Daily Nap January 13: Sidi Ismael to maintain perfect record at Catterick

Planet Sport Tipster Jonathan Doidge sides with a promising young staying chaser to complete a hat-trick when he turns out in the Catterick feature on Thursday.

Thurday's nap goes in the stamina-sapping North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase at Catterick (14:40). There are several dour stayers in this field and also a number of them that are out of form.

The same cannot be said of our selection, Sidi Ismael, who is 2-2 over fences and by all accounts is a bit of a character.

David Pipe sends him a long way to contest this first prize of over £15,000 and we'll take the hint. He is up 8lb for an all out win last time, when he flashed his tail, but it appears that there may be more under the bonnet than he is letting on.

I believe he could still be well treated here and the step up to this marathon trip can also help elicit more from him, under Tom Scudamore's ride.

So it's Sidi Ismael to make it 3-3 over fences in the 14:40 at Catterick. Good luck!

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