• 15:40 Eat Sleep Drink Nags Head Pickhill Handicap7f

  • Winner £5,822 2nd £1,732 3rd £866 4th £433
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.38s
  • Off time: 15:42:20
15:40 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little Shambles 7/4
2nd Mr McLaren 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 616802 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Little Shambles 6
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston F Norton 83 7/42.75
2 (2) 712310 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mr McLaren 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 p1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 81 7/24.50
3 (3) 20-11 Emerald green, purple stars on sleeves Jacob Black 36
3 9-4 K Dalgleish T Eaves 80 7/24.50
5 (4) 8-55921 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, hooped cap Smart Alec (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-2 G A Swinbank D Fentiman 64 5/16.00
6 (1) 125355 White, Dark Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue stars Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 20
3 8-2 h J S Goldie R Ffrench 64 16/117.00
Non runners
4 (5)6761-08Woodland Girl38-6R A FaheyJack Garritty68


Jacob Black made all for an easy victory over a mile at Hamilton then did the same in a better race at Carlisle. He's only 4lb higher and the shorter trip won't be a problem so a hat-trick looks a distinct possibility. However, LITTLE SHAMBLES (NAP) has won twice in his career, both times over today's course and distance, and arrives on the back of a superb effort behind the well-handicapped Bragging at York last week. He can run here from a 2lb lower mark so it's hardly surprising that connections are taking advantage and he's given the verdict. Smart Alec came with a late rattle to catch Slingsby over this track and trip a couple of weeks ago but a 7lb rise in this better race makes things tougher. Spirit Of Alsace has only won over 6f but this trip is no problem and she can get involved in the finish.