Mick Appleby – Katie Gale 29/12/16 2nd 9/1 – Southwell

No chance with the winner – but plugged on well for second. Original quote: “Katie Gale – Has a lot of weight to carry here with 10-0. A versatile horse that loves the surface here though (we are the only CD winner in the race) and the step back up to 2m will suit. Only 6 runners so not the best betting race, especially with Medicine Hat and Fern Owl looking to have decent chances too. Expected to run her race and if one (or both) of the favourites have an off day should nick a place.”