THREE RUNNERS AT CATTERICK ON MONDAY.
The going at the time of writing for Catterick on Monday is currently good, good to firm in places, and they are watering.
Uccello finally showed some promise at Musselburgh 12 days ago when keeping on under pressure to finish a length and three quarters fourth. Uccello is a quirky character who hung violently right on his penultimate start at Wolverhampton, so what he has to prove now is that he can back that promising run at Musselburgh up. The race is a 0-55 handicap over 12 furlongs, with Andrew Elliott riding him for the first time.
On his penultimate start Jungle Inthebungle looked a very unlucky loser when finishing fourth over five furlongs at Catterick, having been drawn on the wrong side. On his return to Catterick last time he could never land a blow, but was found to have bled from the nose. He now steps up to six furlongs which is a big plus, so providing the bleeding was a one off, he should be involved. The race is a 0-60 handicap over six furlongs with Aiden Brookes back in the saddle.
Our final runner of the day is Resdev Thunder who will have his second start at 4.30.pm, in a three years only novice stakes over the seven furlongs, where Andrew Elliott will ride him for the first time. Resdev Thunder looked very green on debut at Thirsk two weeks ago when finishing last of the 14 runners. He is obviously going to need more experience before being able to get competitive, so this race will provide further education.
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Good luck to the connections, Red & Whites, Anthony Bithell, and Resdev.