15:15 Catterick

Wednesday 25 January 2023

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 3f 66y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:16  |   Winning time: 4m 54.68s
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Horse silk
Alnadamp,t154
Age: 10|  Weight: 12-0| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  125
16/1
Didn't go on as hoped over fences last season following a promise 2020/21 novice campaign, and well held on return at Exeter last month. However, dangerous to completely discount back hurdling (2-5 in this sphere) off a 10 lb lower mark. Tongue tied first time.
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Horse silk
Will Victoryt36
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12| J: Ben Bromley(7)| T: H Fry| OR:  123
5/1
Wasted little time getting on the up for Harry Fry, supplementing her Sedgefield success at Plumpton last month. 4 lb rise won't prevent a very bold hat-trick bid.
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3
Horse silk
Happy And Finep28
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-11| J: Kielan Woods| T: A M Hales| OR:  122| CD
11/8
Cheekpieces seemingly the making of him to end 2022, landing a brace of handicaps at up to 20.6f. Up 8 lb for latter win but limit may not yet have been reached.
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4
Horse silk
Guiri27
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-11| J: R P McLernon| T: B Haslam| OR:  122
100/1
Placed over hurdles/on the Flat in Ireland for Jessica Harrington last year. After 3 months off, made a discouraging start for new stable when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Kelso (22.7f) in December. Has enough to prove back down in trip.
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5
Horse silk
Collooneyt88
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-10| J: Aidan Coleman| T: O Murphy| OR:  121| D
33/1
Successful off 8 lb higher mark at Fontwell 2 years ago but has subsequently proved disappointing, in this sphere and over fences, well held on return from 10 months off at Wetherby in October.
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6
Horse silk
The Wrekin411
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-6| J: T J O'Brien| T: H D Daly| OR:  117
9/2
Three-time winner of novice hurdles in 2021 who largely performed well in handicaps subsequently. Returns from 13 months off on a handy-looking mark and rates an interesting proposition with his yard among the winners.
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7
Horse silk
Chti Balko65
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-1| J: Abbie McCain(5)| T: D McCain Jnr| OR:  112| C
8/1
After 7 months off, failed to capitalise on a drop in grade when fourth at Musselburgh in November. Off since but he does lurk on a dangerous mark.
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8
Horse silk
Velascoh10
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-1| J: Sam Coltherd| T: S Corbett| OR:  112
100/1
Twice runner-up for Tom Lacey last season but his jumping became an increased issue and that problem has again been on show all 3 chase starts for current yard. Return to hurdling may help his cause.
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9
Horse silk
Hajey28
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-13| J: Tom Midgley(5)| T: Miss Tracy Waggott| OR:  110
4/1
Won pair of handicaps at Sedgefield on his last 2 outings last term and returned with another creditable second there. Also found only Happy And Fire too good over C&D a month ago and he's likely to give it another good shot.
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10
Horse silk
For Three49
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-10| J: Tabitha Worsley(3)| T: M Weatherer| OR:  107
125/1
Successful twice of James Ewart in summer of 2021. Ended time for that yard with a lesser effort in May and well held for new yard last month without usual cheekpieces (off again here).
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Forecasts

Happy And Fine (11/8), Hajey (4/1), The Wrekin (9/2), Will Victory (5/1), Chti Balko (8/1), Alnadam (16/1), Collooney (33/1), Velasco (100/1), Guiri (100/1), For Three (125/1)

Verdict

It hasn't taken long for Harry Fry to find the key to WILL VICTORY and the hat-trick may well be forthcoming. Happy And Fine is also on a winning sequence and he's an obvious threat, while a handicapping case can also be made for The Wrekin and Alnadam.

Previous Winners

2022
Mick Maestro
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 9
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,865.002nd: £3,159.003rd: £1,580.004th: £790.005th: £394.00

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