catterickbridge.co.uk Handicap 5f 212y
- (3yo+, 5f 212y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,817 2nd £2,013 3rd £1,007
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 10.81s
- Off time: 16:01:08
|1st||9 Lady Frances||8/1|
|2nd||6 Go Far||2||9/2|
|3rd||2 Dark Castle||1||3/1f|
|5||138 9-12||M W Easterby||P Makin||85||14/1|
Dark Castle 18
|5||137 9-11||Micky Hammond||P McDonald||84||3/1f|
Bop It 18
|5||136 9-10 p1||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||83||13/2|
Avon Breeze 21
|5||135 9-9||R M Whitaker||Amy Ryan||82||6/1|
Go Far 6
|4||131 9-5 b||A Bailey||R Ffrench||78||9/2|
Solar Spirit (IRE) 14
|9||128 9-2||Miss Tracy Waggott||R Winston||75||13/2|
Thatcherite (IRE) 11
|6||128 9-2 t||T Coyle||B McHugh||75||10/1|
Lady Frances 8
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||79||8/1|
||8||99 v||D O'Meara||Sam James||82||NR|
Dark Castle (3/1), Go Far (9/2), Avon Breeze (6/1), Bop It (13/2), Solar Spirit (13/2), Lady Frances (8/1), Thatcherite (10/1), Nameitwhatyoulike (14/1)
Thatcherite stormed home late and fast to grab the spoils at Beverley over the flying five and it will make interesting viewing to see if he can repeat the dose over the additional furlong on a turning track. Many of his opponents are running well without winning and Lady Frances is one to catch the eye off bottomweight after travelling well last time for most of the trip when third over 7f at Lingfield. The drop to 6f looks a logical move and another strong effort from the front is anticipated. However, GO FAR is an interesting contender for Alan Bailey, having been plum in the firing line on his last three starts after a quiet start to the campaign. Beaten just over 2l in Class 3 company at Newmarket last time, he looks nicely treated off an unchanged mark of 78 and all three career successes have come at this trip. Powerful Presence, runner-up under a big weight on soft ground at Ayr on Monday, is another to consider.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Escape To Glory (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Lady Frances 7-1 (9-6) Led, edged right and headed over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Stealth Missile (9-1) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (4) pol.
Go Far 11-2 (9-0) Raced towards centre, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Pearl Blue (9-8) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Dark Castle 13-2 (10-0) Mid-division, driven 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 4l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Keen held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner well over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Little Shambles (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Bop It 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Thatcherite (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway and not much room over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on to lead post, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating One Boy (9-0) by shd, 14 ran.
Avon Breeze 3-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Rothesay Chancer (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Nameitwhatyoulike 28-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 12l behind Tatlisu (8-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.