LIMERICK LEADER (1.15) never managed to win last season but ran some solid races, finishing placed in five out of his ten starts. He heads to Catterick today for his seasonal reappearance over 2m3f, with the ground good to soft. The underfoot conditions will suit, as will the step back in trip from the three miles he tackled at Perth in June and while this is his first go at the track, there’s everything to suggest he’ll enjoy it there. His best efforts have come left-handed and with having won at Kelso as well as being second at Sedgefield in the past, Catterick’s quirks should suit him fine.
The handicapper has given him some respite, meaning he starts this season off a mark of 100, which is 8lbs below what he was at the beginning of last year. This looks a competitive race but as a second-season novice, he’s got experience on his side and we’re hopeful of another solid display from him.