• 13:40 Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.10s
  • Off time: 13:40:47
13:40 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forthefunofit (IRE) 11/4
2nd Downtown Boy (IRE) 3/1
3rd Cool Sky 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7 Yellow, Emerald Green seams and armlets Auto Mac 12
Nag me
5 10-12 M E Sowersby B Harding 80/181.00
2 7 Pink, Dark Blue diamond, striped sleeves Badged 83
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4 10-12 Mrs L B Normile Grant Cockburn (7) 100/1101.00
3 99 Light Blue, Orange chevron, Orange cap, Light Blue star Brasingaman Espee 29
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-12 G M Moore F Keniry 100/1101.00
4 2-155 Yellow, Royal Blue stripe, armlets and cap Clues And Arrows (IRE) 10
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5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 50/151.00
5 4 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Cool Sky 113
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4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/24.50
6 332 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 21
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5 10-12 C Grant P J Brennan 114 3/14.00
8 22 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Forthefunofit (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 11/43.75
9 677-67 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Jokers And Rogues (IRE) 31
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5 10-12 J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 50/151.00
10 414 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Mister Jones 21
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5 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 7/18.00
11 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Nexius (IRE) 114
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4 10-12 Tim Vaughan K Renwick 9/110.00
12 Beige, Yellow diamond Save The Bees 57
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5 10-12 D Carroll D C Costello 16/117.00
14 7 Purple, Emerald Green star, Mauve cap Waterside Road 18
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4 10-12 I Jardine A P Lane 150/1151.00
15 5 EMERALD GREEN, DARK GREEN epaulets, WHITE cap Whichwaytobougie 18
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4 10-12 K G Reveley Colm McCormack (5) 16/117.00
16 03645/4 Black, White chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Latest Fashion (IRE) 201
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7 10-5 C R Wilson S Mulqueen (7) 66/167.00
Non runners
7Fennell Bay (IRE)410-12J P FergusonD F O'Regan
13664P-55Sudski Star (IRE)510-12P GriffinJ Reveley


FENNELL BAY did very well on the Flat winning eight races in 41 starts. He's joined a yard very adept at getting the best out of similar types and can make a successful hurdling debut. Downtown Boy enjoyed stepping up to this sort of trip at Sedgefield when runner-up to Heath Hunter and should make further progress. Forthefunofit started favourite on his bumper debut at Southwell but couldn't quite get to No No Romeo then started odds-on when runner-up at Uttoxeter where he pulled hard. He's certain to improve over hurdles and looks a threat. Nexius had winning form on the Flat in Germany and was placed in Listed company during the summer so he's definitely one to keep an eye on.