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CAPTAIN CATTISTOCK: Race Night winner set for Stratford reappearance

Gloucestershire hero Captain Cattistock bids for a second win for Fergal O’Brien this Friday

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2FNW9JA Sugar Baron and Gina Andrews (right) coming home to win the Elizabeth Davenport Crudwell Cup Open Hunters' Chase ahead of Captain Cattistock and Albi Tufnell at Warwick Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday May 19, 2021.

Fergal O’Brien’s Cheltenham successor Captain Cattistock will feature on Stratford’s Hunter Chase card on Friday evening.

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The former Paul Nicholls gelding put in a sublime front-running performance at Prestbury Park last month before finishing second on his previous start at Warwick, but bids to go one better in Warwickshire ahead of the weekend.

G7JK02 Trainer Fergal O'Brien at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Bangor-on-Dee.
In-form trainer Fergal O’Brien will be hoping for a Stratford success with Captain Cattistock this Friday

He’ll repartner Albi Tufnell in the Pertemps Network Stratford Foxhunters Champion Hunters’ Chase.

WATCH: CAPTAIN CATTISTOCK WINS AT CHELTENHAM UNDER ALBI TUFNELL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

The 8-year-old’s win at the Home Of Jumps Racing on its season finale was a fitting tribute to the late Lorna Brooke, who sadly passed away in April, and was a familiar face to many at Ravenswell Farm.

Speaking after his success, O’Brien’s partner Sally Randell told the Racing Post: “We’ve all had a lot of upset this year and Albi has done us proud.

Cheltenham’s Race Night at the end of April paid tribute to the late Lorna Brooke

“I rode with Lorna so it was a lovely race to win in memory of her. He’s [Captain Cattistock] done a really good job and it’s lovely to do this for Lorna, she won’t be forgotten.”

Also in contention on Friday is the recent Punchestown Festival successor Bob And Co for Paul Nicholls, who saddles stable-mate Adrien Du Pont in the same contest.

Paul Nicholls with his Champion Trainer trophy for the national hunt season 2020-21 at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher. Picture date: Saturday April 24, 2021.
2020/21 Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls has two runners in the 6:55pm at Stratford on Friday evening

Former Gigginstown and Henry de Bromhead representative Monbeg Chit Chat, who once beat subsequent Caspian Caviar Gold Cup victor Chatham Street Lad in a maiden hurdle, bids for a hat-trick after his Cheltenham and point successes of late.

WATCH: BOB AND CO BEATS BILLAWAY IN A THRILLING CONTEST AT PUNCHESTOWN UNDER DAVID MAXWELL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Law Of Gold, Sam Red and Bishops Road complete the field.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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