Catterick

  • 14:15 60/53 New Year Celebration Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.10s
  • Off time: 14:15:40
14:15 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grate Fella (IRE) 9/2
2nd Summerlea (IRE) 6/1
3rd Logical Approach (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 328 White, Purple triple diamond, Yellow sleeves and cap Kodicil (IRE) 25
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6 11-12 T D Walford D C Costello 111 9/110.00
2 P37U7P MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Jukebox Melody (IRE) 21
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8 11-9 b J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 108 20/121.00
3 3/241-6 Red, black seams, white cap Grate Fella (IRE) 31
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6 11-8 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne 107 9/25.50
4 2251P/2 Yellow, brown cross belts, brown sleeves, yellow armlets, black and red check cap Prime Contender 222
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12 11-6 v Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 105 16/117.00
5 155/33-8 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Short Takes (USA) 27
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6 11-6 D McCain Jnr James Cowley (7) 105 20/121.00
6 34P-117 Yellow, black seams, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Amir Pasha (UAE) 28
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9 11-5 p Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (5) 104 20/121.00
7 907-64F Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Force Of Habit 28
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8 11-2 p Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (5) 101 50/151.00
8 153536 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Logical Approach (IRE) 15
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7 10-11 b1 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 96 10/111.00
9 P080/2 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Summerlea (IRE) 15
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8 10-10 Micky Hammond J M Maguire 95 6/17.00
10 543931 White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Kayfrou 19
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9 10-5 t B Ellison Garry Lavery (10) 90 7/42.75
11 3645/46 Black, White chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Latest Fashion (IRE) 15
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8 10-3 C R Wilson S Mulqueen (7) 88 14/115.00

Verdict

Fast ground may have been an excuse for Amir Pasha when well beaten over track and trip last time and he's preferred to recent Bangor winner Kayfrou back on a soft surface. Summerlea went close here on his return to hurdling and Prime Contender nearly caused a shock when second at Towcester on his first start since 2008. Kodicil failed to last home over a longer trip at Wetherby last time but looks a threat on his earlier effort at Sedgefield, though GRATE FELLA is just preferred. The latter ran well for a long way on his comeback from a year's absence and Sue Smith's charge looks up to scoring off his current mark.