Horse Racing tips: Your 3 best bets at Catterick today

A nap, next best and each-way play for Wednesday.


20:00 Catterick – Indian Sounds (nap)

Indian Sounds is thriving at the moment and can complete the hat-trick. Paul Midgley does well with his sprinters and has revitalised Indian Sounds, who rather lost his way after making a promising start for Mark Johnston.

Indian Sounds first served notice that he was ready to capitalise on his much-reduced mark when runner-up at Thirsk and he then won a shade snugly at Bath last month. Indian Sounds had no problem following up from a 6 lb higher mark at the same course, sticking to his task well inside the final furlong to pull two and a half lengths clear. He is well treated under a 5 lb penalty – he has been rated much higher in the past – so is difficult to oppose.


19:00 Catterick – Lincoln Gamble @ 4/1 (n.b.)

Lincoln Gamble didn’t make much of an impact in three starts as a two-year-old but, having been gelded over the winter, he produced an improved effort on his handicap debut and reappearance at Doncaster, finishing third and faring best of those who raced towards the far side.

He looks fairly treated based on that effort and, after only four starts, remains open to further improvement. Trainer Richard Fahey has his string in good order and Lincoln Gamble can provide him with another winner.

Catterick 18:00 – Mr Strutter @ 15/2 (each-way)

Mr Strutter has an excellent record at this course and has won here on three occasions, including over this distance last season. He was successful on his return at Wolverhampton last month and shaped as if still in decent form at Doncaster last time, despite finishing only eighth.

He was one of only two runners to stick to the near-side and received little cover from the wind as a result, but he beat his rival by a long way and his effort could be worth marking up.

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