Catterick Interactive 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (3yo+, 2m, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.40s
  • Off time: 12:10:19
Full result
Result 12:10 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Aye Well 9/1
2nd 1 Saroque nk 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 034-555
Black and red (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, check cap Saroque (IRE) 14
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 034-555
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 107 9/2
2 9225P-5
BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond Badgers Retreat 66
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 9225P-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 105 25/1
3 00/78-2P
Royal blue, grey and Royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap Aye Well 10
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form: 00/78-2P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 103 9/1
4 098526-
Dark blue, maroon spots, dark blue cap Oscar Stanley (IRE) 249
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 098526-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 98 6/1
5 7643-P5
White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap One For Luck 18
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 7643-P5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13b
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 b T D Easterby J Reveley 94 5/4f
6 6-005
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Notonebuttwo (IRE) 44
  • T:C Grant
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 6-005
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
5 140 10-0 C Grant F Keniry 81 5/1

In depth

Verdict

Venetia Williams continues in good form but Saroque hasn't shown much in bumpers or maidens over timber and is asked to concede weight all round on his handicap debut. Badgers Retreat produced two reasonable efforts on good ground at Sedgefield but has struggled badly in much softer going and takes a big drop in trip. Aye Well almost pulled off the shock of the season when a close runner-up to Bonnie Burnett at Ayr and it was no surprise when he struggled at Aintree subsequently while Oscar Stanley failed to last home over 2m6f at Sedgefield after a promising run at Carlisle. Notonebuttwo needs massive improvement so this can go to ONE FOR LUCK, who was travelling best of all at this trip when sent over 2m4f at Doncaster but faded when headed.

Formwatch

Aye Well 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, headway next, ridden and weakened after 8th, well beaten before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Master Of The Sea (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft, 13 ran.

Saroque (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Moscow Presents (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.

One For Luck 8-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, challenged 4 out, led before 3 out, headed last, no extra run-in, 5th of 13, 8l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

Badgers Retreat 7-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, weakened from 8th, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Green Flag (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.

Notonebuttwo (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, soon chased leaders, with leader 6th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 42l behind Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.

Oscar Stanley (IRE) 9-2fav (11-9) Held up in mid-division, under pressure approaching 7th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 12, well behind Gougane (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.