• 16:30 Stockton Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.28s
  • Off time: 16:30:22
16:30 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pickworth (IRE) 4/1
2nd Classical Mist 10/1
3rd Allbarkanobite 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 123 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Green cap Knockaveen (IRE) 72
5 11-3 G A Swinbank B Hughes 4/15.00
2 8 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, armlets and diamond on cap Alkippe 70
5 10-10 P Salmon M Bradburne 40/141.00
3 White, Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Allbarkanobite
5 10-10 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 7/18.00
4 F21- Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Bach Street Girl (IRE) 286
6 10-10 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 14/115.00
5 Maroon, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Classical Mist
6 10-10 J Hetherton K Mercer 10/111.00
6 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Desolait
5 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies (7) 5/23.50
7 7 Maroon and dark blue (quartered), dark blue sleeves, maroon armlets, white cap Foxy Gale (IRE) 23
6 10-10 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 20/121.00
8 4 Maroon, Grey and Maroon hooped sleeves and cap Mont Emeraude (FR) 41
5 10-10 C C Bealby T Messenger 20/121.00
9 Dark Blue, White armlets My Clementine (IRE)
5 10-10 M W Easterby K Renwick 10/111.00
10 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Pickworth (IRE)
5 10-10 K G Reveley J Reveley 4/15.00


As ever the market will help sort this contest out but KNOCKAVEEN sets a reasonable standard and may defy a penalty, with Desolait and My Clementine put forward as possible dangers. Alan Swinbank has an enviable record in this sphere and his mare has advertised that fact well with two solid placed efforts following a decent debut victory. The ground isn't set to pose any problem for her and she's travelled powerfully on all three starts so far, strengthening the belief that this furlong shorter trip is a further pointer to her chances. She certainly rates the benchmark for others to aim at and it'll be interesting to see how they shape in the betting, with Desolait looking a likely type on paper. Nigel Twiston-Davies has his string in fine fettle and this mare is related to several bumper winners, many of whom coped with a bit of give in the ground, so if there's strong market support it may pay to take note. At this stage the race looks set to be dominated by the aforementioned pair, but My Clementine is still of some interest. Mick Easterby's charge is related to bumper winners in France and the yard know how to ready one, so whilst we're not convinced she'll be able to reach the level shown by our pick it would be folly to ignore her completely. Similar comments apply to Pickworth who represents a strong Northern yard, although she was a relatively cheap purchase and might need a furlong or two more to be seen at her best. Foxy Gale has her second start and whilst she needs to improve on what she showed on debut that is entirely possible especially as the yard's runners do tend to come forward with their racing, whilst Bach Street Girl showed form in points and clearly has a degree of ability. Mont Emeraude may be better for slightly better ground but failed to show enough promise on debut to merit selection and we feel that Knockaveen may set too tough a standard for her opponents, so she gets the vote.