• 15:50 Handicap 7f

  • Winner £3,368 2nd £1,002 3rd £501 4th £250
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:55
15:50 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solar Spirit (IRE) 6/1
2nd Cara's Request (AUS) 3/1
3rd Magic Cat 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 433161 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Malcheek (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 T D Easterby D Allan 84 16/117.00
2 (8) 700-001 Dark Blue, White seams, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Magic Cat 9 (ex6)
Nag me
4 9-6 Mrs K Burke A Elliott 77 6/17.00
3 (1) 439073 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Internationaldebut (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 P T Midgley A Culhane 82 5/16.00
4 (10) 415489 YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap Snow Bay 40
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 D Nicholls Greg Fairley 81 10/111.00
5 (12) 614311 Red, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets Cara's Request (AUS) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 80 3/14.00
6 (7) 12-0070 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE braces, sleeves and cap Conry (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 Pat Morris S De Sousa 80 5/16.00
7 (4) 137706 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Last Sovereign 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 p J O'Reilly J D O'Reilly (5) 79 14/115.00
10 (2) 263030 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Elusive Sue (USA) 51
Nag me
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 77 20/121.00
11 (9) 722372 Purple, Yellow triple diamond Solar Spirit (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 8-10 J J Quinn I J Brennan (3) 73 6/17.00
12 (6) 110947 PURPLE, GREY star Island Chief 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 70 40/141.00
Non runners
8 (5)078740Inheritor (IRE)49-1B SmartT Eaves78
9 (11)886055Cornus88-13A J McCabeJames Doyle76


Malcheek is well drawn for a front-runner but his best form has come under quick conditions and we'll look elsewhere, with the vote going to MAGIC CAT. The pick did very well to cut down the in-form Lochan Mor in a better race at Newcastle, advertising once more that cut in the ground suits. He shaped that day as though seven furlongs would be within his compass and could be one to keep on side. Internationaldebut was supported at Pontefract and shaped as though his winning turn is near but perhaps not on ground this testing, indeed Cara's Request is considered the danger to Magic Cat. David Nicholls' horse loves conditions and deserves the 5lb rise he's incurred for making all here last time, but he was much better drawn that day. With that in mind Solar Spirit may close the gap on him while last year's winner Conry catches the eye with Hanagan booked.