Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 15:50 Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap Chase3m 1f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 53.80s
  • Off time: 15:50:37
15:50 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Herdsman (IRE) 11/2
2nd Everaard (USA) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 7P-5126 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Herdsman (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 127 11/26.50
3 1PP-434 White, Mauve stars Mr Watson (IRE) 64
Nag me
7 11-10 b Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 127 13/27.50
4 3161-P1 Red, White spots, White and Red halved sleeves, White cap Union Jack D'ycy (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 123 7/42.75
5 P-8FR44 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Triggerman 27
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-2 b P J Hobbs R Johnson 119 9/110.00
6 P-4P551 Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Everaard (USA) 4
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 pt P A Kirby R McGrath 102 2/13.00
Non runners
1P823-42Real Milan (IRE)911-12D McCain JnrJ M Maguire129

Verdict

Real Milan looked a smart prospect at this time a year ago but hasn't really recovered from a mishap at Ascot. Herdsman couldn't cope with Class 2 company at Haydock and this looks more his grade while it's difficult to know what to make of Mr Watson, a very progressive hurdler last season but so far well beaten in novice chase company. Everaard alternates between hurdles and fences and showed himself in fine form with a comfortable victory over the smaller obstacles at Doncaster on Thursday. He has eight career victories to his credit but never on ground this testing so is overlooked for that reason. UNION JACK D'YCY has joined Venetia Williams from France and showed what a fine acquisition he is with a battling victory at Warwick last month and a 7lb rise shouldn't prevent a follow-up. Triggerman has generally competed at a higher level though hasn't won for a long time and is now in the veteran stage.