16:15 Catterick

Wednesday 25 January 2023

All13:4514:1514:4515:1515:4516:15

    Racing Again 3rd February Mares' Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   1m 7f 156y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:15  |   Winning time: 4m 5.3s
1
Horse silk
Licit12
Age: 6|  Weight: 12-0| J: Mr W Easterby(5)| T: T D Easterby| OR:  92| C
12/1
Twice a winner on the Flat in the autumn. Fourth back hurdling at Newcastle in November but too free and beaten when unseating rider last in handicap at Sedgefield 12 days ago.
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2
Horse silk
Turbulent Power5
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-13| J: Aaron Anderson(5)| T: B Rothwell| OR:  91
9/2
Poor form in varied events. Respectable sixth on the Flat last week prior to this first venture into handicap company over hurdles. Improvement will be needed.
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Timeform
3
Horse silk
Dime Store Cowgirl25
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-9| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  87
9/4
Winning pointer. Showed ability in maiden/novice hurdles at the end of 2022 and appeals as a likely improver now moving into handicap company for her top stable.
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4
Horse silk
Misty Mani12
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-6| J: Tom Midgley(5)| T: P D Niven| OR:  84| BF| D
5/1
Returned from a break in fine form, completing a hat-trick between July and September. Remained in form subsequently untila below-form fifth at Sedgefield 12 days ago.
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5
Horse silk
Belle Na Bannt24
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-5| J: Joshua Thompson(10)| T: Micky Hammond| OR:  83
5/2
Won handicaps at Fontwell and Newton Abbot for Neil Mulholland over the summer. Made quite an encouraging start for new connections when fourth over C&D on New Year's Day. Considered.
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Timeform
7
Horse silk
Teasing Georgia28
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-10| J: B S Hughes| T: D McCain Jnr| OR:  74
14/1
Bumper winner on debut for Stuart Crawford in 2019, but lightly raced and hasn't offered much for this yard since, finishing a remote third in C&D novice on her recent return from another absence. Handicap debut. Hughes on stable's other runner.
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8
Horse silk
Woodford Bridge35
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-2| J: Caoilin Quinn(5)| T: C Hobson| OR:  65
50/1
Well held in bumpers/completed start over hurdles. More chance now handicapping from a basement mark but still tough to make a case for.
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9
Horse silk
French Romanceh127
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-2| J: Jack Quinlan| T: Olly Williams| OR:  75
16/1
Showed a bit on the Flat. Well beaten all 3 outings over hurdles but low-grade handicaps should give her a chance to get competitive.
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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
Eclairant Le Monde27
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 4
T: D McCain Jnr  J: B S Hughes
NR

Forecasts

Dime Store Cowgirl (9/4), Belle Na Bann (5/2), Eclairant Le Monde (3/1), Turbulent Power (9/2), Misty Mani (5/1), Licit (12/1), Teasing Georgia (14/1), French Romance (16/1), Woodford Bridge (50/1)

Verdict

Perhaps best to focus on handicap newcomers from leading yards in the shape of ECLAIRANT LE MONDE and Dime Store Cowgirl. The former looks nicely weighted on the form she showed in what was likely quite a useful contest at Doncaster over Christmas so she's preferred. Belle Na Bann looks best of the remainder.

Previous Winners

2022
Latino Fling
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 7
15/8

Prize Money

1st: £3,855.002nd: £1,774.003rd: £887.004th: £444.005th: £221.00

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