PREVIEW: Catterick Racecourse to host six-race afternoon meet

Catterick Racecourse.

The flat season continues at Catterick Racecourse on Wednesday afternoon with a six-race card on offer for punters heading to the track.

Racing gets underway at 2.50 with a 12-runner handicap in class six before rounding off at 5.30 with another class six handicap to bring the card to a close.

Read below to find the latest Horse racing betting and tips from the Catterick card on Wednesday:

The opener (2.50) is a class six handicap for runners four years old and up with 12 of them set to head to post for the seven furlong trip. Course and distance winner Langholm holds strong claims having got back to winning ways at Thirsk last time out but the draw on the outside has not been kind to him. Another course and distance winner in Shark Two One gets the vote here, drawn better than Langholm and a good fourth of 11 in a Leicester handicap last time out.

Race two on the card (3.20) sees 11 runners take on the five-furlong maiden fillies’ stakes in class five for two-year-olds. The exuberant Kitten In The Sky looks the one to beat here, showing good speed when third of eight in a Carlisle maiden on her last spin. Of her rivals, J Street could push her closest, a second in a Musselburgh selling contest a strong piece of form.

Heading into handicap company for the first time, Unthinkable for trainer Philip Kirby is the selection in race three – a class six nursery contest for two-year-olds over the sharp five furlongs (3.50). Unthinkable was a winner at Beverley in May and a decent fourth in a Ripon minor event 20 days ago. Unmistakable holds claims as the chief threat but needs to take a big step forward after a midfield finish at Thirsk a couple of months ago.

Thirteen runners will head to the start for race four on the Catterick card at 4.20, which is a class six handicap over the longer distance of one mile and seven furlongs. Preference here heads to Fond Farewell, who makes his first start for a new yard with Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerreiro and has won fresh before and is off a ten-month absence to take his place at Catterick.

The penultimate race on the card is a class five fillies handicap for three-year-olds (4.55) which can go the way of Heatwarmer for trainer George Boughey, a lightly-raced previous winner and was a good third at Newmarket on her penultimate start before disappointing at Newbury, so the hood goes on here to rectify that.

Finally, the Catterick card comes to a close with the class six handicap for three-year-olds over the seven-furlong trip (5.30). Profiteer scored at Thirsk on his last time out and is capable of going in again here at the expense of Calfrio, who also won on that Thiursk card in division one of the same race but preference heads to the Tim Easterby-trained runner, having looked to have plenty in hand when crossing the line.

 

Catterick selections – Wednesday

2.50 – Shark Two One

3.20 – Kitten In The Sky

3.50 – Unthinkable

4.20 – Fond Farewell

4.55 – Heartwarmer

5.20 – Profiteer

 

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