13:45 Catterick

Wednesday 25 January 2023

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    Racing To School Conditional Jockeys' Veterans' Handicap Chase

  • 10YO plus  |   Class 4  |   3m 1f 54y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 6m 47.0s
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Horse silk
Admiral Barratryp73
Age: 10|  Weight: 12-2| J: Eddie Edge(10)| T: L Wadham| OR:  122
12/1
Scored at Fakenham in December last season but no impact last 3 starts, including on return. Down 3 lb/in grade (first go in veterans' race) at least here and conditional removes 10 lb. Could revive.
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2
Horse silk
Sam's Adventurev13
Age: 11|  Weight: 12-0| J: P W Wadge(3)| T: B Ellison| OR:  120
7/2
Smart chaser at his peak and offered his first encouragement for a long while in staying handicap here a fortnight ago fitted with a first-time visor. Down another 2 lb and could be worth chancing to build on that.
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3
Horse silk
Midnight Mossp,t25
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-9| J: Toby Wynne(3)| T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero| OR:  115| BF
5/2
Lightly raced since opening chase account at Doncaster (3m) in February 2020 but retains all his ability, suffering the most agonising yet of 3 consecutive defeats in similar event at Warwick (3m) last time, collared on the line by a stronger stayer. Nudged up 4 lb.
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5
Horse silk
Trixstert35
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-8| J: Charlie Price(3)| T: Tim Vaughan| OR:  114
7/2
Won extended 3m Southwell handicap chase in the spring under this rider and back on track when second at Taunton a month ago. First go in a veterans' contest and can go well.
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6
Horse silk
Hitman Fredv34
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-5| J: Dylan Johnston(10)| T: R Dobbin| OR:  111
3/1
Likeable type and, fitter for his comeback after 17 months away, made it 5 wins (plus 3 placed efforts) from just 9 starts over fences when landing 3m Ayr handicap before Christmas. Conditional takes off 10 lb and he has to be respected on first go in veterans' race.
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7
Horse silk
Thunderosab,t13
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-3| J: Aaron Anderson| T: J Bedi| OR:  109
40/1
Yet to score over fences and he's been well below form in 3 runs for current yard in recent weeks. Very well treated if he does find his spark again.
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8
Horse silk
Puppet Warriorp,t126
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-2| J: Tabitha Worsley| T: Georgie Howell| OR:  80
16/1
Some encouraging bits and pieces of form to his name suggesting he still has something to offer from a declining mark. Tongue tied for this first go in a veterans' race but it looks tough.
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Non-Runners

4
Horse silk
Light Flicker30
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 11
T: R Potter  J: Caoilin Quinn
NR

Forecasts

Midnight Moss (5/2), Hitman Fred (3/1), Sam's Adventure (7/2), Trixster (7/2), Light Flicker (8/1), Admiral Barratry (12/1), Puppet Warrior (16/1), Thunderosa (40/1)

Verdict

SAM'S ADVENTURE has dropped a long way in the weights and showed that there is still some spark left here a fortnight ago. That form looks solid enough and he's chanced to build on that and notch up a first victory since his 2021 Eider success. Trixster is proving pretty reliable and is respected on his first go in a veterans' race, as is the likeable Hitman Fred.

Previous Winners

2022
Manwell
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 12
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £4,568.002nd: £2,102.003rd: £1,051.004th: £526.005th: £262.00

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