Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 15:25 Racing Again On 9th January Novices' Hurdle3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 19.00s
  • Off time: 15:27:44
15:25 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st I Need Gold (IRE) 13/8
2nd Five In A Row (IRE) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 221-041 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Dream Flyer (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 11-5 M Smith Daragh Bourke (7) 5/16.00
2 P82- ORANGE, ROYAL BLUE disc, striped sleeves and cap Ballythomas 395
Nag me
7 10-12 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 50/151.00
3 114 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Five In A Row (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 10-12 B Ellison D C Costello 10/111.91
4 431-23 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap I Need Gold (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 13/82.62
5 P Purple, White braces and cap Frosty Dawn 17
Nag me
6 10-5 M E Sowersby Joe Colliver (5) 150/1151.00

Verdict

Dream Flyer's penalty for scoring at Wetherby counts against him here and I Need Gold, a close-up third, may well reverse running on better terms. But FIVE IN A ROW makes most appeal as the point-to-point and Carlisle bumper winner made a decent debut over hurdles when fourth at Newcastle in November. He finished behind a couple of subsequent winners so the form looks solid and he can open his account in this. The remaining pair are easily overlooked on what little they've shown so far.