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12:25 Catterick

Happy New Year Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 66y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,400 added
  • Winner: £4,809
  • 2nd: £1,412
  • 3rd: £706
  • 4th: £353
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 2.30s
  • Off Time: 12:25:32
  • 7 Ran
1st
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2nd
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1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
11/4
  • Form 3376-F1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8

tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 3 out, left 2nd next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, well held from last

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
2/5
  • Form 543-211
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 130

held up in touch, smooth headway on outside after 3 out, challenged when left in lead next, shaken up after last, driven out, readily

3
Silk - Red and black check, pink sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap
16/1
  • Form 7/63-R
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 114

raced keenly, prominent on outside, outpaced when left 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair between last 2

4
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap
150/1
  • Form 8-8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

raced keenly, held up in rear, pushed along before 6th, tailed off next, pulled up after 3 out

5
Silk - Orange, dark blue chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond
150/1
  • Form 78-09
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

pressed leader, lost place 6th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Black, Yellow epaulets, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
16/1
  • Form 2225-84
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

led, driven and hard pressed when fell 2 out

8
Silk - Royal Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Royal Blue seams, White cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

held up in touch, outpaced before 2 out, no chance with leaders after

7
NR

Teals Lad

446
100/1
  • Form 660/P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Blottos put a fall at Carlisle behind him to score at Sedgefield last month but DIEG MAN looks the more progressive. He also won at Sedgefield on his debut for new connections having opened his account in France earlier and the hat-trick beckons for Neil Mulholland’s charge. Take Em Out should go well if improving on November’s fourth at Taunton and Chocolat Noir may well finish closer with last month’s hurdling debut here under her belt.

Formwatch

Blottos (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) In touch, reminders after 3rd, outpaced 3 out, rallied to chase leader next, led after last, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn (4) sft in Dec beating Baracalu (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.

Dieg Man (FR) 4-5fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, led 2 out, clear last, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) sft in Nov beating Free Range (11-5) by 12l, 6 ran.

Big Thunder 22-1 (11-6) Reluctant to jump off, refused 1st, at Catterick 2m mdn (4) gs in Dec.

Grimthorpe 80-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, quickly lost place before halfway, tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind Return Ticket (10-12) at Catterick 2m (6) gs in Dec.

Mission Trio (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Mid-division, blundered 3rd, mistake 4th, weakened 6th, behind next, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind Enniscoffey Oscar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 5f (4) gs in Dec.

Take Em Out (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) In touch, left 2nd 5th, pushed along and every chance 2 out, no extra run-in, 4th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Diese Des Bieffes (10-12) at Taunton 2m (4) gd in Nov.

Chocolat Noir (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) In rear, effort before 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 28 3/4l behind It'll Do Rightly (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f (4) gs in Dec.

Teals Lad 100-1 (10-12) Keen in rear, not fluent 5th, weakened 8th, soon pulled up, at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gd in Oct.