Catterick

  • 14:40 Cheltenham Preview Evening March 1st Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.10s
  • Off time: 14:46:25
14:40 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st White Fusion 8/1
2nd Amok (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 44183 Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, red star Amok (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 11-11 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 114 9/43.25
3 P1636P- Royal blue, red disc, red and royal blue quartered cap White Fusion 5
Distance Winner
5 11-10 D O'Meara F Keniry 113 8/19.00
4 43 Yellow, royal blue seams, pink sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap Trend Is My Friend (USA) 10
4 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 115 15/82.88
5 9-33222 White, Emerald Green hollow box Molaise Lad (IRE) 138
7 11-1 C Grant D F O'Regan 104 12/113.00
6 4213-FP Mauve, Pink stars, Mauve cap, Pink star Zazamix (FR) 33
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-11 v A Crook Mr A Voy (3) 100 25/126.00
7 08112-1 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Alba King (IRE) 264
7 10-10 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 99 11/26.50
8 F56-214 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars The Society Man (IRE) 12
6 10-9 M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 98 17/29.50
Non runners
121-08P6Royal Opera511-12B EllisonDanny Cook115

Verdict

Chris Grant can't get a race out of Molaise Lad, whose placed efforts have come in a lower grade and makes his handicap debut. White Fusion has been running moderately on the Flat while Amok may have been a fortunate winner at Fakenham in November though a recent run in a jumper's bumper should have put him straight. Zazamix hasn't run over hurdles for two years but looks quite well treated if anywhere near his best though this can go to TREND IS MY FRIEND. Donald McCain's youngster has pulled too hard in both starts over timber but showed signs of quality and in the hope that he settles better he's handed the vote. Alba King has gone up 10lb for his latest success at Sedgefield, where he's become specialist, and his three victories there have all been on fast ground.