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THE SHOW MOVES ON TO CATTERICK.

We send five to Catterick on Tuesday where the going at the time of writing is good to soft, soft in places.

First up at 12.10.pm, is Onenightintown who contests the 0-100 conditional jockeys handicap chase, with Jack Hogan riding him for the first time. Onenightintown gave hope that he can win a race when twice running with promise at Market Rasen back in June, when finishing third on both occasions, although if he is to win this he will require a new personal best.

The big flashy Just Paddy's Band goes to post for the maiden hurdle at 12.45.pm, over two miles and three furlongs, with Conor O'Farrell retaining the ride. Just Paddy's Band won a bumper on his debut back in March, and ran well in two further bumper races, but since being sent over hurdles he has failed to cut much ice in two starts, after this run he will be given his first hurdles mark.

We are doubly represented at 1.25.pm, in the three miles and one furlong 0-105 handicap chase, which with total prize money of over £9,000 is excellent for the grade. Justforjames who turns 13 on Saturday is a former course and distance winner back in February 2019, and after the handicapper finally relented he got off the mark at Cartmel at the sixth attempt last season, giving him his seventh victory overall. He is currently 2lb above that mark, but may need this to put him spot on, he will be ridden by his regular pilot Becky Smith.

Our other runner in the race is Square Viviani who like Justforjames pulled up on his recent seasonal return when looking in need of the race. Square Viviani was at the top of his form around this time two years ago when winning at Hexham and Market Rasen, but after a year out he has failed to truly get competitive in four runs. Emma Smith-Chaston who was onboard last time, retains the ride.

We round off our day at 2.30.pm, in the 0-105 novices handicap chase over the extended one mile and seven furlongs where Getaway Jewel makes his chase debut. Getaway Jewel was a winner over hurdles back in April, and has generally been a consistent performer having been placed on a further four occasions from his nine starts since arriving from Ireland in October of last year. Obviously his chance hinges on how he takes to the larger obstacles, and he has the assistance of Alain Cawley in the saddle, who finished second on him at Catterick back in February.

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings at Oakwood Stables, Sharp Hill, and Curlew, click on 'NEWS' at www.mickyhammondracing.


Good luck to the connections, The Rat Pack Racing Club, Chapman, Tennant & Turnbull, J4J Partnership, Ryder Sugden, and Phil Ellerby

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