Catterick

  • 18:55 Sam Ward Happy Birthday Nursery5f 212y

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.85s
  • Off time: 18:55:54
18:55 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Class Favour (IRE) 7/1
2nd Orchid Street (USA) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 22144 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Defence Council (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-7 J Howard Johnson T Eaves 82 9/110.00
2 (3) 282133 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Orchid Street (USA) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
2 9-3 Mrs A Duffield Barry McHugh (3) 78 15/82.88
3 (4) 31734 Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap First Class Favour (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
2 8-10 T D Easterby D Allan 71 7/18.00
4 (2) 438324 Maroon, Beige triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Just For Leo (IRE) 10
Nag me
2 8-10 v1 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 71 8/19.00
5 (6) 344 Maroon, White sash, Maroon sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Dunmore Boy (IRE) 34
Nag me
2 8-6 R A Fahey P Hanagan 67 7/42.75
6 (5) 065 Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 8-4 T P Tate A Mullen 65 25/126.00

Verdict

A tight handicap where none of the runners are that well-treated but ORCHID STREET has found a good level of consistency and that might be enough. Barry McHugh is proving very useful for his 3lb claim and with him on board Ann Duffield's runner looks one of the better treated after two solid efforts in this company. Dunmore Boy makes a handicap debut and from this yard needs to be respected but it's hard to make a case for him being light at the weights while Defence Council made a solid handicap bow but will need to improve. A tricky puzzle to solve and the consistency of Orchid Street appeals the most.