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14:00 Catterick

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 3f 66y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 55-335

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Three fair runs over hurdles, including when third in an Aintree maiden in October (2m4f, good to soft); faced a stiff task down in trip in Haydock Grade 2 last time (1m7f, good to soft; hampered late on); stable in fine form; chance.

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2nd

12

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Rich Spirit

10st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Found Grade 2 novice too hot two starts ago but delivered on earlier promise when winning readily by 10l at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) last month and should have more to offer in handicaps; high on the list.

6/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-2

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won six-runner Hereford bumper on debut (2m, good) for Henry Daly in February; sold for £46,000 the following month and was a good second (of five) on hurdles debut at Warwick in September (2m5f, good); trainer won this in 2021; one with a chance.

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2nd

8

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Mikimoto

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Won six-runner Hereford bumper on debut (2m, good) for Henry Daly in February; sold for £46,000 the following month and was a good second (of five) on hurdles debut at Warwick in September (2m5f, good); trainer won this in 2021; one with a chance.

5/2

2nd

6

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Warwick

Mikimoto

10st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

held up in rear, not fluent 3 out, good headway before 2 out, went second last, challenging final 110yds, just failed

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 5

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bought for £15,000 after Hexham point win in May (2m4f, good); quite encouraging run when fifth at Hexham on hurdles debut but this is a stronger race.

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6th

4

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:00 Doncaster

Hawkseye View

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

midfield

20/1

2nd

4

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

12:45 Catterick

Hawkseye View

11st 5lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

prominent, pressed leader after 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden approaching last, good jump last, headed run-in, kept on

2/1

3rd

6

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Hawkseye View

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Bought for £15,000 after Hexham point win in May (2m4f, good); quite encouraging run when fifth at Hexham on hurdles debut but this is a stronger race.

16/1

Form: 5F292- D BF

Last run: 279 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Two chase wins, the latest off a mark of 131 at Haydock in March 2022 (2m4f, soft); runner-up in novice events on last two hurdle runs, the latest in March when just beaten by subsequent winner at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft); obvious contender.

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1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

13:32 Wetherby

Soldier Of Destiny

12st 2lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

Best effort when scoring off a mark of 131 at Haydock (2m4f, good) in March 2022; mixed results since, well below par when beaten at odds-on in novice hurdle at Catterick in December; subsequently had (third) breathing operation; has been given a chance by the handicapper but carries risks.

7/1

4th

12

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Soldier Of Destiny

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Two chase wins, the latest off a mark of 131 at Haydock in March 2022 (2m4f, soft); runner-up in novice events on last two hurdle runs, the latest in March when just beaten by subsequent winner at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft); obvious contender.

6/4

2nd

6

15th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Soldier Of Destiny

11st 5lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jamie Snowden

Useful winning chaser at his best but he ran poorly tried in blinkers on the back of a wind op in 2m Doncaster handicap in January; holds claims on the form shown when runner-up in Southwell novice hurdle previously but he reverts to this sphere now with a bit to prove.

11/4

Form: 2P

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a lesser race at Carlisle on debut (2m4f, soft; 7-2); seemed to find the ground too testing when pulled up on heavy at Hexham last time; this ground should suit him better; a possible.

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5th

1

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Tommy Johnson

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Clear second on debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) in October; two lesser efforts have followed but he didn't run badly on the latter occasion and remains open to improvement on today's handicap debut.

7/2

5th

13

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Tommy Johnson

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Runner-up in a lesser race at Carlisle on debut (2m4f, soft; 7-2); seemed to find the ground too testing when pulled up on heavy at Hexham last time; this ground should suit him better; a possible.

9/1

0

12

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:35 Hexham

Tommy Johnson

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Westerner gelding; well-backed 7-2 shot when a fine second to an odds-on shot on racecourse/hurdles debut at Carlisle two weeks ago (2m4f, soft); should improve but this looks a tougher race.

7/2

50/1

Form: 9767

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ordinary form in two bumpers and two novice hurdles; stable has stronger contenders and he would be a surprise winner.

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6th

5

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Hang On

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Ordinary form in two bumpers and two novice hurdles; stable has stronger contenders and he would be a surprise winner.

50/1

12

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:25 Catterick

Hang On

10st 13lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Down the field in both bumpers (2m1f, good) and also failed to get competitive when 80-1 on recent hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft).

66/1

6th

8

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Hang On

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

held up in rear, outpaced when mistake 2 out, jumped left last, no impression

22/1

Form: 43/0-

Last run: 397 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner; unexposed over hurdles, two fair runs as a juvenile but well beaten on handicap debut on last run (November 2022); out of form on recent Flat runs; others stronger.

