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Name :CATKIN
Sire :Horse Chestnut
Dam :Catalina
Age :4
Sex :Gelding
Description :
Run :24
Win :4
Places :8
Rating:90
Owners:Miss G Burg & Mr M J T Wickens
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 Kenilworth  -  20 June 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He is working well and is fresh. Expecting a big run but will need luck in the running to overcome his outside draw over the 1400m.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  10 May 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - Drawn on the outside over the 1400m but is a small field. He is working well and hoping for another honest run.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  15 April 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 7 - He ran a good race last time when needing it. He has a huge weight to carry here but is a much fitter horse this time round.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  01 April 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He has freshened up nicely and keeps improving. His form is good and he always gives of his best.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  28 January 2017
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 11 - He prefers the 1400m but is in top form at the moment so have to take our chances.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  13 December 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 2 - A small but competitive field. Let’s hope Donovan gives him the same sort of ride as last time.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  30 November 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He has cracked a good draw and loves the 1400m. This is a very competitive field but I still think he will run very well.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  05 November 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 2 - Small field and he is carrying a big weight. Hoping he can improve a couple of lengths on his last run.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  22 October 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He had a short break after his Durban season. This is the right trip for him but he will probably need the run.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - I was pleased with his effort. He is not yet fully fit and this run will bring him on nicely.


 Scottsville  -  28 August 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He has a nice draw and a top jockey. His work is very good and we are hoping for a decent run.

 Post Race : 


 Greyville  -  10 August 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - Morne is pleased with his track work. He has a good draw and enjoys the 1400m. Hoping for a big run.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - He ran a nice race but just found one too good for him on the day.


 Greyville  -  13 July 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He is working very well and is enjoying Durban. Morne has been riding him on the track and is happy with his work. Unfortunately he has a horrible draw and will need luck in the running.

 Post Race :  Race 5 - He ran a smashing race and was given a top ride by Morne Winnaar. Very happy with both horse and jockey.


 Greyville  -  15 June 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 4 - He is working very nicely. My only concern is that he has not been up in Durban for long and there is always a chance that he hits a flat spot. If not, he will be competitive.

 Post Race :  Race 4 - It was a moderate run. We chased early to try and get up with the pace. Wrong decision. They went far too fast and he could do nothing else but get tired.


 Kenilworth  -  10 May 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - He has freshened up nicely. He has a decent draw, likes this trip and Gareth knows him very well. I am expecting him to be involved in the finish.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  23 April 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 4 - He is dropping in trip but I think he has enough toe for the Kenilworth 1200m. He is fresh and well and I am hoping for another good run.

 Post Race :  Race 4 - Disappointing but he did not have the pace to go with them.


 Kenilworth  -  19 March 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 5 - This is a competitive race but he has a good draw and is nice and fresh at home. We are expecting another good and honest run.

 Post Race : 


 Durbanville  -  24 February 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   : 

 Post Race :  Race 8 - They went a good pace and he was travelling comfortably. When asked for his effort, he picked them off to win a nice race. It is good to have him back in the winners box as he is more than capable.


 Kenilworth  -  30 January 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 12 - This horse has ability but just needs to find his form again. Hopefully this is his day but it is not an easy race. I am not sure at this stage if Weichong Marwing will be riding on the day so might battle to find a jockey here.

 Post Race :  Race 12 - I think he is back in the right place and in the right frame of mind after this run. We just need to pick his races carefully.


 Kenilworth  -  02 January 2016
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - We have put some blinkers on him. I have also put a decent apprentice on him to get some weight off his back. His draw is decent and I would love to see him run a big race here and win. He is back over the seven furlongs.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - He hung on well at the end and will win soon.


 Kenilworth  -  22 December 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - We have freshened him up and he seems to have bounced back nicely. He has a good draw, is nice and fresh and we are expecting a much improved effort.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - This was disappointing and he has left me scratching my head. We will go over him with a fine tooth comb and see if anything comes up. He is much better than this run.


 Kenilworth  -  28 November 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He is doing really well and I would love to see him get back to his winning ways.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - His work before the race was tops and definitely did not reflect in the result. He was never in the race and is very quiet this morning. We will check him out thoroughly.


 Kenilworth  -  11 November 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He took his last run very well. We have galloped him since then and he went very nicely. I am expecting a good run.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - He ran well considering that is not the way he likes to run. He still battled on gamely to finish fourth and will go close next time out.


 Durbanville  -  17 October 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He is having his comeback run and is doing really nicely. He might just need it but it would not surprise me to see him win. He is doing so well at home and I am really impressed with him.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - He put in quite a good finishing effort in the straight but just ran out of steam. He was blowing quite hard after the run and will definitely come on from this.


