The seasons fly by, and once again we reach the end of another national hunt season at Catterick, but of course the good news is that their flat season starts in April.
We run two in the opening event at 2.10.pm, the extended one mile and seven furlongs 0-100 selling handicap hurdle. Onenightintown arrived at the yard in November of last year having shown next to nothing in nine races in points, hurdles, and over fences. Unfortunately in four tries for us it has been a similar story, but at least he can now run from an all time low mark of 76, with Alain Cawley retaining the ride.
We also run Kisumu in the same event. Whether it is two miles, or two and a half miles, Kisumu can travel as well as anything else, but when that extra gear is needed he has so far come up short. He has gone close on a couple of occasions over hurdles, and will be trying to make it 50th time lucky.Aiden Macdonald will once again take off a valuable 10lb.
Our final runner is Mister McArthur in the bumper at 5.25.pm. He proudly wears the colours made famous by the Cheltenham Festival winner Mister McGoldrick, and the very talented mare Becky The Thatcher.Mister McArthur made his debut over this course and distance of an extended one mile and seven furlongs 22 days ago in heavy ground, and will appreciate these less testing conditions of good to soft, as he continues his education, Alain Cawley retains the ride.
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Good luck to the connections, Tasker-Brown & Partners, M H O G, and Mcgoldrick Racing.