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Slingsbytoo and his super-size cheekpieces.
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Last to first win for Slingsbytoo at Catterick

Last to first win for Slingsbytoo at Catterick

19.22 | Wed 19 Jul 23 | Results

A drop back in trip was the key to a maiden win for Slingsbytoo at Catterick this afternoon.

Billy Garritty was the rider in charge as the son of Bungle Inthejungle took the 'racingtv.com Handicap' in the colours of Bernard Hoggarth. He didn't look like a winner in the early part of the race but finished well, coming from last to first to secure his first career victory.

Slingsbytoo had been running over an extended seven furlongs and a mile but last time out he was dropped back to six and coming back to five did the trick as he came home three-quarters of a length to the good in front of Mrs Bagerran who was ridden by former yard apprentice William Pyle.

Slingsbytoo had been showing plenty of speed he used it to his advantage today, landing the odds at 10/1.

The cheekpieces that were worn at Doncaster seemed to sharpen the horse up and today we opted for some supersize headgear and it's helped him concentrate and get on with the job in hand.

Billy Garritty has been in fine form of late and has now ridden eight winners for the stable in 2023.

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