• 13:35 Juvenile Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.85s
  • Off time: 13:36:18
13:35 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jeronimo Joe 8/1
2nd Warrior One 2/1
3rd Helieorbea 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1439 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Helieorbea 56
Distance Winner
4 11-5 T D Easterby R McGrath 110 9/25.50
2 P YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, YELLOW diamond Barbarian 11
4 10-12 v A D Brown D C Costello 33/134.00
3 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Duke of Urbino 162
4 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin G Berridge (3) 33/134.00
4 5 Orange, black chevron, hooped sleeves, striped cap Jeronimo Joe 17
4 10-12 A Crook E Whillans (5) 8/19.00
5 P Grey and purple (quartered), diamonds on sleeves, purple cap King's Chorister 11
4 10-12 F P Murtagh Ryan Mania (3) 40/141.00
6 P7 Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Night Knight (IRE) 9
4 10-12 C Grant C I Gillies (3) 16/117.00
7 R9 Black, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, black stars, black cap, yellow star Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 7
4 10-12 p T J Pitt P Kinsella 11/26.50
8 Orange, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine Vain Boteli (GER) 91
4 10-12 R Ford Miss P Hermansson (7) 66/167.00
9 33 Black, yellow diamond, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Warrior One 72
4 10-12 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 99 2/13.00
10 7 Red, Dark Blue sash, sleeves and cap Zelos Diktator 11
4 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 10/111.00
11 Maroon, red stars, purple sleeves, royal blue stars, purple cap, royal blue star Camomile 49
4 10-5 Miss Tracy Waggott A Cooper (7) 150/1151.00
12 Red and Grey stripes, Red sleeves and cap Game Roseanna 108
4 10-5 R Ford G Lee 25/126.00
13 Yellow, Emerald Green seams, check cap Kapowee 505
4 10-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 20/121.00
14 7 Red, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Kochanski (IRE) 25
4 10-5 t J R Weymes K Mercer 20/121.00
15 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Moggy (IRE) 86
4 10-5 G A Harker P Aspell 66/167.00
16 U9 Dark Blue and White stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, White and Dark Blue striped cap Owls Fc (IRE) 21
4 10-5 b M C Chapman S Gagan (7) 200/1201.00


Unless one of the less exposed types improves on what we've seen this could develop into a match, with WARRIOR ONE narrowly preferred to Helieorbea. Howard Johnson's gelding has contested two decent contests so far and both his third placed efforts merit respect in this company. Officially rated 99 on the back of them, he can be expected to improve further and will cope with give in the ground judging by his sole flat success, one that came on soft ground. Our feeling is he'll prove too much for Helieorbea, who officially sets the standard with a mark of 110. Tim Easterby's charge was however well held off that mark last time and we feel that he'll struggle to defy a penalty obtained for winning at Haydock last year, although he should still hold enough in the locker to take second behind our pick. Jeronimo Joe could prove best of the rest if building on his debut over hurdles last time. A modest flat performer, this one defied odds of 200/1 to take a good fifth and the form has been given a solid look since. There's little between him and Zelos Diktator on flat ratings, so although the last named will need to leave his hurdling debut well behind he may be able to do just that, as conditions that day at Newcastle were extremely poor. That pair will attract their share of each way support, as might Duke Of Urbino on his hurdling debut. This one is unexposed but he didn't look to stay a mile on the flat and may struggle to get home, although this track will help him on that score. Of more interest to us is Tropical Bachelor who is another who belied massive odds when showing promise on debut and whilst he may not improve past the front pair some decent prize money may await. Kapowee represents a strong trainer and jockey combination so she's afforded respect but again it seems possible she may not get the trip on her hurdling debut, although presumably connections are confident she will. This is a real minefield outside the two likely market principles and it may pay to focus on them, with Warrior One our relatively confident choice.