Come Racing New Year's Day Beginners' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 7.20s
  • Off time: 14:20:34
Full result
Result 14:20 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Jackies Solitaire 4/1
2nd 2 Heez A Cracker s.h 3/1f
3rd 8 Shadows Lengthen s.h 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 8010/F4
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Heez A Cracker (FR) 22
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 8010/F4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 122 3/1f
3 5365/5-8
Yellow, Black stripe, halved sleeves, quartered cap Hollins 20
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 5365/5-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Micky Hammond J M Maguire 120 22/1
4 13353/3
Orange, dark blue chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond Jack The Gent (IRE) 28
  • T:G M Moore
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 13353/3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 G M Moore F Keniry 114 16/1
5 10-45P3
Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Kealigolane (IRE) 18
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 10-45P3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 F P Murtagh J Reveley 124 5/1
7 3-044U9
Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Pyjama Game (IRE) 18
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 3-044U9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 100/1
8 1350-95
Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 39
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 1350-95
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 9/1
10 07-9333
Black, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 11
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 07-9333
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 121 7/2
11 90-1452
Royal blue, red star, striped sleeves, royal blue cap red star Kykate 19
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:Charlie Huxley
  • Form: 90-1452
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 t W Kinsey Charlie Huxley 115 13/2
12 43275-U
Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Jackies Solitaire 13
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Rachael Green
  • Form: 43275-U
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
4 142 10-2 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 124 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 21FP2-P
Eurohunter (IRE) 56
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W Amos
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 21FP2-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 W Amos Brian Harding 120 NR
6 F32344-
Priors Gold 25
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Ollie Pears
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: F32344-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 Ollie Pears B Hughes NR
9 3263-64
Vosges (FR) 18
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:D Irving
  • Form: 3263-64
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 p J Ewart D Irving 114 NR

In depth

Verdict

Priors Gold tackles fences for the first time but has been in good form on the all-weather lately and was a fair hurdler for Gordon Elliott. Jackies Solitaire was still in touch when unseating Rachael Green at Doncaster while fellow four-year-old Dark And Dangerous has been placed in both starts over fences and the mate Kykate was second at Warwick earlier this month. Heez A Cracker and Jack The Gent are other with decent claims, along with Shadows Lengthen, but Vosges has been a big disappointment so far. KEALIGOLANE wasn't beaten far at Musselburgh last time and the softer surface here will be to his advantage. Barry Murtagh's grey looks to be improving and can come out on top in a competitive beginners' chase.

Formwatch

Eurohunter (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 14 ran.

Priors Gold 12-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, ridden in 5th 3 out, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on into 3rd last, no impression leaders, no extra run-in, 4th of 6, 9l behind Il Fenomeno (11-1) at Navan 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Nov '11.

Vosges (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led before 9th, headed before 4 out, lost 2nd 3 out, weakened before last, lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 10, 19l behind Bhaltair (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs.

Jackies Solitaire 7-2fav (9-13) Held up towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs, 12 ran.

Heez A Cracker (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, went 3rd and slightly hampered 11th, dropped to 4th when mistake 3 out, no further impression, 4th of 8, 18l behind Grandioso (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft.

Shadows Lengthen 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance bypassing normal 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 10, 8l behind Open Day (11-2) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.

Kealigolane (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Swift Arrow (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Kykate 13-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind George Nympton (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.

Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Cantlow (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) hvy.

Pyjama Game (IRE) 4-1fav (10-8) Tracked leaders and raced wide, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 15, 34l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.

Jack The Gent (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Led, headed before and blundered 3 out, ridden before 2 out, lost 2nd before last, one pace, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Lets Get Serious (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) sft in Nov.

Hollins 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, behind from 3 out, 8th of 12, 28l behind Araldur (10-11) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft.