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Flower Power

We’re siding with Tony Coyle’s 10yo to do the business. This mare hasn’t won since September 2019 but is now 10lb below that last winning mark and there’s been glimpses of her returning to form recently. Her run here three starts back showed plenty of promise staying on nicely over 1m4f to claim second late on and on that evidence the step up in trip should suit. She seems to like this track, having scored three times here over trips between 1m4f and 2m and if she’s in the mood is certainly weighted to go well, with Kieran Shoemark taking off another 5lb.

Charming Wally

Daryll Holland’s sprinter ran well on the all-weather last time and is fancied to open his account here. He raced upside with the winner that day, but just couldn’t pick up at the critical moment so the step up to 6f could see him in a better light. The second in that race has since come out and won so the form looks decent enough. This one has got a little bit to prove back on the turf, with his two best performances coming on an artificial surface, but he’s certainly an interesting prospect and his trainer makes a 400 mile round trip for his first ever runner here. Jason Watson is a positive booking.

Obee Jo

Tim Easterby’s 5yo won over course and distance on his only previous run at Catterick and is fancied to run a big race here. This Kodiak gelding has been in good form recently, winning over 6f at Carlisle back at the start of July and heads here having finished second at the same course on his most recent start. He’s never won off a mark this high, but he’s in really good form and consistently runs his race, so backers should get a run for their money. Jill Rose, who finished half-a-length behind the selection over course and distance back in May is entitled to reverse form at the weights but isn’t always in the mood.


Sfumato won over course and distance here a few starts back and is fancied to run a big race once more. He had his excuses next time out having been caught on his heels a little but ran a good race over 7f next time out. Back down to 6f we can see him in a better light and this race could be run to suit, with a fair bit of pace on that could bring his stamina into play. Motawaazy is the one they’ve got to beat, even under a 5lb penalty, and Obee Jo can provide a good guide to his win at Carlisle last time in the race prior.

About Catterick Racecourse

Catterick is a great all-rounder, providing both flat and jumps racing throughout the year. The North Yorkshire Grand National takes place there in January and through the winter months, the course can get very testing ground wise.

Left-handed, undulating and fairly sharp, it suits nippy types and low draw numbers tend to be favoured in races up to a mile on the flat. That said, action can unfold out in the middle of the track when the summer ground softens. Flat trainer Richard Fahey does particularly well at the course, especially with his two-year-old juveniles. Over the jumps, that man Donald McCain is the best performing trainer at Catterick.

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