Catterick

  • 15:15 Betfred Exclusive Competitions On Facebook Handicap1m 5f 175y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 56.95s
  • Off time: 15:22:34
15:15 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Fighter (IRE) 6/4
2nd Gambol (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1390-39 Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Kiwayu 25
Nag me
5 10-0 P A Kirby P Makin 85 7/18.00
2 (6) 472/345 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Local Hero (GER) 30
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-9 p S Gollings Mikey Ennis (7) 80 6/17.00
3 (7) 1-20603 Yellow, Black hoop, Black and Yellow diabolo on sleeves Ebony Express 21
Nag me
5 9-7 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 78 12/113.00
4 (5) 2-88312 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Gambol (FR) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 B W Hills G Baker 78 11/43.75
5 (2) 570-060 Light green, white chevron and sleeves Tappanappa (IRE) 24
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7 9-1 M Appleby A Mullen 72 12/113.00
6 (4) 633081 Red and white diabolo, white sleeves, red cap Tinseltown 13
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-11 B Rothwell T Eaves 68 33/134.00
7 (3) 78D61 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Special Fighter (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag me
3 8-8 M Johnston J Fanning 72 6/42.50

Verdict

Special Fighter won by seven lengths at Beverley last week so could still figure despite a penalty. But he's also up in class along with Tinseltown, who won a low grade contest over 1m4f here last time. Kiwayu hasn't looked like winning in better company of late but finished ahead of Local Hero when third at York in June. Ebony Express remains 5lb higher than last year's win at Newcastle and GAMBOL is 8lb higher than when scoring at Doncaster. But the latter went close to catching the progressive Meetings Man at Sandown on his latest start and gets the vote to go one better in this.