Catterick

  • 13:45 catterickbridge.co.uk Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.70s
  • Off time: 13:46:33
13:45 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Countess Comet (IRE) 28/1
2nd Magic Cat 66/1
3rd Noble Scholar (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cry of Freedom (USA) 65
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (5) 5/23.50
2 41 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Star In Flight 15
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 5/42.25
3 13 Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Aegean Destiny 21
Distance Winner
5 11-5 J Mackie Peter Carberry (5) 105 7/18.00
4 50 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Destiny Blue (IRE) 15
5 11-5 C Grant J Reveley 25/126.00
5 40 ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Fantastic Storm 15
5 11-5 R Bastiman B Harding 200/1201.00
6 Dark Green, Red sleeves, Dark Green stars, Red cap Hakuna Matata 201
5 11-5 B Ellison D C Costello 12/113.00
7 6U Dark Blue, White seams, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Magic Cat 23
6 11-5 Mrs K Burke A L Voy (5) 66/167.00
8 2 Maroon, Purple triple diamond, Dark Green sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Maybe I Wont 15
7 11-5 James Moffatt K Renwick 25/126.00
9 287 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mitchell's Way 30
5 11-5 G A Swinbank F Davis 100/1101.00
10 57 Light blue and royal blue (quartered), royal blue sleeves, light blue stars, white cap Muwalla 16
5 11-5 C Grant D F O'Regan 100/1101.00
11 114330- Dark blue and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, dark blue armlets Noble Scholar (IRE) 380
Distance Winner
7 11-5 G A Swinbank B Hughes 109 22/123.00
12 Brown, Orange braces, Orange cap Uncle Brit 615
6 11-5 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes (3) 150/1151.00
13 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Countess Comet (IRE) 101
5 10-12 C C Bealby T Messenger 28/129.00
14 89 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets Donna Elvira 15
5 10-12 E W Tuer P Buchanan 200/1201.00
15 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Graceful Descent (FR) 75
7 10-12 Mrs K Tutty B J Toomey (5) 50/151.00
16 Orange, white striped sleeves Lac A Dancer (IRE) 522
6 10-12 D Carroll F Keniry 80/181.00

Verdict

Following a promising debut at Leicester, STAR IN FLIGHT had no trouble getting off the mark over this C&D last month. He should easily confirm that running with second Maybe I Wont and Donna Elvira also looks held. He gets the nod though Aegean Destiny wasn't disgraced under a penalty at Hereford after winning at Uttoxeter and won't mind the ground. But a bigger danger may be Cry Of Freedom, a Listed winner on the Flat who got off the mark at Huntingdon in November. The second and third have been beaten since, however, and this stiffer test may not be in his favour. Noble Scholar has won a couple of bumpers but this is his first appearance for more than a year.