Baker to serve up Wolver winner
Chris Wilson provides a selection for every race on Tuesday and fancies Breccbennach to win at Wolverhampton.
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CATTERICK: 12.50 Captain Joe, 1.20 Sunny Side Up, 1.50 Holy Angel, 2.20 Llewellyn, 2.50 SIOUX CHIEFTAIN (NAP), 3.20 Wee Giant, 3.50 Fathom Five, 4.20 Mission Impossible.
FFOS LAS: 1.30 Gate Please, 2.00 Captain Moonman, 2.30 Get It On, 3.00 Jump Up, 3.30 Bob Ford, 4.00 Kilvergan Boy, 4.30 Carpies Boy.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.40 Interception, 5.10 You're The Boss, 5.40 Definite Secret, 6.10 Breccbennach, 6.40 Byron Gala, 7.10 Landau.
YARMOUTH: 1.10 Istikshaf, 1.40 Bourbon Prince, 2.10 Kung Hei Fat Choy, 2.40 Baileys Forever, 3.10 Minimee, 3.40 Mystery Bet, 4.10 Ticoz.
DOUBLE: Sioux Chieftain and Breccbennach.
Sioux Chieftain can make a successful debut for trainer Michael Appleby when he wages war in the Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap at Catterick.
The capable Danethorpe handler has taken over the stewardship of this three-year-old gelding from Tim Pitt, for whom he won a mile-and-a-quarter handicap at Nottingham in April.
Sioux Chieftain is 10lb higher here, but there are valid reasons to expect a big run on his Appleby bow.
The son of Mount Nelson could not justify favouritism on his last start at Newmarket in June, but that effort can be best forgotten as he was not suited by the way in which the race was run.
Before that, Sioux Chieftain ran a stormer in a hot mile-and-a-half handicap at York, where he was beaten two and a half lengths on soft ground.
This is important, as the ground is likely to be exceedingly demanding in North Yorkshire.
He also faces nothing of the calibre of the two horses, Esteaming and Rundell, in front of him on the Knavesmire.
Despite having been off the track for 123 days, he showed at Nottingham that he is a useful tool when fresh.
Sioux Chieftain is also the most unexposed horse in what is a pretty underwhelming line-up.
Kung Hei Fat Choy looked rejuvenated at Catterick earlier this month and gets the nod in the BetVictor New Live Casino Handicap at Yarmouth.
James Given's four-year-old gelding has had an indifferent season, but he demonstrated a nice shift of gear on his last outing when he stayed on for fourth over seven furlongs.
The son of Elusive Quality was given too much to do that day, so might have even got closer to the winner, Showboating, if more forceful tactics had been deployed.
In any event, the step back up to a mile can be seen as a good thing, while he has also exhibited a distinct liking for when the mud is flying.
Breccbennach is a relatively interesting runner in the Ladbrokes Handicap at Wolverhampton.
The former John Oxx inmate has had a fair season for Seamus Durack, with a solid victory at Leicester in September the highlight.
He also turned in a pretty encouraging display in a good six-furlong handicap at Newmarket later that month, when he plugged on for fourth spot behind Equitania, beaten only a length and a half.
Breccbennach lacked a bit of zip to go with the major players on that occasion, so it is little wonder Durack goes back over seven furlongs with the gelded son of Oasis Dream.
His solid form on the Dundalk all-weather in Ireland over that distance, would put him bang in the frame for this race, in which many of his rivals are in the midst of a lean spell.
Captain Moonman did enough on his debut for Rebecca Curtis to warrant interest in the Racing Post Weekender Out Tomorrow Handicap Hurdle at Ffos Las.
The eight-year-old did not enjoy being out on his own over three miles here earlier this month, but stayed on towards the end once he was overtaken by Jump Up.
That should have done him the world of good - it was his first outing since April - and he should be happier over this shorter trip.
Keep an eye, too, on Kilvergan Boy, who runs in the 32Red Handicap Chase.
Nigel Twiston-Davies' nine-year-old jumped poorly at Newton Abbot a fortnight ago, but he can be given another chance if his recent success at Perth is factored into the equation.
Kilvergan Boy still has plenty in hand over the assessor if he can replicate his good form over fences from a few years ago.