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15:50 Catterick

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William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Veterans’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £6156
  • 0m 5f 212y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Veterans’ Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 809530 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Got behind at Chester last time but his previous third at Ayr (7f) reads well and especially as he usually does his winning at sprint trips; nothing wrong with his mark.

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1st

3

(10)

10th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Gabrial The Devil

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

9/1

1st

1

(12)

15th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Gabrial The Devil

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, prominent on outer, led narrowly or disputed lead 3f out, raced wide home turn, pushed along against near rail over 2f out, hard ridden from over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

7/1

10th

13

(13)

24th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

14:15 Chester

Gabrial The Devil

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

always towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced and no impression

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 74-336 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 8st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

His three wins have all come on turf over 6f; duly found 7f too far last time and was twice placed over this trip prior to that.

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1st

8

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

20:25 Catterick

Highjacked

8st 6lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: John Davies

Exposed sort; hasn't won since May 2021 when scoring off 4lb higher at Thirsk (6f, soft); not beaten far when fifth over same C&D on reappearance (soft, started favourite) but this looks tougher.

7/1

5th

8

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Thirsk

Highjacked

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: John Davies

Won two C&D handicaps in the spring of 2021 (including on soft) but he hasn't put his head in front since; retains ability and is on a good mark so he's not discounted given he's run well fresh in the past.

9/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 686001 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Snapped a losing run at Pontefract (6f, good to soft) when benefiting from a reduced mark and the return to softer ground; could be dangerous off just 2lb higher.

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2nd

3

(12)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Roundhay Park

9st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

in touch with leaders

25/1

9th

15

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Roundhay Park

9st 2lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

awkward start and slowly into stride, soon midfield

40/1

Form: 667057 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has a good record during the month of October but recent form leaves something to be desired.

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3rd

5

(8)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

Black Friday

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Hold-up performer who hails from an in-form stable; these conditions suit and was a creditable fourth at Musselburgh on reappearance (1m, good to soft, lost a hind shoe); a possible but has never run to his best here.

13/2

4th

7

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Black Friday

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

All wins at up to 7f but has bits of 1m form; the 9yo has an unimpressive strike-rate since 2021 and, back from a layoff, does not look the percentage call.

12/1

Form: 707423 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has done her winning on fast turf/Tapeta but placed at Ayr (6f) the last twice on good to soft and heavy; mark untouched from last time and she should be on the scene.

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5th

9

(10)

15th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Pearl Of Qatar

8st 13lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tristan Davidson

pushed along soon after start, in rear on outer, headway from 3f out, raced wide home turn, keeping on and waiting for room from 2f out, ridden and edged left from 1f out, kept on final 110yds, nearest finish

9/1

3rd

8

(10)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Ayr

Pearl Of Qatar

8st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tristan Davidson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along when chased winner over 2f out, switched left and ridden over 1f out, kept on but lost second inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

10/1

2nd

9

(4)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:19 Ayr

Pearl Of Qatar

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tristan Davidson

took keen hold, midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and went second but no chance with winner final 110yds

20/1

11/1

Form: 222900

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

This represents a welcome drop in class but all his wins and most of his runs have been at 5f; opposable on that score.

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8th

15

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Glory Fighter

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

12

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Glory Fighter

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Paul Midgley

Made all in a 5f handicap at Thirsk (well drawn, front two clear) two weeks ago and a 5lb rise for that seems fair enough; different ground to contend with this time though and it's unlikely that he'll be able to dominate this field.

6/1

Form: 142119 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maintained his good record over this trip at Pontefract with back-to-back wins there this summer and raced close to a strong pace when a weakener three weeks ago; unraced here but plenty of other factors are favourable.

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9th

8

(4)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:46 Lingfield (AW)

Corinthia Knight

9st 6lb

J: Emily Ivory

T: Archie Watson

prominent

8/1

7th

6

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Corinthia Knight

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear halfway

9/4

10/1

Form: 052315 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ninth career success when winning over Beverley's extended 7f in July and it was a stronger race when only fifth there last time; kept to a Class 4 here, he may struggle; broke out of stalls and withdrawn from last intended start.

