• 16:50 Cheltenham Preview Evening March 1st Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.80s
  • Off time: 16:50:26
16:50 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Fox's Decree 15/8
2nd Vosges (FR) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 63-6455 Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Vosges (FR) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-12 p J Ewart Dale Irving (10) 105 11/43.75
2 653111 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves No Way Hozay 5 (ex7)
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 J Wade K Renwick 90 85/403.12
3 4-08663 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-2 W Coltherd Ryan Mania 95 8/19.00
4 35F332 Beige, Maroon stars The Fox's Decree 6
Distance Winner
9 10-12 pt M Keighley Ian Popham (3) 91 15/82.88
5 P4/P26P Emerald green, orange star, armlets and star on cap The Black Lion (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
12 10-0 N Kent P N O'Brien (7) 78 25/126.00


NO WAY HOZAY went up a massive 16lb after completing a double on this track but it didn't prevent a hat-trick as he prevailed in a bunch finish at Sedgefield last week. It's no surprise that John Wade runs him under a penalty and victory number four looks on the cards. The Fox's Decree is mainly consistent and reverts to chasing after three recent runs over hurdles. He's probably been racing on ground too soft as his only chasing success came on fast going and he's well enough handicapped to give the selection a race. Surprise Vendor has only had three runs over fences and showed some improvement at Ayr last time but Vosges is still probably high enough in the ratings despite a huge drop in the past year. The Black Lion needs faster ground than he'll get here.