12:15 Catterick

TENTH CENTURY failed to make an impact in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot when last seen, but before that had pushed Risque (a runner in a Group 2 on her next start) close at Lingfield on debut and a repeat of that level of form should be good enough to take this. Stay Smart was a little ahead of the selection at Ascot and has to be taken seriously having already tasted success, while Crown Princess shaped nicely at Beverley on her first outing and is respected.
Prediction : 1st Tenth Century 2nd Stay Smart 3rd Crown Princess

12:45 Catterick

SECRET IDENTITY has been running with credit on the all-weather this winter and makes plenty of appeal on her return to turf off a career-low mark and first-time blinkers tried. Tiltilys Rock was an encouraging third at Redcar at the weekend and 5f looks the right trip for now. The Saddle Rock drops to the minimum distance on her handicap debut, with Bella Figlia respected in first-time cheekpieces.
Prediction : 1st Secret Identity 2nd Tiltilys Rock 3rd The Saddle Rock

13:20 Catterick

CHAMPAGNE BOB made an encouraging debut for Mick Appleby over 7f at Chepstow last week and the drop back to 6f could help the eight-year-old better that effort off a workable rating. Loulin was a model of consistency on the all-weather this winter and looks the pick of Ruth Carr's duo, while course-and-distance winner Extrasolar could get involved off an ever-decreasing mark following a pipe-opener at Ayr last month.
Prediction : 1st Champagne Bob 2nd Loulin 3rd Extrasolar

13:50 Catterick

SEPIA BELLE put in a career best when third on her handicap debut at Yarmouth three weeks ago and she should go well once again off a 1lb lower mark. Inductive is likely to be in the mix if he can transfer his recent all-weather form to the turf, while Our Dave made the frame in a similar event at Thirsk when last seen and could reward each-way support.
Prediction : 1st Sepia Belle 2nd Inductive 3rd Our Dave

14:20 Catterick

HOUSE DEPOSIT returned to winning ways at Haydock eight days ago and he is 2lb well in today, despite having to carry a 5lb penalty. With that in mind, the four-year-old is hard to oppose this afternoon. Christmas Night hit the crossbar on his most recent outing and it would be no surprise to see him in the mix once again today, while The Big House has slipped to a fair mark and warrants respect.
Prediction : 1st House Deposit 2nd Christmas Night 3rd The Big House

14:50 Catterick

Affair was successful at Chelmsford last month and she has an obvious chance once again, although the six-year-old is not the most reliable of performers. With that in mind, the vote goes to CALEVADE, who is unexposed over marathon trips and he was far from disgraced at Pontefract last time. Hidden Pearl merits respect now upped to 2m for the first time.
Prediction : 1st Calevade 2nd Affair 3rd Hidden Pearl

15:20 Catterick

Sly Minx has placed on three of her five outings to date and sets the standard for her rivals to beat. That said, she may prove vulnerable in the closing stages, just as she did when second at Beverley last time, and RAY'S THE ONE, who finished fourth in that contest, could be the main beneficiary. The son of Mount Nelson was staying on after losing ground at a valuable point in the race and the application of cheekpieces is likely to aid his cause. Cheshire's third at Doncaster last month can see her enter the reckoning.
Prediction : 1st Rays The One 2nd Sly Minx 3rd Cheshire

15:50 Catterick

SEA SISTER has benefited from going up in trip on her last couple of starts, finishing second at both Chelmsford and Lingfield since the resumption of racing, and Olly Murphy appears to have found the perfect opportunity for her to get off the mark at the seventh attempt. Oliver's Betty ran on well to grab third at Haydock last week and is respected stepping up in distance, while others to consider include Good Ole Winnie and Seven For A Pound.
Prediction : 1st Sea Sister 2nd Olivers Betty 3rd Good Ole Winnie

16:25 Catterick

LADY SHANAWELL (was also engaged to run at Musselburgh on Wednesday) went close to notching her first victory on the Flat when second at Pontefract last month and the four-year-old, who was twice a winner over hurdles, remains unexposed on turf with this being her third appearance on it under this discipline. Boulevard Beauty ran with credit on her handicap debut at Redcar last month and the drop to 1m4f is unlikely to prove any issue. Volcano Bay, who sports a hood, and Feebi are feared most of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Lady Shanawell 2nd Boulevard Beauty 3rd Volcano Bay

02/07/2020 Catterick Acca