Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 15:15 W.L. And Hector Christie Memorial Trophy 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.10s
  • Off time: 15:15:26
15:15 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brave Spartacus (IRE) 2/5
2nd Hoare Abbey (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-411U6 Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars Lucky Sunny (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 115 12/113.00
2 5-PP1F1 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Brave Spartacus (IRE) 9 (ex7)
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-9 K G Reveley J Reveley 105 2/51.40
3 F3P0-51 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Highrate (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 110 13/27.50
4 0/757P-F Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Hoare Abbey (IRE) 32
Nag me
7 11-7 T R George P J Brennan 110 15/28.50
5 56641-4 Royal Blue, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Yellow cap Reasonable Force 36
Nag me
7 11-5 K G Reveley Mr Colm Mccormack (7) 108 25/126.00

Verdict

The shorter trip is a bit of a concern, as is a penalty, but BRAVE SPARTACUS has now won twice here over fences and seems to have got his act together. He looks the one to beat ahead of stablemate Reasonable Force with Lucky Sunny having lost his way a little lately. Highrate won on his chasing bow at Hexham in November but needs to step up again to follow up here while Hoare Abbey hasn't shown a great deal so far.