W.L. And Hector Christie Memorial Trophy (Novices' Limited Handicap Chase) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 8.00s
  • Off time: 13:35:17
Full result
Result 13:35 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Alderbrook Lad 7/2
2nd 3 Smadynium 1 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 16211F
White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 12
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 16211F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 W Coltherd A P McCoy 120 11/4
2 611554
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Dartford Warbler (IRE) 12
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 611554
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 119 8/1
3 464314
Red, grey striped sleeves, white cap Smadynium (FR) 19
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 464314
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 117 9/2
4 42-2252
Yellow, Grey star, sleeves and star on cap Desgrey 14
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 42-2252
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 P D Niven B Hughes 114 10/1
5 25-50
Dark blue and grey diamonds, grey sleeves, dark blue cap Veauce De Sivola (FR) 75
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 25-50
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 Nick Williams J Reveley 114 9/4f
6 1225F1
Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Alderbrook Lad (IRE) (ex7) 8
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Joe Colliver
  • Form: 1225F1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (5) 103 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Brave Spartacus (IRE)
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
7 11-9 K G Reveley J Reveley 2/5
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In depth

Verdict

This looks a tricky puzzle to solve. Alderbrook Lad returned to winning ways over a longer trip here last week but has picked up a 7lb penalty for his troubles. Veauce De Sivola is lightly raced but makes his chasing debut, as does Desgrey, and Surprise Vendor fell here last month in a race in which Dartford Warbler eventually finished last of the four finishers. SMADYNIUM is another tackling fences for the first time but he doesn't look badly treated on recent efforts over the smaller obstacles and will have been well schooled - he earns a tentative vote.

Formwatch

Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Made all, jumped soundly, stayed on well from last, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft beating Billy Cuckoo (11-10) by 8l, 4 ran.

Smadynium (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Led until 3rd, under pressure 4 out, weakened next, stayed on to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 7, 12l behind Leviathan (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Dartford Warbler (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, slow 2nd, under pressure 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 6, 13l behind Croco Bay (11-0) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Desgrey 10-1 (11-5) Prominent, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 12l behind Circus Star (10-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

Suprise Vendor (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Prominent, mistake 2nd, tracking leaders when fell 5th, in a race won by Croco Bay (11-0) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 6 ran.

Veauce De Sivola (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders to before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Magnifique Etoile (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.