 Kenilworth  -  25 July 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 9 - He has been doing easy work and then going out in the paddock. He has put on nice weight and is looking well and is fresh. He seems to enjoy racing fresh so let's see how we go.

 Post Race :  Race 9 - This was an extremely impressive win. This was a hot race and read more like a Grade 3, with some tried and tested horses in the race. He did exceptionally well to win here and obviously likes racing fresh.


 Kenilworth  -  13 June 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 7 - He has lightened up quite a bit and maybe that is the way he likes to race. I would just like to get him back into winning form.

 Post Race :  Race 7 - He just did not have any kick in the finish. His work has been fantastic all week and all the riders were confident of a good run. To me, he did not look as round as he normally does and as happy as he normally is. I will have a good look at him this week and see if anything comes up.


 Kenilworth  -  31 May 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - His work has been really smart and strong and he deserves a change of luck.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - He ran another smashing race. It was more like two races. They raced off to the front and let the lead horse get way too far ahead and clear and it then turned into a sprint for the second group. It just seemed ludicrous and I would have liked to have seen some more thought put into it. They do not have to chase the pace horse down but they really do not have to sit fifty lengths behind it, either. I think if they had run at a more even tempo, we would have seen a different result.


 Kenilworth  -  03 May 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 8 - He has improved a huge amount since his last run. His gallop was most impressive and he has been doing brilliantly at home. Nothing about this horse would surprise me.

 Post Race :  Race 8 - He has pulled up with a slightly sore back which is unusual for him. He is better than this run.


 Kenilworth  -  12 April 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - He is one run short of his best but this run will bring him to his peak. However, I am still expecting a decent run.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - I felt that this was his run that showed us he is back to where he was last year. I was really pleased. He was a couple of weeks behind my grey horse, Liquid Mercury, in terms of being gelded and having had a holiday. This race will bring him on nicely.


 Kenilworth  -  14 March 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 2 - Scratched

 Post Race :  Race 2 - Scratched


 Kenilworth  -  31 January 2015
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - I galloped him at Kenilworth on Saturday. Although he put up a decent gallop, I was hoping for a bit more. He is coming back after a small virus and I think this race might just be a week too soon for him.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - He definitely needs gelding. He is like a body builder in front, so much muscle, and cutting will be the making of this horse.


 Kenilworth  -  22 November 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  Race 6 - His work is decent at home and he is a horse which always gives of his best. His last run is best ignored.

 Post Race :  Race 6 - This was a flat run and definitely not what he is capable of. He is a little tired this morning and we will give him a few days off, look after him and get him bouncing back to his best.


 Kenilworth  -  12 November 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  This looks a tough race but will bring him on. I still like to think we will be very competitive here and give them a run for their money.

 Post Race :  He did not run as expected and we will check him out carefully.


 Durbanville  -  22 October 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  It is great to have him back on the track. He had a couple of hard feature race runs during the winter so I thought it would be a good idea to run him here, in a small field with a good draw, to try and get his confidence up and hopefully another win on board.

 Post Race :  I was really happy with him. It was a really good win, considering he has been off for quite a while. He travelled beautifully and cruised through. He hit the front way too soon but still won as he liked.


 Kenilworth  -  12 July 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He just has Act of War to beat.

 Post Race :  He really put in a superb effort. We will give him a bit of a break now before the summer. He plainly has loads of ability and is only going to get better as he gets older.


 Kenilworth  -  08 June 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  There are a couple of top horses in this race but he has the experience of having raced round the turn. His win showed lots of courage, he has a good jockey on top and there is no reason he cannot earn a decent cheque here.

 Post Race :  This was another very nice run. He is improving with each start and always gives of his best. He has had 3 runs in a short space of time so we will give him a few easy days and freshen him up.


 Kenilworth  -  24 May 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  He has a 7 draw but it is not a big field. It is over 1400m and this is what he has been looking for. If it is not too soon after his last run, I think he is a huge runner here and has a good winning chance.

 Post Race : 


 Kenilworth  -  13 May 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  This is another competitive race but he will make big improvement and definitely has a place chance here.

 Post Race :  He ran a great race in a competitive field and showed good improvement. He will not be long in winning.


 Kenilworth  -  28 April 2014
 Race No.  Distance  Jockey  Time
       

 Pre Race   :  This is a nice horse but he will need his first run, especially with him drawn on the wrong side of the course. There are some really nice horses in this race and I will be happy to see him running on strongly at the finish.

 Post Race :  This was a good first run. He should have finished 2 lengths closer but was interfered with at a crucial stage. He will definitely come on from here.




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