• 16:15 Novices' Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 16:15:21
16:15 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 9/4
2nd Force Of Habit 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 278497 Black, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
6 11-12 v B G Powell Brendan Powell 105 9/43.25
2 253934 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap Endeavor 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 104 9/43.25
3 154977 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Shine A Diamond (IRE) 40
6 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 95 7/24.50
4 S45525 MAROON, WHITE diamond and sleeves, WHITE cap, MAROON star Indigo Island (IRE) 8
5 10-12 J Bewley Henry Brooke 91 5/16.00
5 7-64FP9 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Force Of Habit 27
Distance Winner
8 10-6 p Miss J E Foster Mr J Dawson (5) 85 14/115.00


The market may be the best guide for this as none of the quintet arrive in great form. Endeavor won here over hurdles in 2012 but is still 4lb higher than for his only victory over the larger obstacles on fast ground. Winning pointer Shine A Diamond has got nowhere near under Rules so far but Indigo Island could be interesting on his fencing bow as he's been placed between the flags and was runner-up over hurdles at Sedgefield in January. DARK AND DANGEROUS has travelled up from Lambourn and, with Brendan Powell's string showing signs of emerging from the doldrums, is taken to fulfill earlier promise back over the larger obstacles.