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14:50 Catterick

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Vickers.Bet North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £13345.69
  • 3m 5f 214y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Vickers.Bet North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.70
  • Place: £1.40

Form: PP-PP2

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form out of the blue when runner-up over hurdles at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) on Saturday; this is a quick return to action but he's won over fences in the past and could be in the shake-up if this doesn't come too soon.

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1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Bushypark

12st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Eventually capitalised upon some help from the handicapper when scoring at Haydock (3m, heavy) in December but has quickly lost his form again this year; needs huge boost from the first-time cheekpieces today.

16/1

6th

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Bushypark

11st 13lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear but in touch with leaders, some headway before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened

7/1

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Bushypark

11st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Front-runner; Haydock winner in December; won 3m6f North Yorkshire National off 3lb lower here last season but disappointing in that race last month; however, conditions are ideal and he could bounce back.

15/8

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 7P2-34

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Reappeared with good third in the London National at Sandown (3m5f, good to soft) last month and fair fourth of 15 at Market Rasen (3m3f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; edging down the weights and he may appreciate this return to a left-handed track; has won on soft; possible contender.

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1st

6

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent

7/1

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

14:25 Fakenham

Eclair De Guye

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Not the horse of old (winless since December 2020) and a poor run last month to forgive; in the frame in a Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire (last year) and two London Nationals over the years, however, and ought not fail for stamina; first ever drop into a class 5 handicap.

15/8

Form: 7PP-5U

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

11yo who has regressed and hasn't shaped on his two starts this season as though as he's about to return to winning ways; however, his reappearance run wasn't a bad effort, he's now 9lb lower and it's possible the first-time visor will give him a boost; stays well and is not written off.

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4

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

16:10 Haydock

Sams Adventure

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Brian Ellison

Pulled up in the Eider last month and unseated at the first fence at Carlisle on Sunday; however, before those he won at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in January and is proven over marathon trips; not written off.

10/1

6

19th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:35 Carlisle

Sams Adventure

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Brian Ellison

Didn't jump well enough when pulled up in the 4m1f Eider, a race he won two seasons ago; will be happier on this softer ground and he won well at Catterick the run before (3m1f, soft; 4lb lower) in second-time cheekpieces.

5/1

8

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

15:25 Newcastle

Sams Adventure

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Won this in 2021 off 14lb higher; wind surgery before a partial revival this winter and he followed his third to Bushypark at Catterick last month with a strong-staying win over 3m there 13 days later; visored for those last two starts; back up 5lb but of far more concern is that all his significant form is on soft or heavy; big shout if the ground is okay.

13/2

Form: 5-233P D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

12yo who made mistakes when pulled up in the Welsh National 16 days ago; however, he was a fair third in the Borders National at Kelso (4m, soft) earlier last month and is edging back down the weights; capable of a big run.

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7th

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Cyclop

11st 4lb

J: William Maggs

T: David Dennis

prominent

12/1

Form: U5-6P4

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Even from 2lb out of the handicap he's well treated on Irish form as recent as last February but was well beaten on his final two runs for Dermot McLoughlin and it's been the same story on his three outings for this yard.

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6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Thunderosa

11st 12lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Mickey Bowen

Triple 3m hurdle winner in Ireland who had some fair chase form in home country last season but he hasn't settled down in Britain as yet and was beaten a long way in a recent point.

50/1

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Thunderosa

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced lazily, midfield, slow jump and ridden 12th

50/1

5th

8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Thunderosa

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Even from 2lb out of the handicap he's well treated on Irish form as recent as last February but was well beaten on his final two runs for Dermot McLoughlin and it's been the same story on his three outings for this yard.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: /15P-P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced since winning off 3lb higher at Aintree in May 2021 (3m1f, good; has also won on soft); may have needed the run when pulled up at Haydock six weeks ago but this 11yo has now struggled on each of his last three starts and has to turn things around; unraced beyond an extended 3m1f.

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0

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Burbank

11st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Formerly smart chaser who came back from the doldrums with a Perth hurdles win (3m2f, good to soft) in April; pulled up in the other five of his last six starts, including on his reappearance at Bangor last month; hard to be confident but a possible player if he is allowed to dominate.

20/1

0

2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Burbank

12st 1lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

raced lazily at times, prominent, lost position 7th, struggling 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

12/1

Form: 11-333

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Can make mistakes but she stayed on for a good third in a mares' handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month and won at up to 3m2f last season; there's every chance she'll stay this far and she won on soft/heavy ground earlier in her career; could go well for in-form yard.

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14

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Legends Ryde

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Bordering on a career best when third in a mares' handicap here in December (2m4f, good) and won at up to 3m2f last season; however, she is prone to mistakes and it's hardly ideal being 9lb out of the handicap on her first taste of cross-country action.

66/1

4

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Legends Ryde

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Can make mistakes but she stayed on for a good third in a mares' handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month and won at up to 3m2f last season; there's every chance she'll stay this far and she won on soft/heavy ground earlier in her career; could go well for in-form yard.

4/1

3rd

2

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Legends Ryde

12st 0lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Jamie Snowden

Tough task at the weights in a couple of non-handicaps this term, well-held third both times; form has been boosted since and this is more realistic; 3-5 in handicap chases and looks interesting.

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Legends Ryde

RP Ratings:

Eclair De Guye

D Express:

Bushypark

The Star:

The Galloping Bear

The Sun:

Cyclop

TOPSPEED:

Legends Ryde

POSTDATA:

Legends Ryde

LAMBOURN:

Legends Ryde

Telegraph:

Legends Ryde

Daily Mail:

Legends Ryde

Daily Record:

Legends Ryde

The Times:

Eclair De Guye

The Guardian:

Eclair De Guye

Daily Mirror:

Eclair De Guye