Cyber Santa, who was just touched-off at Pontefract on his latest outing, can go one better at Catterick tomorrow.

The James Hetherton-trained gelding goes for the SIS Digital Number One For Course Data Handicap and will again be partnered by tiny apprentice Dominic Fox, son of former top lightweight jockey Richard.

Cyber Santa, a winner at Newcastle last season, failed by only a short head to beat Classic Millennium in an apprentices' race at Pontefract 11 days ago when the first two finished three lengths ahead of the rest.

Compensation awaits the Norton four-year-old, who is awarded my Nap vote.

In Disguise looks the one to be on in the SIS Digital Conditions Stakes.

Trained in Sussex by John Dunlop, whose raiders in Yorkshire are always to be feared, In Disguise fulfilled the promise of a good run at Doncaster by winning at Pontefract earlier this month.

He is probably capable of better still and can double his score tomorrow in the hands of George Duffield.

Sheriff Hutton jockey Kevin Darley has several good rides at Catterick tomorrow, including Daana (5.00), a stablemate of In Disguise.

Epsom's opening meeting of the season sees Ryedale trainer Richard Fahey bidding for two of the races being televised on BBC2.

Fahey saddles Perpetuo in the Stanley Racing Great Metropolitan Handicap and Seb Sanders' mount has good prospects.

Perpetuo finished third at Pontefract on his latest outing, one place behind tomorrow's Nap selection Cyber Santa. He is capable of even better this time.

Altay represents Fahey in the Stanley Racing City And Surburban Handicap.

A winner at Beverley last week, the five-year-old scored on this track last season and, despite a 5lb penalty, should go well off bottom-weight. Royston Ffrench again has the mount.

The Stanley Racing Handicap over the fastest five furlong course in Britain promises to be thrilling stuff.

David Nicholls, a dab-hand with sprinters, is represented by Rudi's Pet and this eight-year-old gave notice of his well-being when finishing second at Nottingham last week. He should give a bold display.

Thursday's tips:


2.10 - Blackheath

2.40 - Red Fred

3.15 - Mr Wensleydale

3.50 - Cyber Santa (Nap)

4.25 - In Disguise

5.00 - Daana

5.30 - Loughlorien


2.00 - Swing Wing

2.30 - Perpetuo

3.05 - Zawrak

3.40 - Rudi's Pet

4.15 - Altay

4.50 - Takaroa

Updated: 12:56 Wednesday, April 23, 2003