Catterick Interactive Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m 3f

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 43.50s
  • Off time: 12:40:34
Full result
Result 12:40 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Diocles 4/1
2nd 2 Big Water 14 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5110-65
Dark Green, White diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Hunters Belt (IRE) 16
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 5110-65
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5vt
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 vt F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 125 28/1
2 221-582
Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Big Water (IRE) 8
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 221-582
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 G A Swinbank P J Brennan 123 11/4
3 67/22-43
Black, black and maroon striped cap Rick (FR) 10
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 67/22-43
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2b
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 b J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 122 2/1f
4 11/33F-5
Orange, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and orange quartered cap Diocles (IRE) 232
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 11/33F-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 4/1
5 79-7221
Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 18
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 79-7221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 J Ewart Brian Harding 115 7/2

In depth

Verdict

Rick has some promising form in Ireland and has dropped to a very lowly mark though his jumping let him down at Wetherby last time. MANDARIN SUNSET is bred to be a chaser so he's done well to score over hurdles and makes his debut over fences from what could prove to be a lenient mark. Big Water is only a youngster but his victories have come on testing ground and he was beaten a long way when runner-up at Musselburgh last time. Hunters Belt is 12lb higher than his last victory over hurdles and was well beaten on his chasing bow but Diocles will have learnt from his runs over fences last season and has the scope to do better.

Formwatch

Diocles (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Led, jumped right early, not fluent 4 out or 3 out, soon headed, no extra last, last of 5, 21l behind Kykate (11-8) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.

Big Water (IRE) 10-3fav (11-10) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, soon chased winner, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 17l behind Strongpoint (11-7) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.

Rick (FR) 7-2 (11-5) Led, headed after 3rd, remained with leader, led 8th, headed 4 out, kept on and no extra when lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Westward Point (11-1) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.

Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, poised to challenge 2 out, driven to lead when edged left flat, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Bellgrove (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.

Hunters Belt (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Last pair, outpaced before 7th, lost poor 4th and not fluent 2 out, never on terms, last of 5, 35l behind Eduard (11-0) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gs.