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15:20 Catterick

Have A Happy New Year Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 44.20s
  • Off Time: 15:20:51
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - Red and Black diabolo, Red sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond
12/1
  • Form 6/12160-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 105
  • Trainer N G Richards
  • Jockey E Whillans

always towards rear

2
Silk - Dark Blue, Orange epaulets
  • Form 55P1-46
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 105
  • Trainer J Howard Johnson
  • Jockey B S Hughes

mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out

3
Silk - Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap
13/2
  • Form F-20333
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 102
  • Trainer Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey M O'connell

chased leaders, blundered 7th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied next, one pace

4
Silk - Red, Light Green hoops, White sleeves
33/1
  • Form 564877
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer M F Harris
  • Jockey J Kington

tracked leaders, weakened approaching 8th, tailed off when pulled up before last

5
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow stars, checked sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 7114-26
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer M Todhunter
  • Jockey P McDonald

in rear, headway 8th, weakening when hampered 2 out

6
Silk - Emerald Green, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, White diamond

Kidithou (FR)

14 b D
16/1
  • Form U63887
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 93
  • Trainer R C Guest
  • Jockey D N Cullinane

mid-division, close up 4th, upsides 3 out, 9 lenghts down in 6th when fell 2 out

7
Silk - Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets
  • Form P56486
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 87
  • Trainer J M Jefferson
  • Jockey T J Dreaper

held up, headway halfway, ridden approaching 2 out, led run in, driven out

8
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink stripe
100/1
  • Form 0-3U49P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 83
  • Trainer C A Mulhall
  • Jockey D C Costello

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2nd, headed 9th, weakened approaching 2 out, pulled up

9
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars
  • Form 6F/042
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 88
  • Trainer N Wilson
  • Jockey Stephen Craine

chased leaders, led 9th, ridden approaching 2 out, headed flat, no extra

10
Silk - Black and Emerald Green diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Black star
  • Form 6/993-34
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 80
  • Trainer Ian Williams
  • Jockey W McCarthy

led, headed after 2nd, every chance 2 out, kept on from last

11
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
  • Form 44/8F2P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey Mr G Rutherford

held up, headway approaching 3 out, every chance next, stayed on flat, just held

12
Silk - Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 000-655
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer James Moffatt
  • Jockey J Reveley

held up, lost place halfway, pulled up before 8th

13
Silk - Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green cap
66/1
  • Form 438PF-P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer A Crook
  • Jockey F Davis

in touch, lost place halfway, pulled up before 3 out

In depth

Verdict

A very open race to conclude the days racing and the tentative vote goes to Compton Eclaire ahead of Camden Bella and Silver Seeker. The last-named steps back up to a more suitable trip after an average attempt over shorter a fortnight ago and should do better today. However this is a more competitive contest and so he is passed over, as is Camden George who is returning from a lengthy lay-off. Nicky Richards' yard has been in decent form this festive period, however it can be assumed that his mare should come on for this run. The selection should have no fitness problems as he ran just eight days ago at Musselburgh when he only just failed to catch the winner after storming up the run-in. A repeat of that run could be good enough to take this contest, and as he is yet to be punished by the handicapper for that narrow defeat, he looks the one to be on here.

Formwatch

Camden Bella 20-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, well behind Noir Et Vert (10-7) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.

Scotmail Too (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) In touch, every chance 2 out, ridden and weakened flat, 6th of 15, 24l behind Windy Hills (11-10) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.

Hold The Bid (IRE) 5-4fav (10-5) In touch, hit 3rd, chased winner 8th to 9th, weakened approaching 3 out, 3rd of 10, well behind The Painkiller (10-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.

El Corredor (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3rd, struggling 6th, soon beaten, 7th of 9, well behind Delightful Cliche (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.

Silver Seeker (USA) 9-2 (11-2) In rear, pushed along, headway approaching 7th, no impression, 6th of 11, 26l behind Wally Wonder (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f amt hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs.

Kidithou (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division and keen, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 10, 33l behind Piraeus (11-2) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.

Oscar The Boxer (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Prominent, lost place 3rd, no danger after, 6th of 17, well behind Windygate (10-12) at Kelso 2m 2f amt hcp hdl (5) gs.

Mary Casey 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up 2 out in race won by Andrea Gale (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (4) gs in Nov, 16 ran.

Compton Eclaire (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, ran on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 17, hd behind Magnificent Seven (11-8) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.

Phareight Dei (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Led until 2nd, chased leaders, ridden after 8th, stayed on same pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Minella Tipperary (11-8) at Exeter 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.

Willie The Fish (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) In touch, outpaced 15th, 7th and beaten when pulled up 3 out in race won by Jballingall (9-13) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 15 ran.

Browneyes Blue (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 4 out, ridden from next and no impression, 5th of 14, 28l behind The Whisperer (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.

Ladies From Leeds 66-1 (10-8) Behind, ridden at 5th, lost touch 7th, behind when pulled up at the 12th in race won by Orki Des Aigles (10-2) at Kelso 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 10 ran.