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16:20 Catterick

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  • Prize money: £4568.06
  • 3m 1f 54y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: -P2230

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Ran right up to his best when a keeping-on third behind last weekend's Kempton winner Forward Plan at Doncaster two runs back (3m, good to soft); never got into it back there a month ago in a strong Class 1 handicap and probably best to forgive him that; acts on soft.

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1st

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:20 Newcastle

Twoshotsoftequila

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Exploited drop in grade when winning comfortably by 9l at Catterick (3m1f, soft) a week ago and is now 2-11 over fences; has 7lb penalty here and is not yet proven on heavy ground but still commands respect.

5/6

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Twoshotsoftequila

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ran right up to his best when a keeping-on third behind last weekend's Kempton winner Forward Plan at Doncaster two runs back (3m, good to soft); never got into it back there a month ago in a strong Class 1 handicap and probably best to forgive him that; acts on soft.

2/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 70-6P2

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Should be well handicapped and in the new cheekpieces (regularly wears tongue-tie) he gave it a bold go from the front at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy); that was better and likely contender if taking to the new blinkers.

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1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Dr Kananga

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Front-runner; acts on heavy ground; best form this term when solid second off this mark, behind subsequent winners, at Fontwell and Catterick in February; disappointing last time but may rebound in new headgear.

8/1

1

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:45 Fontwell

Dr Kananga

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Returned to form with C&D (heavy) second in first-time cheekpieces last month and also ran well when second to a subsequent winner in first-time blinkers (retained) at Catterick (3m1f, soft) a fortnight later; respected.

6/4

2nd

2

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Dr Kananga

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Should be well handicapped and in the new cheekpieces (regularly wears tongue-tie) he gave it a bold go from the front at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy); that was better and likely contender if taking to the new blinkers.

6/1

Form: 260531 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Back to form with a bang when winning a veterans' chase by an eased-down 12l over C&D (soft) a month ago and a 7lb rise could have been worse; strong claims.

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3rd

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Mister Bells

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Back to form with a bang when winning a veterans' chase by an eased-down 12l over C&D (soft) a month ago and a 7lb rise could have been worse; strong claims.

7/4

1st

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Mister Bells

10st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

4lb higher when winning at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft) last March but below that level this season, with his latest third here remote; others preferred.

10/1

3rd

1

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Mister Bells

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Won at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft) in March and now 2lb lower; however, he's struggled on his three runs this autumn; needs to get back on track.

10/1

Form: 22-214

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won by 2l after a break on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) but Newcastle was disappointing and he's yet to prove himself on ground this soft; tongue-tie added.

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7th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Everyday Champagne

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

A 2l winner at Ayr in November (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) on his return from a break but hasn't shone since and ran in snatches last time; the tongue-tie tried there is soon removed and that could help.

6/1

4th

5

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Everyday Champagne

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won by 2l after a break on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) but Newcastle was disappointing and he's yet to prove himself on ground this soft; tongue-tie added.

7/1

Form: -P12PU

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

In good form late last year with a win (3m, heavy) and near-miss (2m7f, heavy) in his regular cheekpieces; however, he was laboured at Haydock two runs back and departed mid-race last week at Carlisle when tried in blinkers; jumping can be an issue.

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5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:12 Newcastle

East Street

11st 1lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Sue Smith

Won at Wetherby (3m, heavy) last November and went very close off today's 3lb higher mark over this C&D (heavy) in December; however, he's lost his form subsequently and a big turnaround is required.

12/1

5th

3

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

East Street

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

In good form late last year with a win (3m, heavy) and near-miss (2m7f, heavy) in his regular cheekpieces; however, he was laboured at Haydock two runs back and departed mid-race last week at Carlisle when tried in blinkers; jumping can be an issue.

13/2

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:00 Carlisle

East Street

11st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Sue Smith

Beaten before stamina may have been an issue at Haydock (3m4f, heavy; pulled up) latest; however, in good form previously with a win (3m, heavy) and near-miss (2m7f, heavy), and first-time blinkers replacing cheekpieces could help (can come under early pressure, and jumping can lack fluency).

7/1

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Straight Forecast £47.10
Trifecta £109.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Mister Bells

WEST COUNTRY:

Dr Kananga

SPOTLIGHT:

Twoshotsoftequila

The Star:

Everyday Champagne

D Express:

Aquila Sky

The Times:

Twoshotsoftequila

TOPSPEED:

Mister Bells

POSTDATA:

Mister Bells

Daily Mail:

Mister Bells

Daily Record:

Mister Bells

Telegraph:

Dr Kananga

The Guardian:

Dr Kananga

Daily Mirror:

Dr Kananga