Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 12:40 Catterick Interactive Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.50s
  • Off time: 12:40:34
12:40 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diocles (IRE) 4/1
2nd Big Water (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5110-65 Dark Green, White diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Hunters Belt (IRE) 16
Nag me
9 11-5 vt F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 125 28/129.00
2 221-582 Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Big Water (IRE) 8
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-3 G A Swinbank P J Brennan 123 11/43.75
3 67/22-43 Black, black and maroon striped cap Rick (FR) 10
Nag me
9 11-2 b J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 122 2/13.00
4 11/33F-5 Orange, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and orange quartered cap Diocles (IRE) 232
Nag me
7 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 4/15.00
5 79-7221 Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 10-9 J Ewart Brian Harding 115 7/24.50

Verdict

Rick has some promising form in Ireland and has dropped to a very lowly mark though his jumping let him down at Wetherby last time. MANDARIN SUNSET is bred to be a chaser so he's done well to score over hurdles and makes his debut over fences from what could prove to be a lenient mark. Big Water is only a youngster but his victories have come on testing ground and he was beaten a long way when runner-up at Musselburgh last time. Hunters Belt is 12lb higher than his last victory over hurdles and was well beaten on his chasing bow but Diocles will have learnt from his runs over fences last season and has the scope to do better.