr

Melanamix

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: R Mike Smith

Made low-key reappearance over hurdles last month and is now 0-6 in that sphere but last year's Irish point win bodes well for her prospects on today's chasing debut.

8/1

Form: 561F55

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won at Hexham in October and was running well at Sedgefield five days later when falling at the final fence; however, well beaten the next twice and this 11yo needs to get back on track.

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5th

8

16th Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

16:43 Cartmel

Supreme Steel

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

prominent in chasing group, ridden and struggling 5 out, soon weakened

20/1

1st

11

11th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Supreme Steel

10st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Mike Sowersby

in touch with leaders, nudged along after 6th, struggling 10th, reminder after 11th, ridden and tailed off from 4 out

7/1

4th

9

22nd May 2022

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

15:20 Fakenham

Supreme Steel

10st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Mike Sowersby

Opened chasing account with hard-fought success at Hexham (3m, good) in October but his subsequent form is very uninspiring; 2lb out of the weights here; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

Form: 2P4PP5

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Last month's fifth at Musselburgh was a step back in the right direction and he's another 5lb lower today; possible he'll build on that latest run but this 10yo has a regressive profile and others are more compelling.

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10th

8

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Spiders Bite

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Adam Nicol

prominent, not fluent 7th, lost position after 4 out, soon beaten

25/1

4th

3

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Perth

Spiders Bite

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Adam Nicol

mounted in chute and taken down early, in rear throughout, lost touch from 3 out

14/1

4

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Spiders Bite

11st 5lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden and weakened quickly after 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

9/1

Form: 9-0026

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over hurdles at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) last month after some time off, and having been second in her sole point there can be some hope that she'll take to fences; however, this inconsistent maiden was well beaten over hurdles here (3m1f, soft) 12 days ago so it's hard to be confident.

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9th

11

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Fame And Hope

10st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Gillian Boanas

5th

10

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:35 Wetherby

Fame And Hope

10st 1lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Gillian Boanas

Record of 0-18 under rules but bounced back with a close second with cheekpieces reapplied at Hexham (2m7f, good) two weeks ago; that was eyecatching from an unpromising position; possibilities if she can back that up.

9/1

2nd

9

17th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:10 Hexham

Fame And Hope

10st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Gillian Boanas

0-17 career; stuck on for pressure under Becky Smith when runner-up on heavy over C&D last December; it's difficult to be enthusiastic about the merits of any of her four subsequent starts.

14/1

Form: 45-756

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

His mark continues to fall but he's 0-12 since his last win in 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this season.

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8

3rd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

19:50 Sedgefield

Hidden Glen

10st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Mike Sowersby

Pulled up last time, but a good fourth over C&D previous start (good to soft, a head behind third-placed Wake Up Early); 5lb out of the handicap but has an each-way chance.

12/1

8

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:50 Huntingdon

Hidden Glen

10st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Mike Sowersby

4th

10

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

17:08 Sedgefield

Hidden Glen

10st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Mike Sowersby

Form: 0-7531 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

The first-time cheekpieces prompted a better performance when he got off the mark at the 13th attempt over C&D (soft) on New Year's Day; had 3l to spare and he can go well up 5lb if the headgear maintains its effect.

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13

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won over C&D on New Year's Day in 2022 but it's been a long time since he's shown any worthwhile form.

100/1

11th

12

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won at Catterick (3m1f, soft) for Sue Smith last January but he was out of sorts in final five runs for that yard and was pulled up at Kelso on his comeback last month; overall record now stands at 1-20 and he has plenty to prove from out of the weights.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £2943.00
Straight Forecast £2973.40
Tricast £23529.20
Trifecta £29859.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Melanamix

POSTDATA:

Tumbling Dice

Daily Record:

No Cruise Yet

RP Ratings:

Melanamix

TOPSPEED:

Melanamix

The Times:

Melanamix

Telegraph:

Melanamix

The Sun:

Melanamix

The Guardian:

Tumbling Dice

Daily Mail:

Tumbling Dice

Daily Express:

Tumbling Dice

Daily Mirror:

Tumbling Dice

The Star:

Tumbling Dice