13:45 Catterick

RISK OF THUNDER was disappointing when upped to Listed level at Sandown following an impressive display on her penultimate start at Ripon. Based on that success, she would prove a tough nut to crack if returning to that kind of form. Beechwood Donna was an impressive winner on her debut at Beverley and is entitled to be in the mix with The Circus, who has placed on both of her starts to date, and Cream Of The Crop, who can step forward from her first start at Newbury.
Prediction : 1st Risk Of Thunder 2nd Beechwood Donna 3rd The Circus

14:15 Catterick

Longroom went up 9lb for a comfortable success over C&D last month and the eight-year-old can prove to be competitve despite such a rise from the handicapper. Red Pike made a winning return at the course over 6f off a 3lb lower mark, but the vote goes to MUTABAAHY. The five-year-old won over this distance at Newcastle on his penultimate start and he is 3lb lower than his latest run when fifth at York.
Prediction : 1st Mutabaahy 2nd Longroom 3rd Red Pike

14:45 Catterick

The Navigator was unable to land a blow from the back of the field at Thirsk last week but has been in terrific order for Dianne Sayer this term and can land some more minor money. However, the one to beat could be CHAMPAGNE TERRI, who returned to winning ways at Ayr last time and appeared to relish the refitting of cheekpieces. Recent Bath second Baladio and the unexposed Hey Gracie look best of the rest.
Prediction : 1st Champagne Terri 2nd The Navigator 3rd Baladio

15:15 Catterick

Kaafy has undergone wind surgery since finishing third at Newcastle last month and should go close, over the same trip, off this 1lb lower mark. For win purposes, however, preference is for BUMBLEDOM, who was beaten by under a length over 7f here last time and can benefit from the drop back to sprint distances again. C&D winner Lucky Beggar is well treated on his best form and could also finish on the premises.
Prediction : 1st Bumbledom 2nd Kaafy 3rd Lucky Beggar

15:45 Catterick

John Gosden is 14-50 (28 per cent) with his runners here going into this meeting and his BARBER OF SEVILLE, a recent fourth over this trip at Yarmouth, will likely be in the shake-up if running to his official rating. There are other interesting southern raiders who have followed him north, however, and the 77-rated Captain Magnum has a strong chance for Archie Watson now stepping up from 6f. Godolphin representative Future Vision needs to show marked improvement to score, as does Ralph Beckett's Storm Dreamer. Karl Burke inmate Sonderbar, who was a promising second at Ayr, could be a bigger danger.
Prediction : 1st Barber Of Seville 2nd Captain Magnum 3rd Sonderbar

16:15 Catterick

PASSING NOD was in great order on the all-weather in January, following up her 6f victory at Lingfield over 7f at the Surrey venue and opening up more options to connections. If she's match-fit on her return from a 192-day absence, David O'Meara's charge should take all of the beating. Noddyolder is worth a market check now stepping up from 6f for the first time, likewise Midnite Bride, who lost little in defeat when second over 6f here last month.
Prediction : 1st Passing Nod 2nd Noddyolder 3rd Midnite Bride

16:50 Catterick

TRANCHEE made a winning start for his new stable when scoring over this trip at Wolverhampton last time and is expected to remain competitive now turned out under a penalty. Zumurud has dropped to a workable mark and is unlikely to be far away at the finish, while Saisons D'Or, a C&D winner, left behind a below-par effort at Beverley when fourth at Doncaster last time and is no forlorn hope for a place.
Prediction : 1st Tranchee 2nd Saisons DOr 3rd Zumurud

17:20 Catterick

A wide-open contest in which the pin drops on CUBA RUBA. Tim Easterby's four-year-old needs to step up on his last effort at Beverley but he has dropped to a workable mark and may benefit from this step up in trip. Havana Go has been raised 3lb for winning by a neck at Hamilton and could put up some resistance, while big runs from Rare Glam, who sports first-time blinkers, and the consistent Point Of Honour, who returns from a break, would also come as no surprise.
Prediction : 1st Cuba Ruba 2nd Havana Go 3rd Point Of Honour

17:50 Catterick

CHEAP JACK was thwarted by a neck when last sighted over 1m2f at Beverley and could gain compensation for that near miss now tackling this longer trip. Barney Bullet is rated only 2lb higher than when scoring over a similar trip at Musselburgh last month and has viable place claims, as do Grimsthorpe Castle and Opine, who also merit inclusion on the shortlist in a trappy finale.
Prediction : 1st Cheap Jack 2nd Barney Bullet 3rd Opine

04/08/2020 Catterick Acca