• 12:40 Happy New Year Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.00s
  • Off time: 12:40:48
12:40 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Catch (IRE) 1/5
2nd Vinetta 16/1
3rd Croco Bay (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/3513-1 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Special Catch (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 125 1/51.20
2 8 Red, Black diamond and diamond on cap Broctune Papa Gio 16
6 11-6 K G Reveley Mr R Lindsay (7) 25/126.00
3 48-05 Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Croco Bay (IRE) 31
6 11-6 P Atkinson Harry Challoner (5) 16/117.00
4 670 Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star Ewe Are Joking 14
5 11-6 Ferdy Murphy John Winston (7) 66/167.00
5 P-3F Red, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Red sleeves, Yellow stars Franky Spec (IRE) 67
5 11-6 M Todhunter Henry Brooke 33/134.00
6 White, grey stripe, pink sleeves and cap Grey Command (USA) 190
8 11-6 P A Kirby Miss H Bethell (7) 16/117.00
7 493-6F6 Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Have One For Me (IRE) 37
6 11-6 V Thompson Miss S M Doolan (7) 66/167.00
8 8-6P0 Black and Yellow check, diamonds on sleeves, hooped cap Uno Valoroso (FR) 14
5 11-6 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 66/167.00
9 22-097 Yellow, Purple sash, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars Vinetta 14
5 10-13 K G Reveley Colm McCormack (7) 16/117.00
10 6 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Leyland (IRE) 27
4 10-7 C Grant K Renwick 6/17.00


A bumper winner at this track, SPECIAL CATCH opened his hurdling account over C&D a fortnight ago. He'll be a short price to follow-up in today's company despite a penalty. Stablemate Broctune Papa Gio made an inauspicious debut over timber when well beaten at Musselburgh and Franky Spec was already beaten when falling at Newcastle on his hurdling bow. Uno Valoroso, Vinetta and Ewe Are Joking all finished a distance behind the selection last time and Leyland, a winner on the Flat in Ireland, could prove a bigger threat on his second start for new connections.