Today's racecards

Catterick

  • 16:30 Catterickbridge.co.uk Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.13s
  • Off time: 16:31:30
16:30 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nufoudh (IRE) 15/2
2nd Mandalay King (IRE) 8/1
3rd Malcheek (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 9-87515 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Summer Dancer (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 P T Midgley P Makin 79 8/19.00
2 (5) 99-1094 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Malcheek (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-12 T D Easterby D Allan 77 17/29.50
3 (1) 876305 Maroon, white disc, maroon sleeves, white stars and cap Frognal (IRE) 5
Nag me
4 9-10 Mrs R Carr P McDonald 75 5/16.00
4 (8) 042866 Emerald Green, White stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Rio Cobolo (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-6 v Paul Green James P Sullivan (5) 71 7/24.50
5 (7) 508205 Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Glenridding 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 p J G Given P Hanagan 69 3/14.00
6 (2) 811442 Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Nufoudh (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 Miss Tracy Waggott A Mullen 68 15/28.50
7 (6) 68-3340 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Mandalay King (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-2 Mrs Marjorie Fife I J Brennan (5) 67 8/19.00
8 (3) 22278 Purple, gold chevron hoop, red, purple and gold hooped sleeves, purple cap gold stars Magic Omen (USA) 25
Nag me
3 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 73 9/110.00

Verdict

NUFOUDH looks set to go very close at the least here and is taken to get the better of Summer Dancer and Frognal. Tracey Waggott's charge looked set to win off this mark before finding a galvanised rival too strong close home, but a return to Catterick can see him make amends. He'll need to settle better, but our hope that he can; his last three efforts have come behind in-form rivals in more competitive races than this and compensation awaits. Summer Dancer needs a strong pace to be seen to his best and didn't get it last time, as he tried to follow up a Beverley win. The handicapper has quickly dropped him down a pound in the ratings and if they do go quickly he could swoop late on, although he may prefer a stiffer test. Frognal steps up in distance and that looks a wise move; he's placed over seven furlongs on two of his three tries and has shaped lately as though in need of it. Furthermore he took third here a couple of starts back, flying at the death, and is now rated a pound lower. Malcheek might be best caught fresh and hasn't been shaping like a winner of late, Rio Cobolo remains higher in the weights than when last winning in 2009 whilst Glenridding is 2lbs higher than when headed late on when last racing here and that may stop him winning. Nufoudh looks the horse most likely to give his running and gets the vote to come out on top in a tight race.