Cash-in on Catspan


Catspan looks potentially well treated in the 2.50 at Lingfield and good each-way value at 8/1.

Charlie Egerton’s gelding looked a useful sort in bumpers, finishing a highly promising third to the very useful Raya Star on his debut before scoring in good style at Fakenham.

However he failed to build on that promise over hurdles where he was allotted an opening mark of 100, but could only manage a top finish of fifth in four outings.

Something was clearly amiss as he spent 300 days on the sidelines before making his belated comeback at the beginning of last month when pitched over the larger obstacles for the first time at Plumpton.

The six-year-old looked very ring rusty and was eventually pulled up after a series of mistakes that day, but ran much better last time out when fifth of 11 to Master D’Or at Fontwell.

He raced with far more zest that day at the head of affairs before being headed and weakening three from home in very testing conditions, and he probably did too much too soon on the unforgiving ground.

However he was not knocked about once his chance had gone, and should now be cherry ripe to do himself justice.

What is also interesting is that the handicapper has cut him some slack and he is now down to a rating off 91.

That gives him every chance of being competitive in this weak affair, and if he can build on the promise he showed last time out he could take some stopping.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Catspan (8/1 generally available – use BOG firms)


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