16:45 Catterick 11 Jul 2018

Racing Uk Hd On Sky 426 Handicap (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f 6y

Good to Firm (Firm in places)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Position
1 (7)
79-1207
iT
Dark green and pink (quartered), striped sleeves, dark green cap (Miss B Houlston,mrs M Chapman,mrs R Ca)

Chaplin Bay (IRE)  22 

b g Fastnet Rock - Green Castle (Indian Ridge)

6 10-0
63
6 10-0
63

Temperamental sort. Latest win at Newcastle in March. Bit below form seventh of 15 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good, 7/1) 22 days ago. Chance if rediscovering old form.

Temperamental sort. Latest win at Newcastle in March. Bit below form seventh of 15 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good, 7/1) 22 days ago. Chance if rediscovering old form.

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Chaplin Bay Score: 450

2
2 (3)
29-2123
iT
Emerald green and red stripes, emerald green sleeves, red cap (Mr Jedd O'Keeffe)

Rebel State (IRE)  29 

b g Zoffany - Stately Princess (Robellino)

5 9-12 p
61
5 9-12 p
61

Resumed winning ways at Ayr (8f) in May and remained in good form since, third of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) latest. Another bold bid anticipated.

Resumed winning ways at Ayr (8f) in May and remained in good form since, third of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) latest. Another bold bid anticipated.

Rebel State Score: 448

3
3 (8)
43155-3
iT
Pink, grey cross belts, hooped sleeves (Mr M D Eddery,mrs G B Walford&8 Amigo')

Size Matters 19 

b g Captain Gerrard - Icky Woo (Mark of Esteem)

4 9-9
58
4 9-9
58

Returning from 8 months off when creditable third of 15 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) 19 days ago. Races off same mark here and is one for the shortlist.

Returning from 8 months off when creditable third of 15 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) 19 days ago. Races off same mark here and is one for the shortlist.

Size Matters Score: 385

4 (6)
D65441
iT
Yellow, black chevron, yellow sleeves, black stars, black cap (The Twelve Minimum Partnership)

Extrasolar 4 

b g Exceed and Excel - Amicable Terms (Royal Applause)

8 9-9 t
58 4
8 9-9 t
58 4

Ended long losing run when bagging 10-runner handicap at Carlisle (5.9f, good) 4 days ago. Carries no penalty for that success so must be respected in follow-up bid.

Ended long losing run when bagging 10-runner handicap at Carlisle (5.9f, good) 4 days ago. Carries no penalty for that success so must be respected in follow-up bid.

Extrasolar Score: 492

1
5 (11)
323653
iT
Red, black sleeves, white spots (Kildonan Gold Racing 2 & Partner)

Miss Dd (IRE)  9 

b f Dandy Man - Dynaperformer (Dynaformer)

3 9-9 h
66 2
3 9-9 h
66 2

17/2, creditable third of 7 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Each-way player.

17/2, creditable third of 7 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Each-way player.

Miss Dd Score: 310

6 (5)
094543
iT
Royal blue, white braces, white sleeves, royal blue spots (Mrs D Dalby & Harrowgate Bloodstock L)

Robben Rainbow 2 

b g Delegator - Sally Can Wait (Sakhee)

4 9-8
57
4 9-8
57

Another solid effort when third of 8 in handicap (11/1) at Ayr (7.2f, good) 2 day ago, but not the easiest to win with.

Another solid effort when third of 8 in handicap (11/1) at Ayr (7.2f, good) 2 day ago, but not the easiest to win with.

Robben Rainbow Score: 376

7 (10)
56/008-8
iT
Royal blue, yellow star, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars (Mr Sean Lavery)

Off The Scale (IRE)  18 

b g Strategic Prince - Vanilla Delight (Orpen)

6 9-6
55
6 9-6
55

22/1, first run since leaving Sarah Robinson when eighth of 11 in claimer at Redcar (7f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Makes little appeal.

22/1, first run since leaving Sarah Robinson when eighth of 11 in claimer at Redcar (7f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Makes little appeal.

Off The Scale Score: 279

8 (1)
29-5226
iT
Dark blue, red chevron, white sleeves, red cap, white star (Ventura Racing (crest) & Partner)

Ventura Crest (IRE)  4 

b g Elzaam - Ms Cromby (Arakan)

3 9-3
60
3 9-3
60

Below par on AW last time, but was only just collared in a Wetherby handicap (8f) prior to that and is an interesting contender.

Below par on AW last time, but was only just collared in a Wetherby handicap (8f) prior to that and is an interesting contender.

Ventura Crest Score: 401

4
9 (9)
48-5464
iT
Red, white hoops, pink cap (D J Metcalfe & M Dods)

Mecca's Spirit (IRE)  2 

gr f Dark Angel - Wiltshire Life (Camacho)

Non Runner

Non Runner

5/1, creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm) 2 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Others have achieved more.

5/1, creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm) 2 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Others have achieved more.

Mecca's Spirit Score: 317

10 (2)
048936
iT
Red, red and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs R L Heaton & High Moor 4)

Deben 6 

b g Lilbourne Lad - Mocca (Sri Pekan)

5 8-11
46 1
5 8-11
46 1

C&D winner. Creditable sixth of 13 in handicap at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm, 25/1) 6 days ago, never nearer. Others more persuasive.

