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13:00 Catterick

Skeeby Selling Handicap Hurdle (Class G)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.00s
  • 18 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
8/1

    1
    Silk - Light Blue, Yellow chevron and sleeves, hooped cap

    Ball Games

    20 CD
    8/1
    • Form 24FP14
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 95
    • Trainer James Moffatt
    • Jockey M Mcavoy

    towards rear, ridden 3 out, headway approaching next, led approaching last, driven out

    2
    Silk - Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow cap
    20/1
    • Form P-7PPP9
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 93
    • Trainer S B Clark
    • Jockey Miss Rachel Clark

    always behind, blundered 4th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before last

    3
    Silk - Red, large Yellow spots

    Armentieres

    241 CD
    16/1
    • Form 1383P7-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 88
    • Trainer Mrs E Slack
    • Jockey S Gagan

    prominent, ridden and outpaced 3 out, kept on from next

    4
    Silk - Dark blue and mauve diamonds, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, white star

    Named At Dinner

    25 v BF
    10/1
    • Form 223-993
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 86
    • Trainer Miss Lucinda V Russell
    • Jockey P Buchanan

    chased leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened

    5
    Silk - Blue, Orange sleeves, Brown cap
    • Form 42FF62
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 85
    • Trainer M W Easterby
    • Jockey Mr T Greenall

    held up, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

    6
    Silk - Beige, Dark Green chevron
    66/1
    • Form P00P-00
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 85
    • Trainer J K Hunter
    • Jockey G Thomas

    always behind

    7
    Silk - Black, White hoops, diamonds on sleeves
    9/1
    • Form 56P08/8-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 80
    • Trainer S Gollings
    • Jockey W T Kennedy

    prominent, ridden and weakened 3 out, pulled up before next

    8
    Silk - Dark Green, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon cap

    Loner

    18
    8/1
    • Form 6/659
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 80
    • Trainer W Coltherd
    • Jockey G Lee

    held up mid-division, mistake 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on from last

    9
    Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Green stripe
    20/1
    • Form PF/P50
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 79
    • Trainer P T Midgley
    • Jockey A C Coyle

    led from 3rd, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened, pulled up before next

    10
    Silk - Old Gold, Purple sash and cap, Gold spots
    20/1
    • Form 667-690
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 79
    • Trainer R E Barr
    • Jockey P Kinsella

    mid-division, headway 3 out, never on terms

    11
    Silk - White, Yellow cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow cap
    • Form P3/0P81
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 79
    • Trainer M F Harris
    • Jockey C Poste

    chased leaders, hit 3 out, outpaced from next

    12
    Silk - DARK GREEN, BEIGE sash and armlets, quartered cap

    Zabadou

    16 p
    40/1
    • Form 0077-9
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 78
    • Trainer Frank Kirby
    • Jockey K Johnson

    prominent, pushed along 4th, weakened 3 out

    13
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, quartered cap
    14/1
    • Form 8P405-0
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 75
    • Trainer Mrs A M Naughton
    • Jockey P Whelan

    mid-division, weakened 3 out

    14
    Silk - Yellow, Black hoops on body, quartered cap
    50/1
    • Form P5P0-0P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 74
    • Trainer I Brown
    • Jockey P McDonald

    held up, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on from last

    15
    Silk - Emerald Green, White spots, Black cap
    • Form 5-R067
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-4
    • Official Rating 70
    • Trainer S B Clark
    • Jockey P Aspell

    held up towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching next

    16
    Silk - WHITE, YELLOW Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW quartered cap

    Karyon (IRE)

    207 CD
    50/1
    • Form 0P8P0-P
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 66
    • Trainer Miss Kate Milligan
    • Jockey M J McAlister

    led to 3rd, chased leaders, led after 3 out, headed and hit next, soon beaten

    17
    Silk - Red, White hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond
    • Form 800
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 65
    • Trainer M E Sowersby
    • Jockey K Mercer

    mid-division, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, one pace

    18
    Silk - White, Royal Blue chevron, Red sleeves and cap
    20/1
    • Form 477030
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 65
    • Trainer M Appleby
    • Jockey R Spate

    tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2 out, headed approaching next, kept on

    In depth

    Verdict

    A weak race can go to Beyond The Mast, who may have the most to fear from Named At Dinner and last year's winner Ball Games. The Mick Easterby-trained Approaching Land also has claims in this company, even though this trip would be on the sharp side for him these days. Watch the betting where he is concerned. Ball Games won a similar contest at Sedgefield on his penultimate start and is fairly consistent in comparison to a few of the others. However, he races off a career highest mark today and looks opposable off a 15lb higher mark than he was on when taking this last season. Named At Dinner has bits and pieces of form that give him a solid chance of going close at this level. He ran an encouraging race at Kelso earlier in the month and should make a bold bid today. Nevertheless, preference goes to Beyond The Mast, who showed that he still retains ability when winning a seller at Uttoxeter last week. Milton Harris seems to have got him back on the boil at present and, even under a 7lb penalty, this formerly useful bumper horse can make the most of a very lenient mark at present.

    Formwatch

    Ball Games 14-1 (10-8) Behind, headway after 6th, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 14, 11l behind Auetaler (10-4) at Ludlow 2m cnd sll hdl (G) gd.

    Armentieres 25-1 (10-12) Disputed lead 4th, weakened before next, 7th of 12, 43l behind Andre Chenier (11-5) at Kelso 2m 4yo nov hdl (E) sft in Apr.

    Named At Dinner 10-3fav (10-9) Tracked leader, led briefly 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Nuzzle (10-5) at Kelso 2m nov sll hdl (G) gs.

    Approaching Land (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Close up, ridden to chase winner approaching 2 out, blundered last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 13l behind Chickapeakray (9-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (G) gd.

    Senor Eduardo 22-1 (10-9) Mid-division, hit 4 out soon weakened, 8th of 15, 38l behind Nuit Sombre (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (D) gd in Nov '04.

    Loner 14-1 (10-6) Always behind, 9th of 12, 22l behind Celtic Legend (10-3) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (E) sft.

    Before The Mast (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) In touch, hit 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m sll hcp hdl 0-90 (G) gs beating Maria Bonita (10-4) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

    Needwood Spirit 16-1 (9-7) Held up, weakened 4th, 10th of 15, well behind General Duroc (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f amt hcp hdl 0-105 (E) sft.