Dine And View At Catterick Races Novices' Handicap Chase 3m 1f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 45.88s
- Off time: 14:45:20
|2nd||1 Tiny Dancer||21||15/8|
Tiny Dancer (IRE) 22
|6||166 11-12||G A Swinbank||P J Brennan||108||15/8|
Harris (IRE) 23
|7||165 11-11 p1||W Kinsey||J Reveley||107||6/4f|
Swingbridge (IRE) 318
|6||164 11-10||C Grant||Henry Brooke||106||6/1|
Radio Nowhere (IRE) 21
|6||160 11-6 b||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||102||8/1|
Over And Above (IRE) 30
|8||140 10-0 bt||H Hogarth||R McGrath||78||16/1|
Blazing Bull (IRE)
||9||10-7||J Wade||John Dawson||15/8|
Tiny Dancer won by 24 lengths over 2m5f at Ayr last time and stays further. He can't be ignored while Radio Nowhere went very close at Newcastle in December. Unfortunately, he then took a backward step at Musselburgh and isn't one to have much faith in. HARRIS is much improved this winter and, after dead-heating over hurdles at this track in December, was second over course and distance last month on his chasing bow despite making mistakes. He'll have learned from that and, 5lb lower now, could be the one to be on as Swingbridge returns from a lengthy absence and Over And Above is 4lb out of the handicap.
Harris (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Close up, ridden 13th, plugged on from 2 out, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Pinerolo (10-8) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Feb.
Tiny Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) In touch in 4th, left 3rd 4th, left 2nd 10th, blundered 12th, led before 4 out, clear before and blundered
Radio Nowhere (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, reminders 6 out, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Alpha One (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.
Over And Above (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by The Last Bridge (10-8) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Swingbridge (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, 4th when blundered 6th, went 3rd 3 out, left 15 lengths clear next, stayed on well from last, not reached winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Brady (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.