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13:03 Catterick

Soft

Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5064.78
  • 2m 3f 66y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

Form: 3738-1

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Ex-French gelding who finished a solid third to an improver in this race last year (similar ground); bettered that when winning off 6lb lower on his comeback last month (first-time cheekpieces) and enters calculations.

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3rd

1

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Happy And Fine

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

chased clear leader

5/2

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:35 Chepstow

Happy And Fine

11st 10lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Looked a chaser on the up when bagging a pair of 2m4f handicaps at Leicester and Haydock either side of Christmas; pulled up in a highly competitive Cheltenham handicap chase in January but he remains one to be interested in after a break off a 2lb lower mark.

4/1

0

8

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Happy And Fine

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Alex Hales

Kept to hurdles for three seasons but he is making great strides as a chaser, following a Leicester win with one from the front at Haydock (both 2m4f on heavy) where he didn't waste an ounce of energy at his fences; a further 8lb rise asks for more in this better company, though.

14/1

6/1

Form: 11-23U D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Dual Sedgefield winner for Tom Midgley in the spring, latterly off a 12lb lower mark; back to that level, if not better, over C&D last time before unseating at the final flight and is one of the likelier winners.

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6th

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

16:35 Wetherby

Hajey

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tracy Waggott

Posted his fourth win at Catterick in December (2m3f, soft) and runner-up there the next twice; races here for the first time but it's been a while since he's run well away from Catterick, which creates a question mark today.

9/1

2nd

1

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Hajey

12st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tracy Waggott

raced wide, prominent, not fluent 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, rallied approaching last, kept on but no chance with winner final 110yds

100/30

2nd

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Hajey

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tracy Waggott

Beat just three rivals when winning over C&D (soft) last month and now on a career-high mark; however, he did it in good style and has now won on his last two visits here (the other one being this race last year); key player.

11/2

16/1

Form: 2-4236 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner under both codes and has had too many near-misses for comfort since his last victory; didn't look to have any excuses over C&D last time and now goes in a first-time tongue-tie.

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3rd

6

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Spantik

9st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

reluctant to load, raced in second

8/1

5th

1

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

15:15 Carlisle

Spantik

10st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Normally consistent, but was ending a 19-race losing run when making all at Ripon (2m, good) 15 days ago; only 2lb higher and worthy of respect, especially if allowed his own way again; acts on good to soft, though anything softer could be an issue.

7/2

1st

1

(7)

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Ripon

Spantik

10st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

made all, ridden when faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, gamely

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2412-F

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Win and a second to an improver once switched from bumpers in the spring and was well on top when falling at the last at Ludlow last Tuesday; is in off the same mark and clearly the one to beat.

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4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Haas Boy

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Without a win in two years but alongside an in-form rival he came well clear of the rest over 2m5f at Wincanton (soft) last time despite not jumping that well; has his stamina to prove over this far but seems back on good terms with himself.

11/2

2nd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:05 Wincanton

Haas Boy

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Hasn't fulfilled early promise but, having dropped down the weights, he was a good third of 15 at Huntingdon (2m4f, good to soft) last month; back up just 1lb and he's won on soft ground (unraced on heavy); contender.

5/1

3rd

4

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Haas Boy

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Charlie Longsdon

Sole win came in a maiden here (2m, soft), though would have defied a mid-110s mark at Ludlow 13 months ago but for falling late on; weakening efforts latterly, however, including on recent return from wind surgery.

12/1

Form: 212P-5 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Two wins and two seconds to his name in five runs over fences here; is entitled to have come on for last month's comeback, when he pulled hard, but he'll need to improve on previous hurdles efforts.

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3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Da Vinci Hand

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

On a reduced mark and he took a step back in the right direction when 14l second to well-treated winner at Market Rasen (2m5f, good to soft) in November; however, he weakened quickly over 3m1f at Catterick (soft) in January so there's a stamina doubt today, and he refused to line up on his latest intended start (withdrawn; 3-1 at the time); a hood is added.

