Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 16:40 Betfred 'Hat Trick Heaven' Handicap 1m 3f 214y

  • Winner £6,817 2nd £2,013 3rd £1,007
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.47s
  • Off time: 16:40:44
16:40 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dolphin Village (IRE) 5/1
2nd Ambleside 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 09-1113 Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap Portrait 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 81 6/42.50
2 (1) 224110 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Ambleside 4
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 78 7/42.75
3 (4) 612251 Black and white (quartered), white sleeves and cap Corton Lad 25
Nag me
3 9-3 pt K Dalgleish T Eaves 77 11/112.00
4 (5) 6-52147 Mauve, white halved sleeves Dolphin Village (IRE) 54
Nag me
3 8-13 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 73 5/16.00
5 (3) 552134 Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Sunblazer (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 W R Muir P Mathers 70 9/110.00

Verdict

A extremely tight little handicap. Dolphin Village will has disappointed since his impressive success at Haydock but George Chaloner's claim will be a help. Sunblazer was well beaten at Ffos Las two weeks ago, the first time he came up against soft ground, so he wouldn't want any more rain. After three victories at Bath, Portrait couldn't handle 1m6f at Sandown and this is her trip though she's 11lb higher than her latest success. AMBLESIDE won a couple of minor handicaps before stepping up massively in grade at York last week where he finished last in the Melrose Handicap over 1m6f. This is more his level and he can bounce back, though he's a hard ride and Corton Lad showed battling qualities at Hamilton - with just a 4lb rise to contend with, the latter has to be a threat.