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Dive In For A Winner At Catterick

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Gerard Lees

Hammond Six Year Old Ready To Break Duck Over Fences

Apprentice Finlan O'Toole's mount in the Watch Racing UK Handicap Chase at Catterick today is the novice PADDLING and he has a good chance of getting his head in front. He has raced nine times in total without troubling the judge but has shown that the bigger obstacles could well bring out the best in him. He ran fourth on his first two starts, his initial attempt being here at Catterick. Returned to the track just before Christmas over a distance just short of two miles, he struggled with the early pace but ran on really well at the end to take third place behind Bollin Line. That horse and the second, fourth, and fifth, Tomorrow's Legend, Halcyon Days and Trust Thomas had all won in their previous three outings so the form looks decent. Significantly, reference to BTOPlus+ shows Paddling getting eight ticks from a possible ten for "Sire Distance" for his father Walk In The Park and today's extra three furlongs plus will suit him admirably. Indeed, Walk In The Park's progeny are six from 15, 80% better than expected over the distance. They also go well at Catterick and on the ground. Paddling is in the first three on BTO regular and speed ratings and withn CUP OF AMBITION and AMUSE ME looking the main opponents, the 10/3 on offer at Bet365 looks fair.

G Lees

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gerard Lees

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