• 15:50 Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.50s
  • Off time: 15:50:57
15:50 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Buthelezi (USA) 10/11
2nd Roman Flight (IRE) 11/8
3rd Fiddleesticks (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15 Black, black and maroon striped cap Buthelezi (USA) 17
5 11-10 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 10/111.91
2 133P24 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Roman Flight (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
5 11-10 D O'Meara A P McCoy 122 11/82.38
3 807 Brown, Pink sash, Pink cap Big Sound 9
6 11-3 T D Walford P Buchanan 100/1101.00
4 658 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Dissidancer (IRE) 46
5 11-3 J Wade K Renwick 50/151.00
5 535 Red and royal blue diabolo, checked sleeves, quartered cap Fiddleesticks (IRE) 48
5 11-3 W Kinsey Charlie Huxley 14/115.00
6 48 White, grey stripe, pink sleeves and cap Grey Command (USA) 12
8 11-3 P A Kirby R McGrath 50/151.00
7 PU/17-50 Purple, white spots, sleeves and spots on cap Have You Had Yours (IRE) 108
7 11-3 Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7) 66/167.00
8 6650/P-U Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Monashee (IRE) 5
8 11-3 G A Charlton Ryan Mania 66/167.00
9 U/660-6 Maroon, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap, yellow star Snow Alert 279
7 11-3 J R Norton Fearghal Joseph Davis 150/1151.00
10 P-322 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Somerset Island (IRE) 53
5 11-3 p M Smith Danny Cook 106 10/111.00
11 8P0 Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, Purple cap, White star Thatwasthepension (IRE) 79
7 11-3 B Storey B Hughes 150/1151.00
13 375-60 Dark green, white seams, dark green sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark green stars Two Oscars (IRE) 70
7 11-3 A Crook Mr A Voy (3) 66/167.00
14 6-6 Royal Blue, White star, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star The Mongolian (IRE) 101
5 10-10 M Todhunter Henry Brooke 50/151.00
15 Dark blue and light blue (quartered), checked sleeves, dark blue cap King Of Forces 7
4 10-7 D P Quinn Michael Byrne (3) 66/167.00
16 White, royal blue chevron, white and yellow halved sleeves, royal blue cap Paramythi (IRE) 213
4 10-7 p1 Mrs Marjorie Fife B J Toomey (3) 66/167.00
Non runners
1276/84-FThink611-3C A MulhallB P Harding


BUTHELEZI shouldn't have much trouble returning to winning ways. A very useful handicapper on the Flat for John Gosden, he easily landed a maiden on his debut over timber at Aintree before sent to Ireland to contest a Grade 1 at Leopardstown. He couldn't live in that sort of company but this is much more his level and there are few serious dangers. Roman Flight is one of them as the former Charlie Swan inmate has shown enough promise to suggest David O'Meara will get races out of him while Somerset Island has been running well though will need to find more to trouble the selection. Fiddleesticks has shown a bit of promise in bumpers and could do best of the remainder.