Catterick

  • 13:45 Toteplacepot Apprentice Claiming Stakes1m 3f 214y

  • Winner £2,047 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.81s
  • Off time: 13:45:13
13:45 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eijaaz (IRE) 5/1
2nd Lady Norlela 80/1
3rd Robby Bobby 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 57- Emerald green, light blue seams, hooped sleeves, light blue and emerald green hooped cap Bluegrass Lion (USA) 326
4 9-8 Mrs L Williamson P Donaghy (3) 80/181.00
2 (13) 64-0797 EMERALD GREEN and MAROON (quartered), halved sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Robby Bobby 24
Distance Winner
5 9-8 M Johnston Amy Ryan 67 9/25.50
3 (6) 250927 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Bold Marc (IRE) 21
Course Winner
8 9-6 Mrs K Burke Neil Farley (5) 63 9/25.50
4 (9) 045394 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow hooped cap Lucayan Dancer 49
Course and Distance Winner
10 9-6 N Bycroft Terence Fury (7) 60 12/113.00
5 (5) 041434 Emerald Green, large Black spots, Black spots on Emerald Green sleeves and cap Oddsmaker (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
9 9-5 t M A Barnes I J Brennan 59 5/16.00
6 (14) 111636 Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap Eijaaz (IRE) 11
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-4 p G A Harker M O'connell 61 5/16.00
7 (15) 657265 Red, Yellow hoop, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Chocolate Caramel (USA) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-3 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 61 11/26.50
8 (11) 360-500 Dark Blue, Red stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Inside Knowledge (USA) 14
4 9-3 G Woodward Billy Cray (3) 44 125/1126.00
9 (7) 586464 Maroon, beige chevrons on sleeves Mojeerr 17
4 9-3 b A J McCabe Declan Cannon (3) 50 14/115.00
11 (10) 214806 White, Red inverted triangle, White sleeves, Red spots, quartered cap Jenny Soba 19
7 9-1 Lucinda Featherstone Victoria Fletcher (7) 50 22/123.00
12 (2) 070088/ Black, Red disc Bottomless Wallet 1232
9 8-13 F Watson L Betts (3) 50 200/1201.00
13 (3) 443398 Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Dark Blue cap Dimashq 33
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 P T Midgley P Pickard 43 20/121.00
14 (1) 3-76040 EMERALD GREEN and RED check, hooped sleeves and cap Lady Norlela 66
4 8-12 B Rothwell Timothy Ayres (7) 42 80/181.00
15 (12) 400602 White, Red disc, White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap, White spots Without Equal 25
4 8-12 N Wilson D Heslop (3) 48 20/121.00
Non runners
10 (4)126147Silent Lucidity (IRE)69-3P D NivenD Swift55

Verdict

Mark Johnston's Robby Bobby is best in at the weights judged by official BHA ratings but he has not been running well of late and looks best passed over. Elaine Burke's Bold Marc would be hard to beat if this was over a mile but he is unproven over this far and a better bet looks to be ODDSMAKER. The Maurice Barnes-trained gelding has conditions to suit, has been running well in recent starts in handicaps and looks worth chancing off what seems a favourable weight. Geoff Harker's Eijaaz would probably want faster ground, while Richard Fahey's Chocolate Caramel is capable but inconsistent. Lucayan Dancer is another worthy of consideration in a competitive opener.