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CARNIVAL ZAIN UNLUCKY WITH STALL 13.

We have declared three for Catterick on Wednesday where the going is currently soft, good to soft in places.


First up at 1.0.pm, is the six year old Jungle Inthebungle who runs in the 0-60 apprentice handicap over five furlongs. Jungle Inthebungle made his stable debut for us at Newcastle three weeks ago when keeping on over six furlongs for a never dangerous six and three quarter lengths eighth of the nine runners. This winner of the 2018 Brian Yeadley Trophy at Beverley, and once rated 94, is now operating at an all time low mark of 47, but this will be the first time he has dropped down to five furlongs since September 2020. Our stable apprentice Aiden Brookes who was on board last time is currently out injured for around another month, so Oliver Stammers takes over.


The ex French Carnival Zain has taken his time to acclimatise since arriving at the yard just over a year ago.He raced on six occasions last season for us, catching the eye at times, but failing to get his head in front. His reappearance at Newcastle 27 days ago was his best effort for us yet when only going down by a neck, but he has been very unlucky with the draw this time with stall 13 tempering enthusiasm.The race is at 3.15.pm, a 0-75 handicap over seven furlongs with Billy Garritty retaining the ride.


The admirably consistent Myboymax is our other runner when he goes to post for the 3.50.pm, a 0-65 handicap over 12 furlongs with Billy Garritty replacing the injured Aiden Brookes. Myboymax doesn't know how to run a bad race, winning twice last season from marks of 48 and 55, his mark has climbed to 64, and although he continues to be placed, it appears the handicapper has just about got him in his grip. But there is a lot to be said for a horse who always tries his best, so he can never be ruled out.


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Good luck to the connections, Anthony Bithell, and Newroc & Partner.

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