16:00 Catterick Wed 10 July 2019
- racingtv.com Handicap (For The Turmeric Challenge Trophy) (Class 4)
- 1m 7f 189y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Kept on strongly to win by 8L on his only previous visit to Catterick (C&D) in October 2014; marginally below-par since beating the subsequent triple winner (inc Northumberland Vase) Carnwennan by ¾L at Doncaster (2m) in April.
Progressed through the ranks last summer with three wins, including when beating Di Alta by 2½L over 1m6f here (good) in September; 6lb higher and the Prescott string are yet to really fire so far in 2019.
Remains a maiden on turf (0-4) but has shown natural progression on the AW; 8lb higher than when beating Remember The Man by a decisive 4L at Chelmsford (2m) three weeks ago; a new PB is required in this contest.
Consistent throughout July and August in 2018 (212210) and 3lb lower than when beaten a neck by Airton in this race 12 months ago; below-par so far in 2019, including when well beaten by Handiwork at Doncaster in April; better handicapped now.
A typical Mark Johnston improver who has won three of his last six starts, rising a combined total of 19lb in the handicap (Class 6 to Class 4); 3lb higher than when beating Prefontaine by a neck at Sandown (1m6f) in May.
Capable hurdler (125-rated); has been a central plank in the excellent recent run of form for the County Meath handler Gavin Cromwell; has won twice already in Scotland this month, including at Ayr (1m5f) on Monday; carries a 10lb penalty.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J D BethellJ: P J McDonald|
Lever Du Soleil (10/11), Burn Some Dust (9/2), Lord Lamington (5/1), Jumping Cats (6/1), Trouble And Strife (7/1), Handiwork (14/1), Stormin Tom (16/1)
- Lever Du Soleil
- Jumping Cats
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