Catterick

  • 14:15 Toteswinger Flexi Betting Novice Stakes5f

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.04s
  • Off time: 14:15:30
14:15 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st El Viento (FR) 3/1
2nd Diamond Vine (IRE) 12/1
3rd Captain Kolo (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 31 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Captain Kolo (IRE) 11
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-5 T D Easterby D Allan 77 7/24.50
2 (6) 299108 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-5 b R A Fahey Barry McHugh (3) 88 3/14.00
4 (7) 600813 Black and Pink check, Black sleeves, Pink armlets Style And Panache (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
2 9-5 P D Evans Lee Topliss (5) 78 11/112.00
5 (5) 2194 Lime Green Where's Romeo (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
2 9-5 D H Brown Graham Gibbons 84 7/24.50
6 (1) 214454 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Defence Council (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
2 9-2 J Howard Johnson P Mulrennan 76 25/126.00
7 (12) 313201 Royal blue, beige braces and sleeves Diamond Vine (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
2 9-2 R Harris T G McLaughlin 71 12/113.00
8 (9) 327050 Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel On The High Tops (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-2 T P Tate M Fenton 80 28/129.00
9 (2) 2271 White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap Nine Before Ten (IRE) 28
Course Winner
2 9-0 Mrs D Sanderson Greg Fairley 75 11/26.50
10 (11) 23751 Yellow, Purple stars, Purple and Yellow halved sleeves, White cap Yellow Dandy (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
2 9-0 L McAteer Catherine Gannon 73 14/115.00
11 (10) 4704 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Cerejeira (IRE) 22
2 8-9 E J Alston D Fentiman 49 100/1101.00
12 (4) 0 Maroon, Black and Maroon striped sleeves and cap Georgian Silver 110
2 8-9 A G Foster Lee Newman 200/1201.00
Non runners
3 (3)252120Johnny Hancocks (IRE)29-5P D EvansNeil Farley77

Verdict

Tom Tate's On The High Tops has struggled since making a winning debut and looks best watched despite his high rating, while Tim Easterby's Captain Kolo looks to be going the right way having won well over course and distance last time but this is tougher and the ground not as soft today. Richard Fahey's El Viento has an obvious chance at the weights and ran better than expected in Redcar's Two-Year-Old Trophy on his most recent outing but he is probably better over further than the minimum and preference is for WHERE'S ROMEO. David Brown's colt was found wanting in a listed race over six furlongs two runs ago but he looks worth backing returned to his favoured distance on ground that suits.