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Monday 30 October 2017

2.40 Catterick, Tuesday, October 31

In the Book Now For New Year’s Day Handicap (2.40) at Catterick on Tuesday, Ingleby Hollow returned to form, in a first-time tongue tie, over 1 mile 6 furlongs at Redcar 11 days ago and remains well treated on the pick of his form last season. David O’Meara’s 5-year-old won off today’s mark of 67 at Ayr last July and followed up at Thirsk ten days later off a mark of 73 so, from a handicapping perspective, his chance is there for all to see. It’s fair to say that the Beat Hollow gelding isn’t a prolific winner, but he does have winning form over 2 miles, and on soft ground, under Daniel Tudhope, so he must have a decent chance of following up in another run-of-the-mill handicap. He was notably ridden with much more restraint at Redcar than had previously been the case and, if that’s the key to him, a 4lb rise in the weights is hardly prohibitive. Despite his moderate wins-to-runs ratio, he looks a potential ‘good thing’ at today’s weights.

Selection: Catterick 2.40 Ingleby Hollow to win 8/1


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