Miss looks perfect at Catterick

  • By: Chris Wilson
  • Last Updated: August 28 2014, 7:07 BST

Chris Wilson provides a tip for every race on Wednesday with Miss Macnamara his nap selection at Catterick.

Sir Mark Prescott: Can win with Chinese Jade
Sir Mark Prescott: Can win with Chinese Jade

BELLEWSTOWN: 4.10 Great Dancer, 4.40 Cillian's Return, 5.10 Botanical Lady, 5.45 Peggy's Leg, 6.15 Sauanna Belle, 6.45 La Canada, 7.15 Ebadani, 7.45 Orgilgo Bay.

CARLISLE: 2.00 Choc'A'Moca, 2.30 Charlie Croker, 3.00 Bearskin, 3.30 Her Red Devil, 4.00 Chinese Jade, 4.30 Senor George, 5.00 Ebony Express.

CATTERICK: 2.10 Charlie Lad, 2.40 Foxcover, 3.10 MISS MACNAMARA (NAP), 3.40 Mr McLaren, 4.15 Perfect Blossom, 4.45 Asteroidea, 5.15 Windforpower.

KEMPTON: 5.55 It's A Yes From Me, 6.25 Light Fantastic, 6.55 Graffiti Art, 7.25 Winter Queen, 7.55 Buckstay, 8.25 Perfect Summer, 8.55 Maria Bella.

LINGFIELD: 2.20 Turning Times, 2.50 Lady Zodiac, 3.20 Ohio, 3.50 Clearing, 4.25 Glorious Sun, 4.55 Anginola, 5.25 Vied, 6.00 Marjong.

WORCESTER: 4.35 It Is What It Is, 5.05 Porters War, 5.35 Boru's Brook, 6.05 Kyles Faith, 6.35 Academy General, 7.05 In The Rough, 7.35 Discay.

DOUBLE: Miss Macnamara and Buckstay.

Miss Macnamara should not be discounted in the Barries Ices And Refreshments Handicap at Catterick.

Martin Todhunter's five-year-old must shoulder top weight in this seven-runner affair, but she enjoys competing at the North Yorkshire circuit and will, crucially, appreciate the return to just shy of two miles.

Miss Macnamara is a three-times course and distance scorer but hardly ripped up too many trees earlier this month at Carlisle, when she finished fifth of 15 runners in an extended handicap over a mile and three furlongs.

The Dylan Thomas mare is unquestionably better over marathon trips, however, so that run is probably of little consequence when it comes to assessing her chances back at Catterick.

Todhunter's representative is pretty flexible in terms of ground preference, which is always a handy trait given the capricious nature of late summer, while she is now just 2lb higher than when readily victorious at this track on May 24.

Runaway Musselburgh scorer Giovanni Jack is respected under a 6lb penalty, but Miss Macnamara's course expertise is taken to once again come to the fore.

Chinese Jade deserves to be recognised as a main protagonist for the Watch RacingUK Sky 432 Handicap at Carlisle.

Sir Mark Prescott's filly failed to convince over a mile and a quarter at Bath last time, when she scraped home for second place behind Serena Grae, having earlier in the race looked a big danger.

It is, then, hardly a big shock to see the daughter of Cape Cross revert to seven furlongs at the Cumbria circuit.

Chinese Jade won handsomely over this trip at Brighton and at Newmarket last year and is not badly that treated at the weights if this drop in distance has the desired effect, as is anticipated.

Buckstay has been found a really good opportunity at Kempton in which to continue his fine form when he runs in the Betdaq 50 Free Bet Handicap.

The four-year-old gelding bossed a competitive handicap over course and distance in June when his half-length defeat of Musaddas was probably not a fair measure of his dominance.

That success could hardly have worked out any better as the runner-up won by seven lengths when next seen on a racecourse.

Next up for Buckstay was a trip to Glorious Goowood, where he only succumbed by a short head to Extremity, who subsequently ran a cracker at York.

Peter Chapple-Hyam's son of Lawman is clearly on a bit of a high right now and looks good enough to overcome a sizeable hike in the weights.

Ohio is the shout in the 32Red Handicap at Lingfield.

Nick Littmoden's filly did not achieve that much in four prior starts, but she took a fair step forwards over a mile and a half at Kempton a week and a half ago.

The three-year-old stayed on strongly once the game was up to finish third on her first try over that sort of distance.

Ohio remains feasibly treated on a humble mark of just 50 and looks a tempting proposition over an extra furlong, especially as the reliable Luke Morris takes over at the helm.

Newton Abbot scorer Porters War can be trusted to double up in the homexpertsuk.com Exceptional Estate And Letting Agents Handicap Chase at Worcester.