Catterick

  • 16:00 5th Regiment Royal Artillery Heimdall Handicap1m 7f 177y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 29.84s
  • Off time: 16:00:31
16:00 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 5/1
2nd Dr Irv 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 11930-6 Maroon, Grey seams, Maroon sleeves and cap Almagest 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 85 3/14.00
3 (5) 322010 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 78 5/16.00
4 (2) 0220-04 White, purple seams, purple and white chevrons on sleeves, purple cap Bowdler's Magic 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 t D Thompson J Quinn 75 11/112.00
5 (4) 38-6562 Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Dr Irv 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 P A Kirby P McDonald 74 15/82.88
6 (6) 455-112 Purple, red stars on sleeves, black cap Hallstatt (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-2 t J Mackie P Mulrennan 73 8/19.00
7 (1) 50-4113 Royal Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Royal Blue seams, White cap Miss Macnamara (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 M Todhunter P Makin 72 13/27.50
Non runners
2 (7)317-123Dark Ruler (IRE)59-12G A SwinbankB A Curtis83
8 (8)927166Sherman McCoy88-13Mrs Marjorie FifeR Winston70

Verdict

Dr Irv won this a year ago in the middle of a purple patch that brought three victories. He's only 6lb higher and ran well enough here last week to be considered again. ALMAGEST is back on the same mark as his last Success at Beverley in August. He's been racing at a higher grade subsequently and though this is tough a chance is taken on him getting back to his best. Dark Ruler is probably the form pick on his three runs this season but he likes soft ground and this could prove too quick. Hallstatt loves fast conditions and very nearly completed a hat-trick when beaten a head by Eagle Rock at Doncaster. The assessor may not have got to him yet and he's definitely on the shortlist. Miss Macnamara loves it around here and the fact that she flopped at Chester last time shouldn't be held against her but Sherman McCoy was beaten a distance at Ayr on Monday.