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Barrakilla 5/2 @ Catterick

Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Wednesday; Barrakilla in the Catterick 13.50. Compare odds and bet.

The RacingUK.com Beginners’ Chase is a decent race by Catterick’s standards and Jonjo O’Neill’s Cheltenham Festival winner Holywell is sure to be sent off a short price favourite for a second time over fences.

Beaten by the smart Many Clouds on debut, the six-year-old didn’t exactly look a natural over his fences and is taken on here with Barrakilla (1:50) who has plenty to find on hurdles ratings, but ran well enough on debut at Exeter recently.

In finishing fourth off a mark of 130, he split subsequent winners Funny Star and Annacotty, and wasn’t too far behind runner-up The Italian Yob, who went on to give Valdez (impressively followed up on Saturday at Newbury) a race next time.

If he has come on for that initial experience, Evan Williams’ runner looks sure to go well and opened up 6/1 with Paddy Power last night – that price looked rather large and I expect he’ll be trading much shorter this morning.  But, if possible, back him each-way as he will be hard to keep out the frame and has sound claims of turning over the market leader.

At bigger odds, keep an eye on Malcolm Jefferson’s Hi George.  A half-brother to the same connections’ Attaglance, he goes well fresh and is capable of going well on debut.

Wednesday’s selection:
1:50 Catterick: Barrakilla; 5/2 Stan James

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