Catterick Wednesday 16:50: Coral offer 4/1 racing odds on Waterloo Warrior – 3rd March 2020

Craggaknock work an e/w look at Catterick?

Horse Racing Betting

This is a Novices’ Hunters’ Chase that is happening at Catterick on Wednesday evening. There is an overwhelming favourite heading to the start of it as well. Wishing And Hoping has been dominating the betting. He is likely to be a strong odds-on option at the start. Wishing And Hoping is one of six entrants for the race, which is at class 5 over 3m 1f.

Catterick Wednesday 16:50 Odds*

Wishing And Hoping 4/11
Waterloo Warrior 4/1
Absainte 7/1
Light Flicker 16/1
Craggaknock 20/1
Geordie 66/1
* (betting odds taken from Coral at 9:52 GMT on Tuesday, March 2020)

Horse Racing Betting at Coral

Wishing And Hoping

Despite being a beaten favourite on his last trip, Wishing And Hoping is the 4/11 odds-on favourite for this one* (betting odds taken from Coral at 9:52 GMT on Tuesday, March 2020). There has been strong form from the 10-year-old all season. He was looking to back up a chase win at Taunton that he had taken in early January.

That Haydock second place was in a shorter 2m 6f chase. He was beaten by 4l by Alcalca. Wishing And Hoping has won a couple of hurdles, a NH flat and a chase from 2m to 3m 2f so he has the distance in him.

He has taken a little penalty for winning at Taunton but is head and shoulders above the field in terms of rating. It would be quite the upset if he didn’t collect the victory.

Waterloo Warrior

Waterloo Warrior has to be a decent option to get up there in the mix. He has not managed to pick up a win yet under rules, however. But he claimed a very solid second place at Leicester on his last trip. That was a mid-February run.

He has won four-point to point races at the 2m distance as well. While Waterloo Warrior has to be well worth a look to at least pick up the place finish, seeing him go on and beat the highly-rated favourite is unlikely.

Still, at the end of the day, he does look to be the one most capable of landing an upset at 4/1 odds* (betting odds taken from Coral at 9:52 GMT on Tuesday, March 2020).

Absainte and Light Flicker

Much like Waterloo Warrior, Absainte has had plenty of winning experience at the 3m distance in point to point action. The most recent outing that he had under Rules was in May last year. He produced a 3rd place finish at class 5 at Cartmel.

Light Flicker won a point to point over a 3m in November 2018. That was his most recent outing. So the eight-year-old comes back after a long absence and just has major question marks about his presence and what he could potentially do.


Craggaknock made his Chase debut last month at Wetherby in a 3m trip. He was third of five runners there, Minella Rocco taking the race win. Craggaknock was 44l back of the winner at 25/1 odds.

That was a major step up in distance to anything else he has done under Rules in his career. For this one, Craggaknock is a big 20/1 outsider* (betting odds taken from Coral at 9:52 GMT on Tuesday, March 2020).

He wasn’t disgraced actually in that Wetherby trip as he looked keen and may just pique some each-way interest.

Predictions & Tips

Wishing And Hoping is going to be a banker in this one for many a punter. He has to be. He is light years ahead of the rest of the field in ratings. The weight is not likely to stop him either.

There hasn’t been much around from Light Flicker and Waterloo Warrior, but the recent chase effort that Craggaknock put in on his debut last month was solid. He may be worth some considerations at each way for a shot at value.

Coral Fail To Finish Offer

If your horse doesn’t make it to the finish line, you get your stake back as a Free Bet from bookmaker Coral.

This offer applies to all Catterick Races on Wednesday, March 4th

Place a £1+ win or each-way bet on any of the races at today’s nominated meeting.

If your horse Fails To Finish the race, get your stake back as a Free Bet up to £10.

It doesn’t matter whether the jockey unseated, the horse pulls up, or even refuses to race – Coral will help you get back in the saddle with a Free Bet up to £10 within 24 hours.

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Key Terms & Conditions

To claim this Sports Promotion, place a real money £/€1 win or each way single bet on any of the selected races shown above, between 6pm UK time the day before the selected race meeting up until the respective race start time, and if your horse fails to finish the race* we’ll credit up to £10 of your total stake as a free bet (“Qualifying Bet”).

This Sports Promotion is only redeemable against your first real money qualifying bet in the applicable races. If multiple selections are added to bet slip the offer will count towards the lowest bet receipt number (ie the first selection added to the slip) Where you fully OR partially “Cash Out” your Qualifying Bet prior to it being settled, no free horse racing bets will be credited to your account as part of this Sports Promotion.

Any free horse racing bets that you are entitled to under this Sports Promotion will be credited to your Account within 24 hours of your Qualifying Bet being settled. Maximum one free bet per customer per selected race. Any free horse racing bet must be used within 7 days of being credited to your account, otherwise it will expire. Free bets cannot be redeemed for cash at any time.