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Catterick each-way-tip (1520): Go Fox can exploit dropping mark to defy outsider odds

Cheltenham is just two weeks away, which perhaps accounts for the current dearth of high-quality midweek racing, but we’ve dug out a decent contest at Catterick that should keep the punters happy.

15:20 Catterick: Racing TV Club Day Today Handicap Chase (1 mile 7½ furlongs)

It’s easy to see why Treaty Boy is the strongly-fancied favourite after winning on his chase debut over this course and distance at the beginning of the month, and since switching yards this unexposed seven-year-old looks to have plenty of improvement in him over fences.

Of his most likely challengers, Chase A Fortune could be set to live up to his name on his first attempt over larger obstacles, Beat The Edge looks ready to convert some recent near misses into a win soon, while in-form Brian Hughes could inspire Upagainstit to rekindle past glories now that Donald McCain’s seven-year-old has dipped below his most recent winning mark.

However, as long as there are no withdrawals to affect the each-way terms, there are a few likely contenders lower down the betting who look more than capable of making their presence felt at much more appealing odds.

Treshnish might just outrace his outsider price despite failing to win in seven outings since his last success at Hexham 15 months ago, but attracting most attention within the Tipstrr camp is the bottom-weighted Go Fox, who has been showing recent signs of improvement for trainer Neil King.

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Despite fading last summer after landing back-to-back successes at Fakenham and Stratford in June, this capable nine-year-old has looked back in the mood on his return to action, with a couple of decent runner-up spots at Fakenham either side of a two-month mid-winter break.

There could be a question mark over his inexperienced claiming jockey Laura Ward, but she was in the saddle for the first of those two runs and her seven-pound claim can only help his dropping mark that is now lower than for his last win.

His quick 11-day turnaround could be viewed both positively or negatively, but in what could again be testing conditions, his 20-pound-plus weight advantage over the market principals could make this a more even contest than the form book and the betting market suggests.  

Suggested best bet: Go Fox each-way in the 15:20 at Catterick

 

 

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