Catterick

  • 15:10 Ted Thompson 81st Birthday Handicap1m 3f 214y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.40s
  • Off time: 15:10:37
15:10 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trip The Light 12/1
2nd Ella 11/8
3rd Becausewecan (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 3421-25 Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds Becausewecan (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 M Johnston Greg Fairley 95 7/24.50
2 (7) 311/292- DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Crackentorp 184
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-9 T D Easterby D Fentiman 93 17/29.50
3 (2) 321743- Black, Yellow chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Just Lille (IRE) 184
Nag me
7 9-6 Mrs A Duffield Barry McHugh (3) 90 22/123.00
4 (6) 11/8433- Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Ella 151
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 G A Swinbank R Winston 90 11/82.38
5 (9) 732100- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Rangefinder 151
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 Jane Chapple-Hyam T Hamilton 88 11/112.00
6 (3) 435124- Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Trip The Light 138
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 v R A Fahey Marzena Jeziorek (7) 87 12/113.00
7 (5) 03/5524- Red, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Bollin Felix 299
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-3 p1 T D Easterby D Allan 87 8/19.00
8 (1) 160718- Royal blue, orange chevron, armlets and star on cap Kimberley Downs (USA) 177
Nag me
4 9-1 N Wilson G Bartley (3) 86 22/123.00
9 (8) 1816/69- Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap Folk Tune (IRE) 32
Nag me
7 8-10 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 80 33/134.00

Verdict

Alan Swinbank's ELLA lost no caste in defeat when third in the November Handicap at Doncaster when last seen on similar ground to today and he can go two better off the same mark this afternoon with the main dangers rated as Crackentorp and Becausewecan. Mark Johnston's gelding comes here fit and in form from recent starts on the Polytack and has to be respected back on turf but he seems a shade high in the weights now racing off a mark 10lbs higher than when successful at Newmarket in October and he may struggle to defy that rise in the weights on this ground. Tim Easterby's Bollin Felix ran well at York when last seen in June and lack of a run since then should not be of concern with the yard's runners in good heart at present but he may be a shade high in the weights at the moment, while Ann Duffield's Just Lille would probably prefer faster ground. Tim Easterby is also represented by the lightly raced Crackentorp and he has to be respected, although he has yet to race on ground this testing and a safer option looks to be Ella, who gets the vote.