Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 15:40 Gods Solution Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.04s
  • Off time: 15:41:05
15:40 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Academy Blues (USA) 5/2
2nd Hits Only Jude (IRE) 13/2
3rd Istiqdaam 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 21-3094 White, Red stripe, armlets and cap Istiqdaam 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 b M W Easterby R Winston 74 6/17.00
2 (7) 621751- Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Gap Princess (IRE) 121
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 G A Harker S De Sousa 73 22/123.00
3 (4) 5194-31 Orange, black star, black sleeves, orange stars, quartered cap Academy Blues (USA) 2 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 68 5/23.50
4 (3) 609-676 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Classic Descent 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 t Mrs R Carr A Elliott 68 40/141.00
5 (6) 32232S- Black, Black and White check sleeves Spavento (IRE) 191
Nag me
4 8-12 E J Alston D Allan 68 9/25.50
6 (2) 0-26114 Royal Blue, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Whatyouwoodwishfor (USA) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-9 b R A Fahey T Hamilton 65 10/111.00
7 (8) 144350- Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Chief Red Cloud (USA) 188
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-8 J R Weymes B McHugh (3) 64 22/123.00
8 (5) 9-42645 Pink, large Emerald Green spots Peter's Gift (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 K A Ryan A Ryan (5) 63 8/19.00
9 (9) 74-8213 Mauve, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap Hits Only Jude (IRE) 27
Nag me
7 8-6 D Carroll N Farley (7) 62 13/27.50
10 (1) 149122- Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Nufoudh (IRE) 200
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-4 Miss Tracy Waggott Kelly Harrison (3) 58 10/111.00

Verdict

Irish import Academy Blues has only his second start for David Nicholls and has to be respected but he has yet to confirm that he handles ground as soft as this and preference is for another that has come from Ireland in SPAVENTO, who gets the verdict from Nufoudh. Tracy Waggott's gelding was a winner on good to soft ground in a Musselburgh handicap last term and should be alright under the even more testing ground today but he may be a shade high in the weights for his reappearance and looks best watched. Gap Princess came good when landing a handicap at Wolverhampton when last seen in December but is 4lbs higher now back on turf, while Declan Carroll's Hits Only Jude has been in good form on the Fibresand this winter and is attractively weighted back on turf but he is better on the artificial surfaces. Anything saddled by Richard Fahey has to be considered these days and his runner here, Whatyouwoodwishfor, is no exception having also been running well on the Fibresand of late but he does not seem to be so well treated back on turf and a better bet looks to be Spavento. The daughter of Verglas makes her debut for Eric Alston today having shown some decent form without winning for William Durkan in Ireland, including on testing ground, and she can open her account for new connections at the first time of asking.