15:15 Catterick Thu 10 January 2019

  • Follow racingtv On Twitter Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 1m 7f 156y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£4,484.002nd£1,317.003rd£658.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:3m 46.1sOff time:15:16:28
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1
1011-12OR: 109D
28/1

Not seen out since September, but has won after a break before, so absence no issue, and now looks well handicapped after a series of moderate efforts. Conditions fine, but yard struggling for form is a bigger concern. Risky but not discounted.

3
711-3OR: 100
9/4

Application of a hood did the trick at Sedgefield last time out where he hung on well despite still pulling hard early. 5lb rise and much quicker ground are the queries to answer but as an in-form horse, that counts for plenty here.

4
611-1OR: 98D
14/1

No win in ten starts and in truth, looks regressive already. Faller at Sedgefield last time when in a dispute for the places, which was a bit better, but just looks hard to win with and on that, others are preferred.

5
1110-13OR: 96CD
11/1

On the plus side, last win came in this race last year, and from the same mark, so no problems from a handicapping point of view, but consistency not his strong point and he was well beaten on comeback at Newcastle last month. Risky.

6
410-5OR: 100
9/1

Yet to win in 15 starts but not without ability on the Flat and has shown just enough in three hurdles starts to make him interesting on handicap debut here, Gets the weight allowances as a 4yo and looks a potential improver.

7
810-1OR: 84BFD
11/10

Wasn't going anywhere quickly but his fifth at Taunton signalled better might be to come and he duly ran better on first start for this yard over C&D last time out. Yard among the winners and this one has to be on the shortlist.

8
710-0OR: 77
11/1

Still a maiden after 18 tries, finished behind Baratineur here last time out and although not disgraced after being slightly hampered, hard to see why he should turn the form around here.

Non-Runners

2
Lostock Hall29
711-6OR: 103
T: Tristan DavidsonJ: Harry Reed

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Steel City1011-35/1
T: M W EasterbyJ: W T Kennedy

Betting

Forecast

Baratineur (11/10), Flowery (9/4), Canadian George (9/1), Steel City (11/1), Mac Cennetig (11/1), New List (14/1), Lostock Hall (20/1), Lough Kent (28/1)

Verdict

This has the look of a winnable event. Baratineur will be top of most people's lists after a good second here last time out, and the England team do so well with these cast-offs from other yards, so it's hard to argue he won't go well. But CANADIAN GEORGE gets plenty of weight as a 4yo and has shown enough in his hurdles starts so far to think that he will improve again for going handicapping, and he can cause a minor upset. Flowery is the other that comes into this in good form, but whether he can repeat that Sedgefield win is open to debate. A market move for Lostock Hall needs heeding too.
  1. Canadian George
  2. Baratineur
  3. Lostock Hall
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