Follow Us On Twitter At CatterickRaces Novices' Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 53.60s
  • Off time: 13:12:14
Full result
Result 13:10 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Vintage Star 4/6f
2nd 4 King's Grace 28 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 80-1243
Light green, red spots, red cap Court In Session (IRE) 52
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 80-1243
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 M Keighley A P McCoy 125 3/1
2 F-3217B
Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Gin Cobbler 9
  • T:V Thompson
  • J:Mr Colm Mccormack
  • Form: F-3217B
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 V Thompson Mr Colm Mccormack (7) 96 100/1
3 65/5-8PU
Yellow, Black stripe, halved sleeves, quartered cap Hollins 9
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 65/5-8PU
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 Micky Hammond B Hughes 115 50/1
4 1/61-58
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap King's Grace 26
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1/61-58
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 120 4/1
5 213P-22
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Vintage Star (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 213P-22
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 125 4/6f

In depth

Verdict

Court In Session has already won over the larger obstacles, at Hereford last May, but tries a new trip here under Rules, though did win over 3m between the flags. We're going to take him on with VINTAGE STAR, who has run well in both starts so far over fences. He was just outpaced by Tuesday's Leicester runner-up Wiesentraum over 2m3f at Doncaster last time when King's Grace dropped away tamely after disputing the lead on the first circuit. Neither Gin Cobbler nor Hollins managed to complete in a beginners' chase over C&D on New Year's Day and they have a bit to prove now.

Formwatch

Vintage Star (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, led before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Dec.

King's Grace 9-2 (11-2) With leaders, led 6th to 8th, weakened 4 out, 8th of 12, 38l behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Dec.

Hollins 12-1 (11-0) In rear when blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Rapidolyte De Ladalka (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (4) hvy, 6 ran.

Gin Cobbler 16-1 (10-7) Held up, brought down 9th, in a race won by Rapidolyte De Ladalka (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (4) hvy, 6 ran.

Court In Session (IRE) 5-4fav (11-7) Led, headed after 2 out, no impression on winner final 200 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-0) at Leicester 2m nov chs (3) gd in Nov.