Catterick

  • 17:45 Follow totepool On Facebook And Twitter 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Series Handicap1m 5f 175y

  • Winner £2,181 2nd £644 3rd £322
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 19.33s
  • Off time: 17:45:29
17:45 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Musically 7/1
2nd Sea Cliff (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (10) 0-05363 Pink, black seams and star on cap Valentine's Gift 25
4 9-9 h N Bycroft Jacob Butterfield 55 8/19.00
3 (3) 062221 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Blue Dune 11
Course Winner
3 9-8 M Johnston C P Harrison 63 4/71.57
5 (6) 334/26-0 Mauve, Black star and star on cap Sea Cliff (IRE) 117
8 9-2 A Crook Paul McGiff (3) 48 66/167.00
6 (1) 775269 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap Musically 7
3 9-2 M R Channon Philip Prince 57 7/18.00
7 (2) 057893 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 73
4 9-0 b1 R Craggs Kevin Stott (3) 45 25/126.00
8 (5) 056-046 Emerald green, yellow hoops, yellow and white hooped sleeves, white cap Think 73
5 9-0 t C A Mulhall D M Simmonson 45 25/126.00
10 (4) 000962 Emerald green, black star, black sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, black star Medieval Bishop (IRE) 16
3 8-11 T D Walford Gemma Tutty 52 5/16.00
Non runners
1 (9)73/4145Iceman George810-0Mrs L PearceTim Clark60
4 (8)6-37785Strikemaster (IRE)69-7L R JamesEva Moscrop53
9 (7)7-68877Mystified (IRE)99-0A BerryJordan Hibberd45

Verdict

BLUE DUNE stands out as she scored over 2m in soft ground here last time and this looks less competitive. Despite a 6lb rise in the weights, Mark Johnston's filly should be following up against this bunch of plodders. Valentine's Gift could figure if his stamina holds out and recent Polytrack winner Iceman George can be given a chance in this lowly company. Strikemaster has plenty to find with the selection but Downtown Boy posted a better effort last time and is just preferred to recent Southwell runner-up Medieval Bishop.