C&D winner. Creditable sixth of 13 in handicap at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm, 25/1) 6 days ago, never nearer. Others more persuasive.

Deben Score: 330

11 (13)
989-766
iT
White, dark blue hoops, diamonds on sleeves, red cap (Mr Tony Lumb)

Silk Mill Blue 19 

b g Piccolo - Marysienka (Primo Dominie)

4 8-10
45
4 8-10
45

50/1, respectable sixth of 15 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) 19 days ago, left poorly placed. Needs a couple of these to falter.

50/1, respectable sixth of 15 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) 19 days ago, left poorly placed. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Silk Mill Blue Score: 264

12 (14)
23958-5
iT
Emerald green, black triple diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap (Mrs Connie Taylor)

Tom's Anna (IRE)  23 

b m Antonius Pius - Vanilla Delight (Orpen)

8 8-10
45 3
8 8-10
45 3

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2013. 16/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good) 23 days ago. Hard to fancy.

C&D winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2013. 16/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good) 23 days ago. Hard to fancy.

Tom's Anna Score: 306

13 (4)
098-0
iT
Maroon and black diamonds, maroon cap, black diamond (D J & S A Shewring & Partner)

Symphonic 29 

b f Mayson - Musical Moonlight (Observatory)

3 8-3
46
3 8-3
46

Lightly-raced maiden. 28/1, last of 10 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good) 29 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 28/1, last of 10 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good) 29 days ago.

Symphonic Score: 309

14 (12)
65D600
iT
Brown, brown cap, beige star (Mr Keith Brown)

Money For Luck (IRE)  15 

br g Arakan - Invincible Wings (Invincible Spirit)

3 8-2 (ow2) v
45
3 8-2 (ow2) v
45

50/1, last of 13 in handicap at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 15 days ago, slowly away. Significantly back up in trip. Claims on best form.

50/1, last of 13 in handicap at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 15 days ago, slowly away. Significantly back up in trip. Claims on best form.

Money For Luck Score: 268

Verdict

Rebel State didn't get a clear run at Thirsk last time when third but doesn't have the best overall rate of success anyway, while Size Matters ran well on his return from an eight-month break at Wetherby and is entitled to improve for that. EXTRASOLAR did it well at Carlisle on Saturday and Geoffrey Harker's charge arrives off an unaltered mark. This ground suits well and the step up from 6f shouldn't deter the eight-year-old.

Verdict

VENTURA CREST has twice disappointed on an artificial surface and is better judged on his narrow second at Wetherby last month. He can land an open-looking handicap. Rebel State, Extrasolar and Size Matters complete the shortlist.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 (Div 1) Good to Soft 11 Carlovian 12 4 8 9 46 470-033 21 days M Walford (41 miles) Nathan Evans 11/4 1:25.10
2017 (Div 2) Good to Soft 11 The Stalking Moon 7 3 9 9 67 62167-2434 14 days J J Quinn (49 miles) Jason Hart 7/2 1:25.03
2016 (Div 2) Good 14 Deben 1 3 8 8 53 9-3663474 13 days K A Ryan (28 miles) Joe Doyle 10/1 1:27.30
2016 (Div 1) Good 14 Mister Royal 10 5 8 9 46 097-670 326 days B Ellison (49 miles) Ben Curtis 4/1 1:26.20
2015 Good to Soft 11 Rodrigo De Torres 15 8 9 12 63 6-94306 42 days G Moss (30 miles) D Allan 13/2 1:28.03
2014 (Div 2) Good to Firm 10 Iceblast 5 6 9 10 58 041-2448U8 4 days M W Easterby (41 miles) Graham Gibbons 11/2 1:25.12
2014 (Div 1) Good to Firm 12 Imperator Augustus 7 6 10 0 62 916530 14 days P Holmes (14 miles) D Tudhope 4/1 1:25.43
2013 (Div 1) Good to Firm 13 Just The Tonic 7 6 9 13 62 327-259 34 days Mrs M Fife (36 miles) R Da Silva 7/1 1:26.12
2013 (Div 2) Good to Firm 11 Strong Man 9 5 9 10 60 2671-23799 12 days M W Easterby (41 miles) Graham Gibbons 9/2 1:25.82
2011 (Div 1) Good to Firm 11 Boga 4 4 8 9 46 974049 3 days Mrs K Tutty (12 miles) B McHugh 10/1 1:27.33
2011 (Div 2) Good to Firm 12 Hot Rod Mamma 7 4 8 12 48 97123-0797 28 days Mrs Dianne Sayer (58 miles) D Fentiman 16/1 1:26.33
2010 (Div 1) Good to Firm 10 Dhhamaan 9 5 9 2 53 321490 16 days Mrs R Carr (36 miles) J P Sullivan 9/1 1:25.60
2010 (Div 2) Good to Firm 9 Ellies Image 10 3 8 13 58 8800-0146 12 days B P J Baugh (124 miles) P Hanagan 9/2 1:25.52
2009 Good 14 He's A Humbug 13 5 10 0 65 6-00080 12 days J O'Reilly (64 miles) J D O'Reilly 28/1 1:27.60
2008 Good 13 Micky Mac 3 4 9 6 57 4-62133 8 days T Walford (41 miles) S De Sousa 10/3 1:27.13