Dotty Darroch to shine in Jack Built Apprentice Handicap, Ballista favourite for Selling Stakes at Catterick
Dotty Darroch is full of confidence following her Hamilton success and has an obvious chance of dominating the proceedings in the Support The House That Jack Built Apprentice Handicap, taking place at Catterick on Friday, May
Robin Bastiman’s trainee was pretty impressive last time out. Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap saw her causing a huge upset, as she beat the 11-4 favourite, Here Now And Why, by ¾ a length.
After a fantastic win, Dotty Darroch’s confidence is quite high and therefore, it can pay to support her. She is set to face more than a dozen quality runners, but Sharp Shoes seems to be the strongest one.
The 5-year-old is not in winning mood these days, but his talent cannot be ignored. In his previous race at Wolverhampton, he remained a bit unlucky. It was a blanket finish and the dashing gelding missed the fourth place only
by ½ a length.
The class 6 meeting is scheduled to begin at 18:35 GMT. On a solid ground, the contestants will compete for a cash prize worth £1,704. A tug of war is expected between Sharp Shoes and Dotty Darroch, but the latter gets our vote,
because she is full of spirit following a thumping performance.
Follow Us On Facebook And Twitter Selling Stakes is another class 6 event today, getting underway at 19:35 GMT. The 7f contest has attracted a dozen entries, but Ballista has the highest chance of stealing the show.
The out-of-form gelding won´t find a better opportunity to end his losing run. Tom Dascombe’s trainee is coming into this race after suffering a humiliating defeat at Doncaster.
Since the 4-year-old is facing a lot weaker opposition this time, he is expected to come out of his lean patch. However, Point At Issue will not let him enjoy the party comfortably.
After sealing an easy win at Redcar, the 3-year-old lost his rhythm and as a result, finished fourth last time out.
A change in the class will boost up Ballista’s confidence. So, one can expect him to be dominant today. We wish the best of luck to everyone.
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