Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 14:20 Cheltenham Preview Evening 28th February Novices' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 5.20s
  • Off time: 14:20:39
14:20 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1443-21 Light blue, pink striped sleeves Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 84
Nag me
7 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 129 11/82.38
3 2P-1UU2 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dursey Sound (IRE) 70
Nag me
6 11-7 b Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 137 8/131.62
Non runners
14-12323Beeves (IRE)711-7D McCain JnrNon Runner132

Verdict

DURSEY SOUND has a few pounds in hand on official figures and is handed the vote in what is likely to be a tactical battle. He's had his jumping problems and was beaten a long way when runner-up to Corrin Wood over the course and distance in December but the winner went on to land a much better race at Warwick and is useful. The latter is trained by Donald McCain, who has the selection's two rivals entered here. Beeves made a winning start to his chasing career at Carlisle in October but his last couple of runs haven't been quite as convincing. Bit Of A Jig looked a real staying type when scoring over 3m3f at Sedgefield so may not be suited by this quicker track.