Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 16:10 Weatherbys Bank Handicap Chase2m 3f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.60s
  • Off time: 16:15:22
16:10 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shangani (USA) 7/4
2nd Mr Syntax (IRE) 10/1
3rd Brave Spartacus (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 343223 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Lease Lend 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 bt T D Easterby D C Costello 134 11/26.50
2 PP1F11 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Brave Spartacus (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-8 K G Reveley J Reveley 130 5/23.50
3 15-3331 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 7/42.75
4 2210-63 White, Black braces, striped sleeves and cap Mr Syntax (IRE) 73
Nag me
9 11-5 t T J Fitzgerald B Hughes 127 10/111.00
5 21-254F Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 33
Nag me
11 11-2 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 124 50/151.00
6 312-065 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Arctic Ben (IRE) 51
Nag me
9 10-11 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 119 13/27.50
7 0-13522 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 31
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 10-11 B Ellison Danny Cook 119 16/117.00
8 2119-37 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap French Ties (IRE) 59
Nag me
11 10-10 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 118 20/121.00
9 P-P4F42 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Diamond Frontier (IRE) 10
Nag me
10 10-9 J Wade John Dawson (7) 117 16/117.00

Verdict

BRAVE SPARTACUS has been a revelation since turning to front-running and would have been chasing a five-timer but for falling at Sedgefield in December. His accurate jumping has had his rivals struggling and though up a massive 18lb since his last victory doesn't appear to have stopped making progress and can defy the extra burden. Shangani also looked suited by making all at Sandown and he's been hit with a 9lb rise though that was only his fourth start over fences and there's more to come. Simonside, three times a winner over hurdles, has finished runner-up in small fields on his last two starts over fences but has jumped well enough and can make his mark from this spot in the handicap. Arctic Ben generally competes at a higher level though he's out of form at present but the consistent Lease Lend is just 1lb higher than when landing a better race than this a year ago at Wetherby.