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5

(7)

15th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Eldelbar

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Twice held since winning narrowly off 2lb lower at Beverley (7.5f, good to firm) in June; has winning form over C&D but looks high in the weights just now and needs a resurgence.

20/1

11

(18)

1st Nov 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Redcar

Eldelbar

9st 4lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Geoffrey Harker

Beverley winner in June (7.5f, good to firm) and not disgraced after meeting trouble in running at Catterick last time (6f, soft); a possible.

25/1

8th

8

(3)

15th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Eldelbar

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

midfield but in touch with leaders, going okay on inner 3f out, pushed along 2f out, hampered and switched right 1f out, no extra final 110yds

10/1

20/1

Form: 232908 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Modest strike-rate and has to bounce back from three quiet runs, the latest only nine days ago.

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5th

3

(5)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell (AW)

After John

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Iain Jardine

Had plenty to spare when winning a 6f handicap at Newcastle in November, meeting trouble in running but sweeping through to lead late on; never dangerous back there four weeks ago but this race looks full of pace and he should be arriving on the scene late.

9/1

9th

9

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

After John

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Iain Jardine

Conditions to suit and he bounced back to form with a come-from-behind success over C&D eight weeks ago; met plenty of trouble on that occasion and looks good value for the 3lb rise; won this race off the same mark 12 months ago; one of four runners for the stable; would be suited by a strong pace.

5/1

10th
10 (6)
Dark Shot

20/1

Form: 483000 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

His win in this 12 months ago was the middle leg of a hat-trick whereas this season he returns after three modest runs; well handicapped but there are reservations.

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10

(1)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Dark Shot

9st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Veteran who has raced mainly at sprint trips and failed to get home on sole attempt over 7f (three starts ago); opposed back up in distance.

25/1

8

(6)

2nd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

13:50 Southwell (AW)

Dark Shot

9st 2lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

10yo who is inconsistent and has won just one of his last 26 starts; however, that was over C&D in October and he was a fair fourth over C&D last Thursday; capable of a bold bid if on another going day.

16/1

4th

11

(2)

26th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Dark Shot

8st 12lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

C&D winner in October and he didn't run badly back here 16 days ago; 7f no good to him last week and he's on a fair mark if this is a good day.

25/1

11th
7 (5)
Admirality

8/1

Form: 724630 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has made the frame in three of his last five runs and it was always going to be tough in a Class 2 at Ayr last time; respected off a decent mark.

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11th

7

(5)

15th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Admirality

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell

midfield, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden and weakened quickly from over 1f out, eased final 110yds

8/1

3rd

8

(7)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:13 Thirsk

Admirality

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Roger Fell

held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, short of room inside final furlong, ran on

7/1

6th

5

(4)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:25 York

Admirality

9st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

took keen hold, prominent in centre of group, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

9/1

3/1

Form: 1110-1 CD

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Not seen since April but he was returning from a similar break then and that was a fourth win in five visits here; 4lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but conditions won't stop him.

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7th

8

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

16:40 Wetherby

Motawaazy

9st 4lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Seemingly aided by first-time tongue-tie when respectable fifth at Newcastle (5f, AW) in October but basically became very disappointing during second half of last season; recent wind op needs to have made a difference.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £1089.00
Straight Forecast £941.30
Tricast £5602.20
Trifecta £6365.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Motawaazy

SPOTLIGHT:

Admirality

The Guardian:

Pearl Of Qatar

POSTDATA:

Gabrial The Devil

RP Ratings:

Dark Shot

The Star:

Roundhay Park

LAMBOURN:

Corinthia Knight

Daily Mirror:

Motawaazy

Daily Record:

Motawaazy

The Sun:

Pearl Of Qatar

The Times:

Gabrial The Devil

Daily Mail:

Admirality

Daily Express:

Admirality

TOPSPEED:

Dark Shot