17:45 Catterick Wed 24 July 2019
- catterickbridge.co.uk Apprentice Training Series Handicap (Racing Excellence Training Series) (Class 6)
- 1m 4f 13y, Good to Soft (Good in places)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Fine servant having won 10 races for the yard. Not at best so far this term and has dropped to lowest mark for six years so could be very dangerous if able to bounce back. Worth noting any market confidence.
12-race maiden but only narrowly lost out under this rider in Pontefract 1m2f h'cap penultimate start. Beaten favourite when third and not best of runs at Chepstow 1m4f latest and has decent claims if things go his way this time.
Won this race last year when trained by the late Kenneth Slack. Struggled for form this term for current yard prior to much better effort when second at Hamilton ats time and should make bold bid to follow up lastyear's race success.
On a long losing run but has been second on last three starts at between 1m1f-1m4f. Hasn't won at this trip and stamina is a possible issue, but is in decent form and should be on the premises once again on this easy track.
Won over C&D last season off this mark and probably found 1m6f beyond him at Nottingham last time where faded from over a furlong out. Decent young rider on board.
Only success came over extended mile in Germany last season. Not at best on AW latest but previous two effort sat this trip on turf suggest she has every chance if ridden more patiently having gone close each time.
Dual purpose mare whose only win came at Salisbury in May in 1m6f handicap off 4lb lower mark. Pulled up over hurdles recently but is first ever Flat runner at track for Wiltshire-based trainer and good apprentice booked. Interesting.
Won over 1m6f here back in 2014 and has been successful at Redcar three times since. Lost his way though this season and looks badly out of form. Hurtled down weights but hard to enthuse over at present.
Hasn't won beyond 1m2f but didn't shape badly on first try at ths trip when fifth at Ripon last time. This easier track should help cause and isn't a no-hoper by any means.
Just two wins in 57 attempts but they have both come over this C&D, latest ebing in June 2016. Distant third here in claimer last mnth and well beaten in handicap since so is pretty hard to enthuse over on recent evidence.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Kenneth SlackJ: Ross Turner|
Calliope (7/2), Mr Carbonator (4/1), Airplane (11/2), Rose Crown (13/2), Lafilia (8/1), Corton Lad (9/1), Oborne Lady (10/1), Metronomic (14/1), Flower Power (14/1), Midnight Warrior (16/1), Fillydelphia (40/1), Dr Richard Kimble (50/1)
- Oborne Lady
- Corton Lad
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