• 13:50 Beginners' Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.54s
  • Off time: 13:50:22
13:50 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hi George 12/1
2nd Holywell (IRE) 6/4
3rd Barrakilla (IRE) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/211P-4 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Barrakilla (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
6 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 129 6/42.50
2 614-21P Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Croco Bay (IRE) 173
6 11-0 P Atkinson R McGrath 33/134.00
3 31144-5 Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Forty Crown (IRE) 18
7 11-0 J Wade K Renwick 110 33/134.00
4 0304-43 Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Hi George 164
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 J M Jefferson B Hughes 12/113.00
5 22124-3 White, Mauve stars Holywell (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/42.50
6 P9-P37U MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Jukebox Melody (IRE) 35
7 11-0 J Wade Mr J Dawson (7) 109 66/167.00
7 3/4418-0 Pink and Primrose (halved), sleeves reversed, Pink cap Scarlet Fire (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-0 N G Richards B P Harding 20/121.00
8 F/8000-P White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son Of Flicka 62
9 11-0 T Coyle D C Costello 124 25/126.00
9 5/6001-4 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Star In Flight 54
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 13/27.50


It would be no surprise to see a shock in this as the main contenders didn't jump well on their chasing debuts. However, HOLYWELL has to be given another chance as he was in a different class to these over hurdles. The Pertemps winner and runner-up to Solwhit in a Grade 1 at Aintree, he never jumped with any fluency on his chasing bow at Carlisle but the ground here will be much quicker which should be a help. Barrakilla is the obvious threat though he also made mistakes at Exeter. He is a point-to-point winner so should be capable of further improvement this season. Scarlet Fire has won a bumper and a novice hurdle but has always been more likely to make a chaser so he could figure with Forty Crown looking the best of the remainder.