I have a full book of six rides at Catterick today
Goldencard got off the mark for me on debut over hurdles at Kelso in late October having been previously been placed in two bumpers. He won by nine lengths and his jumping became more proficient through the race. He carries a six-pound penalty but with the experience of his last outing should have an excellent chance of a follow-up win.
Je Suis Charlie and Ballyfarsoon look the main threats.
Liva, a winner of two on the flat for Eve Johnson Houghton, has his first hurdling experience for the McCain yard today. He has schooled well at home and provided he transfers this to the track should be in contention.
Valkenburg ran well on hurdling debut and maybe the main rival.
Same Circus successful in two chases for me crumpled on landing when I was on board in a hurdle at Sedgefield 22 days ago. She seems none the worse for the fall and is back chasing today with cheekpieces fitted. A clear round should give her an e.w chance with main dangers Cloth Clap and The Paddy Pie.
Cloth Clap & The Paddy Pie look serious rivals.
One Night In Milan was attempting to complete a hat-trick of handicap hurdle wins when falling at Kelso thirteen days ago. He was travelling well at the time and hopefully, he can recapture the winning thread today with the stable in very good form.
Scented Lily won well last day and is the obvious danger.
Tetraites Style returns after a 221-day break and a second wind op. He is still a maiden after four hurdle runs but did show signs of ability when runner-up at Hexham in a hurdle race in October 17. He tackles fences for the first time and I hope he runs well in this six runner contest.
Crezic with three chase seconds, when trained by Gordon Elliott, may make his experience count.
Nickelsonthedime put in a good performance on racecourse debut in a bumper at Ayr 20 days ago finishing second to a well-regarded horse of Nicky Richards. He should improve for the outing and go close to stepping up a place in a race won by the stable last year.
Soviet Castle and debutant Scorchin will be in contention.
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