Through The Card: Catterick, Wednesday 15 July

Flat racing
There is Flat racing from Catterick on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card at Catterick on Wednesday...

"...makes plenty of appeal now down in both class and trip..."

Timeform on Intrinsic Bond

12:15 - TENTH CENTURY (5) has filled the runner-up spot on two of his three starts to date, including over this C&D last time, and a repeat of that form may be good enough for him to go one better in what looks a weak heat. Mokaman proved a different proposition on just his second start and looks to be his biggest threat on paper, while Cool Dandy was still learning when finishing a staying-on ninth at Ripon last month and should do better in time.

12:45 - LEZARDRIEUX (9) likely remains in form and is interesting taking on older horses for the first time. He gets the vote over Astrozone, also taking on her elders now and who should get into a good rhythm at the head of affairs around here. Undercover Brother is another to consider, while Longroom could prove the best of Paul Midgley's quartet.

13:20 - PLEASURE GARDEN (8) looked far more professional when making his second handicap start a winning one at Leicester a fortnight ago, and, given his low base, a sequence could well be on the cards as his stamina is drawn out further, representing the Sir Mark Prescott yard that continues in top form (eight winners from last 21 runners). Feebi and Grimsthorpe Castle fought out the finish in a minor race here last time and head the opposition.

13:50 - BRAZEN BELLE (1) was successful on her debut at Beverley and didn't really get the rub of the green when third at Ripon last time. Open to further improvement, she is fancied to make a bold bid to defy a 4 lb penalty. Moiella and Shining Success may be the pair to give her most to do.

14:20 - AROHA (3) sets a useful standard on the pick of last season's efforts, so she looks worth siding with to get off the mark on this return to action for Brian Meehan, who is well capable of readying one after a break (£81.22 profit to a £1 level stake). Dramatista got back on track when runner-up at Hamilton recently, but the biggest threat may come from Karl Burke's debutante Newscaster.

14:50 - INTRINSIC BOND (11) shaped encouragingly when fourth on his handicap debut at Doncaster 10 days ago, travelling as fluently as any and sticking to his task well to be beaten only three and a half lengths in what looked a strong heat. Tracy Waggott's charge certainly showed enough to suggest he is capable of defying this mark, so he makes plenty of appeal now down in both class and trip. Victory Angel is threatening to come good soon for his new yard so rates the main threat ahead of Zumurud, who should come on for his reappearance at Ripon.

15:20 - REBEL SOLDIER BOY (5) is given the nod as he's a consistent sort and should benefit from the application of cheekpieces after racing lazily when a recent second at Leicester. Vitare has the form to pose a big threat but needs to shrug off a lesser effort at Windsor, while twice-raced Habanero Star is another to consider in an open contest.

15:50 - BE PERFECT (4) goes well at this track and should strip fitter for his recent reappearance, so he could well defy a mark that's become appealing. In-form pair The Dancing Poet and Sea Art also boast solid claims in an open race.

16:20 - CARIBENO (5) rather leaps off the page in the finale. He looks sure to improve further in handicaps for Sir Mark Prescott and takes on older horses for the first time on just his fifth outing. Musselburgh-winner Barney Bullet and Black Star Dancing are a couple of others to consider.


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