• 14:20 Cheltenham Preview Evening February 28th Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,764 2nd £1,097 3rd £549
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.70s
  • Off time: 14:20:26
14:20 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 11/4
2nd Short Takes (USA) 28/1
3rd Hartside (GER) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 532370 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Hartside (GER) 16
Distance Winner
5 11-12 P Winks Ryan Winks (7) 115 8/19.00
2 512-438 Black, light blue striped sleeves Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 59
Distance Winner
6 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 111 11/43.75
3 144P41 Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Persian Herald 19
Distance Winner
6 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 110 3/14.00
4 73B2 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Gold Show 32
5 11-3 E W Tuer Tony Kelly (3) 106 5/16.00
5 9-43524 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Lysino (GER) 37
Beaten Favourite
5 10-13 C Grant K Renwick 102 4/15.00
6 55/33-87 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Short Takes (USA) 40
6 10-13 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 102 28/129.00
7 33-2P26 Purple, Emerald Green star, Mauve cap Carters Rest 26
Distance Winner
11 10-4 pt I Jardine Dale Irving (7) 93 33/134.00
8 534778 Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, red cap Vodka Red (IRE) 51
6 10-0 R Johnson S Mulqueen (7) 81 11/112.00


Lysino has been inconsistent since arriving with winning form from Germany and disappointed when favourite in heavy ground at Newcastle last time. Hawaii Five Nil may well be much better than his form figures suggest as he was a decent performer in bumpers and makes his handicap debut over timber though his three runs to date haven't shown us much. PERSIAN HERALD had lost his way before joining Sue Smith and he made most for an emphatic victory in heavy going at Southwell. He's up 6lb but his rider's claim takes care of half of that and a quick double looks on the cards. Dual Flat winner Gold Show should find a race over hurdles soon though probably over further.