15:30 Catterick Wed 18 July 2018
- 5th Regiment Royal Artillery Handicap (Class 4)
- 5f 212y,
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Course winner who needed a chance from the handicapper and got one when he was 2nd last time at Doncaster over this trip. Came across a progressive sort there and one of the more likely sorts in this off just 1lb higher.
Winner here in May in a similar grade (2lb lower mark) and got back to a level near that performance when 2nd on the AW last time after a blip in between. Didn't really get the run of the race last time either in a slightly better race.
One of two runners in the race for the trainer with this one looking his second best of the duo. Managed to come back to near the form that saw him four times last time out and he's headed back to a good mark so not out of this.
First run back from a wind op with cheekpieces going on for the first-time he had become unreliable and it remains to be seen if either of those factors spark a revival. Last two runs have been poor though and others make more appeal.
Looked as though he had a good chance of ending a long losing spell when well drawn/supported at Chester recently. Slow away he failed to take that chance but does lurk on a good mark still having won over C&D before.
Stable going well at the moment; confirmed the promise he had shown at York to land small-field handicap at Thirsk last time off 4lb lower. Needs to find a little more here but no reason why he won't go close again despite the rise in the handicap.
Has steadily come down the weights of late and is nearing a mark she ought to be able to win off. This may still prove a little too competitive for her especially from a wide draw and needs a couple to underperform to make the frame.
Repeated her win in a race at Nottingham in May from virtually the same mark appreciating the return to 6f. Hasn't been in the same form in three runs since and despite what looks to be a plum draw here others make more appeal.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs R CarrJ: J Garritty|
Consequences (3/1), Short Work (7/2), Lucky Beggar (4/1), Suitcase 'n' Taxi (9/2), Requinto Dawn (11/2), Mont Kiara (9/1), Rose Marmara (9/1), Socialites Red (14/1)
- Suitcase 'n' Taxi
- Short Work
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