13:30 Catterick Bridge

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  • Date: 12 February 2024
  • Going: SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Download The Raceday Ready App Maiden Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 1m 7f 156y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 8
  • Prize: £8,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

Showed improved form in 3 starts over hurdles last summer, taking another step forward when runner-up in maiden at Wexford (16.7f, soft) in August. Off 6 months ahead of first run for yard after leaving Peter Croke. Respected.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/08/23 Wexford 2/11 Hurdle 2m 160y Soft 11st 4lbs Shane Fenelon 55
25/07/23 Ballinrobe 4/15 Hurdle 2m 1f 5y Good 11st 4lbs Shane Fenelon 38
10/07/23 Roscommon 12/16 Hurdle 2m 4f Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs E. Walsh 34.1
20/04/23 Kilbeggan 4/12 Bumper 1m 7f 30y Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Mr B. Lawless 52.25
01/01/23 Fairyhouse 12/21 Hurdle 2m 4f 13y Heavy 11st 12lbs Shane Fenelon 1000
21/12/22 Fairyhouse 9/16 Hurdle 2m 6f 110y Heavy 11st 4lbs Shane Fenelon 923.91
06/12/22 Tramore 11/11 Bumper 2m 50y Soft 12st 0lbs Miss E. J. Sweeney 27.41
21/10/22 Sligo 5/13 Bumper 2m 2f Soft 11st 13lbs Mr B. Lawless 60
04/10/22 Galway 6/11 Bumper 2m 160y Soft 11st 7lbs Mr J. P. Murray 50

Well held in bumpers and little impact in 2 starts over hurdles, always behind when seventh of 10 in novice at Newcastle (20.3f, heavy) 37 days ago. Looks one for further down the line.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/01/24 Newcastle 7/10 Hurdle 2m 4f 62y Heavy 11st 0lbs Ryan Mania 171.82
11/12/23 Ayr 11/14 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 6lbs Ryan Mania 180
11/11/23 Kelso 7/13 Bumper 2m 51y Soft 11st 2lbs Ryan Mania 48
29/10/22 Ayr 9/9 Bumper 2m Soft 11st 1lbs Craig Nichol 9.93

Fairly useful on Flat in France (stays 1½m), winning 2 handicaps in 2023. After 4 months off, shaped as if better for the run when fourth of 7 in juvenile maiden at this C&D (soft) on his stable/hurdles debut 10 days ago. Entitled to do better.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/02/24 Catterick Bridge 4/7 Hurdle 1m 7f 156y Soft z 10st 12lbs Nathan Moscrop 18.65
10/10/23 Saint-Cloud 4/6 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good z 9st 0lbs Gerald Mosse 7.02
18/09/23 Compiegne 1/14 Flat 1m 3f 205y Soft z 9st 1lbs Gerald Mosse 13.98
30/08/23 Compiegne 5/9 Flat 1m 5f 202y Good 9st 1lbs Gerald Mosse 11.5
29/07/23 Clairefontaine 5/11 Flat 1m 6f 91y Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs Gerald Mosse 4.39
30/06/23 Clairefontaine 1/13 Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 9st 4lbs Gerald Mosse 3.5
08/06/23 Longchamp 3/16 Flat 1m 3f 41y Good 8st 7lbs Ioritz Mendizabal 38
11/05/23 Angers 3/8 Flat 1m 3f 95y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs Ioritz Mendizabal -
22/04/23 Lyon Parilly 6/9 Flat 1m 3f 205y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs Gerald Mosse 5.05
25/11/22 Fontainebleau 10/17 Flat 1m 209y Soft 9st 2lbs Ioritz Mendizabal 9.6

Fair maiden on Flat in Ireland, stays 1½m. Made the frame on his last 4 starts, despite not being seen to best effect when fourth of 13 in handicap at Gowran (11.8f, heavy) in October. Switches to hurdles on first run for yard after leaving Gavin Patrick Cromwell.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/10/23 Gowran Park 4/13 Flat 1m 3f 184y Heavy 9st 1lbs G. F. Carroll 6
30/09/23 Killarney 3/9 Flat 1m 3f 50y Heavy 9st 11lbs R. Whearty 5.6
04/09/23 Roscommon 3/10 Flat 1m 3f 140y Gd/Sft 9st 8lbs G. F. Carroll 11.96
30/08/23 Cork 4/12 Flat 1m 4f Gd/Sft 9st 8lbs G. F. Carroll 18.62
20/07/23 Leopardstown 6/17 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 8lbs G. F. Carroll 21

Half-brother to 5 winners and was successful on his sole outing in Irish points. After 9 months off, left his bumper debut form behind with an easy success at Sedgefield (16.8f, heavy) in January. Major player as he goes hurdling.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/01/24 Sedgefield 1/11 Bumper 2m 178y Heavy 11st 2lbs Brian Hughes 6.57
17/04/23 Kelso 6/10 Bumper 2m 51y Good 11st 3lbs Brian Hughes 3.35

From a good jumping family and she finished runner-up on her only start in Irish points. Well beaten in bumper at Wetherby (16f, heavy) on her first start under Rules last month, but she should do better at some stage as she makes her hurdles debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/01/24 Wetherby 7/11 Bumper 2m Heavy 11st 4lbs Nick Scholfield 11.52

Runner-up both starts on the Flat in Germany in 2023. After 7 months off, shaped encouragingly on first outing since leaving Peter Schiergen when sixth of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW) 19 days ago, needing stiffer test. One to consider on his hurdles bow.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
24/01/24 Lingfield Park 6/9 Flat 1m 2f Std 11st 2lbs Mr Simon Walker 14
17/06/23 Dresden 2/9 Flat 1m 1f 207y Good 9st 2lbs Rene Piechulek -
14/05/23 Krefeld 2/11 Flat 1m 2f 42y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs Sibylle Vogt -
08/10/22 Dortmund 5/8 Flat 7f 210y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs Maxim Pecheur -

Westerner gelding. Half-brother to fair winning chaser Unit Sixtyfour (stays 2½m) and fair 2½m hurdle winner Shanacoole. Dam winning pointer. Maiden Irish pointer, but he made the frame on his latest outing in October. Watch for market clues.

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Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

Well bred and a winning pointer, SPEED DAVIS was much improved from his Rules debut when scoring easily in a bumper at Sedgefield a month ago, so he looks one to note as he goes over hurdles. He can get the better of Pickanumber, who isn't taken lightly on his first start for Olly Murphy, with Mr Le Philosophe completing the shortlist.

Betting Forecast

11/4 Pickanumber (Ire), 40/1 Bowler Jack (Ire), 7/1 Mr Le Philosophe, 10/1 Rioja Alta (Ire), 2/1 Speed Davis (Fr), 16/1 Rhiannon Ring (Ire), 9/1 Rosenpur (Ger), 16/1 Dixie Cowboy (Ire)
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Monday 12 February 2024

Catterick Bridge