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8th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Bamboo Bay

11st 5lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Philip Kirby

Low-grade handicapper on the Flat these days; well beaten 150-1 shot in a course novice hurdle when returning to jumping last month; plenty to prove at present.

33/1

7th

1

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Bamboo Bay

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Philip Kirby

Dual Flat winner; unexposed over hurdles, two fair runs as a juvenile but well beaten on handicap debut on last run (November 2022); out of form on recent Flat runs; others stronger.

33/1

Form: P8

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in points and over hurdles; would be a surprise winner.

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4

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:05 Catterick

Hollywood Harmon

11st 5lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Sam England

0-4 in points and 0-4 over hurdles, albeit looked a non-stayer in 3m1f handicap on soft ground here (eventually pulled up) most recently; may improve back down in distance with hood applied.

25/1

0

5

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Hollywood Harmon

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Well held in her three completed starts in Irish points and she's not shown a great deal in three hurdle runs (at around 2m4f) since August; this is more realistic but she needs a transformation upped to this trip on handicap debut.

16/1

Form: 048-U8

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Modest form in bumpers; hasn't achieved enough over hurdles to suggest she can give her trainer her second win in this race.

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4th

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Moroccan Moon

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Did not show a great deal in her qualifying runs but took good step forward and was beaten under 2l when third of six on recent handicap debut at Catterick (2m3f, soft); has a fighting chance off the same mark here.

7/1

3rd

3

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:05 Catterick

Moroccan Moon

11st 7lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

0-3 in bumpers and 0-3 in novice hurdles, soundly beaten over C&D most recently; holds weak claims on form and needs to show major improvement on handicap debut, taking on two recent winners.

20/1

9th

16

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Moroccan Moon

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Gillian Boanas

Modest form in bumpers; hasn't achieved enough over hurdles to suggest she can give her trainer her second win in this race.

66/1

Form: 74

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two Irish points last November/December; well beaten both runs over hurdles; looks more the sort for handicaps.

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1st

1

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:35 Catterick

Treaty Boy

12st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Never figured here on latest attempt in novice hurdles; however, showed promise in Irish points and looks open to improvement on this handicap/chase debut; tongue-tie added; interesting.

7/2

10th

14

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Treaty Boy

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Rebecca Menzies

Placed in two Irish points last November/December; well beaten both runs over hurdles; looks more the sort for handicaps.

16/1

4th

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

12:15 Sedgefield

Treaty Boy

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Placed in a couple of soft-ground Irish points; 50-1 for rules debut in a Wetherby novices' hurdle (2m3f, soft; first-time hood), when he showed some promise before fading; needs to improve.

25/1

Form: 56/0P-

Last run: 586 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; dual Flat winner, the latest for this stable at Musselburgh in July (1m4f, good); disappointing since and showed just ordinary form over hurdles in Ireland; others look stronger.

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11th

9

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Odd Venture

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish; dual Flat winner, the latest for this stable at Musselburgh in July (1m4f, good); disappointing since and showed just ordinary form over hurdles in Ireland; others look stronger.

33/1

11

(10)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Odd Venture

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Poor strike-rate (2-38); hasn't kicked on positively since winning a low-key classified event at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) in July; nothing of any real significance on AW (0-9) and reportedly could go back over hurdles at some point.

25/1

13th

1

(12)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Odd Venture

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Not the best of strike-rates; Musselburgh winner off 7lb lower mark in July (1m4f, good) but tailed off at Catterick last time (1m4f, good to soft); needs to bounce back.

16/1

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Form:

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up to a useful hurdles prospect in a point bumper on debut in February but disappointing since, including on hurdles debut; others preferred.

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0

7

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

13:50 Wetherby

Conscription

10st 8lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Point-to-point bumper runner-up who has struggled since in two 3m points and three novice hurdles; however, he makes his handicap debut off a basement mark and a market check is advised.

12/1

10th

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Wetherby

Conscription

11st 8lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

always behind

200/1

12th

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Conscription

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Tim Easterby

Runner-up to a useful hurdles prospect in a point bumper on debut in February but disappointing since, including on hurdles debut; others preferred.

66/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Soldier Of Destiny

Telegraph:

Mikimoto

SPOTLIGHT:

Rich Spirit

D Express:

Mikimoto

The Star:

Mikimoto

Daily Record:

Mikimoto

The Times:

Rich Spirit

Daily Mirror:

Rich Spirit

TOPSPEED:

Soldier Of Destiny

POSTDATA:

Soldier Of Destiny

LAMBOURN:

Soldier Of Destiny

The Guardian:

Soldier Of Destiny

Daily Mail:

Soldier Of Destiny