10/1

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Catterick

Da Vinci Hand

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Dual course winner; non-stayer over 3m1f back here last week; only a modest fifth in this contest 12 months ago but is 18lb lower this time; attractively handicapped.

7/2

5th

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:50 Catterick

Da Vinci Hand

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Joanne Foster

Remains below his best despite finishing runner-up over 2m5f at Market Rasen (good to soft) when ultimately no match for the winner; all his best form is over shorter distances than this; cheekpieces added.

12/1

Form: 127-35

Last run: 137 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Handled soft ground when winning a novice last winter but was generally kept to better conditions by his three previous trainers; stamina would be a question mark back from four months off.

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5th

1

28th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Kavanaghs Cross

12st 1lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Patrick Neville

led

7/2

1st

10

13th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:45 Catterick

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Patrick Neville

Form dipped sharply the last twice (hurdles/fences) but a revival looks possible off current mark with Brian Hughes up for first time; well treated on peak performances and can't be dismissed.

6/1

6th

7

27th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 31y

Class 4

13:35 Doncaster

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Patrick Neville

jumped left on occasions, held up in rear, slow jump 7th, detached when not fluent 8th

16/1

Form: 48-557 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Landed the second hat-trick of her career early in the year, one she completed off a 2lb higher mark; two poor efforts back from a summer break leave her hard to back today though.

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10th

1

15th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

16:50 Wetherby

Desaray Girl

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Showed clear signs of a return to form at Catterick (2m3f, good) last time, sticking on for second; remains 5lb below last winning mark; one for the shortlist.

13/2

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:10 Catterick

Desaray Girl

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Landed a hat-trick early last year and she's well handicapped on that form; she's one to watch in the betting but has to perform considerably better than on her final three starts towards the end of last year.

25/1

7th

11

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Desaray Girl

11st 2lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Landed the second hat-trick of her career early in the year, one she completed off a 2lb higher mark; two poor efforts back from a summer break leave her hard to back today though.

33/1

Form: 32-451 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Proved his stamina for this sort of trip when winning over fences on soft here last month; is 6lb higher today but 6lb lower than when last running over hurdles for Olly Murphy, so a follow-up wouldn't shock despite his general lack of consistency.

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5th

1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Getaway Luv

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

Won three times last year and back on the scoresheet over C&D (soft) last Saturday, following wind surgery; had just a short head to spare in that three-runner race and this is much more competitive, but it was certainly a positive performance and he's gone back up just 1lb; not ruled out.

9/1

Form: 15/586

Last run: 90 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Dual 1m2f Dundalk winner last winter before losing his way, including in three runs back over hurdles; conditions are no concern but stamina would be, with him not looking to see it out in a couple of tries over 2m2f+.

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5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Very Excellent

11st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground quickly 3 out

10/1

6th

8

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Very Excellent

10st 9lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: /28-P9 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

All wins have come in the spring and he remains 7lb above his last successful mark; hasn't shown enough in two runs back from a long absence to be considered.

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4th

9

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Roxboro Road

10st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

towards rear

50/1

8

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Roxboro Road

10st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

held up in rear, mistake 4th, niggled along briefly 5th, outpaced 7th

33/1

Form: 953-P

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced but didn't offer much on his handicap debut two months ago, when pulled up on his return from ten months out; is some way down the pecking order.

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12

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

13:03 Catterick

Algesiras

11st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Lightly raced but didn't offer much on his handicap debut two months ago, when pulled up on his return from ten months out; is some way down the pecking order.

33/1

5

28th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

13:10 Wetherby

Algesiras

11st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

midfield

13/2

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Payout
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Haas Boy

TOPSPEED:

Happy And Fine

Telegraph:

I Am Gonna Be

Daily Mail:

Getaway Luv

The Times:

Happy And Fine

The Sun:

Happy And Fine

Daily Record:

Happy And Fine

RP Ratings:

Haas Boy

POSTDATA:

Haas Boy

Daily Mirror:

Haas Boy

The Star:

Haas Boy

The Guardian:

I Am Gonna Be

D Express:

I Am Gonna Be