Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 13:35 W.L. And Hector Christie Memorial Trophy 2m

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.00s
  • Off time: 13:35:17
13:35 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 7/2
2nd Smadynium (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 16211F White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 W Coltherd A P McCoy 120 11/43.75
2 611554 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Dartford Warbler (IRE) 12
Nag me
7 11-6 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 119 8/19.00
3 464314 Red, grey striped sleeves, white cap Smadynium (FR) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 117 9/25.50
4 42-2252 Yellow, Grey star, sleeves and star on cap Desgrey 14
Nag me
6 11-1 P D Niven B Hughes 114 10/111.00
5 25-50 Dark blue and grey diamonds, grey sleeves, dark blue cap Veauce De Sivola (FR) 75
Nag me
5 10-11 Nick Williams J Reveley 114 9/43.25
6 1225F1 Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 8 (ex7)
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-11 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (5) 103 7/24.50

Verdict

This looks a tricky puzzle to solve. Alderbrook Lad returned to winning ways over a longer trip here last week but has picked up a 7lb penalty for his troubles. Veauce De Sivola is lightly raced but makes his chasing debut, as does Desgrey, and Surprise Vendor fell here last month in a race in which Dartford Warbler eventually finished last of the four finishers. SMADYNIUM is another tackling fences for the first time but he doesn't look badly treated on recent efforts over the smaller obstacles and will have been well schooled - he earns a tentative vote.