17:05 Catterick Wed 26 April 2017

  • Racing Again 11th May Apprentice Handicap (Class 6)
  • 7f, Good to Firm
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£2,264.002nd£674.003rd£337.004th£168.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:1m 25.75sOff time:17:07:20
3
(3)
49-8OR: 66
7/2
Both wins came last season over 7f when he was allowed to lead at Musselburgh and Newcastle off lower marks. Looked as though he needed the run when running from a wide draw at Pontefract over 7f (unable to lead) and yet to win off this mark this high. Well drawn to get to the front this time though but could face some upfront competition.
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4
(6)
49-5OR: 63
7/1
Won his maiden here last year over C&D when an odds-on favourite but struggled off higher marks after that in handicaps over similar trips. First-time blinkers appeared to pep him up a little over 6f here last time out and the return to 7f off a sliding mark make him of interest.
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5
(4)
49-4OR: 62
16/1
Comes from a yard in good form and ended last season in good form with back-to-back wins over 7f at Kempton and Wolverhampton (first two runs for the yard). His two runs back from a break this year have been very disappointing and this mark may well be beyond him.
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6
(12)
49-3OR: 61
28/1
Wide draw doesn't make life that easy and this will be his turf debut on his second run for this yard. His handicap debut last time out wasn't that impressive though and he's only 2lb lower here.
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7
(9)
69-2OR: 60
20/1
Was a useful handicapper in his pomp (has won off a mark as high as 74) but last win came back in 2015. Left his former yard but still looked well below par for this new yard in his first start for them last time out.
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8
(11)
49-1OR: 59
5/1
Winner on his AW debut last time out when taking a Kempton Park handicap off a mark of 54 over 7f coming back from a break. Suited by the way that race developed (came off a strong pace) and runs off a 5lb higher mark here but does have a wide draw to overcome.
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9
(13)
99-1OR: 59
12/1
Usually loves to get to the front and is a C&D winner in the past in claiming company. Losing run starting to stack up now and generally struggles in handicap company these days and could well find it hard to get to the front from a wide draw.
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10
(2)
78-13OR: 57
14/1
Looks to be better on AW surfaces than he does on turf and makes his first start for a new yard. Comes back down in trip here from 1m2f but this trip looks too short these days on a track where it can be hard to come from off the pace at times.
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11
(8)
88-13OR: 57
20/1
All his wins have come over further but he did manage to end a long losing run on his penultimate start at Newcastle (course regular) over a mile. Has found it hard to hold his form though and needs to bounce back from a poor effort last time out back on turf.
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12
(1)
78-13OR: 57
6/1
Losing run is starting to stack up now (last win September 2015) and comes back from a long break here. Did shape well on a few occasions last year but overall probably best watched here despite the good draw.
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13
(15)
78-11OR: 55
66/1
All his best runs have come from the front so his last two runs of last year can probably be discounted as he could never get to the front. Win last season came out of the blue off a mark of 51 (4lb higher here) and may well struggle to get to the front here from the widest draw if all.
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15
(7)
98-7OR: 48
20/1
Two wins from 32 runs probably tells the story with those wins coming back in 2013 and 2014 seasons. Didn't show that much last time out on his return from a break over further and others preferred.
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Non-Runners

1
(14)
Zylan4
59-13OR: 65
T: Roger FellJ: Ben Sanderson
2
(5)
Bounty Pursuit34
59-9OR: 67
T: M ApplebyJ: Raymond Dawson
14
(10)
Clergyman14
58-9OR: 53
T: Rebecca BastimanJ: Megan Nicholls

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Fine Example (7/2), Zylan (7/2), Olympic Duel (5/1), Bounty Pursuit (5/1), Tanawar (6/1), Masarzain (7/1), Clergyman (7/1), Llewellyn (12/1), Leonard Thomas (14/1), Dark Confidant (16/1), In Focus (20/1), Adiator (20/1), Nelson's Bay (20/1), Grecian King (28/1), Riponian (66/1)

Verdict

The biggest field of the day to close the card and the draw may well play a significant part here with some of the more fancied runners drawn wide. That could cause problems for the likes of Zylan and Olympic Duel and a low draw and a prominent run style may well be the way to go here. That combination would point the way to FINE EXAMPLE who will appreciate the return to 7f and the blinkers (worn for his last two wins) return here. Clergyman is another of interest although his double figure draw isn’t ideal but he may appreciate the return to 7f and he’s certainly capable of going close off this mark if he gets the run of the race.
  1. Fine Example
  2. Clergyman
  3. Zylan

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