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CAPTAIN TOM CAT: Aintree victor bids for two-timer at Worcester

A Liverpool winner in May, Captain Tom Cat bids to keep his unbeaten start over fences intact at Worcester this weekend

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2C7CCPM Captain Tom Cat and jockey Sam Twiston-Davies win the Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Novices' Hurdle at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Last month’s Merseyside star Captain Tom Cat is set to make a second start over fences at Worcester on Saturday afternoon following on from his Aintree demolition job.

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The six-year-old, trained by former Grand National winning handler Dr. Richard Newland, made all in a blistering front-running display in Liverpool under Sam Twiston-Davies in a handicap, opening on a mark of 125.

WATCH: CAPTAIN TOM CAT DESTROYS THE AINTREE FIELD UNDER SAM TWISTON-DAVIES [CREDIT: RACING TV]

He’s now 12lbs higher as he heads for his chief’s local stomping ground this weekend, with Newland currently operating at a 43% win-rate alongside the River Severn so far this campaign.

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Captain Tom Cat’s trainer Dr. Richard Newland is the second most successful trainer at Worcester so far this season behind Dan Skelton

Up against the son of Dylan Thomas is Nicky Henderson’s Mill Green, who himself won in this sphere on debut at Ffos Las after a creditable seventh in the Martin Pipe previously.

Trainer Fergal O'Brien at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Bangor-on-Dee.
Can Fergal O’Brien and Paddy Brennan halt Captain Tom Cat with Golden Tapain this Saturday?

2020/21 centurion Fergal O’Brien continues his good form this year and he saddles Golden Tapain who has won four of his 21 career starts, and former Aintree bronze medalist Yes No Maybe So makes his first appearance over the larger obstacles for Tom Lacey.

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